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John C. Arthur

John C. Archer is senior program manager for eFab™ at Thomas & Betts, a member of the ABB Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from University of Memphis.

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.