ECA Industry Update

The digital revolution is transforming the electrical and low-voltage industries and disrupting the way we operate. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, connectivity, and reliability, new technologies are rapidly becoming the norm. Power over Ethernet (PoE), Fault Managed Power (Digital Electricity), and microgrids, are among the technologies emerging as viable and cost-competitive sources of power.


Embracing change is crucial for members' continued success. 


The NECA • BICSI summit will equip members with the knowledge, insights, and tools needed to:

  • Enhance and expand capabilities
  • Streamline operations
  • Open doors to new business opportunities
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HR IS THE GATEWAY - Recruiting and retaining employees, working from home, managing field and office employees, onboarding, and other topics are all key elements of the HR function. During ELECTRI’s Council Room, participants discussed how to manage and succeed with a strong HR function. Using this link, we invite you to share the conversation with your HR personnel. Additional information links on website.

SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE – In ELECTRI’s recent ITea and Coffee, Matt Lamb (CIO, Rosendin) reviewed everything you need to know about IT contracts. Particdipants learned about common redlines and what needs watching in the contract language. We hope you will share this link with your staff.

LATEST THINK LIKE A LEADER - As VP for Technical Sales at Atkore, Joe Gesino understands that leadership is a combination of people, strategy, and process. In every interaction, Joe pays special attention to doing things the right way. Click here for Joe’s interview.

NEW ELECTRI WHITEPAPER - Reality capture can compare progress on a timeline using artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically provide date/time stamps and location data for every image. This ELECTRI whitepaper explores the 360-degree camera as a reality capture device and how it can be used in the EC industry. Questions:

PLEASE TELL US - ELECTRI is identifying emerging trends in electrical work and providing decision-making tools to help with new market feasibility assessments. We need your data so we can provide ECs with a review of new/emerging electrical infrastructure advancements and needs. Please help by taking the survey: Questions?

SOPs – Success in the EC industry depends upon Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for consistency, standardization, teamwork, and a common vision for project execution. ELECTRI’s research on “Setting up the project for success with SOPs” will show how to define, assemble, deploy, and evaluate SOPs. Please share this survey with your employees. We need your input.

THE NEW REQUIREMENTS – Participants in last week’s ELECTRI Council Room webcast learned a lot about best practices and pain points on performing federal work, or work funded with federal dollars, that include Buy America requirements. You and your key staff members can review the Council Room conversation by clicking this link.

KEEP IT VISUAL. KEEP IT REAL. – 360-degree photo documentation tools are a low-cost, low-effort means of having complete visual project records. On site, someone walks the job and captures 360-degree photos and videos. Then, software automatically organizes these photos and videos by location and date of capture. There is a new class of easy-to-deploy photo record-keeping solutions on the market. ELECTRI research, conducted by Thomas Czerniawski, has produced a Guide to 360 Photo Project Documentation. The results include an implementation checklist designed to provide a step-by-step guide for electrical contractors to deploy 360-photo management successfully. The checklist includes five key steps:


  1. Organizational Policy and Strategic Plan
  2. Technology Ramp Up
  3. Execution - Suggested Standard Operating Procedures
  4. Experimenting with Advanced Features

Access the complete project at this link to go straight to project results.

WELL WORTH WATCHING – ELECTRI’s recent ConTech and Coffee webinar focused on Material Management Software. EC panelists reviewed their Material Management software journey. The conversation covered how they chose the software, how it got implemented in their workflow, and how it was integrated from their previous material management workflow. To watch and learn from the discussion, click the link here.

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NECA - BICSI Conference

(June 26 - 28, 2023) --

Stipend Available!

Join two industry giants in Denver, CO, as they come together to address the needs of the low-voltage and the ICT Industry.

NECA & BICSI have joined forces to bring you the NECA • BICSI Summit 2023.

Topics include:

  • Power over Ethernet
  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Faulted Manager Power and More!

NECA Service & Maintenance Conference

(June 28 - 29, 2023) --

Stipend Available!

The goal of the first NECA Service & Maintenance Conference is to provide insight on how to navigate starting and running a service and maintenance-oriented division within your company, through expert presentations and NECA contractor-led panels and discussions.

The program is being held at the Hyatt Regency Denver.



