Fair Outcomes for Electrical Contractors for Schedule Compression and Out of Sequence Work

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Convention Education

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Convention Education, Exhibitor, NECA Convention and Trade Show (Full Meeting), Press Registration, Speaker Registration




The business of electrical contracting is as challenging as ever. Projects often move at a rapid pace with minimal design documentation and less experienced managers. Identifying the “warning signs” on a project and understanding the tools that can help manage the documentation process is important. This session will arm contractors with best practices, standard tools and processes to properly document and make notifications of contractual changes.


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    Mark Federle

    Marquette University

    Dr. Mark O. Federle is a distinguished professor of construction and proven researcher for ELECTRI. Dr. Federle currently serves as Associate Dean at Marquette University, while remaining active in consulting and training for construction organizations across the country. Dr. Federle has taught more than 20 different college courses and has authored or coauthored more than 45 technical publications, many specifically related to electrical construction. Adding to his comprehensive experience, Dr. Federle also worked for nearly a decade for Weitz Company, ultimately as Chief Information Officer.

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    Tim Becker

    Arizona State University

    Dr. Timothy C. Becker amalgamates 3 decades of experience, ranging from field engineering to executive management and spanning from office trailer to lecture hall, to conduct practical research, specifically addressing the success of electrical construction. He holds degrees from Iowa State
    University, Arizona State University, and North Carolina State University.
    For the past decade, Tim held a director role at Kiewit Corporation including supervision of its electrical craft apprenticeship program and
    electrical technical school.
    Now as ASU faculty, Dr. Becker teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, specifically including Construction Planning and Scheduling. Starting July 1, 2023, he will serve in a leadership role as Interim Programs Chair for the Del E. Webb School of Construction. Dr. Becker has authored or co-authored 13 published journal articles and referred conference papers and has spoken at numerous national and international construction-related conferences.