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The Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association serves the Electrical Contracting Industry in Alameda, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Napa, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties. Here you will find the latest information related to the electrical industry.


ZNE Center Offering “Revit for Electricians” Course

Inside wiremen must be part of the constructibility design process. Bringing qualified wiremen from the field to the design seat, takes training on a highly recognized software solution called Revit, by Autodesk. The ZNE Center is offering a beginner level course on “Revit for Electricians,” on December 16, 2019. Please click here to understand the union training and value that is being offered directly from certified Autodesk Trainer, Elise Moss. You can register for the course on December 16th, by going to, and clicking on the continuing education link.


ELECTRI Releases New Study

Professional development opportunities are crucial for employers and employees in the electrical construction industry. In 2019, ELECTRI International initiated development of a project management training series geared toward electrical contractors. This report details the first phase of the new training series, knows as the Electrical Management Training (EMT). This training is a resource for new hires, newly promoted trade workers, and managerial employees seeking continuing education. The training is intended to help contractors build their managerial “bench strength.”

The research team proposed to develop training material that would teach content through personal experiences from current practitioners in a video format that was quick and easy to view. Included in this report are details from the study, which include: the necessary subject matter, the development of five videos for the first EMT course module and recommendations for the future development of the EMT course modules. Please click here to view the report. Please click here to view the video.


Updated Cost Data Sheets

Effective December 1, 2019, the following increases will go into effect. Please be sure to use the updated cost data sheets on the “Agreements” page of our NorCal NECA website when bidding work in the corresponding jurisdiction.

  • Bay to Borders Residential Agreement
    • Schedule A received a $1.00 increase to the wage, $0.25 increase to the pension; and a $0.50 increase to the health and welfare.
    • Schedule B received a $0.25 increase to the pension and a $0.50 increase to the health and welfare.  The wage for Schedule B is 88% of the Schedule A rate.

Effective January 1, 2020, the following increases will go into effect for the MAI-MOU Regional Agreement.

  • Bay Area CE/CW will have a new health and welfare rate of $6.65.
  • Central Valley CE/CW received a $0.75 increase to the wage and will have a new health and welfare rate of $6.65.

NECA Discounts and Services

Did you know that NECA connects its members with the products and services that support their businesses by securing discounts with a variety of popular companies? Check out member-exclusive Value Added Service (VAS) discounts with leading manufacturers and service providers by clicking here. NECA Members could save on PPE & apparel, office products, shipping rates, equipment purchase, car rentals, fleet maintenance and fuel, credit card processing, business development tools, as well as industry publications.

NorCal NECA members are also able to save on products purchased through Apple. For more information regarding this benefit, contact Janet Siemens with the Chapter office.