The ECA Executive Committee approved the educational stipends of the Registration fees for up to two representatives and their guest and/or spouse, if applicable, of participating ECA member firms for the NECA-BICSI Conference on June 26 - 28, 2023 and NECA Service & Maintenance Conference on June 28 - 29, 2023. The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the Conference.


After you have registered, please e-mail a copy of your completed registration transaction to the Association office at  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information, should you need any assistance after registering. 

NECA Project Excellence Awards

Application Process is Open!

The NECA Project Excellence Awards were created to recognize member companies for their outstanding commitment, professionalism and ingenuity in delivering an electrical project across 13 different market sectors! NECA wants to see the innovative and cutting-edge projects that your company completed in 2022. Get a chance to be celebrated on stage at our annual convention in September where the PEA awards will be presented!


The 13 different categories are:

  • Commercial/Institutional
  • Design-Build
  • Educational
  • Energy Solutions/Green Building
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Low Voltage/Technology
  • Overhead Transmission
  • Residential
  • Street Lighting/Traffic Signal
  • Substation/Interconnection
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Electric Vehicle (EV)

Deadline to submit is June 30, 2023. Applications submitted must be based on projects completed in 2022. View more information and rules here.

NECA Safety Professionals Institute

Designed for new safety professionals in the EC industry, this program provides participants with the “must know” topics for those responsible for keeping our workers safe. NECA recognizes that health and safety is a “Shared Responsibility” between employers and employees and provides this training for awareness and to help reduce incidents, injuries, and fatalities through an established Safety Management System, adaptable for all organizations. Applications for the NECA Safety Professionals Institute will be processed on a first-come basis and attendance is limited. The registration deadline for this program is August 1, 2023. If you have any questions about the program, contact



NECA Safety Award Winners

NECA’s Recognition of Safety Achievement program is an elite safety recognition focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs. Member companies that consistently have OSHA recordable injury and fatality rates at levels lower than the industry standard and implement internal company safety practices above and beyond basic compliance will receive the recognition.

The Zero-Injury recognizes those member companies that have worked a full calendar year without recordable incidents. 

Check out our District 4 winners!

NECA Safety Professionals Conference

The NECA Safety Professionals Conference (NSPC) was open to all NECA Members, IBEW and electrical training Alliance members. The program was held May 24 - 26, 2023 in Nashville, TN. Conference attendees experienced three days of keynotes and breakout sessions from industry leaders and safety experts. Educational tracks included: Inside Electrical Construction, Leadership, NFPA 70E & Electrical Construction, Safety Management Regulations and Safety Management Risks. There was also an exhibit hall with all the latest safety knowledge and gear with plenty of networking opportunities! We thank all members that were able to attend! 

Pictured above from left to right are members of the ECA's Safety Committee:

Terry Carr, Connelly Electric,

Jerry McGlynn, ECA Safety Committee Cahir, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc. and

Tony Sage, Taylor Electric Company.

NECA Alert (5/26/23)


NECA This Week (6/5/23)


NECA Government Affairs Update  (5/29/23) --

Week in Review

Please click the link for a recent update from NECA Government Affairs. 

If you have any questions regarding the update, please reach out to NECA Government Affairs to: Hadlea Bender, Specialist at: (713) 870-8619 / Jared Karbowsky, Director, Government Affairs, National Electrical Contractors Association at: 443-975-2932 


Federal Government  Funding Announcements / Regulations

Compiled by NECA Government Affairs:

Please click the link for the latest funding announcements and regulations the Federal Government has posted.

Areas include:

Department of Commerce

Department of Interior

Environmental Protection Agency

Department of Treasury

Department of Energy

Department of Labor


ECA Stipends Available for a Number of Events!

The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Executive Committee recently approved a number of educational stipends for various events throughout 2023. Please click on the link for the current listing.

The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the Conference. After you have registered for the applicable event, please e-mail a copy of your completed registration transaction to the Association office at  This will allow us to have a record of your registration information, should you need any assistance after registering.



June 13 - 16, 2023

NECA Academy of Electrical Contracting

Cape Neddick, ME

June 26 - 28, 2023


Denver, CO


June 28 - 29, 2023

NECA Service & Maintenance Conference

Denver, CO

July 17 - 19, 2023

ELECTRI Council Meeting

Kohler, WI


July 27, 2023

"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023"

Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

Session 6

Hyatt Lodge

Oak Brook, IL

August 18, 2023

ECA Summer Event

Off-Shore Navy Pier

Chicago, IL

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