Featured Resources

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Overview

The United States Department of Defense has created the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard that will soon be required for corporations and entities that want to bid as a contractor, or act as a subcontractor, for DoD projects. This whitepaper is designed to give electrical and mechanical contractor corporate leadership and their IT Directors an overview of the CMMC standard.

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.

National Service and Maintenance Agreement

The National Service and Maintenance Agreement is an agreement negotiated and administered by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) and is a signed contract between the UA and individual mechanical service contracting firms who apply and qualify. The Agreement is a nationally recognized tool that helps contractors provide quality, consistent service to their customers throughout the country and helps reclaim lost market share.

Change Orders, Productivity, Overtime—A Primer for the Construction Industry

This planning tool helps you determine the costs associated with unplanned events, circumstances and factors that may impact the outcome, productivity and schedule of construction projects. New for 2020: a chapter highlighting the benefits of sharing native critical path method (CPM) schedule files.

Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies

There is no question the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the construction industry as a whole, including the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) have aligned the MEP trades in a collaborative effort to bring to you and the construction industry this white paper. Find the Change Orders publication referenced in this white paper here.

Tool and Equipment Rental Guide

MCAA has joined forces with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) to create an even more robust guide to equipment recovery costs for mechanical, electrical, line and other construction contractors. The guide offers insights on contractor-owned equipment to ensure industry professionals have the most updated costs to inform internal estimating, project proposals for new and potential customers, and cost accounting efforts.

The Next Generation of Data Security

Anything related to technology or cyber security can no longer be taken on faith. It should be protected like any other company asset, but with different tools and strategies. This article is intended to provide guidance and insight of current tools and techniques to protect your data and operations.

2021 MCAA Microsoft Hololens Trimble XR 10 Comparison Report

The MCAA Innovative Technologies Committee’s new report evaluates the Trimble XR10 and shares case studies of its use in the field.

Latest Resources

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Streamline® Carbon Steel Press Fittings | Installation Instructions Watch this video to learn about the installation process of the Streamline® Carbon Steel Press Fittings for Mechanical or Gas.

SLOAN Training Resources

The American Disabilities Act (ADA) offered a pathway to build public spaces, including commercial restrooms with very specific fixtures that are “ADA-compliant.” Learn what the term means and how you can build and manage restroom accessibility for the needs of diverse building occupants.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Streamline® PRS Copper Press Fittings | Installation Instructions Watch this video to learn about the installation process of the Streamline® PRS Copper Press Fittings.

Bell & Gossett Training Resources

Bell & Gossett offers free training/education opportunities for plumbing and hydronic HVAC industry professionals. The Little Red Schoolhouse and Remote Learning Hub host a wide range of seminars tailored to different occupations within the industry.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings | Installation Instructions Watch this video to learn about the installation process of the Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings for HVAC & VRF applications.

NCPWB Technical Bulletin: An Explanation of ASME Section IX Requirements Radiographic Examination for Welds

How to determine the number of test coupons required to meet the minimum weld length for radiographic examination under ASME Section IX.

Procore Technologies, Inc. Training Resources

Procore Safety Certification
Safety matters. Now more than ever. Go beyond OSHA regs and PPE to help you and your team stay safe—during and after a crisis – with a free Procore Safety Certification.

IMI Hydronic Engineering Training Resources

Learn from experts and achieve the best results in hydronic systems. Our practical and theoretical training will include applications for projects, installations, commissioning, and operation.

Safety Resources

New Tool to Track and Report Vaccine and Testing for OSHA’s ETS on COVID-19

There have been many requests from MCAA members for a simple and easy way to track & report the Emergency Testing Standard (ETS) from OSHA for both the vaccine requirements and weekly testing. MCAA member company Tyfoom has created an automated, simple, and easy process to reach all employees on a regular basis with an ETS survey. For more information, please contact customercare@tyfoom.com or call 801-717-1231 and mention that you are an MCAA member to obtain a 10% member discount.

Model COVID-19 Vaccination, Testing and Face Covering Policy

This policy is for companies that require vaccines, or weekly testing and face covering use as an alternative to vaccines. It can also be easily tailored for use as your Mandatory Vaccination Policy, for the companies that require vaccines, but do not allow weekly testing and face covering use as an alternative.

