MCAA Student Competition Challenges Chapters with NYC Chiller and Cooling Tower Replacement Project

October 2, 2019

This year’s MCAA Student Chapter Competition project has been released to all participating student chapters. MCAA student chapter members 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.

This year’s project details were generously provided by Fresh Meadow Mechanical Corporation of Fresh Meadows, New York.

Scope of the Project

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 as detailed in the cap documents.

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 crafts 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.

Final Four at MCAA2020 Convention

Members of MCAA’s Career Development Committee will evaluate and score the first round proposals. The teams earning the top four scores will present their proposals during the Student Chapter Competition at the MCAA2020 in Maui, Hawaii on Monday, March 16.

The stakes are high–the first place team wins $10,000, second place wins $5,000 and the finalists each receive $2,500.

GreatFutures Forum Presentation

MCAA Board of Directors members Scott Hinton of Harrell-Fish and Michael Russo of Fresh Meadow Mechanical discussed the project’s request for proposal (RFP) in detail at the MCAA GreatFutures Forum. Watch the video below to learn more about the first-round proposal requirements and the project’s overall scope.

Want to get involved?

Reach out to your local MCAA Student Chapter to offer guidance to the students as they navigate the competition RFP. For more information, please contact Harlee Mooney.

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