Thomas E. Glavinich

Freelance Writer

Thomas E. Glavinich was an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. His tenure as one of Electrical Contractor's most trusted and reliable source of industry research ended in 2014 when he passed away. Click here for more about Tom.

Articles by Thomas E. Glavinich

April 2002
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
April 2002
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
March 2002
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March 2002
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
February 2002
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