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Research Reports
As of June 18, 2018

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.

Needs Assessment and Conceptual Design for Electrical Construction Supervisory Training

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Foreman/supervisory training is a critical research area. This study examines the national implementation of foreman/supervisory training and the strategies to design an improved curriculum along with methods for effective implementation.

Improving Apprentice Training with Personality Assessment

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This research report provides a guide to more effective communication with apprentices through personality assessment. Results identify the most common personality traits and learning style differences and how instructors may utilize this information to enhance training.

Impacts of CAD for Electrical Contractors

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The challenge for electrical contractors is to develop strategic implementations of CAD technology to remain competitive. This study shows that CAD is an ever-increasing force in the world of electrical contracting.

Electrical Contractor's Guide to Partnering

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This 49-page guide identifies opportunities in partnering to improve efficiency and competitiveness on the job. 

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.

Cost Effective Health Funding

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Controlling the escalating cost of health care in the coming decade will be a major challenge. Health care expenditures for electrical contractors and the nation gace increased at double digit rates for the last four years.

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