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Wide Range of Research for Council Consideration
As of June 18, 2018

Published on: 
December 3, 2012

When the ELECTRI Council meets in January, members will face a difficult decision: Which research projects out of the seven finalist proposals should the Council commission for ELECTRI International’s 2013 research agenda?

ELECTRI’s Program Review Committee narrowed the original field of 43 to seven proposals. Russ Alessi, ELECTRI International President, noted, “The intellectual approach taken by researchers from coast to coast shows us clearly that investigators understand the importance of examining ways to improve our electrical construction industry. I know our Review Committee faced a daunting task and I want to extend our thanks to them for bringing the best of the best to the table.” 

The finalist projects range from $30,000 to $45,000 with additional support to be committed by each sponsoring institution. The proposals that will be presented to the ELECTRI Council include:

  • Best Practices for CE/CW Implementation, Todd L. Sirotiak, Diversified Construction Services
  • Next Steps in Portability as a Means to Improve the Industry and Benefit IBEW Membership, Justin Reginato, California State University, Sacramento
  • Change Order Protocol for Electrical and Low Voltage Contractors, Matt Syal, Michigan State University
  • Investigating a National IBEW Service Agreement, Andrew McCoy, Virginia Tech
  • Customer Side Smart Grid Installations – Preparing for the Future, Thomas Korman and Lonny Simonian, California Polytechnic State University
  • Needs Assessment for On-site Tablet and Smartphone Applications for NECA, Vanessa Valentin, University of New Mexico
  • Quality in Construction – Built-in Quality (BIQ) Program, Thomas Korman and Lonny Simonian, California Polytechnic State University

Industry members and the public have online access to reports for completed research projects at the ELECTRI International website