MCAA’s career-related website has a new look and new features. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to connecting our members with the students who will comprise the industry’s future workforce.
The MCAA and the UA have teamed up to provide additional financial relief to 356 field and office employees of our South Texas member companies who were victimized by Hurricane Harvey. Each employee is receiving a $500 relief check, with $250 coming from the MCAA Disaster Relief Fund and $250 coming from the UA’s Charitable Trust. This is in addition to the $1,000 relief check each employee already received from MCAA’s Disaster Relief Fund. This joint relief effort is another example of the UA/MCAA partnership, and what that partnership can do to benefit members of our UA/MCAA family in times of need.
The sixth report in the MCAA Technology Research Series provides an introduction to layout systems. It is also a valuable evaluation tool for those who are considering an upgrade to their existing system. Thanks to a partnership with JBKLabs, MCAA members enjoy access to this series of cutting-edge research reports and companion webinars.
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One thing we love to do here on the MCAA GreatFutures website is pass along great ideas when we get them…especially when we get those ideas from our student chapters! This one from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of MCAA at Colorado State University is indeed a good one and, frankly, just sounds like a lot of fun as well.
We’re headed to San Antonio’s Hill Country! So save the dates for next year’s convention, March 25-29, 2018. We promise it’ll be a Texas-sized experience!
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, received an MCERF Chapter of Excellence Grant which consists of $2,500 to assist the school’s already excellent program to sustain its efforts, and the remaining $5,000 is given in custodianship to the chapter’s faculty advisor to given as student scholarship to the students he or she deems most deserving and/or in need.
Complexity and congestion of spaces with MEP can be major obstacles, cost drivers, and schedule shifters for all construction projects. While the shift to BIM has transformed the industry, MEP professionals have a significant challenge to coordinate projects that are becoming more and more complex.
MCAA’s Career Development Initiative connects MCAA members with top students to build great futures together through internships and full-time jobs.
The Educator of the Year Award, one of the highest honors awarded by the MCAA student chapter program, went to two chapter faculty advisors this year—Dr. Mostafa Khattab and Prof. Dennis Pettitt of Colorado State University, a first for the program. The award was announced at the Annual Awards Breakfast during MCAA 2017 in San Diego, CA.
With cheers and thundering applause, the University of Missouri-Columbia Student Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America learned that they won MCAA’s 2016-2017 Student Chapter Competition. The Mizzou team received $10,000, a trophy and the admiration of MCAA members.
MCAA is the “Education Association,” providing its members with lifelong education and leadership development opportunities. Members of MCAA student chapters are encouraged to consider their access to lifelong learning opportunities when choosing an employer. Take a look at MCAA’s attendee offerings at MCAA2017 in San Diego.