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

Current trends in the electrical contracting business indicate a great need to maintain or, preferably, expand the marketplace. The results of this study show that CW/CE can positively influence the EC business model. / Read More
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
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