How Battery Plants & EV Charging Stations are Changing the Landscape for Electrical Contractors

This panel consists of three (3) NECA contractors who are extensively involved in the development of EV charging stations and battery plants nationwide. They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of constructing battery plants and developing EV charging stations and how these “mega projects” make it challenging for smaller contractors to perform the work they are obtaining on time and on budget.ill discuss how these “mega projects” make it challenging for smaller contractors to perform the work they are obtaining on time and on budget.

Using Construction Technology to Manage Projects Based on Contractor Needs

The right construction technology tracks the work contractors are performing and reports the results to stakeholders rather than only focusing on overall work progress. In this session, learn how to distinguish the essential applications for your construction teams. In addition, learn how to segment the correct solutions for different project team members and different methods of interacting with other stakeholders’ software.

AI Forecast: Top Trends for Maximum Impact

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on a remarkable growth trajectory, poised to reach $407 billion by 2027. Despite this promising outlook, the construction industry lacks the knowledge and resources to effectively utilize AI applications for maximum impact. In this session, current and future AI trends that offer the most potential in the construction industry will be discussed. Actionable tips for evaluating different AI-powered solutions so that participants are equipped with the knowledge to choose the right solution for their organization will also be covered.

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.

Measure What Matters

In the ever-changing world of electrical contracting, the difference between a highly profitable project and one that falls below the target lies in the data…but not just any data. You need the right data, measured and collected with the right tools at the right points in your estimating, design, procurement, shop and field processes. This session is designed for electrical contractors who are ready to ramp up the profitability of their operations and fabrication shops through the strategic use of real-time metrics and dashboards with software tools that enable this.

How Electrical Contractors are Beating the Labor Shortage With Technology

It’s no secret that there is a global shortage of skilled workers across all industries, one of the hardest-hit sectors being construction. Efficiently using scarce labor requires an innovative approach only solvable by technology. In this session, learn how electrical contractors are leveraging software and hardware solutions to not only future proof their projects, but to also solve for labor shortage and inefficiency. Three key project areas where contractors can begin implementing technology in their businesses to best impact their labor efficiency will also be discussed.

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.

The Road to Low Voltage DC Powered Buildings

The industry’s growing interest within low voltage systems has been accelerated by the recent introduction of Fault Managed Power (FMP/Class 4 power) via Article 726 of the 2023 National Electric Code (NEC). This transformative shift aligns safety standards with Class 2 systems, reshaping electrical building systems and opening doors for groundbreaking advancements. In this session, attendees will dive into the transformative impact of employing Fault Managed Power (FMP) to reduce environmental impact and operational costs across diverse building environments and explore the cost-saving benefits. Real-world applications and case studies will also be examined to demonstrate the cost-efficient advantages of embracing DC Technology, including PoE lighting, in different building infrastructures.