Newsletter – March 2022


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  • NECA News
  • Education
  • Safety


March Membership Meeting

Wednesday, 3/9/2022

11:30pm-2:00pm (lunch)

Bethesda Country Club
7601 Bradley Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817

Guest Speaker: CCI Education  Randall Chenworth, Directory of Education

* Please RSVP to Margie

Washington D.C. Chapter NECA
Regional Agreement Seminar

March 24, 2022
8:00am – 12:00pm
Presenter: NECA Field Representative – Steve Allred
IBEW International Representative – Gary Osborne
Discussing the ins and outs of the Regional Agreement.

Location:  CCI Education Room
9200 Corporate Blvd
Rockville, MD 20850

*Please RSVP to Margie

NECA Eastern Region Conference

April 24-27
Miami, FL


Tentative Agenda
Sunday, April 24
Deep Sea Fishing 
Hospitality & Registration
Reception: On Ocean Lawn- Havana Night 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Monday, April 25
Meetings: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday, April 26
Classes: 8:15am – 10:45am
Golf Outing or Culinary Tour of Little Havana: 12:00pm

Wednesday, April 27
Awards & Presentations: 8:00am – 11:30am
Closing Reception – Old Miami Theme: 5:00pm – 6:30pm


2022 NECA Safety Professionals Conference

May 16-18
Scottsdale, AZ
This conference will be open to NECA, IBEW, and electrical training ALLIANCE personnel and safety professionals.
Feature Sessions on the following:
  • Outside Line Electrical Construction and Maintenance
  • Inside Electrical Construction Industry
  • Risk Management and Regulations
  • NFPA 70E and Electrical Safety
  • Mental Health and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Save The Date

DC NECA Golf Classic
August 29, 2022

Woodmont Country Club


NECA Peer Group Initiative
NECA National is excited to introduce new Contractor Peer Groups to offer a range of high quality options to best fit Contractor Member firms.

The NECA Peer Groups are groups of companies that operate in the same industry sector and are of similar size. Participants in Peer Groups have an opportunity to share experiences and gain perspectives from individuals in the electrical construction industry that do not operate in the same geographic market, enabling an environment for trust and the open exchange of ideas and information.

NECA has established relationships with three outside professional facilitators: Maxim Consulting, HopeStar LLC, and FMI, to organize and facilitate the meetings for the groups.

The Evolution of Prefab and the Impact on Electrical Contracting
Josh Bone of ELECTRI International was one of the guest speakers at the Winter Seminar, below is the presentation of Prefab and the Impact on the industry.

Prefab Presentation
Discussion on Prefab (video)


Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation Internship Program (MCCEI)

The Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation, Inc. (MCCEI) promotes workforce development and career exploration for the industry. MCCEI has announced a new Internship Program for 2022.

This program is set to take place in both high school an post-secondary students in paid summer internships. Companies in the MCCEI Internship Program will represent various industry sectors including architecture, engineering, construction management and skilled trades.

The presentation will go through in detail about the internship program. (18 min)

MCCEI Presentation
Superintendent Group

The Chapter maintains a contact list of member superintendents, which we use to share educational opportunities, involvement with the JATC apprentice interviews, Superintendent Group meetings, and other relevant info.
If you think you or any other superintendent from your company is missing out on these emails, please let us know so we can add you to the list!  Contact Reesa –

Washington, DC NECA offers education to our members through Capital Contractors Institute (CCI) and NECA National training courses. Please frequently check the CCI website and  NECA National website for the most current educational courses.
NECA offers many webinars and courses through the NECA Learning Center. Most courses are offered online and can cost $0-$100. Here are some examples of courses you can find at the NECA Learning Center:
*You will need your personal NECA National login and password.

