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Academic Talent = Great Rewards
As of May 20, 2018

Published on: 
August 24, 2012

ELECTRI International's focus on young academic talent is paying great rewards. The Foundation recently accepted two completed Early Career Award reports that can now be accessed through ELECTRI's Research Report Archive. 

Colorado State University graduate student, Fred Lewis, focused on the Involvement of Electrical Contractors in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Under the mentorship of Professor Mehmet Ozbek, Lewis examined construction processes based on the position and responsibilities of project team members and/or stakeholders. This study explored the involvement of Electrical Contractors in IPD by focusing on ways to

  • gain a better understanding of the EC point of view how it will affect their willingness to participate and ability to be successful in IPD projects.
  • identify issues and risks for electrical contractors to participate in projects using IPD.
  • provide recommendations to the EC industry to address the identified issues and risks.

Anthony Perrenaud, Master's candidate at Arizona State University, examined Succession Planning & Mentoring Programs For ECs under the direction of Kenneth Sullivan, Chair, Graduate Supervisory Committee. The research focused on developing a methodology that will assist electrical construction companies plan and prepare for a leadership transition. The study's recommended practices demonstrate that succession planning is not an individual activity but an ongoing process that requires continuous planning and coordinating for development. An executive summary, video presentation and the full thesis can be reviewed at