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.
MCAA and MSCA are hard at work putting together a new and free benefit of membership for the women executives and employees of our member companies. Our new forum will 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. Keep an eye on mcaa.org for more information…coming soon!
Registration is now open for MCAA 2018 in San Antonio, TX, March 25-29. Faculty and students are welcome and encouraged to attend MCAA’s greatest convention ever and go ALL IN!
“Despite being on the executive board of my school’s MCAA Chapter, I still didn’t fully appreciate what it is actually like to work for a mechanical contractor until this presentation. The “A Day in the Life of Ted” video was an excellent view as to what makes your section of the industry different than a typical building contractor.” That was one student’s reaction to the video at MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum. The video follows Ted McHugh of West Chester Mechanical in Aston, PA through a typical workday. In addition to highlighting the daily demands associated with keeping a project on time and within budget, it showcases for students how a great future is achievable in the mechanical industry!
The MCAA 2017 GreatFutures Forum was so successful, we made a video about it! See for yourself how students and contractors came together at MCAA’s first-ever career fair.
BuiltWorlds, an MCAA Technology partner, has released a new report detailing how internet devices are transforming the jobsite, making the construction process more efficient and connected.
MCAA student chapter members have been challenged to plan a project involving the renovation of the mechanical systems of a Brazilian restaurant in mid-town New York City—Fogo De Chao Steakhouse. The project, which was provided by Arista Air Conditioning Corporation, was announced during MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum in Indianapolis. Members of MCAA’s Career Development Committee will review the teams’ proposals and select the “final four” to present their proposals at the MCAA 2018 convention in San Antonio in March.
Networking and hiring were the hallmarks of the GreatFutures Forum, but the real story is the scores of interviews that will be happening post-Forum at MCAA member offices around the country for both full-time and internship positions.