ECA News & Events Update

Construction Specifier NEIS Demo-Cast Webinar - Wednesday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Executive Director, Codes & Standards


Director, Codes & Standards


This Demo-Cast will provide a high-level overview, exploring the inspiration, history, and development process of NECA’s library of standards, the NEIS®; highlighting the latest additions to the NEIS® library, NECA 5-2023, Recommended Practices for Prefabrication of Electrical Installations for Construction and NECA 91-2023, Recommended Practice for Maintaining Electrical Equipment.

This webinar will also focus on the benefits of implementing performance workmanship standards into engineering, design, and installation processes.


BONUS: All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the new ANSI approved NEIS Prefab Standard.

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Wage Rates & Allocations:

Principal, "B" Maintenance,

Communication, Residential Agreements,

and Trainee Information

Start Date: Monday, June 5, 2023

Please click on the links below for the Wage Rates & Allocations for the Principal, "B" Maintenance, Communication, Residential Agreements, as well the Trainee information starting Monday, June 5, 2023 through Sunday, June 2, 2024.













Please contact the ECA at: (708) 531-0022 with any questions.

Young Professionals of ECA Chicago - 2023 Summer Event

The Young Professionals of ECA cordially invite you to our 2023 Summer Event! We have an exciting day planned for June 15, 2023, at Impact Field (5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)!

Only 4 Spots are Available!

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NECA Convention & Trade Show - Philadelphia

September 29, 2023 - October 2, 2023

Registration for the NECA Convention & Trade Show has begun!  Room Reservation for the Chicago Chapter Block ends on August 1, 2023. It is based on availability. Please register, as soon as you can.  


Please visit to register for the NECA Convention/Accommodations. The Convention Center is located at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


Those who register early (on or before August 1, 2023) will receive the “early” price of $1,725 for members and $1,100 for the member’s spouse / guest. Those who register beginning on August 2, 2023 will receive the "regular" NECA Convention registration fee of $1,975 per NECA member, and $1,300 for the member’s spouse / guest.


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. 


Hotel Reservations

The Hotel for the Chicago & Cook County Chapter is the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center located at 1 N 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The room type and rate that is available is the Standard Room (1 King Bed or Two Double Beds) at $505.00 Single / Double.


Convention Stipend

The ECA Executive Committee approved the stipend of the Registration Fee for up to two representatives and their guests from each ECA member firm that registers for the Convention. The registrations will be reimbursed to the applicable companies after the Convention. The Executive Committee also approved an additional stipend of $1,000.00 per applicable attendee’s room block utilization for the NECA Convention & Trade Show to offset the room night cost increase with the Four Seasons Philadelphia Hotel.  


Document Crunch

Contractors who sign up for the service will have exclusive access to an ELECTRI-specific solution through Document Crunch’s innovative platform.

This platform helps simplify construction contracts and identify critical risk provisions quickly. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Satyam Verma at

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"Empower Your Electrical Contracting Business in 2023" -July 27, 2023

Presented by Sean Samson Training, Ltd.

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Breakfast & Lunch provided.


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ECA 2023 Membership Meetings - Educational & Special Events Programming

Please click on the link for a listing of upcoming programs sponsored by the Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research & Education Committee, as well as National NECA events, Chapter programs. Registration links provided in pdf.

2023 Programming

Various Event Stipends

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 applicable Conference.


2023 Stipend Listings

Member Education & Webinar Recordings

2023 NECA Now Presentation Slides

Illinois Economic Outlook Presentation Slides

End of Legislative Session

Please click on the link for IMSCA’s End of Session Legislative. This report provides an overview of the FY 24 budget and outlines legislation approved by the Illinois General Assembly that are important to IMSCA members – including the approval of IMSCA’s 2023 legislative initiative seeking retainage reduction on public construction projects. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Newbold Hoselton, Executive Director, Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association (IMSCA) at: (217) 891-3675.

End of Session Report

IMSCA Raffle

THANKS to the generosity of our IMSCA members for prize donations, NINE RAFFLE WINNERS will be drawn this year! Tickets are $50 each. Each ticket purchased buys you a chance to win the prize of your choice. Your choices include:

  • FOUR tickets to cheer on the Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field (November 9, 7:15 p.m.). This prize also includes parking passes (Value: $1,100.00). Donated by Tom Morton, LLD Electric Company.
  • FOUR tickets to cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in 200 Club Level seats (Date TBA). Donated by Jim McGlynn, McWilliams Electric Company.
  • $1,500 Travel Package that includes a $500 Southwest Airlines, $500 Delta Airlines and $500 gift cards. Donated by Bloomington-Normal PHCC/IL PHCC.
  • $500 Amazon gift card. Donated by Electrical Contractors Association of Chicago.
  • $500 Best Buy gift card. Donated by PCA of Greater Chicago.
  • $500 Cabela’s gift card. Donated by Underground Contractors Association of Illinois.
  • $500 GoPlay Golf gift card good at 5,000+ golf courses nationwide or for use on golf merchandise, golf lessons or golf vacations. Donated by Bloomington-Normal PHCC/IL PHCC.
  • $500 Home Depot gift card. Donated by SMACNA Greater Chicago.
  • $500 Morton’s Steakhouse gift card. Donated by Bloomington-Normal PHCC/IL PHCC.

This is a great fundraiser package containing something for everyone.  The winning tickets will be drawn at IMSCA’s Board and Membership meeting on September 15, 2023. The winners do not need to be present to win.  Please click the link below for the Raffle Form!

Click Here for IMSCA Raffle Form

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Webinars & Member News
EAP solutions are available via on demand telephonic support and through video counseling, mobile app, work/life web portal and chat functionality.

ECA Members may log-in to the interactive work/life web portal for information on a variety of topics. Webinars are available at any time of day and our mobile app allows employees to access services such as counseling and work life resources right from the palm of their hand.


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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