Dennis F. Quebe

President, NECA

Dennis Quebe is a former president of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and contributed the President's Desk column monthly. He took office in January 2012 and served a three-year term.

Articles by Dennis F. Quebe

March 2014
Reports that 2013 was the year America achieved energy independence are wildly exaggerated. But something very big did happen: The United States became the world’s biggest producer of oil and natural gas.
February 2014
When the Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) Partnership was first launched on Aug. 20, 2004—among OSHA, NECA, the IBEW, the Edison Electric Institute, and six of the nation’s largest line contractors—the original charter was set to last only until 2006. Instead, the agreement has been extended repeatedly, most recently for another five years.
January 2014
The changing of the calendar fills some people with regret for missed opportunities, unfulfilled promises and unresolved challenges. But, for those with a more optimistic and practical nature, each January brings new opportunities to take well-thought-out action and get things right.
December 2013
“If you have been waiting on the sidelines, now is the time to engage, because there’s no turning back,” according to “Achieving Spatial Coordination through BIM—A Guide for Specialty Contractors.” This landmark document was released in early November for contractors who want to implement building information modeling (BIM) practices and technologies in their firms.
November 2013
After 18 workers fell to their deaths from communication towers in 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proclaimed tower climbing to be “the most dangerous job in America.” In 2013, at least 10 workers have died in falls from communication towers, and more have been seriously injured. As a result, the agency is exploring new approaches to policing the business.
October 2013
It will be easy to get exactly what you want in the 24th century. Just speak clearly into the Replicator. Then, after a two-second whirl, there’s your “Tea. Earl Grey. Hot” just as you ordered. At least, that’s what the Star Trek fans say.
September 2013
The theme for NECA 2013 Washington is “a different kind of power.” With our association’s big annual happening being held in the nation’s capital—still the most powerful city on earth, full of history and history in the making—it’s a most appropriate slogan.
August 2013
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law more than three years ago. It is still not ready to roll out.
July 2013
You probably already know the NECA Show is the largest exposition serving the electrical construction industry. But did you know that it’s still growing?