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Research Reports
As of September 26, 2017

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.

Guide for Addressing Electrical Installation Seismic Requirements

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To completely assimilate the new seismic requirements may take some time because it involves too many players. To help electrical contractors prepare for such a challenge, the objective of this study is to provide necessary information for electrical contractors to deal with the impact of the IBC seismic requirements.

Early Warning Signs of Project Distress for Electrical Contractors

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This manual represents a methodology of documenting key events and information that will allow senior managers to quickly and efficiently observe unfolding situations that will potentially affect the electrical subcontractors’ performance.

Repositioning Careers in Electrical Contracting

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The goal of this project is to improve the quality and quantity of entry level applicants by repositioning careers in electrical contracting.

Wireless Technology and the Electrical Contractor

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The purpose of "Wireless Technology and the Electrical Contractor" was to answer some fundamental questions regarding the threats and opportunities that wireless technology presents to the electrical contracting industry.

Enhancing Financial Success Among Electrical Contractors

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The purpose of this study is to enhance the financial success of electrical contractors by projecting the future of the industry. Such a projection will provide managers with critical information for enhancing their firms' financial success.

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