Featured Resources

How to Start a Local WiMI Committee

Have you wanted to start a local Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI) committee in your area, but weren’t quite sure where to start? The MCAA WiMI Committee has put together a comprehensive list of ideas and instructions that can be tailored to the specific needs of your area. If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to wimi@mcaa.org.

WebLEM

WebLEM is the industry’s most reliable authority for comprehensive labor units for typical project tasks. Quickly search for and retrieve information. 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.

Department of Defense’s New Cybersecurity Requirements Explained for Subcontractors

In 2021, the Department of Defense announced a new strategic effort to provide enhanced cyber security efforts for their building projects going forward. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will ensure accountability for companies to implement cybersecurity standards in order to protect sensitive data during the design, build and operations of DoD facilities. Recently, the DoD has simplified and revised the CMMC to make it more streamlined and faster in what they are calling, “CMMC 2.0”. Play the video and download the assessment guide below. 

Latest Resources

20 Years of Safety Excellence – February 2023: Personal Protective Equipment

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. Preventable injuries impact our safety culture, company morale, and our bottom lines. This month’s kit includes our newest videos on hearing protection, head protection, eye protection, respiratory protection, and hand protection. These videos are a candid look at what happens when you don’t wear PPE, and how easily you can help yourself and others by wearing these lifesaving pieces of personal protection.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Hearing Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Eye Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Respiratory Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Hand Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

IRA Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Tax Credit Webinar

Starting January 29, 2023, certain construction projects that promote energy efficiency and clean energy production will qualify for substantially larger tax credits if they are performed by contractors that employ apprentices from a registered program and pay the prevailing wage. These enhanced incentives will provide a significant competitive advantage to signatory contractors with existing relationships with unions and experience complying with prevailing wage and apprenticeship standards.

Morris Group International Training Resources

Conserving Water and Energy: Electric Tankless Hot Water Heaters (ETWHs) explains how ETWHs produce hot water while also improving health and safety conditions & reducing costs.

NCPWB Technical Bulletin: Qualification of Welding Operators for Orbital TIG Welding

There is occasional confusion among NCPWB members who use orbital pipe and tube welding machines when it comes to determining just what is required to qualify a welding operator and how to properly complete the QW-484 form for welding operators. This bulletin clarifies the difference between a welder and a welding operator and provides sample welder qualification test records for welding operators using automatic and machine welding.

Safety Resources

20 Years of Safety Excellence – February 2023: Personal Protective Equipment

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. Preventable injuries impact our safety culture, company morale, and our bottom lines. This month’s kit includes our newest videos on hearing protection, head protection, eye protection, respiratory protection, and hand protection. These videos are a candid look at what happens when you don’t wear PPE, and how easily you can help yourself and others by wearing these lifesaving pieces of personal protection.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Hearing Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Eye Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

Safety Video Icon

MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Respiratory Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Hand Protection

PPE is the last line of defense, and sometimes all you need to prevent and injury or save a life. To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

20 Years of Safety Excellence – January 2023: New Worker Safety & Health

To kick off 2023, we are focusing on new workers. New workers are often the most vulnerable to accidents and injuries. In this month’s kit we have videos, programs, and manuals, including a New Worker Safety Orientation video and several accompanying resources.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Head Protection

Head injuries are preventable…all 50,000 each year! To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

MSCA 2022 Benchmark Survey

In 2022, MSCA conducted a comprehensive benchmark survey to obtain current data on key performance indicators (KPIs) in the HVACR and plumbing service industry. The results were very insightful and sure to be beneficial to all MSCA members. The full report is now available, results are presented in two formats, one is overall results and the second is broken down by company size which can provide specific insight relevant to your company.

Upcoming Events

2023 MSCA Sales Basecamp

March 13 – 14, 2023

Sales Basecamp is where it begins for your entry-level service sales personnel. This two-day program will prepare recent hires with relevant skills for time management and to confidently sell HVACR services.

MCAA 2023 Annual Convention

March 26 – 30, 2023

Enjoy MCAA’s premier event with an abundance of educational workshops, riveting special sessions, outstanding exhibits, and social functions that never fail to amaze and delight.

Field Leaders Conference, April 2023

April 3 – 5, 2023

Foremen and other supervisory-level field personnel have an opportunity to understand what their employers expect and what they should be doing as leaders.

IPM Class 85, Week 1, April 2023

April 16 – 20, 2023

If you’re a project manager, the MCAA Institute for Project Management (IPM) is the intensive, in-depth training in the fundamentals of project management and the essentials of managing-for-profit you’ve been searching for.

IPM Class 86, Week 1, April 2023

April 17 – 21, 2023

If you’re a project manager, the MCAA Institute for Project Management (IPM) is the intensive, in-depth training in the fundamentals of project management and the essentials of managing-for-profit you’ve been searching for.

NCPWB 2023 Annual Technical Conference/Committee Meeting

April 23 – 25, 2023

The NCPWB Technical Committee meets annually to resolve technical welding issues, develop and approve welding procedures, review various code activities, and exchange technical information

2023 MSCA Growing and Developing Service Supervisors

April 24 – 25, 2023

Using proven methods, this program will develop attendee’s skills in leadership, coaching, planning, time management, communication, and motivational techniques, all of which will give the supervisor an edge and the confidence to deal with the workplace challenges of today. 

2023 MSCA Service Managers Training Program

April 24 – 27, 2023

Get the management and leadership skills you need to help your company succeed during this intensive four-day program.