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 will need your MCAA.org username and password to log in to WebLEM. For WebLEM access questions, please refer to the WebLEM Access FAQs page.

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

2024-2025 Education Guide

At MCAA, we pledge to deliver the highest quality educational resources, best-in-class networking, labor relations, and legislative advocacy with unmatched member benefits. We’ll be your trusted guide and voice in the ever-evolving mechanical contracting industry, helping you navigate change and embrace new opportunities with confidence.

SLOAN Training Resources

Using the right tools takes the guesswork out of maintenance and saves plenty in the long run. Learn more about these best-selling plumber favorites.

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Accident Investigation Safety Training Video – Spanish

An accident on a jobsite is everyone’s worst nightmare, but most accidents are preventable. This video helps supervisors conduct an accident investigation, so it doesn’t happen again. This video is also available in English.

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Accident Investigation Safety Training Video – English

An accident on a jobsite is everyone’s worst nightmare, but most accidents are preventable. This video helps supervisors conduct an accident investigation, so it doesn’t happen again. This video is also available in Spanish.

Succession Planning (SPS) Seminars

Regardless of how successful your company is, the challenges to remain successful are daunting. Don’t think so? Only 1/3 of private/family-owned businesses survive from a first to second generation and less than 15% survive from a second to third generation. This course may be the most important education ever received as it may literally mean the difference in if your company survives. You’ll learn how to avoid mistakes that are common to so many business owners and learn tax mitigation strategies that depending on your business/estate size may save millions of dollars in taxes that otherwise will be owed.

Collective Bargaining (CBS) Seminars

In labor negotiations, preparation and unity are key. Unions often excel with focused leadership, but many multi-employer associations lack readiness and cohesion, resulting in unintended outcomes. Beyond wages, the bargaining committee must pay attention to potentially poorly written provisions and other elements that can lead to future misunderstandings and disputes.

SLOAN Training Resources

The Sloan EBV-550 Dual Flush Side-mount Flushometer comes factory-configured or as a kit to upgrade manual flushometers to automatic touch-free sensor operation. Learn product details and installation in this video.

Quantifying the Value of Union Labor in Construction Projects

A new report by Independent Project Analysis (IPA), an independent international construction project engineering and research firm, shows that union mechanical contractors were 15% more productive than non-union contractors, with a more than 40% reduction in risks of cost and schedule overruns. MCAA members can download the full report, including methodology.

Safety Resources

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Accident Investigation Safety Training Video – Spanish

An accident on a jobsite is everyone’s worst nightmare, but most accidents are preventable. This video helps supervisors conduct an accident investigation, so it doesn’t happen again. This video is also available in English.

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Accident Investigation Safety Training Video – English

An accident on a jobsite is everyone’s worst nightmare, but most accidents are preventable. This video helps supervisors conduct an accident investigation, so it doesn’t happen again. This video is also available in Spanish.

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Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Video – Spanish

Our newest safety and health video highlights the success story of an industry veteran, with appearances from MCAA’s president Robert Beck, the UA’s Jen Massey, industry expert Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas, and MCAA member Ricky Reams.

20 Years of Safety Excellence – December 2023: Safety Culture

Employers with positive safety cultures are often the safest contractors around. Excellent safety culture starts at the top and can have profound impact on your company’s bottom line. Alternatively poor safety culture can cripple a contractor and lead to serious injuries and violations. This month’s kit includes resources for workers and supervisors, and highlights three supervisory videos on safety leadership, safety management, and safety conflict resolution.

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New Worker Safety Orientation Video – Spanish

The video teaches viewers about safety within our industry. Topics covered include: stop work authority, Pre-task safety planning, PPE, working at heights, fall prevention & protection, power tool safety, hazard communication, housekeeping, and emergency procedures.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Head Protection – Spanish

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.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Hearing Protection – Spanish

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 – Spanish

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.

Upcoming Events

MCAA 2024 Annual Convention

March 17 – 21, 2024

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.

MSCA Dispatcher Training Program, April 2024

April 8 – 9, 2024

This updated program will help new and experienced dispatchers understand their vital role in their companies and advance their careers by enhancing their ability to contribute to your company’s success.

IPM Class 89, Week 1, April 2024

April 14 – 18, 2024

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 90, Week 1, April 2024

April 15 – 19, 2024

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.

MSCA Service Managers Training Program, April 2024

April 22 – 25, 2024

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

NCPWB 2024 Annual Technical Conference/Committee Meeting

April 22 – 23, 2024

The NCPWB Technical Conference highlights the latest in welding education and technology. Discussions also address changes to codes and other technical information.

MSCA Growing and Developing Field Service Supervisors, April 2024

April 25 – 26, 2024

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. 

2024 CEA National Issues Conference

May 6 – 8, 2024

The Construction Employers of America (CEA) – comprised for this conference of MCAA, SMACNA and TAUC – will be hosting this year’s CEA National Issues Conference, covering legislative and regulatory policy issues.