NECA News and Industry Updates

There's Still Time! Register to Attend NECA 2019 Las Vegas Before it's Too Late

NECA 2019 Las Vegas is less than two months away, but there’s still time to register! NECA is your best resource for industry news, legislative updates, and information you need to stay ahead of th. . . read more

Photo Gallery of Submissions for 2019 NECA Project Excellence Awards Posted Online

The photo gallery featuring submissions for the 2019 NECA Project Excellence Awards is now online and can be viewed at ProjectExcellenceAwards.com NECA is your best resource for industry news, legisl. . . read more

OSHA Safe + Sound Week to be Held Aug. 12-18

Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program. NECA is your best resource for industry news, legislative updates, and information you need to. . . read more

ELECTRI Announces Safety as Top Priority for Addressing Opioid Crisis; Releases New Research Report

ELECTRI International is taking a close look at the opioid crisis facing the construction industry. NECA is your best resource for industry news, legislative updates, and information you need to stay. . . read more

NECA Legislative Top Three 7/19/19: Cadillac Tax, Prompt Pay, and NECA NextGen!

1.  Register Today for the NECA NextGen Fly-In - Capped at 25 Attendees! If YOU or someone in your company are an emerging leader ready to advocate for the electrical contracting industry, join.. . . read more

NECAPAC Update 7/19/19

Special thanks to Northeastern Illinois Chapter’s Kevin Connelly of Connelly Electric for renewing his PLC membership! Congratulations to the Northeastern Illinois Chapter for reaching its.... . . read more

NECA on the Move 7/19/19

This week, NECA’s government affairs team met with Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA), Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI), Rep.... . . read more

The Countdown 7/19/19

Funding for the federal government runs out in 80 days. The 2020 Presidential election is in 487 days. NECA is your best resource for industry news, legislative updates, and information you need to. . . read more

What’s Really Driving Construction Technology Innovations?

As the construction industry moves into the future, we are seeing a blending of old and new. Collaboration is being redefined by digital workflows, resulting in contractors and owners getting... NECA. . . read more

Autonomous Vehicles Finding Their Sweet Spot in Construction

TuSimple is an autonomous trucking firm conducting a two-week pilot of big rigs on a 1,000-mile mail-run from Dallas to Phoenix. The Wall Street Journal (May 22, 2019, p. B-5), ran the article by.... . . read more

From Photovoltaics to Agrophotovoltaics to Floatovoltaics – Creating Solar Farms that Produce More than Power

Did you know that honeybees alone add more than $3-Billion of value to our food system? So what? Well, it’s a big deal and solar farms can have an important role and huge impact in conservation.. . . read more

Printable, Autonomous, ‘Roboats’ - Changing Transportation, Commerce and Storm Recovery

On this 75th Anniversary of D-Day, there are so many historical references that could be made of the turning of World War II to eventual victory for the United States and the Allied Forces. One such... . . read more

E-Transit Offers Opportunity for ECs in New Design and Construction

Globally, about one quarter of CO2 emissions are caused by transportation. In fact, emissions by the transportation sector are growing faster than any other contributing sector. One of the dirtiest.... . . read more

Electric Isn’t Just for Cars and Buses – Look! Up in the Sky – It’s an E-plane!

Tara Patel, reporting for Bloomberg News, tells us that the Electric Plane is here! Well it’s in Paris this week for the biennial exhibition and Air Show. A company called Eviation Aircraft.... . . read more

Electrical Contractors Say House Passage of Cadillac Tax Repeal Will Protect Workers

NECA CEO David Long issued a statement in reaction to passage of the Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 (H.R.748) by the House of Representatives NECA is your best resource for indus. . . read more

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