Latest Research Reports

As Industrialization moves forward, the foundation and future of companies and the EC industry are dependent on building solid infrastructure according to a business model that also stays flexible to meet changes in consumer needs. / Read More
Building information modeling (BIM) and prefabrication tools have greatly improved the efficiency of constructing structures but can only enhance construction if the design is reasonably set before their implementation. / Read More
Every day, more and more businesses must deal with Drones, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems), and RPAs (Remotely Piloted Aircrafts). / Read More
The 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed that electrical power line installers had a fatality rate of 56.5 deaths per 100,000 employees, higher than any other trade in the construction industry. / Read More
Successful project execution relies on the quality and experience of project managers. When a company desires to promote field workers from within the organization to management-type positions, then the company should be aware of potential gaps in important management skills. / Read More
ELECTRI Council
Research Center
Education Center
International Center
ELECTRI Council
The ELECTRI Council is the driving force behind ELECTRI’s mission to advance the future growth and prosperity of the electrical construction industry. The Council identifies and recommends visionary programs and projects that help electrical contractors meet today's demands and tomorrow's challenges. Each Council member has made a significant investment of time and money.  ... / Read More
Research Center
ELECTRI funds, conducts, coordinates, and monitors critical research selected for the industry by leaders of the ELECTRI Council. Universities and research institutes are invited to submit proposals for projects that will have an impact on the operations and safety of electrical construction firms. Results are shared with contractors throughout the US and internationally. ... / Read More
Education Center
Business-oriented education for contractors and supervisors is ELECTRI’s top priority. The Talent Initiative is a series of ELECTRI programs that bring highly qualified students and contractors to each other’s attention through the Annual NECA Student Chapter Green Energy Challenge and the International Service Project. ... / Read More
International Center
The annual ELECTRI Cross-Border meeting focuses on bringing together contractors and industry partners interested in doing business internationally. Student Chapters select a service project in the host country and design/install electrical service for organizations or schools on location, with advice and help from a local electrical construction firm. ... / Read More
Student Passport Initiative Competition

ELECTRI is sponsoring a new service learning competition for NECA Student Chapters who will compete for projects that advance efficient and sustainable energy solutions for rural, developing communities within the USA or internationally.
he ELECTRI Council will vote to select one Student Passport Initiative each year, and ELECTRI will provide an award up to $20,000. / Read more 

Green Energy Challenge

The ELECTRI International/NECA Green Energy Challenge 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. Electrical construction companies and industry partners looking to hire the best and brightest students in the country appreciate the opportunity to assess the finalists’ work firsthand during the NECA Convention. / Read more

Early Career Awards

Getting fresh research ideas is important to ELECTRI. Early Career Awards go directly to a university department, which matches the award in cash or in-kind. The researcher must be an assistant professor who has not conducted major research for ELECTRI. To enhance the academic value, ELECTRI anticipates that one outcome of the commissioned work will be a white paper publishable in a peer reviewed forum and of interest to the electrical construction industry. / Read more