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Thomas E. Glavinich
As of September 26, 2017

T&D Worksite Shock Protection Strategies

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The electric power industry has long recognized the need to protect workers aloft and on the ground from dangerous voltages that can occur during construction and maintenance operations on overhead transmission and distribution (T&D) lines.

Blueprint for Electrical Contracting Firm Business Development

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The Blueprint for Electrical Contracting Firm Business Development was generated by a team of investigators working with a Task Force of 16 electrical contracting industry leaders.

Total Quality Management for the Electrical Contracting Industry

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This is a "how to" manual explaining TQM philosophy and its practical implementation specifically for an electrical contracting company.  

Energy Security and the Electrical Contractor

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Energy Security and the Electrical Contractor is a white paper that was written by Dr. Tom Glavinich. The paper addresses how the electrical contractor will play a key role in assuring that the U.S. will have an adequate and reliable electric power supply in the future.

Guide for Addressing Electrical Installation Seismic Requirements

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To completely assimilate the new seismic requirements may take some time because it involves too many players. To help electrical contractors prepare for such a challenge, the objective of this study is to provide necessary information for electrical contractors to deal with the impact of the IBC seismic requirements.

Successfully Managing Limited-Energy Systems Projects

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Limited-energy systems (LES) are becoming an increasingly large part of the commercial, industrial, and institutional construction dollar; and this trend will continue.

Innovative Service Contracting Practices

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The objective of this research project was to identify innovative practices that the electrical contracting firm can use to develop a profitable service business. Service work can provide the electrical contracting firm with a steady income stream to balance the cyclical nature of the construction 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.

A Guide for Entering the IBS Market

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The integrated building systems (IBS) market is the future of the electrical contracting industry and will provide growth opportunities and enhanced profit potential for the electrical contracting firm.

Guide to Benchmarking Field Operations

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The purpose of this guide is to promote the use of field benchmarking to improve the quality, productivity, and safety of electrical construction. Field benchmarking increases electrician participation in the decisions that affect the daily work and the quality of the workplace environment.