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As of June 23, 2018

Tool and Material Control Systems

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Keeping track of tools and materials is a major problem for electrical contractors. The results of haphazard control systems are:

Impacts of CAD for Electrical Contractors

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The challenge for electrical contractors is to develop strategic implementations of CAD technology to remain competitive. This study shows that CAD is an ever-increasing force in the world of electrical contracting.

Electrical Contractor's Guide to Partnering

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This 49-page guide identifies opportunities in partnering to improve efficiency and competitiveness on the job. 

Design-Build Strategies

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A summary of two Electrical Contracting Foundation reports: Success Factors for Electrical Contractors on Design-Build Projects - This study looks at what a design-build project really is and corresponding benefits and risks and identifies the impacts of the design-build system on electrical contractors.

Total Quality Management for the Electrical Contracting Industry

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This is a "how to" manual explaining TQM philosophy and its practical implementation specifically for an electrical contracting company.  

Field Incentive Systems for Electrical Contractors

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This report details the design criteria, methods of creation, and important characteristics of incentive systems. This design example not only provides a model for other electrical contractors but also encompasses the lessons from companies such as Lincoln Electric Company.

Enhancing Financial Success Among Electrical Contractors

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The purpose of this study is to enhance the financial success of electrical contractors by projecting the future of the industry. Such a projection will provide managers with critical information for enhancing their firms' financial success.

A 21st Century Action Plan for Electrical Contractors and Their Workforce

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Electrical contractors rely on a highly skilled and motivated workforce to maintain a competitive advantage and meet market demands. Having a full understanding of workforce issues and a grasp of the future marketplace is central to successful business planning.

Fuel Cell Technology and Electrical Contracting, A Financial Analysis of the Fuel Cell Life Cycle

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The purpose of this report is to conduct a financial analysis of the fuel cell life cycle in order to determine when market entry may occur. The analysis has been performed on the life cycle of a 200 kW fuel cell unit, including initial costs, future energy savings and future costs.

Establishing a Best Practices Program for Electrical Contractors

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Employees at all levels of management and labor spend a great deal of time and effort finding ways to improve their performance and the company’s performance.