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Research Reports
As of June 24, 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.

Customer Side Smart Grid Installations

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The implementation of the Smart Grid is gradually changing the nature of the electrical distribution system in the United States. With the Smart Grid, electrical power generation and distribution is becoming a two-way process between customers and generators.

Best Practices for CW/CE Implementation

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Current trends in the electrical contracting business indicate a great need to maintain or, preferably, expand the marketplace.

Promoting Careers in the Electrical Contracting Business through Student Chapter Engagement and Research on Energy Efficient Projects

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The main objective of this research project was to develop a document outlining activities and resources critical to starting, operating, and assuring continuity of activities for NECA student chapters throughout the academic year, and to promote student engagement with tasks related to the electrical contracting busine

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.

Effective Look-ahead Scheduling for Electrical Contractors

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Productivity in the construction industry has lagged and continues to lag other industries. Construction subcontractors and, in particular, electrical contractors, are at high risk of subpar productivity performance and schedule delays due to many unique challenges in the field.

Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Training for Electrical Workers

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With cooperative funding from both Electri International and the U.S.

Generating Success: An Exploration of the Issues Facing the Electrical Construction Industry Through The Lens of Family Businesses

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ELECTRI International commissioned a study to examine family-owned and -managed electrical construction companies. Based upon responses to the survey that investigators used to gather the data, their work created a profile of the membership of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

Toward a New Model of Service Management for Electrical Contractors

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Recent trends in the electrical contracting industry indicate a rising demand for service work, which entails performing maintenance, repairs, and warranty work.

Supply Chain Cooperative Initiative

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ELECTRI International has completed its study on the feasibility of an industry-wide cooperative initiative to address waste reduction in the electrical construction supply chain. The overall goal has been to determine industry interest in working together as a group, facilit

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