Has your company or university’s computer system been hacked? If so, you’re not alone. Because contractors have access to infrastructure and connected systems, they are frequently targeted by hackers with a malicious purpose, such as cyber-ransom and systems penetration. In this session, you will learn to minimize risks to your privacy, data, and business operations in our connected digital world, while enjoying the benefits of technology. And, you’ll see just how easy costly and destructive mischief can happen with a live hacking demonstration!
The results are in! Congratulations to our four finalists for the 2018 MCAA Student Chapter Competition: Colorado State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, University of Washington and Wentworth Institute of Technology! You can see the final four teams compete at the 2018 MCAA Convention on Monday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m.!
If you’re a woman executive or employee of an MCAA/MSCA member company and you’re headed to MCAA18, join us for a networking reception and education session. The events kick off MCAA/MSCA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry initiative, a forum to enable women in the mechanical industry to further enrich their careers through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA.
Our industry is all about people who bring their skills, experience and personalities to work every day. Making sure your employees perform at their best and get along well with each other ensures your company will grow and thrive. Connie Podesta will lead two sessions at MCAA18 that will show you how to create a team of over-achievers who enjoy what they do and who they do it with.
Companies with an effective team of people are bound to succeed. During two sessions, Dr. Chip Valutis will share with you insights, techniques and tips on how to transform your staff into a results-oriented, effective team and how to keep your team performing at its best with coaching designed for growth and business success.
Student Internship Grants are back! MCAA is making $1,000 grants available to members who hire a well-qualified college student for the summer or on a part-time or co-op basis. These grants are made possible thanks to funding from the association’s foundation, the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF).
MCAA CEO John Gentille recently challenged MCAA President Greg Fuller to put together a compelling video that would convince everyone to go ALL IN at MCAA18 this March 25-29 at the beautiful JW Marriott Hill Country resort in San Antonio. He had only 30 seconds. See what you think! Online registration remains open through our MCAA18 website, so register now!
MCAA’s Student Chapter Competition drew 28 teams this year, including two new chapters. The annual contest challenges teams of students from MCAA and MCA of Canada student chapters to prepare a professional proposal in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a construction or renovation project involving mechanical systems.
Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic from Security Fanatics, talks about a new virus making its way around the world targeting android based mobile devices. Nick is a featured speaker at MCAA18 in San Antonio.
The MCERF Complexity Measurement Tool (CMT) enables MEP practitioners to engage in new and exciting forms of building information analysis. This first-of-its-kind tool provides a measurable, verifiable method of characterizing MEP spaces and generating metrics that can be used by teams, projects, and enterprises.
With trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Without trust, leaders lose teams, sales staff lose sales and organizations lose reputation, good people, relationships and revenue. Drawing from his industry leading research, The Trust Outlook™ and from his experience in working with the world’s highest performing organizations, David Horsager will share insights about how your company can become the most trusted in the industry.
Productivity is more than just blowing through our to-do lists. Real productivity is about thinking differently in identifying goals, constructing teams, directing our focus and making decisions. This session will show you how to be truly productive. Charles Duhigg will separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive by examining eight critical concepts used at a U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp, in the making of Disney’s Frozen and in building Google’s perfect team. You will learn how your company and people can become smarter, faster and better.