The MCAA Student Chapter Competition received 33 submissions from chapters, including three from first-time participants Alfred State College, California State University, East Bay and Indiana State University.
Thank you to all the other MCAA student chapter that have submitted bids:
- Auburn University
- Ball State University
- Binghamton University
- California State University, San Luis Obispo
- California State University, Chico
- California State University, Sacramento
- Colorado State University
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Illinois State University
- Iowa State University
- Kansas State University
- Kent State University
- McMaster University
- Milwaukee School of Engineering
- Missouri State University
- Northern Kentucky University
- Oregon State University
- Penn State University
- Pittsburg State University
- Purdue University
- Texas A&M University
- University of Maryland, College Park
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- University of Southern California
- University of Washington
- University of Wisconsin-Stout
- Virginia Tech University
- Washington State University
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
This year’s project details were generously provided by Fresh Meadow Mechanical Corporation of Fresh Meadows, New York.
The students have been tasked with developing a proposal to be the prime contractor on a chiller and cooling tower replacement project in the Penn South building in New York City.
The project includes the completion of all plumbing, piping and HVAC, electrical, controls and any other work required to complete the project as described in the bid documents. The student chapters are tasked with purchasing all equipment and materials and providing all necessary labor to compete the entire project scope.
The successful bidder will be required to coordinate the installation of their work with all other trades. This will include full BIM coordination with all other trades to locate and correct any clashes before fabrication or installation of any piping or ductwork. The contractor will be responsible for all costs related to any modification required for rerouting or relocation of any pipe or duct due to their lack of participation in the model clash detection exercise.
The teams will be notified if they made the Final Four by Friday, January 17. The Final Four teams will compete at MCAA2020 on Monday, March 16 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The top competition prize is $10,000. The second-place team receives $5,000 and the other two finalists will each receive $2,500. The other six teams in the top ten will receive Certificates of Merit and a check for $1,000.
Members of the MCAA Career Development Committee will review and judge the bid submissions.