Chapter Corner

Christian Burger & Mike Yatteau

Important IT Trends Impacting Electrical Contracting

Electrical contractors, like many companies in the construction industry, confront numerous challenges as well as opportunities as they shift automating their businesses and incorporating technology. They face many decisions each year regarding selection of solutions and tools, forcing adoption among a sometimes reluctant workforce and simply trying to get a grip on a resource which seems to be in constant motion and whose very definition or role seems to vary. While everyone is working hard within their respective organizations, many external factors influence the landscape including evolving software, pressure from the owner and general contractor, expectations from suppliers, and finally, a more tech-savvy and capable workforce (reluctance not withstanding).