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Research Reports
As of June 18, 2018

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.

Successfully Managing Limited-Energy Systems Projects

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Limited-energy systems (LES) are becoming an increasingly large part of the commercial, industrial, and institutional construction dollar; and this trend will continue.

New Business Opportunities for U.S and Mexican Electrical Contractors

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The Mexican electrical market offers unique business opportunities for US contractors and manufacturers through collaboration and strategic alliances with their Mexican counterparts. In general, profitability margins would be better, for both US and Mexican contractors, if they work as a team.

Negotiating Loss of Labor Efficiency for Electrical Contractors

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The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for the electrical contractor and subcontractor on presenting loss of labor efficiency claims. Following these guidelines will enhance the likelihood of recovering the additional labor costs.

Surviving Utility Deregulation

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Electric utilities have enjoyed regulated monopolies for many decades. This has changed. All over the country utilities are being required by state lawmakers to make alternative sources of power and services available to customers.

A Survey of Performance Evaluations in the Electrical Construction Industry

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When the subject of improving performance and productivity is examined, it is important to know what tasks workers are doing and how well the workers are doing them. This report examines industry practices concerning job performance evaluations.

A 21st Century Action Plan for Electrical Contractors and Their Workforce

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Electrical contractors rely on a highly skilled and motivated workforce to maintain a competitive advantage and meet market demands. Having a full understanding of workforce issues and a grasp of the future marketplace is central to successful business planning.

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