Student Chapter Competition

2014-2015 Student Chapter Competition

MCAA Announces Student Chapter Competition Finalists

The scores are in and the teams are set for the 2014-2015 MCAA Student Chapter Competition finals at MCAA 2015 in Maui, HI on March 10. The teams are:

  • Rocky Mountain Chapter of MCAA at Colorado State University;
  • McMaster Student Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) Hamilton (Canada);
  • University of Washington Mechanical Contractors Student Chapter; and
  • Wentworth Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.
The teams received the best scores out of 24 entries. Judging took place on January 8 at MCAA's office in Rockville, MD. The judges, who are all members of MCAA's Career Development Committee, were Kenneth A. Durr of Durr Mechanical Construction, Inc. (New York, NY), Michael J. Gallagher of The John F. Gallagher Company (Eastlake, OH), Kathleen McCauley of McCauley Mechanical Construction, Inc. (Bridgeview, IL) and J.L. Williams of Ryan & Associates, Inc. (Davenport, IA). This year's project involved the construction of the Segundo Student Services Center (SSC) on the campus of the University of California at Davis. The facility is to be designed and built to meet LEEDâ„¢ NC Gold standards. The competition began at the 2014 Student Chapter Summit in Jersey City, NJ, on October 11, 2014, and will culminate with the Final Four presentations. The judges of the finals competition will choose the first and second place winners who will receive cash prizes of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. The other two finalists will each receive $1,000. The competition results will be announced at the Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on March 11. For more information about the competition and the MCAA student chapter program, please contact Ann Mattheis at

Southern Polytechnic State University Chapter Won Final Four Again!

The Student Chapter of Specialty Contracting (Mechanical/Electrical) at Southern Polytechnic State University received top honors for their efforts in the Mechanical Contractors Association of America's (MCAA) 2013-2014 Student Chapter Competition. The winners were announced during the Awards of Excellence Breakfast at the association's annual convention in Scottsdale, Arizona.

MCAA President Michael R. Cables and Career Development Committee Chairman Troy Aichele presented the award and a check for $5,000 to the winning team. The runner-up team, from the University of Maryland-College Park, received a second place trophy and a check for $2,500. The remaining teams, from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Sacramento State University, each received a check for $1,000.

Congratulations to all the finalists! Read the press release.

Past Winners of the Student Chapter Competition

  • 2013-14 - Southern Polytechnic State University
  • 2012-13 - Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • 2011-12 - Southern Polytechnic State University
  • 2010 - University of Washington
  • 2009 - Northeastern University
  • 2008 - University of Washington
  • 2007 - University of Washington
  • 2006 - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • 2005 - University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • 2004 - Oregon State University Student Chapter
  • 2003 - Georgia Tech
  • 2002 - California State Polytechnic University at Pomona
  • 2001 - University of Washington