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Business Transition Options for the Mechanical Contractor Podcast

Host Bob Lindbloom and co-host Rob Armistead discuss Exit Strategy Planning with Mario Vicari, business advisor to privately-held companies at Kreisher Miller. 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.

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Business Transition Options for the Mechanical Contractor

This bulletin reviews the various options for transferring ownership of a company and showcases the advance planning and analysis needed for a successful transfer. Prefer to listen? Check out the podcast!

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Guide to In-Person Safety Training

MCAA’s Guide to In-Person Safety Training explores effective techniques to help you achieve your safety training goals.

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Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) Shares How She Harnesses Headwinds

Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) captivated the crowd at MSCA18 in Huntington Beach, CA, with her personal stories of how she harnessed the headwinds of change and overcame some incredible obstacles in her own life as she pursued her dream of being a Thunderbird pilot. Hitting home the importance of resurgence over resilience and not being afraid to dream big and do what it takes to make those dreams come true.

This video will be available until 12/1/2018 and requires you to log-in with your member email and password to view.

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Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Guide

This guide will assist you in determining whether an injury or illness must be recorded and reported. It will also help you comply with applicable requirements in OSHA’s recordkeeping rule.

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Aerial Lift Safety Training Video

The video teaches viewers how to protect themselves while working with aerial lifts. Topics covered include: load capacities, inspection and function testing, what to do in case of a problem, fall prevention and protection, and safe operating procedures.

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Aerial Lift Safety Training Pocket Guide

This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Aerial Lift Safety Training Video.

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Aerial Lift Safety Training Documentation Sheet

This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Aerial Lift Safety Training Video.

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Aerial Lift Safety Training Test

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

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Aerial Lift Safety Training Test Answer Key

Check your workers’ responses to the Aerial Lift Safety Training Test to ensure they’re retaining key training points.

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Fleet Safety for Mechanical Service and Construction Supervisors

This video will help you combat unsafe driving behaviors by teaching your supervisors how to properly screen drivers, the components of effective driver training, how to monitor driver behavior, and how to ensure proper inspection and maintenance of the company’s fleet.

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Tool and Equipment Rental Guide

Why spend time gathering equipment rates when you don’t have to? This is a comprehensive, current guide to cost recovery for commonly used tools and equipment.

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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.

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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.

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Plumbing Service 101 Webinar Module 6 – Operations Part 2
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Model Electrical Safety in the Workplace Program (Based on NFPA 70E-2018)

NFPA 70E – 2018 states that each employer shall implement and document an overall electrical safety program that directs activity appropriate to the risk associated with electrical hazards. This model program will help you develop an electrical safety program that is specific to your company’s needs.

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Recovery of Material Escalation Costs Arising From Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

This bulletin addresses approaches prime contractors and subcontractors may assert to recover under fixed priced contracts for the price increases resulting from new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

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Inventory of Construction Industry Pension Plans

This ground breaking analysis of historical trends in pension plans’ key operating data will aid stakeholders and public policy makers in ensuring plans’ futures with fact-based, in-depth analysis of plan experience over ten year periods. Prepared by MCAA and Horizon Actuarial Services, LLC. Looking for information about FASB? Check here for answers to frequently asked questions.

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Model Lockout/Tagout Program for Electrical Safety (Based on NFPA 70E-2018)

NFPA 70E – 2018 requires employers to establish a written lockout/tagout program. And, when complex lockout/tagout is required, employers are also required to establish a written complex lockout/tagout plan that is specific to each application. This model simplifies the process, saving you time.

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Plumbing Service 101 Webinar Module 5 – Operations Part 1
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Vehicle Preventative Maintenance Program

This bulletin provides guidance to help you set up a PM program for your fleet.

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Retention of Professional Staff

This bulletin outlines specific strategies that contractors can implement to increase their ability to retain employees as well as metrics that can be used to measure the effectiveness of these initiatives.

