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As of July 21, 2018

Blueprint for Electrical Contracting Firm Business Development

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The Blueprint for Electrical Contracting Firm Business Development was generated by a team of investigators working with a Task Force of 16 electrical contracting industry leaders.

Strategies for Minimizing the Economic Consequences of Schedule Acceleration and Compression

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This 44-page study displays a model to quantify loss of labor efficiency.

What-To-Do-Guide For Schedule Acceleration and Compression

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This What-To-Do-Guide for Schedule Acceleration and Compression is intended to assist electrical subcontractors in minimizing the impact of schedule accerleration and compresion and to provide guidance for recovering additional job costs due to acceleration.

Early Warning Signs of Project Distress for Electrical Contractors

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This manual represents a methodology of documenting key events and information that will allow senior managers to quickly and efficiently observe unfolding situations that will potentially affect the electrical subcontractors’ performance.

Negotiating Loss of Labor Efficiency for Electrical Contractors

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The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for the electrical contractor and subcontractor on presenting loss of labor efficiency claims. Following these guidelines will enhance the likelihood of recovering the additional labor costs.

Emerging Green Markets

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This report summarizes the results of “Emerging Green Markets: Strategies for Electrical Contractors on LEED® and Green Building Projects,” a project completed by a research team at Pennsylvania State University.

The Fundamentals of Contract Risk Management

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This publication describes fundamental concepts in contract risk management. It assists the electrical contractor in several ways. It focuses attention on selected clauses contained in the contract. These selected clauses are discussed focusing on the key elements of each clause.

Sequencing Guidelines for Electrical Contractors

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This report summarizes the research activities performed by the University of Washington and Penn State University on “Sequencing Guidelines for Electrical Contractors.” The goal of this research is to provide a set of rules and guidelines for productive project sequencing to be used by the field in im