Basic Estimating of Electrical Construction – Virtual

March 15 – March 31
10:00am – 12:00pm
Registration Fee: $675.00

This program focuses on understanding the cost components of electrical estimating, instilling industry best practices, all while developing a sound estimating process.
  • Recognize and identify electrical symbols and estimating terminology.
  • Identify potential estimating errors.
  • Prepare and estimate for commercial electrical project

Registration Fee: $75.00
12:00pm – 2:00pm
March 30
Making an incorrect hire has a much higher cost than before. It is imperative that organizations make wise hiring decisions.
  • Understand how proper definitions of roles and responsibilities is necessary prior to hiring.
  • Discuss how to classify and test for the capabilities needed for a position.
  • Define interview questions that test both capability and thought process.



Baseline Basics for BlueBeam – Virtual

March 8
12:00pm – 1:00pm

This session will help to cover the basics of Blue Beam Software Including:
  • Interface Navigation including menu drop downs, toolbars, and tool panels.
  • Creating keyboard shortcuts.
  • Markup and Measurement tools.

Business Succession: Assuring the Continuation of your Company – Virtual

March 10
11:00am – 12:15pm

This session will address the most important aspects when it comes to business succession and estate planning including:
  • Proposed tax law changes that could have a direct impact on wealth (Federal estate and capital gains).
  • Vital strategies for business succession and wealth preservation.
  • Provide examples of previous, real-life family business cases.

Change Order Bootcamp

March 16
7:30am – 2:30pm

9200 Corporate Blvd
Rockville, MD

This course teaches the different types of changes that occur on a project, and how to handle them properly:
  • Change Order Management Methods, Standard Operating Procedures, Documentation, Risk Management and Notification Strategies
  • Types of Change Orders impacts and productivity correction factors.
  • Sequential steps and best practices in identifying, pricing and selling change orders.

BlueBeam Intermediate – Virtual

March 23
9:00am – 12:00pm

This course teaches Blue Beam software from an intermediate level.
  • Advanced Markup, including places and spaces tracking.
  • Introduction to batch link, sets, filil-in forms, and customer columns.
  • Advanced room measurement tools.

Planning Skills for the Project Team

March 30
7:30am – 2:30pm

9200 Corporate Blvd
Rockville, MD

This session will focus on the direct relationship between planning, productivity, and profitability.
  • The “Project Outcome influence curve” and how it affects project success or failure.
  • How to better invest resources in per-construction planning and yield higher productivity and profitability.
  • How to conduct an effective turnover meeting to maximize project profitability.



Washington, DC NECA Chapter has been diligently working to keep up with the latest developments regarding COVID-19.

It is our top priority to provide support to all members. With the understanding and dedication of our membership we have transitioned some of our in-person events/programs to an online platform to ensure the safety and well-being of our member contractors. 

Safety on

NECA National is constantly working to update the safety tools and resources on The Safety section includes the latest industry standards and regulations issued by consensus and regulatory entities.

These resources are valuable tools that can help members and industry professionals with their company safety programs. 

Virginia Rescinds Infectious Disease Plan

The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board recommended on February 16, 2022 that there is no longer a continued need for the Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus.

The Board’s action are based on emerging scientific and medical evidence that the current widespread variants of the virus no longer constitute a grave danger to employees in the workplace.

Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry has now published a public comment period that can be found HERE until March 19, 2022.

*Members are advised to maintain an active Infectious Disease Prevention Plan in the event of future pandemics.


Mental Health of Construction Workers

The Center for Protecting Workers Rights (CPWR) has published a Data Bulletin that highlights emerging Mental Health issues during COVID-19 Pandemic.

Construction workers already suffer an increasingly alarming rate of suicide compared to other industries and the pandemic has certainly revealed an increase in anxiety/depression.

*Employers should consult with the health fund to see what resources are available through Employee Assisted Programs (EAP).


Article – Construction Worker Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Time to Post OSHA Form 300A

Members are advised that OSHA requires company’s to post the OSHA Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses from February 1 to April 30.

It should be posted in a common area where all employees may view it.

Arc Flash Safety Gear

Washington DC NECA Chapter has a partnership with Arc Flash Safety Equipment. NECA membership special pricing is offered, please view the site and price list.


Arc Gear Price List
Arc Flash Supply Equipment


Any questions, please email Vincent Miller at or call (703)3670404

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding Safety, please contact
Safety Director, Jerry Rivera, at

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