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Research Reports
As of May 27, 2017

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.

Current Status of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Adoptability in the U.S. Electrical Construction Industry

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The electrical construction industry traditionally relies on 2D/3D drawings to layout, design, estimate, and install power and communication systems in building facilities. With the advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM), electrical contractors have begun to experience its potential benefits.

Building Information Modeling for Electrical Contractors: Current Practice And Recommendations

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during its life cycle. Typically it uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in building design and construction.

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).

Power Quality Reference Guide

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This reference guide contains a detailed discussion of the technical issues involved in providing good power quality. Targeted specifically to the electrical contractor, its purpose is to help increase understanding of the technical issues involved in PQ problems and to offer recommended solutions for their mitigation.

Strategies for Minimizing the Economic Consequences of Schedule Acceleration and Compression

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This 44-page study displays a model to quantify loss of labor efficiency.

Tool and Material Control Systems

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Keeping track of tools and materials is a major problem for electrical contractors. The results of haphazard control systems are:

What-To-Do-Guide For Schedule Acceleration and Compression

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This What-To-Do-Guide for Schedule Acceleration and Compression is intended to assist electrical subcontractors in minimizing the impact of schedule accerleration and compresion and to provide guidance for recovering additional job costs due to acceleration.

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