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Design-Build Strategies

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A summary of two Electrical Contracting Foundation reports: Success Factors for Electrical Contractors on Design-Build Projects - This study looks at what a design-build project really is and corresponding benefits and risks and identifies the impacts of the design-build system on electrical contractors.

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.

Investigate Opportunities And Barriers Of The Lean Project Delivery Systems (LPDS) To The Electrical Contractors - A Pilot Study In A Healthcare Project, CA

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This report is the result of an Early Career Award project funded by ELECTRI International in 2008. 

Single vs. Separate Prime Contracting: A National Study

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This study expands on the 1993 publication Single vs. Separate Bidding by looking at prime-contracting issues on a national level and includes an overview of the major issues in the single vs. separate prime debate.

Developing a Curriculum for Electrical Building Construction and Contracting

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This research project presents two curricula for a university program in electrical contracting. One curriculum is oriented to an electrical engineering program; the other is oriented to a school that emphasizes a construction management program.

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.  

Productivity Enhancement Focusing on Labor Efficiency

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This is an extensive study identifying and explaining key productivity concepts that have been successfully implemented by electrical contractors throughout the country. Survey results discuss trends in production and overall costs.

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.

Field Incentive Systems for Electrical Contractors

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This report details the design criteria, methods of creation, and important characteristics of incentive systems. This design example not only provides a model for other electrical contractors but also encompasses the lessons from companies such as Lincoln Electric Company.

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