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Research Reports
As of June 25, 2018

Electrical Pre-Construction Planning Process Implementation Manual

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In 2003, ELECTRI International—The Foundation for Electrical Construction, the research arm of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), funded a research project to develop a model pre-construction planning process that NECA members could use to improve their planning practices.

Defined Pension Plan Assessment Program

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The purpose of this self-contained project program is to provide an accurate and reliable assessment of the pension plan condition specific to the U.S. electrical contracting industry.

The Emergence of the IBS Contractor

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As building environmental systems become increasingly complex and interdependent, there will be a growing demand for an integrated building systems (IBS) contractor.

Measuring the Labor Productivity of Electrical Contractors

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This study introduces practical and simple ways of measuring labor productivity in a contractor’s organization at different levels of detail.

We Built This City

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The risks and opportunities associated with construction are increasing each year as the work available within the marketplace is shifting. The services requested by high-tech and environmentally conscientious customers for current hyper-markets are causing a drastic shift in the construction landscape.

Market Share: Developing a Standard Format to Calculate Market Share

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Even if a reported market share of over 100% can be explained, it is still an inaccurate representation of markets, which hampers collaboration between the IBEW and NECA.

The Use of Smart Chip Technology in the Electrical Contracting Industry

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) have significant potential for application in the electrical construction industry. The two technologies represent advanced levels of the family of identification and sensory devices known as smart chips.

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.

A Human Resource Management Primer for Supervisors

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Over the lifetime of a company, its success or failure will in large part be determined by the caliber of the employees that the company is able to develop. A company’s supervisors greatly influence employees’ perceptions and their satisfaction with the company.

A Human Resource Management Primer for Company Leaders

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This primer by Dr. John E. Schaufelberger collects and integrates some best practices into a resource that would allow the company leaders to quickly identify strategies for success when selecting an approach that responds to the requirements of their employees and organization.

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