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NECA This Week

NECA Now 2023 Recap

Apr 24, 2023

Industry News

Bechtel nixes $1B power plant after years of permitting battles

Renovo Energy Center, an energy company owned by Bechtel Development Co., nixed its approximately $1 billion power plant project in central Pennsylvania April 14, according to a statement sent to Construction Dive.

  • Make your voice heard and take action by telling Congress we need permitting reforms! Take action here.

Subcontractors spent $97B more than planned in 2022

U.S. subcontractors paid $97 billion more for materials and labor than expected in 2022 as profitability dropped, according to the third National Subcontractor Market Report survey by Billd, an Austin, Texas-based construction financial support firm.



Watch Now: NECA Now 2023 Recap

NECA Now 2023 Recap

Hear from NECA Now 2023 attendees on how the conference benefitted them! From endless networking to personal development, NECA Now 2023 served as a platform to help elevate and improve how leaders and companies do business. Watch the recap video to learn more!

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Construction Safety Week is Coming Up!

Construction Safety Week is Coming Up!

Watch as the Safety Director's for NECA, SMACNA, TAUC and MCAA kickoff the 2023 Construction Safety Week and the OSHA Safety Stand-down to prevent falls in construction. Safety Week begins on Monday, May 1 and ends on Friday, May 5.

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Mike Starner's April Message

Mike Starner's April Message

Its been a tough year already with what seems to be daily reports involving electrical contacts and transportation-related incidents. However, the good work of our contractors continues.

Read more about what NECA Executive Director of Outside Line Safety, Mike Starner says makes him most proud of this industry.

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New Online Project Management Class Available

New Online PM Course Available

The Project Manager's Role in Prefabrication will allow the project manager to identify their role in the prefabrication process, capture the benefits prefabrication provides, and identify ways prefabrication can impact preplanning. Participants will be able to explain the types of prework and their benefits, describe the impediments to prefabrication, identify the impact prefabrication has on preplanning, and follow prefabrication best practices.

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NECA Seeks Input on 2023 Financial Benchmarker Report

Annual Financial Benchmarker Survey

NECA and CFMA are teaming up again to develop the Financial Benchmarker report. The report provides an in-depth analysis of key financial data and provides an industry standard that can be used for change order negotiations, audits, claims and more. The survey is confidential and should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Feedback is due no later than May 24. View FAQ sheet here.

Complete Survey

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US DOL Announces Launch of 'Beat the Heat' Contest

Beat the Heat National Contest

The U.S. DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the launch of a nationwide competition for stakeholders in all industries to share their best tools and other resources for informing workers about the dangers of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces. OSHA's & "Beat the Heat" contest seeks to educate workers and employers about workplace heat hazards, raise industry and general public awareness of the dangers excessive heat presents to workers, and motivate employers and workers to act to prevent heat illness.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual Classrooms

Key Performance Indicators: Using Lagging Information to Create Leading Indicators
April 21 | 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET

Driving Project Success
June 21 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

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In-Person Events

2023 Business Development Conference
May 21 - 23 | Nashville, TN

2023 Safety Professionals Conference
May 24 - 26 | Nashville, TN

2023 NetGen Fly-In
June 6 - 7 | Washington, D.C.

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PAC Total - $258,009



Operational Fund Total $117,950

NECA Government Affairs Operational Fund


Special Thanks

$60,200 was raised for NECAPAC at the NECA Now meeting last week!

Congratulations to our NECA Now Sweepstakes Winners!

  • Hatch Restore Smart Sound Machine - Paul Rolih of Perrio Quality Electrical Construction
  • Hatch Restore Smart Sound Machine - Matt Pals of Pals Electric Inc
  • RTIC 65 QT Hard Cooler - Antony Maloney of Koontz-Wagner Construction Services
  • RTIC 65 QT Hard Cooler - Jerry McGylnn of McWilliams Electric

Special thanks to Stefan Lopata of Kelso Burnett, Michael Quarles of North Kansas City Electric, Terry Lette of Preferred Electric, Don Laffoon of Electrical Corporation of America, and Brent Fatzinger of Abbott Electric for renewing their PLC!


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