Student Chapter Competition

2013-2014 Student Chapter Competition

Student Chapter Competition Final Four Teams Selected

The judging is over and the votes are counted, setting the finalists for MCAA's 2013-2014 Student Chapter Competition. The four teams that scored best and will advance to the final round are:

  • MCA of Metro Washington Student Chapter at University of Maryland - College Park;
  • MCAA Student Chapter at Milwaukee School of Engineering;
  • Student Chapter of Specialty Contracting (Mechanical/Electrical) at Southern Polytechnic State University; and
  • Sacramento State Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America

The judging took place on January 9 at MCAA's office in Rockville, MD. The judges, all of whom are members of the Career Development Committee, were Kenneth Durr of Durr Mechanical Construction (New York, NY), Roeland Hoeke of H.T. Lyons (Allentown, PA), John Powell of Lawson Mechanical Contractors (San Leandro, CA) and J.L. Williams of Ryan & Associates (Davenport, IA). The finalists will present their proposals at MCAA 2014 on March 11 in Scottsdale, AZ, and the results will be announced during the Annual Awards Ceremony on March 12. Congratulations to the Final Four!

For Participants

Basecamp - a file sharing website - will be the HQ for MCAA's 2013-2014 Student Chapter Competition. All the information needed to prepare a bid proposal will be on that site, including: the RFP, Project Manual, drawings, background information, bid form, wage rates, addenda, RFPs and answers.

To access the site, first contact Ann Mattheis (amattheis@mcaa.org) and request an invitation. Next, go to the site at www.basecamp.com, set up your access codes and choose the 2013-2014 Project site.

Go to the Competition website for news of prior years.

2012-2013 Student Chapter Competition

The MCAA student chapter at Milwaukee School of Engineering received top honors for their efforts in the MCAA 2012-2013 Student Chapter Competition. The winners were announced during the Awards of Excellence Breakfast at the association's annual convention in San Antonio, Texas in March 2013.

  • 1st Place: MCAA Student Chapter at the Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • 2nd Place: University of Washington Mechanical Contractors Student Chapter
  • Finalist: MCAA Student Chapter at Northeastern University
  • Student Chapter of Special Contracting (Mechanical/Electrical) at Southern Polytechnic State University

Congratulations to all the finalists! Read the press release.

Copies of all finalists' submissions are on Drop Box. If you need help accessing the copies, please contact Ann Mattheis (amattheis@mcaa.org or call 800-556-3653).

Past Winners of the Student Chapter Competition

  • 2012-13 - MCAA Student Chapter at the Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • 2011-12 - Student Chapter of Specialty Contracting (Mechanical/Electrical at Southern Polytechnic State University)
  • 2010 - MCAA Student Chapter at University of Washington
  • 2009 - MCAA Student Chapter at Northeastern University
  • 2008 - University of Washington Student Chapter
  • 2007 - University of Washington Student Chapter
  • 2006 - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • 2005 - Student Chapter for Mechanical/Electrical Specialty Contracting at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • 2004 - Oregon State University Student Chapter of the MCAA
  • 2003 - MCAA's Student Chapter at Georgia Tech
  • 2002 - MCAA Student Chapter at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona
  • 2001 - University of Washington Student Chapter