ECA Industry Update
NECA 2021 Project Excellence Awards - Rules Adjustment!
The application process has begun for the NECA 2021 Project Excellence Awards.  A number of changes have been made to the rules (highlighted in bold). Please be aware of the following prior to your project submittal:

1.   A NECA member must perform the installation. 
2.   Projects must be completed between 
January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 
3.   Completed entry forms must be received
between February 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021. 
4.   The competition will consider twelve categories
based on the type of project and its dollar
-- Commercial/Institutional 
-- Design Build 
-- Educational 
-- Energy Solutions/Green Building 
-- Health Care
-- Industrial 
-- Low Voltage/Integrated Systems now called,
"Technology / Low Voltage"
-- Overhead Transmission 
-- Residential 
-- Street Lighting/Traffic Signal 
-- Substation/Interconnection
-- Transportation/Infrastructure

5.-Submittal of Photos requirement included.
Please click on the link for full details regarding registration / revised submittal parameters.
CISCO Scholarships
CISCO Scholarship information is available on the CISCO website at: Application materials are due by February 19, 2021! For more information on the Awards and the Scholarships, contact Gary Karafiat, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at 630.472.9411 or via email:
NECA's Recognition of Safety Achievement: Applications due March 1st.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) formally recognizes electrical contractors that adopt safety and health related work practices, as a core value, within their organization. Having the results that demonstrate this commitment is instrumental. NECA Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence and NECA Recognition of Zero Injury Achievement are elite safety recognition programs focused on the electrical construction industry, recognizing companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs.

Deadline is March 1, 2021.
CSC / ASA Construction Expo. & Safety Conference
-March 2 - 3, 2021
The Construction Expo & Safety Conference, co-hosted by the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates of Chicago (ASA Chicago) and the Construction Safety Council, is going VIRTUAL in 2021 (March 2 – 3)! While presented in a new format, these two days will serve construction industry professionals by providing valuable opportunities for business-to-business commerce, safety education, and professional networking. Register now as an Attendee or Exhibitor or Sponsor. Click here for details.
Register today for the Women in NECA / Future Leaders Conference
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 & Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
• Experience industry keynote speakers in the top of their field and educational sessions in a
variety of leadership-focused tracks. Meet others in the industry during the
Networking Happy Hour Sponsored by Graybar.

Great opportunity for ECA members to meet others in the industry and tap into some great education and development programs. Stipend Available! The ECA Executive Committee approved the educational stipends of the Registration fees for up to four registrants of participating ECA member firms for the NECA WIN / FL Conference on March 9 - 10, 2021.
Stay up to date on the latest changes for our Industry including news releases, legislation and Government mandates, workplace safety and preparation guidelines, OSHA alerts, and more that affect electrical contractors in Chicago and Cook County.

February 18, 2021
Maxim Consulting Group
February 24, 2021
Maxim Consulting Group
March 9-10 2021
Virtual Event

March 17, 2021
ERS-EAP, Equifax, NECA Safety App, e-Safetyline

March 24, 2021
Maxim Consulting Group

March 31, 2021
Top Golf, Schaumburg

Contract Management
April 7, 2021
Virtual Event

April 13 - 14, 2021
Virtual Event

April 15, 2021
Maggiano's Banquets - Chicago