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. Conducted by Drs. Victor Sanvido and Mark Konchar and Mr. Bevan Mace, Penn State University. Design-Build Methods for the Electrical Contracting Industry – This study examines the design-build methods in the electrical industry, training needs required to increase design-build abilities, and the influence of design-build in the electrical contracting profession. This survey of contractors revealed important design-build trends and preferences among electrical contractors.