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Credit Card Payments

This bulletin reviews the advantages and disadvantages of making payments via credit card.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video

This video teaches viewers to identify warning signs and take appropriate action to prevent workplace violence. It also shows viewers how to protect themselves and others if they find themselves in an active workplace violence situation.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Pocket Guide

This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Documentation Sheet

This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Test

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video with this test.

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Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Test Answer Key

Check your workers’ responses to the Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Test to ensure they’re retaining key training points.

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Why Mechanical Contractors Should Furnish Equipment

This bulletin reviews the advantages sought by direct purchasing and the hidden pitfalls that may result.

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Unit Pricing

This bulletin provides an overview of the “Unit Price” basis for pricing changes. It also highlights the pitfalls a contractor can expect in the implementation of a unit price change or contract.

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The Internet of Things: Connecting the Job Site Like Never Before

BuiltWorlds, an MCAA Technology partner, has released a new report detailing how internet devices are transforming the jobsite, making the construction process more efficient and connected.

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Business and Politics

This bulletin provides advice, tools and information about the federal legislative process to help you be effective in presenting and discussing industry issues with your House and Senate representatives.

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Plumbing Service 101 Webinar Module 4 – Cash is King
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Public Relations: An Important Marketing Tool for the Mechanical Contractor

This bulletin highlights the need for regular promotion as a business development tool and offers tips for selecting a public relations consultant.

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Doing Business with a Customer in Bankruptcy

This bulletin can help you avoid legal and other pitfalls that may affect your business relationship with a customer that has or may file for bankruptcy.

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Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Video

This video walks the viewer through the most common causes of steel and copper piping system pressure testing failures, pretest walk-downs, and general safe work practices for hydrostatic and pneumatic pressure testing.

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Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Documentation Sheet

This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Video.

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Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Pocket Guide

This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Video.

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Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Test

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Video with this test.

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Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Test Answer Key

Check your workers’ responses to the Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Test to ensure they’re retaining key training points.

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FAQs About FASB

MCAA produced this document to assist member companies and their accountants in complying with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) disclosure requirements pertaining to an employer’s participation in multiemployer defined benefit pension plans. Questions? Please contact John McNerney.

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Safety Manual for Mechanical Service Technicians

This comprehensive, user-friendly manual was designed specifically for the mechanical service industry. Color illustrations highlight key points and enhance the reader’s ability to find information.

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Plumbing Service 101 Webinar Module 3 – Finding and Developing Great Plumbing Techs
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Plumbing Service 101 Webinar Module 2 – Plumbing Service Markets
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Getting Started on Making a Technology Investment
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Bring Your Own Device – Is It Right for Your Company?
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Bluetooth for Tool Management
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Things and Must Do’s to Protect/Secure Your Company’s Data
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Insights into Field Service Software Webinar
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Benchmarking Data for Mechanical Contractors

MCAA members can compare their business performance against industry averages for 20 key financial ratios and other data with this new report.

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Pros and Cons of New Technologies Showcased at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

This report gives the pros and cons of the most applicable technology from the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) exhibit. It includes the latest in augmented reality, drones, cameras, sensors, mapping devices and scanners.

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MCAA Safety Apps Report

Written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA, this report found that most applications for safety professionals are geared towards documentation. There is a growing trend analytics on this data to identify root causes and trends. A companion webinar is also available.

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Plumbing Service 101 Webinar Module 1 – Plumbing Service Business Basics
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MCAA Safety Apps Webinar

This webinar offers additional insights into the MCAA Safety Apps research report written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA.

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The Management Audit: Peer Group Guidelines
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Technology Report on Field Service Software

Our partners at JB Knowledge surveyed MSCA members on the technology practices and software needs for their service operations before comparing 16 different software solutions in this report.

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Guide to Human Resources Policies

Designed to assist you in developing a human resources manual for your company, this publication reflects current trends and law on human resource management.

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Management Methods Manual

This manual has it all! Written by contractors for contractors, this is THE definitive guide to the basics to help you keep your company running smoothly, efficiently and profitably.

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video

This video covers mandatory respiratory protection training requirements for workers using air-purifying respirators.

