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.
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!
MCAA’s Guide to In-Person Safety Training explores effective techniques to help you achieve your safety training goals.
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.
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.
This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Aerial Lift Safety Training Video.
This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Aerial Lift Safety Training Video.
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.
Check your workers’ responses to the Aerial Lift Safety Training Test to ensure they’re retaining key training points.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This bulletin provides guidance to help you set up a PM program for your fleet.
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.
This bulletin reviews the advantages and disadvantages of making payments via credit card.
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.
This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video.
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.
Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Video with this test.
Check your workers’ responses to the Workplace Violence Prevention and Protection Safety Training Test to ensure they’re retaining key training points.
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.
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.
This bulletin highlights the need for regular promotion as a business development tool and offers tips for selecting a public relations consultant.
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.
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.
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.
This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Safe Pressure Testing of Steel and Copper Piping Systems Safety Training Video.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This comprehensive, user-friendly manual was designed specifically for the mechanical industry. It includes new information about noise, manganese and zinc. Color illustrations highlight key points and enhance readability.
MCAA members can compare their business performance against industry averages for 20 key financial ratios and other data with this new report.
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.
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.
This webinar offers additional insights into the MCAA Safety Apps research report written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA.
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.
Designed to assist you in developing a human resources manual for your company, this publication reflects current trends and law on human resource management.
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.
This video covers mandatory respiratory protection training requirements for workers using air-purifying respirators.
This second report in the Construction Technology Research Series was written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA. BIM technologies in the area of construction and maintenance can expedite work, increase precision, and prevent mistakes.
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.
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.
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.
This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video.
This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s Respiratory Protection Safety Training Video.
Technology is a challenge and an opportunity. MCAA partnered with JBK Labs to help our members keep pace by conducting independent research.
This webinar explores and compares the differences in products, software and processes that contractors will see when they begin to utilize 3D scanning technology.
Whether you’ve been thinking about pre-fabrication or want to ensure that your pre-fab processes are using the latest technology and tooling, this guide can help.
This webinar explored different levels of water metering, energy information systems that can be utilized for water savings, water audits and how they can be utilized for LEED points.
In this webinar, learn about crisis-mode water conservation approaches – see how green buildings are responding and performing under this challenge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This bulletin explains how provisions that impose fines or penalties for subcontractors’ safety violations could impact a subcontractor and how best to avoid them.
Labor and employment law experts Michael Boldt and Ryan Poor cover essential collective bargaining details in plain English. Appendices cover construction site strikes, picketing and boycotts; equal employment opportunity and affirmative action; and preventing harrassment.
Keep your data private after an IT breach. Three types of cyber threats have been on the rise in business; each requires your leadership skills to help your company avoid them or emerge unscathed. Find out what you can do as an executive to protect your company if your website is hacked and defaced, if your files are held for ransom or if your Data Center goes offline with no estimate for restoration.
This manual covers all aspects of mechanical industry project management, including key topics like managing change orders and claims, job cost and labor control, productivity, scheduling, safety and much more.