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National Service and Maintenance Agreement

The National Service and Maintenance Agreement is an agreement negotiated and administered by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) and is a signed contract between the UA and individual mechanical service contracting firms who apply and qualify. The Agreement is a nationally recognized tool that helps contractors provide quality, consistent service to their customers throughout the country and helps reclaim lost market share.

Change Orders, Productivity, Overtime—A Primer for the Construction Industry

This planning tool helps you determine the costs associated with unplanned events, circumstances and factors that may impact the outcome, productivity and schedule of construction projects. New for 2020: a chapter highlighting the benefits of sharing native critical path method (CPM) schedule files.

Tool and Equipment Rental Guide

MCAA has joined forces with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) to create an even more robust guide to equipment recovery costs for mechanical, electrical, line and other construction contractors. The guide offers insights on contractor-owned equipment to ensure industry professionals have the most updated costs to inform internal estimating, project proposals for new and potential customers, and cost accounting efforts.

WebLEM

WebLEM is the industry’s most reliable authority for comprehensive labor units for typical project tasks. Quickly search for and retrieve information; export data into Microsoft Excel or CSV format for added flexibility. WebLEM is reviewed and updated to reflect the latest products and joining methods. You need a separate login to access this; please contact Nick Nikpourfard.

Of Interest
Arden Welcomes New Interns with Intern Day

MCAA Member Arden Building Companies recently hosted an Intern Day to familiarize new interns with the company and the industry. The event was hosted by Robert Bolton, CEO of Arden Building Companies and MCAA’s President, John Puniello, President of Arden Engineering Constructors, and Ciara Fusaro, HR Manager for Arden Building Companies. It included a mix of fun and games and serious learning about the industry, including a demonstration of Arden’s new Spool Welding Robot and a tour of the Unique Metal Works sheet metal fabrication facility. Arden’s interns are learning from the teams at Arden Engineering Constructors in Pawtucket, RI, Corporate Mechanical of New England in Woburn, MA, and MJ Daly in Waterbury, CT, all MCAA members.

The MCAA Field Leaders Conference provides those working in the field with the skills needed to be business and results oriented leaders who focus on growing company culture, brand and profits. During this intensive conference, attendees will learn from industry experts including facilitators who have been in their shoes and worked their way through the ranks to become successful business owners and from their peers from around the country as members of breakout session teams. The conference will be offered in both Indianapolis, IN (October 12-14, 2022) and Kansas City, MO (November 2-4, 2022) this fall. Register your field leaders today!

The MCAA Fabrication Conference, powered by MSUITE, is going to Seattle this November 2-4 with a tour of one of the country’s most dynamic mechanical contractors – McKinstry Company. This conference is one of MCAA’s most popular conferences and it sells out quickly. Registration is limited to 2 people per company, including those with multiple locations.

MJ Daly Celebrates 140 Years in Business

Longevity in business is rare. According to Harvard Business Review, the average lifespan of businesses has fallen by 80% in the last 80 years (from 67 to 15 years). With this in mind, the staying power of MJ Daly is that much more impressive. This year, MJ Daly, LLC of Waterbury, Conn. is celebrating 140 years of providing mechanical contracting services to commercial and industrial buildings across New England.

MCAA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI) initiative was launched in 2018 to enable women in the industry to further enrich their careers. One woman who has been a role model for this initiative is President of Peterson Service Co and Past President of MCANJ, Renee Fiorelli. As the first female president of MCANJ in it’s 100-year history, Fiorelli is no stranger to being one of the few women in the room. But she is also no stranger to this industry.

The PCA has partnered with Lexington Plumbing of Kansas City to host the 2022 PCA Plumbing Service Conference from September 14 – 15, 2022. The event will center around a hosted facility tour of Lexington Plumbing’s commercial plumbing service operations. Registration is now open. Space is limited to 65 participants, so don’t delay – register today!

The same project management team that deals with day-to-day jobsite problems will also necessarily be the first to react to a crisis. MCAA’s Mechanical Contractor’s Guide to Crisis Management will help your company develop or fine-tune its crisis management plan. It’s just one of MCAA’s educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership.

The Manufacturer/Supplier Training area of MCAA’s website connects our contractor members with training opportunities available from the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

Thermal Energy or Clean Energy is the reduction or elimination of carbon dioxide from energy sources. For example, heat pumps are a clean energy source for water heating and comfort cooling and heating. We will be joined by subject matter expert on geothermal HVACR technologies, Jay Egg. Join us on Thursday, August 18th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

MCAA’s Virtual Trade Show connects our contractor members with the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council.

Make sure your service techs have the up-to-date safety training they need to protect themselves from arc flash and electrical shock hazards while working on equipment pushing 480 volts or less. The session covers all applicable OSHA requirements, NFPA 70E provisions, best practices, and real-world accident information.

With the overlapping work many MCAA and MSCA members have, clarifying the differences of low-slope roof work between Mechanical Service (1910 Standards) and Mechanical Construction (1926 Standards) is important. MCAA has created a poster to be printed and posted on jobsites to help your workers quickly understand the OSHA requirements, and ultimately create safer jobsites.

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Sales Basecamp is where it begins for your entry-level service sales personnel. This two-day program will prepare recent hires with relevant skills for time management and to confidently sell HVACR services.

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This September the PCA will host the annual Plumbing Service Conference alongside Lexington Plumbing of Kansas City, Missouri.  The two-day conference will include presentations on starting and optimizing a plumbing service operation, in-depth discussions on the various markets, as well as feature a facility and operations tour of Lexington Plumbing.