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As of September 26, 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.

Procurement Chain Management in the Construction Industry

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This research was commissioned by The Electrical Contracting Foundation (ELECTRI'21) with the support of and in conjunction with the NAED Research and Education Foundation, Mechanical Contracting Education and Research Foundation, and the New Horizons Foundation, a Sheet Metal Industry Initiative.

Ideal Jobsite Inventory Levels to Improve Profitability

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Electrical contracting is a risky business. The contractor has to constantly balance between its relationship with labor, the general contractor, distributors, manufacturers, architects, owners, banks and many other constituencies.

Wireless Technology and the Electrical Contractor

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The purpose of "Wireless Technology and the Electrical Contractor" was to answer some fundamental questions regarding the threats and opportunities that wireless technology presents to the electrical contracting industry.

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.

A Strategy for Improving the Electrical Construction Industry

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The current relationships among the profit pools of the electrical contracting industry (ECI)—architect, general contractor, electrical contractor, supplier, manufacturer—have an antagonistic nature.

The Impact of Variation on Electrical Contractor Profitability

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Reduction of variation (or six-sigma operation) has helped many industries lower cost and improve productivity. By controlling variation in many aspects of their work, numerous industries have been able to stay competitive against international low-cost producers.

A Comparison of Operational Costs of Union vs. Non-Union Electrical Contractors

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This study was commissioned to investigate the main differences between unionized electrical contractors (ECs) and open-shop contractors, as well as to identify the main cost drivers and how they differ between the two. Throughout this study, we determine the impact of various cost drivers on union contractors.