December 2022
ECA Membership Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2023
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) January Membership Meeting is to be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. The ECA is proud to announce that the guest speaker is Jared Christman, ELECTRI Director of Construction Technology. The meeting coincides with the Electric Association’s Annual Conference.
Jared Christman is the Director of Construction Technology at Electri International, which is the Research and Development branch of NECA. As such, his main responsibility is to test new technology, develop workflows, and teach the workflows to the electrical contractor. He has been involved in the electrical construction field his entire career, either in the office as a BIM/VDC Manager, or in the field. Jared has seen the advancement of technology in construction, and developed workflows to incorporate the technology into the electrical contractors current workflow. 
"Bridging the Gap Using Your Digital Toolbelt." 
The presentation will focus on a number of issues including the following:
Communication between the office and the field has always been an issue, and the age old “your design” and “my install” mentality seems to be a constant tug of war. Using the digital tools that we have in the office right now, we can start to bridge that communications gap. We will cover some examples of new technology that is changing the Electrical Contracting industry, how to use some of these “Digital Tools” and examples of WHAT tools, WHEN to use them, WHO should get them and WHERE to use them to bridge that communications gap.
The meeting is scheduled as follows:
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Drury Lane Conference Center
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
(630) 530-0111
Registration / Networking: 11:30 am
Lunch: 11:45 am
Business Session: 12:30 pm
Event Concludes: 1:00 pm