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Research Reports
As of August 22, 2017

Industrialization of Construction, A Compilation to Lead the Way, Book Three – Foundation & Future: Dealing with the Challenges of More Work

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As Industrialization moves forward, the foundation and future of companies and the EC industry are dependent on building solid infrastructure according to a business model that also stays flexible to meet changes in consumer needs.

Identifying BIM Related Costs Due to Changes

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Building information modeling (BIM) and prefabrication tools have greatly improved the efficiency of constructing structures but can only enhance construction if the design is reasonably set before their implementation.

Applications for UAVs in Electric Utility Construction

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Every day, more and more businesses must deal with Drones, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems), and RPAs (Remotely Piloted Aircrafts).

Managing Worker Fatigue on Transmission/Distribution (TD) Line Work

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The 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed that electrical power line installers had a fatality rate of 56.5 deaths per 100,000 employees, higher than any other trade in the construction industry. The most commonly cited causes of transmission and distribution (TD) line worker fatalities were

From Field to Office: A Management Training Program

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Successful project execution relies on the quality and experience of project managers. When a company desires to promote field workers from within the organization to management-type positions, then the company should be aware of potential gaps in important management skills.

How Integrated Product Delivery Impacts Specialty Contractors

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When considering Integrated Project Delivery (IDP), specialty contractors want to know:

Measuring Productivity and the Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity

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Field and office productivity and the use of prefabrication in the Electrical Contracting industry are intertwined.  This project explored the impact and use of prefabrication within Lean Construction and BIM and VDC.  The focus was to untangle and objectively characterize the relationship between productivity

Competing in the New Construction Environment: A Compilation to Lead the Way

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Construction is facing a revolution.  No industry will remain untouched by the technological improvements in the communication, processes and tools.

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