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NECA This Week

Announcing the 2022 Safety Recognition Awards Recipients

May 9, 2022

Industry News

Construction Material Costs – Spikes Everywhere

Beyond the big and not unexpected year-over-year energy-related cost jumps for diesel fuel (+63.8%), gasoline (+61.5%) and asphalt (+36.9%), the next greatest increases were recorded for steel bars, plates, and structural shapes (+45.4%), aluminum mill shapes (+43.7%) and particle board and OSB (+36.8%). The energy-related cost climbs tie to oil and gas supply interruptions and uncertainty created by the military action between Russia and Ukraine.

FERC Propels Landmark Revamp of US Power Transmission

Regional power transmission providers in the US would have to extend planning over a 20-year horizon to identify building needs based on developing changes in generation and demand—under a proposed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rule the agency approved April 21 to gain feedback for the country's needed grid infrastructure upgrade and expansion to accommodate new and cleaner energy sources.

Contractors Turn to Payment Apps to Speed Billing

Cloud-based and mobile-friendly, fintech solutions are poised to revolutionize how contractors pay and get paid.

Washington First State to Require Electric Heat Pumps

Construction interests oppose change to state's energy code.



You Won't Want To Miss Out!

You won't want to miss out

The revamped 2022 Business Development Conference will open registration tomorrow, May 10. Join us this summer between July 20-22 in Washington, DC! You will get the opportunity to share threats & opportunities, learn about new technological resources and discuss current industry best practices.

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Announcing the 2022 Safety Recognition Award Recipients

Announcing the 2022 Safety Recogniton Awards Recipients

NECA is excited to announce the 2022 recipients of the Recognition of Safety Achievement program! This program is an elite safety recognition focused on recognizing thriving companies that excel in multiple areas of their safety and health programs. Congratulations to all of the 2022 recipients!

Zero Injury Recipients

Safety Excellence Recipients


The Importance of Representation at NECA

The Importance of Representation at NECA

"With the richness of different ideas, you can create better avenues to solve problems in the workforce." - Nadia Brinkman, Intrepid Electronic Systems. Watch now how NECA recogonizes and supports the importance of diverse representation at NECA.

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New Episode Alert: Dorin Nicorici

New Episode Alert: Liz Campbell & Engaging the New Generation

“Sustainable growth is the ultimate result of innovation.” Dorin Nicorici, President & CEO of Dynalectric Oregon, shares how important it is to have core values ingrained within daily operations to attain buy-in from the field and office. Listen to the benefits of utilizing BIM and how success is measured within Dynalectric Oregon.

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Upcoming Events

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Webinar- Lessing the Impact of Material & Labor Shortages


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Virtual Classroom - Transform Your Organization For The Future


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