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As of July 26, 2017

Electrical Project Management Process Implementation Manual

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Electrical construction contractors continue to be faced with the challenge of improving productivity in order to remain successful in an increasingly competitive industry.

Factors Affecting Labor Productivity for Electrical Contractors updated 2007

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Electrical contractors typically allocate 33 to 50 percent of a project’s total contract budget to labor costs. Labor is the project element containing the most risk; as a result, financial success hinges upon the ability to manage labor effectively and maintain worker efficiency.

Best Practices: Prefabrication for Electrical Contractors

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For electrical contractors, there are still opportunities to achieve some or all of the benefits of prefabrication.

The Role of Electrical Contractors on LEED-NC Projects: Business Proposal/Capability Statement

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The green buildings sector is growing at a rapid pace and LEED® guidelines, especially the LEED®-NC for commercial buildings, have emerged as the most recognized rating systems in the United States.

The Role of Electrical Contractors on LEED Projects

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The green building movement is growing at a fast pace, and still more growth is expected in the years to come. In early 2009, there are more than 17,000 LEED® registered projects and over 1,700 certified projects in progress.

Innovative Service Contracting Practices

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The objective of this research project was to identify innovative practices that the electrical contracting firm can use to develop a profitable service business. Service work can provide the electrical contracting firm with a steady income stream to balance the cyclical nature of the construction industry.

Electrical Pre-Construction Planning Process Implementation Manual

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In 2003, ELECTRI International—The Foundation for Electrical Construction, the research arm of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), funded a research project to develop a model pre-construction planning process that NECA members could use to improve their planning practices.

Defined Pension Plan Assessment Program

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The purpose of this self-contained project program is to provide an accurate and reliable assessment of the pension plan condition specific to the U.S. electrical contracting industry.

The Emergence of the IBS Contractor

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As building environmental systems become increasingly complex and interdependent, there will be a growing demand for an integrated building systems (IBS) contractor.

Measuring the Labor Productivity of Electrical Contractors

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This study introduces practical and simple ways of measuring labor productivity in a contractor’s organization at different levels of detail.

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