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BIM to Field Software – A Comparative Analysis

MCAA has now released its third installment of the Construction Technology Research Series with a report produced by JB Knowledge Labs on BIM to Field Software, free to members.

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Hazard Communication Safety Training Video
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Plumbing 101 for Property Managers Lunch and Learn
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Introduction to HVACR – Part 1 – Heating and Ventilation Lunch and Learn
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 10 – Focusing on the Customer with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 9 – Heating Systems with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 8 – Fans, Pumps and Miscellaneous Equipment with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 7 – Types of Commercial Systems with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 6 – Air Flow: Types and Systems with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 5 – A/C Basic Large Tonnage with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 4 – A/C Basic Small Tonnage with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 3 – HVACR Basic Sciences and Formulas with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 2 – HVACR Service and Construction Terms and Slang with Woody Woodall
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HVAC 101 Webinar Module 1 – What is HVACR? with Woody Woodall
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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Test

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

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Test Answer Key

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video with this answer key, designed to be used in conjunction with the Respiratory Protection Safety Training Test.

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Documentation Sheet

This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video.

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Respiratory Protection Safety Training Pocket Guide

This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video.

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Construction Technology Research Report: 3D Scanning

Technology is a challenge and an opportunity. MCAA partnered with JBK Labs to help our members keep pace by conducting independent research.

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Construction Technology Report – 3D Scanning Webinar with James Benham

This webinar explores and compares the differences in products, software and processes that contractors will see when they begin to utilize 3D scanning technology.

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Achieving Spatial Coordination through BIM – A Guide for Specialty Contractors
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Energy Solutions for Business Owners Lunch and Learn
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PIPES (PROCESS INFORMATION PORTAL ENABLING SUCCESS)
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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Upgrade Training

In the last of a four-part webinar series, ENERGY STAR, you will learn how to navigate the new and improved Portfolio Manager software. Recorded 9/10/13.

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ENERGY STAR Recognition Opportunities

In the third of a four-part webinar series, ENERGY STAR, you will learn about the many ways you can generate external and internal recognition for your participation in the ENERGY STAR program. Recorded 6/19/13.

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Financial Benefits of Energy Savings

In the second of a four-part webinar series, ENERGY STAR, you will understand and feel confident about explaining the financial benefits of reducing energy consumption in commercial buildings. Recorded 4/17/16.

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ENERGY STAR Benchmark Troubleshooting

The first of a four-part webinar series, ENERGY STAR, highlights the importance of compiling and entering accurate data into ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager to ensure the accuracy of your energy performance score. Recorded 2/20/13.

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Leveraging Your GreenSTAR Advantage

How can the GreenSTAR advantage add value and marketing smarts to your company’s business plan? To find out, view this enlightening webinar, which will provide you with important insights on the significance of being an MSCA GreenSTAR contractor. Recorded 1/30/13.

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Cross-Selling Your Services

In the fifth of the six-part webinar series, Building the Ultimate Sales Team, you will learn how to break down the barriers between divisions; develop incentives for cross-selling; train all staff on every service the company offers; and establish a cross-referral lead generation program. Recorded 10/30/12.

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Technicians as Sales People

In the fourth of the six-part webinar series, Building the Ultimate Sales Team, you will gain a better understanding of the technician’s role in sales; the pros and cons of hiring from outside/promoting from within; learn to identify best practices for transitioning technicians from field to sales; and attain guidelines for making technicians and field incentive programs effective. Recorded 8/22/12. Recording not available due to technical difficulties.

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Compensation Packages and Other Incentives

In the third of the six-part webinar series, Building the Ultimate Sales Team, you will learn how to identify and define typical compensation terminology; understand selling behaviors and compensation theory; become familiar with different ways to pay salespeople such as salary, commission, and bonus plans; learn the differences in incentivizing projects versus maintenance; and attain a list of the Do’s and Don’ts for MSCA contractors. Recorded 6/20/12.

