Category: Featured Resource

The Business Value of BIM for Mechanical and HVAC Construction SmartMarket Report

The use of BIM and related technologies and processes that leverage data from models is delivering meaningful impact to mechanical and HVAC contractors on a wide variety of measures, including cost and schedule improvements, enhanced productivity, better collaboration between stakeholders and better worker safety. This research report quantifies other benefits to users and the challenges related to leveraging BIM to increase industry understanding of which factors will most effectively drive growth and expand future use.

Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report

Improved productivity and quality are among the benefits driving interest in, and use of, prefabrication and modular construction today. This research report quantifies other benefits to users and the challenges related to each to increase industry understanding of which factors will most effectively drive growth and expand future use.

Multiemployer Pension Plan Reform Policy Issues

This report, which was released jointly by MCAA, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), and Horizon Actuarial Services analyzes how the impact of the lingering pension reform impasse in Congress adversely affects active participants in MCAA/UA pension plans and highlights inequities in benefit levels.

Motion is Money and Safety Video for Supervisors

Motion is money and safety in the construction business, which relies on employees’ physical movements to accomplish the job at hand. This video will teach your supervisors to recognize opportunities to minimize movement, leading to safer and more profitable jobs.

Supervisors will learn:

  • How unnecessary walking, bending, reaching, climbing, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying increase the risk of cumulative trauma injury to the soft tissues
  • How unnecessary movement increases the risk of injuries from slipping, tripping, and falling
  • How increasing productivity reduces the risk of injury
  • The importance of consistent storage and staging of materials, tools, and equipment
  • Why pre-planning each task is critical to reducing unnecessary motion
  • How to start the process by observing your workers for 30 to 60 minutes

Guide to Line Breaking Safety

Benchmark your practices and protect your workers with the information in this guide. It covers common hazards, injuries from improper line breaking operations, common causes of line breaking incidents, and general line breaking preparations. A checklist is included to help ensure that line breaking is done consistently. See the related tools for educating your workers.

Excavation Safety for Mechanical Construction Safety Training Test

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Excavation Safety for Mechanical Construction Safety Training Video with this test, designed to be used in conjunction with the Excavation Safety for Mechanical Construction Safety Training Test Answer Key.

Developing Improved Labor-Management Relations Podcast

Host Bob Lindbloom and co-host Brodie Arndt discuss various collective bargaining approaches with C. Richard Barnes, an internationally recognized mediator, facilitator, skills trainer and speaker specializing in dispute resolution, workforce training, and leadership coaching. This podcast complements the Management Methods Bulletin on the same topic. Play the podcast directly from the WebBook, or listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.

Guide to Silica Safety

MCAA’s Guide to Silica Safety incorporates provisions in OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard. The guide provides mechanical construction employers with the information they need to help their workers protect themselves from overexposure to respirable silica.

Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide

This full-featured digital version of our Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide enhances the look and feel of our printed directory with digital-only benefits.