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 2024: a chapter exploring the factors that contribute to BIM cost and time overruns.

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

SLOAN Training Resources

Upgrading From Manual to Sensor Flushometers for Educational Facilities: In this webinar we explore how touch-free hygiene can easily be incorporated into K-12 or higher facility restroom design.

Customer Service Excellence Seminar (CSE)

In this class attendees will learn how to:1) How to Keep More of the Business You Have2) How to Build Breakthrough Relationships With Your Clients3) Telephone and Field Soft Skills Transfer4) How to Deal with an Angry Customer (and turn him into a Raving Fans)5) How to Generate Endless Referrals from the Field6) 10 Strategies

ESG Panel Presentation

This presentation highlights the Manufacturer/Supplier Council initiative that produced the resources, the results of multiple surveys conducted during the planning process, and the location of the new resources.

ESG Impact Template

This template will help you drive business development, differentiate your business, and prepare for long-term success in an evolving environment by preparing your first ESG impact summary.

ESG Resource Guide 2024

This guide highlights the what, when, where, and why’s of beginning your ESG journey, as well as five steps to help get you started. A chart is provided to help you monitor your progress in the different categories of ESG. The guide also includes a glossary of key terms, sample reports, commitments, and policies to help you prepare.

MCAA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO: Workplace Violence Protection – Spanish

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. This video is also available in English.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Worker Personal Health – Spanish

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. This video is also available in English.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Proper Material Staging – Spanish

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. This video is also available in English.

Safety Resources

MCAA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO: Workplace Violence Protection – Spanish

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. This video is also available in English.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Worker Personal Health – Spanish

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. This video is also available in English.

MCAA/CNA MICROLEARNING SAFETY VIDEO SERIES: Proper Material Staging – Spanish

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. This video is also available in English.

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

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. This video is also available in English.

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

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. This video is also available in English.

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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.

Upcoming Events

2024 Converge

June 24 – 26, 2024

Join us from June 24 – 26, 2024, at one of America’s “Best Minor League Ballparks,” for an event that transcends the ordinary. The MCAA Converge isn’t just a meeting; it’s a meticulously crafted experience designed to address the unique needs of your company. Picture executive-to-executive meetings, a melting pot of strategic discussions, and an atmosphere buzzing with innovation.

2024 AEC Best Practices Conference

July 28 – 31, 2024

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.

2024 Fabrication Conference

September 11 – 13, 2024

MCAA’s Fabrication Conference focuses on cutting-edge fabrication applications and tours of MCAA member fabrication facilities.

IPM Class 89, Week 2, September 2024

September 21 – 26, 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 2, September 2024

September 22 – 27, 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 2024 Annual Education Conference

September 22 – 25, 2024

Take advantage of the visionary point of view and cutting-edge educational offerings that characterize the only industry conference specifically for the nation’s premier mechanical service contracting companies.

MCAA 2024 GreatFutures Forum

September 26 – 28, 2024

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

ALI Course 24, Week 1

September 29 – October 2, 2024

For over two decades, MCAA’s Advanced Leadership Institute (ALI) has been helping to develop the executive leadership of MCAA members. The ALI is about developing the talents and business networks of leaders in the mechanical contracting industry.