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Hiring and Firing of Sales People

In the second of the six-part webinar series, Building the Ultimate Sales Team, you will learn best practices to analyze and justify the reasons for adding new sales staff; identify ways to validate a candidate’s background, experience and potential fit; plan for the new hire’s arrival; develop a 90-day performance appraisal; how to discuss unsatisfactory performance – the right way and the wrong way; and know when and how to terminate. Recorded 4/18/12.

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Developing the Sales Plan

In the first of the six-part webinar series, Building the Ultimate Sales Team, you will gain a better understanding of the required elements for an effective sales plan; how to forecast future sales; examine an actual sales plan case study; predict future revenue growth; integrate the sales plan with your compensation policies; and ensure sales plan success with proper training. Recorded 2/29/12.

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New Opportunities: Beyond Your Comfort Zone

In the last of the seven-part webinar series, The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual, you will learn how offering energy services can bolster your sales and help cement relationships with customers. You will also discover how to expand into plumbing service with minimal additional overhead or personnel. Plus, find out how to build a loyalty plan to secure commitment from existing customers. Recorded 12/3/14.

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Efficiency: Do It Better, Do It Smarter

In the sixth of the seven-part webinar series, The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual, you will learn how to utilize existing or low-cost technology to answer customer demand for faster, more detailed information. In addition, how to make the best financial decision regarding whether to maintain or replace vehicles will be explored as well as strategies for streamlining office and overhead management. Recorded 10/22/14.

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Labor Utilization to Help You Compete

The fifth of the seven-part webinar series, The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual, will teach you how to implement a blended workforce to maximize labor resources, use the National Service & Maintenance Agreement as a tool to manage your labor force, and evaluate the profitability of an account. Recorded 9/10/14.

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What Does It Really Cost?

The fourth of the seven-part webinar series, The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual, will provide you with the skills you need to measure labor productivity and understand the value of labor mix and indirect burdens. You will learn the importance of engaging your entire service organization in understanding non-billable time and productivity. You will also discover how to get rid of timesheets to simplify your paperwork system and increase the profitability of your business. Recorded 5/21/14.

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Employees: It’s All about Your People

In the third of the seven-part webinar series, The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual, you will learn how to utilize scorecards to incentivize and motivate employees. Tips will also be revealed for instituting and communicating a clear, simple commission plan to motivate employees to increase sales. Hiring and termination recommendations will be reviewed. Recorded 4/9/14.

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Customers: Your Most Prized Possession

In the second of the seven-part webinar series, The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual, you will learn how to continually create an enjoyable customer experience to ensure a positive perception of your company and potential repeat business. You will also gain a better understanding of your customer relationships and reputation and how to best leverage those relationships. Recorded 2/26/14.

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Leadership: It All Starts at the Top

In the first of the seven-part webinar series, The Path to Higher Margins Is Not Business as Usual, you will learn the importance of good leadership to inspire employees, and taking risks and thinking strategically about the long-term goals of your company. You will also discover how to create a culture of accountability and optimism, and to communicate a clear and strategic vision. Recorded 1/29/14.

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The TEAM Thing Webinar 6 with Steve Thomas

What separates the “good” team members from the “great” ones? What is it about that “star player” that makes him or her not just effective, but someone you want to retain as long as possible? In the last of the six-part “The TEAM Thing” webinar series, Steve Thomas discusses what some of those “great” qualities are, and what separates them from the “good.” He also recaps all six sessions to illustrate how all the concepts work together to form an effective team. Recorded 12/2/15.

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The TEAM Thing Webinar 5 with Steve Thomas

In the fifth of the six-part “The TEAM Thing” webinar series, Steve Thomas does a deep dive into specific characteristics of effective teams that you can develop as a leader to make your team more effective. With so much information to share on this topic, this is a two-part session. Recorded 11/11/15.

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The TEAM Thing Webinar 4 with Steve Thomas

In the fourth of the six-part “The TEAM Thing” webinar series, Steve Thomas discusses the make-up of a solid team foundation and how to achieve it from the ground up as well as how to rebuild it. Recorded 9/2/15.

