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MCAA’s Student Chapter Competition project has been released to all participants. Student Chapters have been tasked with a proposal to be the prime contractor on the mechanical portion of the addition and renovation project of Indiana University’s Memorial Football Stadium. This year’s project details were generously provided by Harrell-Fish of Bloomington, Indiana.

Concerned About the Impact of the New Tariffs on Your Fixed Price Contracts? Read this Bulletin!

With the President’s decision to move forward with tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from Mexico, Canada and the EU, MCAA’s recent bulletin provides useful information on potential approaches MCAA members can consider in attempting to recover price increases. It also includes a sample price escalation clause for future contracts. This bulletin is an example of how we are striving to make MCAA’s Management Methods Manual a more timely resource for MCAA members. Other recent Bulletins cover topics such as “2017 Tax Reform: Consideration for Mechanical Contractors” and “The Next Generation of Data Security.” These newer Bulletins are not only available to our members as PDFs; they are also found in MCAA’s new WebBook Library on our website.

Our Tool and Equipment Rental Guide is Now an Enhanced Web Portal!

MCAA members can now access our Tool and Equipment Rental Guide via an enhanced web portal. There you can refine your search to find what you need quickly. A list of all rates is also included. Regardless of how you view them, search results can be downloaded as either a .pdf or .csv file.

The role of a construction technologist has been emerging for MCAA contractors around the country as they try to incorporate new tools into their operations. To be effective, they often have to take tools not meant for our specific part of the industry and either modify (hack) them or find more artful ways to expand the purpose of the tools they currently use.

Close coordination with Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co. is helping the mechanical design assist subcontractor Pan-Pacific/Murray Company (PPMC) tackle a tough job: building the NFL’s most massive stadium complex. At 3.1 million square feet, the Los Angeles Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park will house not just a 70,000-seat stadium but also a hotel, offices, retail spaces, residences, and restaurants.

SAFETY RECALL – Specified Lot Codes of DBI-SALA 16 Ft. Talon Self Retracting Lifelines

3M Fall Protection is issuing a Stop Use and Recall Notice regarding the 3M™ DBI-SALA® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Life Line. The company detected a small quantity of these lifelines that are defective due to an assembly error. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this. However, defective units would not arrest a fall, resulting in serious injury or death. Your immediate action is required.

MCAA’s Electrical Safety in the Workplace Safety Training Video teaches your workers to recognize electrical hazards associated with HVAC units pushing 480V or less and perform their jobs safely. Accompanying materials are also available to assist you in highlighting key training points, documenting worker training, and confirming that workers understand the training concepts.

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

By working closely with Daikin on design and modeling, ACCO Engineered Systems successfully installed 875,000 tons of sheet metal, miles of condenser and hot-water piping, and 21 large-capacity Daikin Self-Contained air conditioning (AC) units on a fast-track schedule with no room for delays. The energy-efficient HVAC systems helped the premier $1.2-billion Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, become the first NFL stadium to achieve LEED® Gold certification.

MCAA’s Collective Bargaining Seminar is designed to help members and local association executives improve their understanding of the bargaining process to assist in preparing properly for negotiations, and to make bargaining a constructive event for management and labor. Held only every two years, register now for this unique seminar in Washington DC October 31 – November 2.

MCERF, MCAA’s non-profit Foundation, quietly and generously funds some of the most important initiatives benefiting the association’s members. This support is championed by MCERF’s 12-member Board of Trustees. You probably don’t know them…but you should!

MCAA’s longtime partner in safety CNA is providing access for MCAA members to several of its disaster preparedness and recovery resources. If your company is planning to prepare for natural disasters and natural disaster recovery, these resources will be very helpful to you. 

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