Research Center
Education Center
International Center
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

Latest Research Reports

The main objective of this research project was to develop a document outlining activities and resources critical to starting, operating, and assuring continuity of activities for NECA student chapters throughout the academic year, and to promote student engagement with tasks related to the electric / Read More
The Blueprint for Electrical Contracting Firm Business Development was generated by a team of investigators working with a Task Force of 16 electrical contracting industry leaders. / Read More
ELECTRI International commissioned the University of Houston to design a planning best practice, specifically tailored to electrical contracting. Key investigators, Lingguang Song Ph.D. and E.J. / Read More
ELECTRI International commissioned a study to examine family-owned and -managed electrical construction companies. Electrical contractors in family businesses identified seven top areas of business planning that they perceive as essential to the family-run environment. / Read More
Service management theory emerged in response to a growing trend toward a service-based economy. / Read More
We Met The Challenge!

In September 2012, ELECTRI International has received commitments of $100,000 from each, Richard W. McBride and Timothy McBride, Southern Contracting, San Diego, CA, and Walter T. Parkes and Michael Parkes, O'Connell Electric, Victor, NY, as a challenge grant for the Talent Initiative. For every new or increased gift of $25,000 each challenge released $5,000. ELECTRI thanks the companies and NECA Chapters that helped us reach our $700,000 goal. / 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.

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.