Thank you for joining us in San Antonio for MCAA18! The best MCAA convention ever gave us the best photos ever! You can view, download and share great memories of our time together by visiting our SmugMug site. Best of all, they’re free! Ready to make new memories? See You in Scottsdale! MCAA19 is March 3-7, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.
MCAA members can now access some of our more recent bulletins on current topics from their desktop computers on our new WebBook platform. You will be able to read new Management Methods Bulletins, take notes, print sections, and share with colleagues. And most importantly, when we have updated content, unlike a downloaded PDF, our WebBooks will be updated behind the scenes while your notes are preserved securely on your computer.
Contractors continued to build relationships with the members of MCAA’s Manufacturer/Supplier Council and student chapter members during the annual exhibits. The Annual Manufacturer/Supplier Council Exhibit highlighted well-known products and services as well as solutions that are just emerging to take on the anticipated challenges that lie ahead. The Student Chapter Exhibit provided members with another opportunity to meet students seeking their Great Futures in our industry.
The team from Colorado State University won the final round of the Student Chapter Competition at MCAA18, taking home the first prize and $10,000 for their efforts. Their proposal for the renovation of a New York City steakhouse beat out proposals from the Fairleigh-Dickinson University, the University of Washington and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Our association’s leading women kicked off our Women in the Mechanical Industry forum with a networking reception. During the event, women learned how the forum will further enrich their careers through networking, educational, mentoring and career development opportunities beyond those already offered through membership in MCAA and MSCA. Women in the Mechanical Industry also sponsored a special session on two proven career advancement strategies measured to have the strongest payoff for women professionals.
Are you attending MCAA18 in San Antonio? If so, you can see the CMT in action and ask questions of the software’s developer Brett Young (BuildingSP) during a session entitled Innovation for Virtual Design in Construction.
Whether you’re doing research to prepare for MCAA18 or just curious about what mechanical contractors do, don’t miss the Smart Solutions Case Studies area of MCAA.org!
The latest report in the Technology Research Series goes in depth on the capabilities of Microsoft’s mixed reality headset. In addition to detailing the hardware and the capabilities, it demonstrates how mechanical contractors are using it today to gain an advantage.
The MCAA18 Final Program is now available for download. Inside, you’ll find all the details about what’s planned, including world-class education sessions and outstanding keynote speakers. Plus, you’ll learn more about the exhibits and top-notch social events that will let you build relationships with industry peers. So, download your copy today! We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
Online registration is open for the Annual Fun Run/Walk and the Annual Tennis Round Robin at MCAA18! Are you a golfer? Make sure to confirm your participation and put in your pairing request for the Annual Golf Tournament. Whatever your sport, making arrangements in advance will speed your way to enjoying it!
Looking for practical, proven approaches to protecting your company’s bottom line? Paul Stynchcomb and Doug Patin will provide them at MCAA18. Their insights and advice will help you maintain your company’s profitably regardless of unforeseen circumstances.
Looking for the light at the end of the tax reform tunnel? Anthony Nitti will give you the “Nitti-Gritty” on the new tax reform act at MCAA18. His insights and analyses will show you how the changes in the tax law affect your company and your customers.