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Research Reports
As of May 29, 2016

Measuring Productivity and the Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity

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Field and office productivity and the use of prefabrication in the Electrical Contracting industry are intertwined.  This project explored the impact and use of prefabrication within Lean Construction and BIM and VDC.  The focus was to untangle and objectively characterize the relationship between productivity

Competing in the New Construction Environment: A Compilation to Lead the Way

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Construction is facing a revolution.  No industry will remain untouched by the technological improvements in the communication, processes and tools.

Next Steps in Portability as a Means to Improve the Electrical Construction Industry and Benefit IBEW Membership

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The IBEW wants to increase man-hours and market share, as well as organize non-union electrical contractors. Signatory electrical contractors are trying to maintain relationships with existing clients and, at the same time, become more competitive with non-union contractors.

Information Technology for Line Electrical Contractors

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This Early Career Award research study, funded by ELECTRI International, focused on identifying the requirements of efficient information technology systems for line electrical contract

Industrialization of Electrical Contracting: Prefabrication and Supply Chain

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This report presents the findings of a one-year study funded by ELECTRI International to investigate the determinants and best practices of electrical contracting industrialization.

LIVE-C - Lighting Investment Valuation for Electrical Contractors

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To encourage scholarship and research on issues affecting the electrical construction industry, ELECTRI International makes a series of small grants each year to young academic researchers.

Exploring the Opportunities for Applying Lean Principles to Electrical Prefabrication

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Electrical prefabrication is the practice of fabricating electrical assemblies in a prefabrication shop, then delivering the complete or semi-complete assemblies to the construction jobsite where they are to be installed.

Change Order Guidelines: Quick Reference

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Change orders are an essential part of every construction project. These are issued to accommodate changes to the construction contract. Electrical and low voltage contractors are routinely asked to prepare change order proposals on construction projects.

Change Order Guidelines for Electrical and Low Voltage Contractors

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Electrical and low voltage contractors are routinely asked to prepare change order proposals on construction projects. The single most common area of dispute in the change order process is its cost.

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