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As of July 21, 2018

Change Order Guidelines for Electrical and Low Voltage Contractors

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Electrical and low voltage contractors are routinely asked to prepare change order proposals on construction projects. The single most common area of dispute in the change order process is its cost.

ELECTRI: Preparing for the Next 20 Years

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Industry research is performed to satisfy a need, solve a problem, or explore emerging opportunities. Applied research directions are generally established by trade organizations that fund the research projects. Research needs of organizations change over time.

Smart Grid: Installation and Construction Management Aspects for Electrical Contractors

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A “smart grid” can be described as the integration of the electrical grid with the information technology/ communication system so it can effectively monitor and manage the generation, storage, transmission, distribution and consumption of electricity.

The Role of Electrical Contractors on LEED-NC Projects: Business Proposal/Capability Statement

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The green buildings sector is growing at a rapid pace and LEED® guidelines, especially the LEED®-NC for commercial buildings, have emerged as the most recognized rating systems in the United States.

The Role of Electrical Contractors on LEED Projects

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The green building movement is growing at a fast pace, and still more growth is expected in the years to come. In early 2009, there are more than 17,000 LEED® registered projects and over 1,700 certified projects in progress.

Project Labor Agreements

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Project labor agreements (PLAs) are prehire collective bargaining agreements that establish the terms and conditions of employment on one or more construction projects.

Optimal Operational Model for Electrical Contractors

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The purpose of this research was to investigate the productivity improvement principles used in various industries and to suggest implementable models for use in the electrical construction industry. The research was very successful.