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2012
As of November 17, 2017

Improving Combined Time-Cost Forecasting Capabilities for Contractor

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Contractors must carefully manage cash outflow (e.g. for materials to enable their work) and inflow (after the work) to be profitable, especially in the current economy. The importance of cash flow for business success is undisputed, as bankruptcies due to insufficient cash flow underline.

ELECTRI: Preparing for the Next 20 Years

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Industry research is performed to satisfy a need, solve a problem, or explore emerging opportunities. Applied research directions are generally established by trade organizations that fund the research projects. Research needs of organizations change over time.

Smart Grid: Installation and Construction Management Aspects for Electrical Contractors

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A “smart grid” can be described as the integration of the electrical grid with the information technology/ communication system so it can effectively monitor and manage the generation, storage, transmission, distribution and consumption of electricity.

Executive Succession Planning in Construction Companies

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Anthony Perrenaud, Master’s candidate at Arizona State University, examined Succession Planning & Mentoring Programs For ECs under the direction of Kenneth Sullivan, Chair, Graduate Supervisory Committee. The research focused on developing a methodology that will assist electrical construction companies plan an

Involvement of Electrical Contractors in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)

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This ELECTRI Early Career Award study by Colorado State University graduate student, Fred Lewis, focused on the involvement of electrical contractors in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

An Economic Analysis of Portability

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Opportunities in the construction industry for union contractors and labor are becoming increasingly more competitive as the marketplace shifts to one where there is greater nonunion competition.

Safety Risk Management for Electrical Transmission and Distribution Line Construction

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Prior research has established that electrical contractors involved in the construction and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution (T&D) lines are at extremely high risk of electrocution.