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Productivity
As of April 27, 2017

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

Next Steps in Portability as a Means to Improve the Electrical Construction Industry and Benefit IBEW Membership

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The IBEW wants to increase man-hours and market share, as well as organize non-union electrical contractors. Signatory electrical contractors are trying to maintain relationships with existing clients and, at the same time, become more competitive with non-union contractors.

Exploring the Opportunities for Applying Lean Principles to Electrical Prefabrication

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Electrical prefabrication is the practice of fabricating electrical assemblies in a prefabrication shop, then delivering the complete or semi-complete assemblies to the construction jobsite where they are to be installed.

Effective Look-ahead Scheduling for Electrical Contractors

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Productivity in the construction industry has lagged and continues to lag other industries. Construction subcontractors and, in particular, electrical contractors, are at high risk of subpar productivity performance and schedule delays due to many unique challenges in the field.

Stacking of Trades for Electrical Contractors

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Labor productivity is one of the most important factors that affect the profitability of contractors. Stacking of trades is one of the many influences that affect labor productivity. This research primarily concentrates on the effects stacking trades have on labor productivity.

Impact of Overtime on Electrical Labor Productivity: A Measured Mile Approach

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Electrical contractors are frequently faced with the need to compress or accelerate the construction schedule as a result of added scope, delays and/or a late start of activities. The most common approach to schedule acceleration is the use of overtime.

Electrical Project Management Process Implementation Manual

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Electrical construction contractors continue to be faced with the challenge of improving productivity in order to remain successful in an increasingly competitive industry.

Factors Affecting Labor Productivity for Electrical Contractors updated 2007

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Electrical contractors typically allocate 33 to 50 percent of a project’s total contract budget to labor costs. Labor is the project element containing the most risk; as a result, financial success hinges upon the ability to manage labor effectively and maintain worker efficiency.

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.

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