Thomas E. Glavinich
Thomas E. Glavinich is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. He can be reached at 785.864.3435 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Thomas E. Glavinich
Voice/data/video (VDV) cable plant has become the central nervous system of the customer’s business. It is necessary for producing and delivering your customer’s products and services. In addition, your customer’s VDV cable plant supports other critical building functions such as fire and life safety, security and access control, building automation and management. READ MORE
This article focuses on the principles on which an electrical contracting firm’s quality management system (QMS) should be based. QMSs are the focus of the 2000 edition of the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000 series of quality standards. The series assists organizations in the development, documentation and implementation of effective qms. READ MORE
• Please refer to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine for referenced illustrations. READ MORE
An effective quality assurance (QA) program can be a valuable asset to the electrical contracting firm. Not only can a formal QA program improve construction quality and reduce rework, but it can also improve customer satisfaction and serve as a valuable marketing tool. READ MORE
Return on Investment (ROI) is probably the most common measure of an electrical contracting firm’s performance. However, ROI doesn’t reveal how management can improve this performance. Management must choose a benchmark, then analyze the firm’s performance against it to identify ways to improve ROI. The duPont Analysis Method can serve as a starting point for improving the company’s performance. READ MORE