Our Take: Disruptive Technologies Headlines NECA Annual Conference

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By Michael Mock

I just returned from the National Electrical Contractor Association’s international conference held in Boston. Two words – “Disruptive Technologies.”

Like virtually every industry, the electrical construction industry is undergoing a massive transition in both the way we think about our work and how we perform our work. As one conference speaker asked, “Are you a resistor or a transistor?” Resistance is futile!

The list of disrupters is substantial. Here are just a few:

  • Detailed 3D BIM modeling
  • Integrated mobile technology and information on jobsites
  • 3D Printing in construction
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Enhanced jobsite safety

Contractors selecting qualified electrical contractors for their projects will need to identify those that are up-to-date on the latest technology. The electricians working for Electrical Alliance contractors receive regular continuing education keeping them up-to-speed on the latest disruptors.

To learn more about the impact all this disruption will have on the entire construction industry, read this ForConstructionPros.com article which outlines 10 Trends shaping the industry this year.

Photo credit: NECA


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