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Research Reports
As of November 19, 2017

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.

The Progress of Wind Generation Systems

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The purpose of this research is to provide information and resources to keep the electrical contractor up-to-date with wind generation system advancements in order to capitalize on this high growth market.

Job Stress in Electrical Construction Supervisors

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Productivity loss due to excessive job stress is a major concern for all types of industries.

Electrical Contracting Best Safety Practices – Pocket Guide

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This pocket-sized guide for workers includes in-the-field tips that complement the company-wide safety program set forth in the complete guide Electrical Contracting Best Practices.

Electrical Contracting Best Safety Practices

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This new guide focuses on the necessary components of a company-wide safety program, plus in-the-field tips in a pocket-sized guide for workers. Both the complete and pocket-size Best Safety Practices are printed in English and Spanish.

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