How To Do More With Less

During this session you will unlock the potential of effective leadership, designed to provide strategic insights to maximize productivity within resource constraints, overcome scheduling obstacles and navigate complex contract negotiations. Explore proven methodologies shared by an expert panel that enable contractors to optimize project outcomes, enhance profitability and mitigate risks within the fiercely competitive landscape of electrical construction.

Discovering Challenges and Solutions in Family Business

Running a family business comes with challenges. Oftentimes, the statement is made, “Stay in your lane!”. Identifying roles and responsibilities as well as strengths and talents, is where it begins. This session is designed for the NECA contractor trying to navigate the challenges that come with working with your relatives. This presentation will include a robust discussion where NECA member contractors share their real-life challenges and real-life solutions discovered through running a family owned business.

Innovation in Action: Real-World Applications

Innovation is driving efficiency, safety, and profitability in electrical contracting projects. From advanced fabrication practices and project management solutions to cutting-edge AI tools, this session explores real-world case studies and expert insights into how innovative technologies and processes are reshaping the electrical contracting landscape. Contractors will also develop valuable strategies to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving industry.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Construction Claims* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Construction claims come in various shapes and sizes. Some claims can be easily and quickly resolved and others require the involvement and assistance of lawyers and construction experts. This session will strive to demystify the claims process for you, walking you through the various stages of the construction claims process, the challenges you may encounter along the way, and what is helpful to secure a successful resolution or result.

How Analytics And Algorithms Will Change Your Culture

To create a positive and successful workplace environment, it is crucial that we approach our hiring and culture development processes with an objective mindset. In this session, participants will gain an understanding of the criticality of adopting an objective approach and comprehend the impact of inherent behaviors on company culture and morale. Mastering the art of interacting with team members through ideal forms of communication and providing appropriate recognition will also be discussed.

Getting Started in Systems Integration

The Internet of Things (IoT) and adoption of smart building technologies has become increasingly prevalent, with integrated limited energy systems revolutionizing functionalities, such as intelligent lighting, HVAC control, building automation and advanced data communication systems. This session delves into the transformative trends driving the limited energy market and the abundant opportunities they offer to electrical contractors looking to enter the integration business. The strategic steps necessary to navigate this burgeoning marketplace successfully and knowledge needed to capitalize on emerging trends and technologies effectively will also be discussed.

Practical Applications of AI

Step into the future of construction excellence in this session, where industry leaders share their experiences with AI-powered solutions engineered to revolutionize productivity, protect your company from contract pitfalls and add efficiency in the real world. This session will explore the pros and cons of adopting AI tools into your company and investigate policy changes geared toward protecting your company’s proprietary information. 

Roundtable: Service and Maintenance

Service & Maintenance work is centered around efficiency, safety and reliability of electrical systems. This roundtable discussion among your peers offers the chance to learn about service & maintenance best practices and strategies.

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

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.