Featured Resources

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.

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”. 

Latest Resources

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”. 

NCPWB Technical Bulletin:  Range Qualified Column on Welder Qualification Record – What Does It Mean?

The most misleading statement in the welding industry is that a welder is qualified to follow a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS). A welder is qualified to use a welding process, not a WPS. This article explains what welders are allowed to weld in production based on the test conditions.

SLOAN Training Resources

In this webinar, we will compare battery-powered flushometers and faucets with hardwired or hybrid energy harvesting products. You will learn how to evaluate the restroom products best suited for your facility’s needs.

Trimble Training Resources

Watch our new training course on value engineering to see how the right mechanical estimating software can make value engineering quick and effective.

SLOAN Training Resources

Sloan now offers ASSE-1070 compliant faucets with the Thermostatic Mixing Valve built into the faucet for superior anti-scald performance. Learn how these faucets fit into our temperature mixing valve options.

Mueller Industries, Inc. Training Resources

Check out the features of our Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings. Streamline® ACR Copper Press Fittings are the industry’s most innovative and reliable press fittings for refrigerant applications.

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.

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

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.

2022 MSCA Sales Basecamp

September 12 – 13, 2022

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.

2022 PCA Plumbing Service Conference

September 14 – 15, 2022

This September the PCA will host the annual Plumbing Service Conference alongside Lexington Plumbing of Kansas City, Missouri.  The two-day conference will include presentations on starting and optimizing a plumbing service operation, in-depth discussions on the various markets, as well as feature a facility and operations tour of Lexington Plumbing. 

IPM Class 81, Week 2, September 2022

September 25 – 29, 2022

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.

2022 MSCA Dispatchers Professional Development Training Program

September 26 – 27, 2022

This interactive, program will be held in person September 26-27, 2022. Our extremely popular and newly updated course will enhance your dispatcher’s skill set through group exercises, self-assessment tools and discussion groups.

IPM Class 82, Week 2, September 2022

September 26 – 30, 2022

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.

MCAA 2022 GreatFutures Forum

September 29 – October 1, 2022

The GreatFutures Forum is a student-focused conference designed to highlight mechanical contracting as a career, as well as to connect students with MCAA Members for internships and full-time employment opportunities.

Field Leaders Conference, October 2022

October 12 – 14, 2022

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