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The TEAM Thing Webinar 3 with Steve Thomas

In the third of the six-part “The TEAM Thing” webinar series, Steve Thomas reveals the four kinds of team players that come to work and how to clearly define what an effective team player looks like for your team. Recorded 6/3/15.

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The TEAM Thing Webinar 2 with Steve Thomas

In the second of the six-part “The TEAM Thing” webinar series, Steve Thomas discusses what it means to be a “follow-able” leader; the four main qualities that people look for in a leader that also determine whether they will follow him or her; and practical applications. Recorded 4/1/15.

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The TEAM Thing Webinar 1 with Steve Thomas

In the first of the six-part “The TEAM Thing” webinar series, Steve Thomas focuses on the desire of every leader to build a “team” within their organization, teaching what it truly is (and isn’t), and how to embody it as a team player and a leader. Recorded 2/11/15.

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Introduction to HVACR – Part 2 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Lunch and Learn
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Tailgate Safety Talks for Service Contractors – Volume I

This series of safety talks deliver basic information about the most common hazards mechanical service contractors face on the job and how to avoid them.

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SDS BinderWorks

SDS BinderWorks, MCAA’s preferred safety data sheet service, helps reduce costs and time associated with SDS-related efforts, and it keeps the compliance process simple and convenient. It offers GHS-compliant SDSs online with flexible delivery options in digital and hardcopy formats. To establish service or learn more, contact SDS BinderWorks, Inc. at 877-433-7774 or via email. MCAA and MSCA members save 5 percent on any subscription plan.

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Online Piping and Usage Specification (OPUS)

OPUS allows the user to make dynamic combinations of pipe types, materials, applications and joinings. This free resource was developed by a task group of MCAA contractors and Manufacturer/Supplier Council members for those who are new to the industry, but all MCAA members are encouraged to use the system.

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ConsensusDOCS

ConsensusDOCS, of which MCAA is a participating member, publishes a comprehensive library of some 100 form documents drafted in a co-equal consensus process. Save on your order using Discount Code: MCAA100.

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Management Strategies for Information Technology

Find practical management techniques in straightforward language in this manual designed for employees who are not IT specialists and for IT professionals with little or no experience in mechanical construction.

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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 at nnikpourfard@mcaa.org.

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Model Excavation Safety Program

This model guides you through establishing a program that minimizes risk to your employees and ensures your compliance with OSHA requirements. It makes development and implementation of such a program as easy and cost-effective as possible.

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Model Safety and Loss Prevention Program for Construction
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Model Safety and Loss Prevention Program for Service
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Hiring Guide for the Mechanical Service Contractor
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Electronic Tablet Use in Construction
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Toolbox Safety Talks for Fabrication Shops

This publication presents 52 safety talks that are specific to pipe fabrication shops. Topics covered include: general fabrication shop safety, personal protection, respiratory hazards, material handling, welding/cutting/brazing, fire prevention and protection, power tools and specialized equipment used in fabrication shops.

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Jobsite Safety Inspection Checklist
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Electric Arc Welding Safety Training Documentation Sheet
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Distracted Driving Reduction and Prevention Guide
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Toolbox Safety Talks for Construction Contractors – Volume V
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Rigging Safety Guide
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General Brazing Guidelines
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Pipe Welding
General Welding Guidelines
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Pipe Welding
Successful Project Management Flowchart
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HVAC 101 Workbook Module 1 – What is HVACR?
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Confined Spaces in Construction Safety Training Video
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Fall Restraint and Arrest Systems Safety Training Video
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Welding and Cutting Safety Training Video
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Model Respiratory Protection Program
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Model Lockout/Tagout Program
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Confined Spaces in Construction Safety Training Pocket Guide
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Electrical Safety in the Workplace Safety Training Pocket Guide
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Electrical Hazard Safety Training Video
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Enforceability of Contractual Fines/Penalties for Subcontractor Safety Violations

This bulletin explains how provisions that impose fines or penalties for subcontractors’ safety violations could impact a subcontractor and how best to avoid them.

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