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The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA), held its October Membership meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Erie Café in Chicago. The meeting was open to all signatory contractors, as the guest speaker was Mr. Don Finn, Local Union #134 IBEW Business Manager. The session was also highlighted by discussion of Association Committee activity, including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) – next program is scheduled for November 17, 2022 at the Hyatt Lodge; Young Professionals upcoming Oracle Innovation Lab tour on Tuesday, November 15, 2022; educational programming – three more seminars for the Fall 2022, among other industry updates.
Don Finn, Business Manager, Local Union #134 IBEW, and
Rick Jamerson, ECA President,
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc.
NECA Convention & Trade Show -
October 15 - 18, 2022
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) held its Annual Convention & Trade Show in Austin, TX. Nearly 60 registrants from the Chicago & Cook County Chapter enjoyed the premier educational programs, trade show, industry, as well as motivational speakers, a number of special Chapter events, a fun Opening night and a great Closing concert!
Bob Fimbianti, ECA Vice President, Linear Electric, Inc.,
Eric Nixon, NECA Governor, Maron Electric Company,
Rick Jamerson, ECA President,
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc., and
David Hardt, Academy of Electrical Contracting Chair,
Hardt Electric, Inc.
"Preplanning Beyond the Basics" Seminar -- October 26, 2022
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee was pleased to have presented a seminar called, "Preplanning Beyond the Basics." Theseminar was conducted by Mark Federle, Ph.D., P.E., COC; Marquette University.
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to present a seminar called, "Managing Construction Delay Claims." The program is to be presented by Dr. Awad Hanna; University of Wisconsin-Madison. The session will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Maggiano's Banquets in Oak Brook, IL.
Young Professionals of ECA Chicago -- Oracle Innovation Lab Tour -- November 15, 2022
The future of construction can be found in Chicagoland, at a worksite where Oracle and partners are showcasing a variety of digital innovations that will improve both worker safety and efficiency! At the Oracle Industries Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Illinois, Oracle and partners are using technology to revolutionize construction by automating project oversight, scheduling, logistics, financial, and other processes. It’s a place where Oracle’s construction industry customers can try the latest digital tools in a real-world environment. Attendees will experience the simulated worksite that demonstrates the transformative power of the internet of things (IoT), drones, autonomous equipment, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other developing technologies. The Innovation Lab helps organizations experiment, learn, and stay on the leading edge.
ORACLE TOUR: 3:30pm to 5pm
HAPPY HOUR RECEPTION: 5:30 to 7:30pm - City Works Wheeling
** Open to all Young Professionals working for ECA Member Contractors.
ECA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion --"Taking Your Business to the Next Level" -- November 17, 2022
The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee is pleased to present an upcoming program called, "Taking Your Business to the Next Level." The program is to be presented by Alex Willis, Leadership Surge and will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Hyatt Lodge Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL.
The Electric Association (EA) celebrated their Award Recipients on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Carlisle Banquets in Lombard, IL. The Electric Association Awards program recognizes leadership and excellence in the Chicagoland Electrical Industry.
The Awards were presented to the following:
2022 Gold Medal Award Winner:
Michael Wall, WESCO
Hall of Fame Inductions:
ECA member - Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric Company
ECA member - Eric Nixon, Maron Electric Company
Brad Selby, CED
Kendra and Eric have both have exemplified the nomination qualifications for the "Hall of Fame" Award:
"Hall of Fame inductions are designed to honor outstanding individuals who have played a key role in the development and nurturing of the electrical industry and who have played a creative role in Chicagoland. This award recognizes individuals whose innovation, hard work, dedication, and vision have fostered industrial growth and social progress."
Congratulations, Kendra and Eric, and all the awardees!
The NECA Safety Leadership Summit is a unique conference for expanding leadership skills to persons responsible for safety throughout the electrical industry, in addition to providing an avenue to create new safety leaders within an organization. Networking opportunities to interact with peers, other professionals, and executives are integral and key tenets to this Safety Leadership Summit.
For a listing of coursework available through the Construction Safety Council (CSC) for the month of November 2022, please visit: www.buildsafe.org.
ECA / NECA Safety Forum "Mandatory Updates for OSHA Recordkeeping"
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee along with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA sponsored a special Complimentary program for ECA members, "Mandatory Updates for OSHA Recordkeeping," which was held Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the DuPage / Local 701 JATC. The program was well attended. We thank the CBC and Mr. John Newquist, CBC for his time with the program!
Pictured from left to right are:
Bob Lahey, Construction Safety Council (CSC) Director, Jerry McGlynn, ECA Safety Committee Chair, McWilliams Electric Company, Inc., and John Nwwquist, CSC Instructor.
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