The ELECTRI International Challenge for NECA Student Chapters is the Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC).  This marks a yearly highlight for NECA Student Chapters. Teams agree that the popular Challenge is stimulating because it makes them focus on problem solving by thinking in new, creative ways.

This year’s student challenge focuses on innovation and student’s creativity.

2023 Challenge Overview

This year each faculty advisor and student team will work with their local NECA chapters and contractors to deliver a proposal containing various project manager tasks for the Oglethorpe University Emerson Student Center. Students are to put themselves in the shoes of an electrical contractor and perform various tasks related to constructing the project that has been assigned to them. Teams will be provided a scope letter with various items that are included in the “contractors” scope of work. Students will use this as a guide when preparing their proposal. In the following weeks the student teams will tackle various challenges that project managers face when completing a project. These challenges include creating a schedule of values, a detailed schedule, change orders, submittal logs, a handoff meeting agenda, prefab plans, and more.

ECIC Rules

Video of Introductory Webinar for participants

 

ECIC Registration 2023