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

2020-2021 Tool and Equipment Rental Guide

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. MCAA members can now access our Tool and Equipment Rental Guide via an enhanced web portal. There you can refine your search to find what you need quickly. A list of all rates is also included. Regardless of how you view them, search results can be downloaded as either a .pdf or .csv file. The traditional PDF format is also available for download.

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

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 first microlearning video on Safe Lifting Technique to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Safe Lifting Technique to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries

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 first microlearning video on Safe Lifting Technique to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries.

SLOAN Training Resources

Sloan touch-free sensor faucets, flushometers, soap dispensers and hand dryers communicate their status in many different ways. Learn all about Sloan sensors and what those blinking restroom lights mean.

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.

Lochinvar, LLC Training Resources

Lochinvar’s commitment to training and education hasn’t wavered in over 80 years. Learn with us on-line at LochinvarU.com, on-campus in Lebanon, Tennessee or at a sponsored event in your hometown.

SLOAN Training Resources

Planning a new facility or retrofitting an existing one? Ideal for drought-prone regions, this webinar introduces you to the many solutions which conserve water across buildings and restrooms and make conservation efforts successful.

Safety Resources

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 first microlearning video on Safe Lifting Technique to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Safe Lifting Technique to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries

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 first microlearning video on Safe Lifting Technique to Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries.

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Hand & Power Tool Safety for the Mechanical Trades Safety Training Video

This video provides trainees with information on the most common hand and power tool injuries in the mechanical construction and service trades. It highlights the tools most likely to be involved in an injury incident, and teaches proper use of the tools to help prevent injuries.

Upcoming Events

MSCA Sales Masters I, October 2021

October 3 – 7, 2021

This two-week program is perfect for service sales employees who often find it difficult to get useful training for their level of expertise that is specific to the mechanical service industry. Week 1 will be held October 3–7, 2021 in Chicago, IL.

Field Leaders Conference, Boston, October 2021

October 6 – 8, 2021

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

MSCA Sales Basecamp, October 2021

October 11 – 12, 2021

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

MSCA 2021 Annual Educational Conference

October 14 – 17, 2021

Join us for MSCA21 in Scottsdale, AZ. The conference will feature current issues and trends in service and service sales management, personnel, finance, marketing, training and recruiting.

MCAA 2021 GreatFutures Forum

October 17 – 19, 2021

This annual conference is designed to connect future professionals with MCAA members and future internship and full-time employment opportunities.

IPM Class 79, Week 1, October 2021

October 17 – 21, 2021

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.

2021 IFEBP Conference

October 17 – 20, 2021

Your one stop for all things employee benefits, the 2021 Annual Conference in Denver, will offer more than 100 educational sessions broken out into focused tracks with actionable solutions.

IPM Class 80, Week 1, October 2021

October 18 – 22, 2021

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.