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Retail Center Provides Lessons for Estimators

There's a heck of a lot involved in estimating construction projects. If anyone needs a dramatic case-in-point, there's a 9-building retail center near Tucson - the Tucson Premium Outlets in Marana, Arizona - to remind everyone of what can happen.

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Lean Construction Techniques Help Define Costs for More Competitive Bidding

Many electrical contractors are finding that adopting lean construction techniques allows them to estimate costs more accurately. As a result, 40 percent of electrical contractors now consider prefabrication and modular construction a core part of their strategic initiatives, while 82 percent of contractors use building information modeling (BIM) in some form and expect their BIM use to increase by 50 percent over the next two years.

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IEC National Welcomes Electrical Enlightenment as a Bronze Industry Partner

IEC National is pleased to welcome Electrical Enlightenment to the association as a Bronze Industry Partner. Electrical Enlightenment is a provider of electrical estimating services for residential, commercial, industrial, technology, and utility electrical construction.

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Hawkins Electric Service: Service Contractors

Hawkins Electric Service received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Service Contractor of the Year (1-15 employees) Award for its excellent service to electrical contracting customers. Hawkins Electric is located in Laurel, Maryland, and is an all-purpose electrical service company that handles both residential and commercial calls.

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Milestone Electric: Service Contractors of the Year

Milestone Electric received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Service Contractor of the Year (51 or more employees) Award for its excellent service to electrical contracting customers. The Garland, Texas, based company specializes in all aspects of residential electrical service work.

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APG Technology: St. Joseph's Hospital South

APG Technology received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Low Voltage Award for its work on the 434,000-square-foot Acute Care Hospital, consisting of a multi-level hospital building, an attached Medical Office Building, and a Central Energy Plant. APG was contracted to provide low voltage cabling and more for over a dozen different state-of-the-art systems, including voice, data, distributed antenna, telemetry, RFID, mass notification, public address, CATV, CCTV, access control, nurse call, code blue, CATV backbone, distributed antenna backbone, voice backbone, primary fiber backbone, and secondary fiber backbone.

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APG Electric: St. Joseph's Hospital South

APG Electric received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Commercial (contracts over $5,000,001) Award for its work on St. Joseph’s Hospital South, which had a vision of providing the most advanced surgery and healthcare service in the world to Hillsborough County. Turning this vision into a reality, the 434,000 square foot,112-bed St. Joseph’s Hospital South was born through the dedicated work of APG. The hospital has an attached Medical O ce Building; Central Energy Plant, to provide emergency power; Women’s Center; Intensive Care Unit; Labor/Delivery Wing; Radiology Center; and a complete Emergency Department. The numerous robotic operating rooms o er the latest and most advanced surgery services.

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Ohio Valley Electrical Services: Sree Hotels Homewood Suites/Hampton Inn

Ohio Valley Electrical Services (OVES) received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Commercial (contracts between $1, 500,001 to $5,000,000) Award for its work on the renovation of the historic Cincinnati Enquirer building into a twin flag hotel for Sree Hotels. The historic building was converted into a 249 room (144 Hampton Inn rooms and 105 Homewood Suites rooms) hotel. The 14-story above ground building included 12,000 square feet of street-level retail space.

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King's Electric Services: 7th & Broadway Overbuild

King’s Electric Services received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Commercial (contracts between $500,001 to $1,500,000) Award for its work on the 7th & Broadway Overbuild in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The 7th & Broadway Overbuild was a unique challenge in regards to it being a major structure being built atop apre-existing eight-story parking garage. The new residential sector added on seven floors, to make this a 15-story tall building. The residential sector, 111 luxury units in all, was an afterthought of the original design of the building. The 7th & Broadway Overbuild’s reported final cost is $22 million.

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Central Electric: HealthSouth San Antonio Rehabilitation Institute

Central Electric received the 2015 IEC Excellence in Construction - Commercial (contracts up to $500,000) Award for its work in performing generator and service upgrades in 19 hours to the HealthSouth San Antonio Rehabilitation Institute. This project was very complex because it required the hospital to remain fully operational throughout the entire upgrade.

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