The 2023 NECA Financial Benchmarker Report (1055-23PDF) presents a detailed analysis of key financial data within the electrical construction industry. Using the information within this report, electrical contractors can compare and analyze their own company's financial performance statistics to identify business strengths, weaknesses and performance improvement opportunities. This report also provides a valuable industry standard for your use during audits, claims, change order negotiation, or with a banker/bonding agent. The NECA Financial Benchmarker report is based on data collected in the 2022 financial year and was developed in conjunction with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).
Keep accurate records of each project with day-to-day entries in CECA's Job-Site Journal. Developed specifically for electrical contractors, such a Journal is especially valuable because its detailed documentation is admissible evidence for substantiating
An estimate is only as good as the information it is based on, and the NECA Manual of Labor Units (MLU) has been the estimating resource of choice for electrical contractors since 1923. The MLU provides an experience-based reference for estimating the electrical construction labor required to install typical electrical and communications systems.
Updates to this edition provide new units for cable bus, conduit tags, all-threaded hanger rods, coaxial cable, traffic light camera controls and much more.
Format: PDF Download
The purchase of the MLU conveys a single
license to the individual that purchased it. NECA views it as acceptable for
the document to be transferred from one computer to another, provided it does
not exist on both.
NOTE: This product is a subscription service with Trade Service, not a copy of the 2021-2022 Manual of Labor Units.
NEW IN 2021: This two-year subscription provides electronic access to the NECA Manual of Labor Units. With all of the features that were formerly featured on the CD, the online portal allows subscribers to access the labor units, the ability to export sections to excel, utilize calculators, customize column factoring and more.
Users who have TRA-SER accounts will still be able to use this subscription as an add-on, allowing the MLU information to be integrated with most major estimating software.
Electronic access to the MLU add-on will be provided via email and accessible within 1-2 business days. This is not a download from the NECA site.
Employers, owners and operators are now required to comply with ANSI's new A92 standards for mobile elevated work platforms (MWEP). NECA's Guide to Aerial Lifts is a jobsite guide designed to assist members in complying with ANSI MEWP equipment and training requirements. ANSI/SAIA A92.22-2018 Standard for Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) addresses the design of new aerial lift equipment and ANSI-SAIA A92.24-2018 Standard for Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) provides an overview of required training for operators, supervisors and maintenance personnel.
What is an Aerial Lift?
Aerial lifts are so common in the electrical construction industry that a description or definition may not seem warranted. However, to understand applicable regulations and the scope of what is included, it is necessary to review both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standard Institute (ANSI) definitions and descriptions.
OSHA describes aerial lifts as:
NECA has developed a new safety guide to assist with understanding how to properly conduct Shock and Arc Flash Risk Assessments according to NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
The NECA Guide to Shock and Arc Flash Risk Assessments, Index #5032-20 is available in the NECA store for purchase either in printed form or downloadable as part of a digital resource kit that includes a PDF of the guide, a training PowerPoint and PDF versions of each risk assessment forms. This guide provides invaluable information for employees and employers to properly conduct and document these risk assessments that are necessary to protect workers and ensure a proper Electrical Safe Work Condition can be established according to NFPA and OSHA.
NECA continues to lead in developing safety resources that members can use for effective safety management and training.
The NFPA 70E Guide to Lockout/Tagout manual is designed as a field guide and printed on special coated paper. It provides a brief overview of NFPA 70E, applicable OSHA regulations, and defines what NFPA 70E considers an "Electrically Safe Work Condition." It then offers a flow chart for determining the appropriate form of control needed such as Individual Qualified Employee Control Procedure, Simple Lockout/Tagout Procedure or Complex Lockout/Tagout Procedure. Once the user determines the form of control, the flow chart directs the user to turn to the applicable section. Each section presents the required LOTO steps in sequence. A separate section identifies procedures for removal of the LOTO. The appendices provide a listing of useful definitions and a checklist for determining locks and tags suitable for use.
The NFPA 70E Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector Guide, (5024-21), was developed to assist the industry in understanding and applying the provisions found in "NFPA 70E, The Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace". It has been revised to the current 2021 edition of this NFPA standard and provides a simplified approach and understanding to the Personal Protective Equipment requirements to help in keeping workers safe. Maintenance Related Safety Requirements are now included in the standard and is a basis for applying the provisions found in the Table Method for implementing Personal Protective Equipment and Arc Flash Protection.
This report presents a detailed analysis of key compensation and workforce benefits data from companies operating in the electrical contracting industry. Based on confidential surveys submitted by electrical contractors, this report includes a compilation and analysis of data segmented by total company sales volume, NECA chapter affiliation, and union status.
The survey includes data on areas such as:
- Annual Wages Paid to Overhead Employees
- Officer Compensation (Salaries, Bonuses and Dividends)
- Employee Benefit Information
- Vacation and Sick Leave Policies
- Retirement/Pension Plan Information