MCAA Model COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19. This Model COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy addresses the ETS, which was issued on November 5, 2021. The standard applies to all mechanical construction, service, and fabrication shop employers. The standard has been temporarily stayed by the Fifth Circuit. However, the stay could be temporarily lifted. This Model COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy is available to you in case the stay is temporarily lifted, and OSHA decides to initiative enforcement.

Safety Bulletin

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Safety Bulletin

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19. This Safety Bulletin addresses the ETS, which was issued on November 5, 2021. The standard applies to all mechanical construction, service, and fabrication shop employers. This bulletin includes OSHA’s revised deadlines for enforcement.

MCAA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO: Workplace Violence Protection

MCAA believes the timing is right to release a microlearning safety video on Workplace Violence Protection. This stand-alone microlearning safety video highlights the vital course of action to protect yourself and your co-workers in the event of a workplace violence incident, such as an active shooter.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Refraining from Distracted Driving

Together with our partners in safety, CNA, MCAA developed the MCAA/CNA Microlearning Safety Video Series, a series of easy-to-watch safety videos that are under 3-minutes long. Please enjoy our fourth microlearning video on Refraining from Distracted Driving to Help Prevent Motor Vehicle Collisions.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Worker Personal Health

Together with our partners in safety, CNA, MCAA developed the MCAA/CNA Microlearning Safety Video Series, a series of easy-to-watch safety videos that are under 3-minutes long. Please enjoy our third microlearning video on Worker Personal Health to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Proper Material Staging

Together with our partners in safety, CNA, MCAA developed the MCAA/CNA Microlearning Safety Video Series, a series of easy-to-watch safety videos that are under 3-minutes long. Please enjoy our second microlearning on Proper Materials Staging to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries

Upcoming Events

Clean Energy – Geothermal Energy Exchange Webinar

May 19, 2022

MCAA President Robert M. Bolton will be joined by subject matter expert on geothermal HVACR technologies, Jay Egg, to talk about Thermal Energy or Clean Energy. This is the reduction or elimination of carbon dioxide from energy sources.

Pre-IPM Class 15, May-August 2022: Mondays

May 23 – August 22, 2022

A new online program, intended to be a precursor to the MCAA’s Institute for Project Management, overseen by the same committee that manages the IPM and AIPM. A 12-week curriculum, taught as a series of 90-minute classes, covering topics fundamental to project management at an introductory level.

Pre-IPM Class 16, May-August 2022: Mondays

May 23 – August 22, 2022

A new online program, intended to be a precursor to the MCAA’s Institute for Project Management, overseen by the same committee that manages the IPM and AIPM. A 12-week curriculum, taught as a series of 90-minute classes, covering topics fundamental to project management at an introductory level.

Pre-IPM Class 17, May-August 2022: Tuesdays

May 24 – August 23, 2022

A new online program, intended to be a precursor to the MCAA’s Institute for Project Management, overseen by the same committee that manages the IPM and AIPM. A 12-week curriculum, taught as a series of 90-minute classes, covering topics fundamental to project management at an introductory level.

Pre-IPM Class 18, May-August 2022: Tuesdays

May 24 – August 23, 2022

A new online program, intended to be a precursor to the MCAA’s Institute for Project Management, overseen by the same committee that manages the IPM and AIPM. A 12-week curriculum, taught as a series of 90-minute classes, covering topics fundamental to project management at an introductory level.

Pre-IPM Class 19, May-August 2022: Wednesdays

May 25 – August 24, 2022

A new online program, intended to be a precursor to the MCAA’s Institute for Project Management, overseen by the same committee that manages the IPM and AIPM. A 12-week curriculum, taught as a series of 90-minute classes, covering topics fundamental to project management at an introductory level.

WiMI 2022 Conference

June 6 – 8, 2022

Now, More Than Ever is the time to get involved with Women in the Mechanical Industry. The Second Annual WiMI Conference is scheduled for June 6-8, 2022, in Austin TX. Featuring inspiring speakers, riveting educational sessions, exceptional networking, and roundtables filled with crucial conversations. From industry newcomers to executives, and everyone in between, this is the event to attend for all women in the mechanical contracting industry.

2022 AEC Best Practices Conference

July 24 – 27, 2022

This conference is designed to provide MCAA affiliated association executives with best practices education that empowers them to better serve their board and contractor members.