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Research Reports
As of September 22, 2017

Needs Assessment and Conceptual Design for Electrical Construction Supervisory Training

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Foreman/supervisory training is a critical research area. This study examines the national implementation of foreman/supervisory training and the strategies to design an improved curriculum along with methods for effective implementation.

Improving Apprentice Training with Personality Assessment

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This research report provides a guide to more effective communication with apprentices through personality assessment. Results identify the most common personality traits and learning style differences and how instructors may utilize this information to enhance training.

Impacts of CAD for Electrical Contractors

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The challenge for electrical contractors is to develop strategic implementations of CAD technology to remain competitive. This study shows that CAD is an ever-increasing force in the world of electrical contracting.

Electrical Contractor's Guide to Partnering

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This 49-page guide identifies opportunities in partnering to improve efficiency and competitiveness on the job. 

Design-Build Strategies

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A summary of two Electrical Contracting Foundation reports: Success Factors for Electrical Contractors on Design-Build Projects - This study looks at what a design-build project really is and corresponding benefits and risks and identifies the impacts of the design-build system on electrical contractors.

Cost Effective Health Funding

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Controlling the escalating cost of health care in the coming decade will be a major challenge. Health care expenditures for electrical contractors and the nation gace increased at double digit rates for the last four years.

Procurement Chain Management in the Construction Industry

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This research was commissioned by The Electrical Contracting Foundation (ELECTRI'21) with the support of and in conjunction with the NAED Research and Education Foundation, Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation, and the New Horizons Foundation, a Sheet Metal Industry Initiative.

Ideal Jobsite Inventory Levels to Improve Profitability

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Electrical contracting is a risky business. The contractor has to constantly balance between its relationship with labor, the general contractor, distributors, manufacturers, architects, owners, banks and many other constituencies.

Investigate Opportunities And Barriers Of The Lean Project Delivery Systems (LPDS) To The Electrical Contractors - A Pilot Study In A Healthcare Project, CA

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This report is the result of an Early Career Award project funded by ELECTRI International in 2008. 

Single vs. Separate Prime Contracting: A National Study

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This study expands on the 1993 publication Single vs. Separate Bidding by looking at prime-contracting issues on a national level and includes an overview of the major issues in the single vs. separate prime debate.

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