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MCAA18 Program

MCAA18 will be yet another action-packed Convention! Take a look at the incredible speakers, educational workshops, entertainment, and networking and social events on the schedule. From the opening sporting events on Sunday to the Closing Session on Thursday, you won't want to miss a thing!

2018-03-23
2018-03-23
Wisteria/Sunflower
Peony Room
Azalea Room
18 Oaks
2018-03-24
2018-03-24
Grand Foyer
Cibolo 5
Cibolo 3–4
2018-03-25
2018-03-25
TPC Oaks and Canyons Courses
Grand Oaks Ballroom & Cibolo Ballroom
Grand Foyer
Club at Sonterra
2018-03-26
2018-03-26
Wisteria/Sunflower
Nelson Wolff A
Magnolia
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Grand Foyer
Cibolo Ballroom
Cibolo 6 – 11
Cibolo 5
Cibolo 1–4
Bluebonnet/Dogwood
Begonia/Bottlebrush
Azalea Room
2018-03-27
2018-03-27
Nelson Wolff C–B
Nelson Wolff A
Magnolia
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Grand Foyer
Cibolo 8–11
Cibolo 7
Cibolo 6
Cibolo 1–5
Cibolo 1–4
Begonia/Bottlebrush
2018-03-28
2018-03-28
Wisteria/Sunflower
Nelson Wolff C
Nelson Wolff A
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Cibolo 8–11
Cibolo 6–7
Cibolo 1–5
Begonia/Bottlebrush
2018-03-29
2018-03-29
Nelson Wolff C
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Cibolo Ballroom
Cibolo 8–9
Cibolo 2–4
Wisteria/Sunflower
Peony Room
Azalea Room
18 Oaks
Grand Foyer
Cibolo 5
Cibolo 3–4
TPC Oaks and Canyons Courses
Grand Oaks Ballroom & Cibolo Ballroom
Grand Foyer
Club at Sonterra
Wisteria/Sunflower
Nelson Wolff A
Magnolia
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Grand Foyer
Cibolo Ballroom
Cibolo 6 – 11
Cibolo 5
Cibolo 1–4
Bluebonnet/Dogwood
Begonia/Bottlebrush
Azalea Room
Nelson Wolff C–B
Nelson Wolff A
Magnolia
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Grand Foyer
Cibolo 8–11
Cibolo 7
Cibolo 6
Cibolo 1–5
Cibolo 1–4
Begonia/Bottlebrush
Wisteria/Sunflower
Nelson Wolff C
Nelson Wolff A
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Cibolo 8–11
Cibolo 6–7
Cibolo 1–5
Begonia/Bottlebrush
Nelson Wolff C
Grand Oaks Ballroom
Cibolo Ballroom
Cibolo 8–9
Cibolo 2–4
07:30
MCAA Executive Committee Breakfast and Meeting Peony Room
08:00 - 12:00
UA/MCAA ITF Meeting Azalea Room
12:15 - 15:00
IAMCA Luncheon and Meeting Wisteria/Sunflower
18:00 - 21:00
MCAA Board of Directors Reception and Dinner 18 Oaks
07:30
MCAA Board of Directors Breakfast Cibolo 3–4
08:00 - 12:00
MCAA Board of Directors Meeting Cibolo 5
12:15 - 14:00
MCAA Board of Directors Luncheon with Allied National Associations Cibolo 3–4
13:00 - 18:00
MCAA Business Lounge & Genius Bar
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX
13:00 - 18:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center Grand Foyer
07:00
Golfer’s Continental Breakfast
07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Business Lounge & Genius Bar
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX
07:00 - 09:00
Annual Fun Run/Walk Club at Sonterra
  • Sponsored by:
  • Anvil International

Enjoy the beauty of the surrounding countryside as you make your way around the resort on an invigorating 5K run or one-mile walk. Shake off the kinks and the cobwebs with warm-up exercises. A continental breakfast will be available for participants and spectators. Advance registration is preferred, but on-site sign-up will be available at MCAA’s Sports Desk on Saturday, March 24 or at the race site at the time of the event.

07:00 - 13:00
Annual Golf Tournament TPC Oaks and Canyons Courses
  • Sponsored by:
  • Victaulic
  • ,
  • Carrier

MCAA’s annual classic will take place on two of the most challenging courses we’ve ever played—the AT&T Canyons Course designed by Pete Dye and the AT&T Oaks Course designed by Greg Norman. Our tournament begins with a continental breakfast before the shot-gun start. Pairings will be available at MCAA’s Sports Desk on Saturday, March 24.

07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center Grand Foyer
08:00
Shotgun Start
09:00 - 11:30
Annual Tennis Tournament Club at Sonterra
  • Sponsored by:
  • NIBCO
17:00 - 18:00
Student Chapter Orientation
18:30 - 20:30
Opening Party Grand Oaks Ballroom & Cibolo Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • SIEMENS

Remember how much fun you had at last year’s opening party, singing and dancing to those great tunes from back in the 60s to the current Top 40? The band that performed that amazing music is back! THE TRIP – voted California’s top cover band three years in a row – will once again have you singing along, moving to the beat and remembering where and when you first heard that great song. This is one Opening Party you will never forget! Thanks to SIEMENS for sponsoring the evening’s fun!

07:00 - 08:00
Opening Breakfast Cibolo Ballroom
07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Business Lounge & Genius Bar
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX
07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center Grand Foyer
08:15 - 10:00
Opening General Session featuring Malcolm Gladwell Grand Oaks Ballroom

Please join us for the Opening General Session to hear Malcolm Gladwell’s insights and perspectives on making the most of our inner strengths to improve our lives and our businesses.

Malcolm Gladwell
Bestselling Author and Innovative Thinker
10:00 - 10:30
Refreshment Break
  • Sponsored by:
  • Parker Hannifin
10:30 - 12:00
Education Session : LEAN: Top Down, Bottom Up Begonia/Bottlebrush

LEAN construction offers many ways to help contractors be more successful. When applied effectively and consistently, it helps engage the entire company in continuous improvement and brings greater value to the customer.

During this session, you will learn how to improve your people, projects and enterprise by:

  • Reviewing five principles you must know to succeed with LEAN;
  • Uncovering what you should immediately start, stop, and keep doing every day; and
  • Learning some fundamental techniques of LEAN in design and construction.

You will also learn why YOU must lead your LEAN efforts and how to accomplish that objective by:

  • Strategizing on how to use LEAN to strengthen your relationships with general contractors and owners;
  • Acquiring some visual tools to help you become a change agent; and
  • Recognizing that your people pay close attention to what you do vs. what you say.
Rich Seiler
Founder of Unified Works
10:30 - 12:00
Education Session : How to Coach for Growth: The ABCs of Hands-on Talent Management Cibolo 1–4

People make (or break) your business. However, you may not be confident in how to coach them for growth. Are you getting enough out of your A Players? Do you have too many C Players roaming around? Is there a plan to ensure B Players maintain their contributions? These talent management questions keep many leaders up at night. This session will take the mystery out of coaching and start you on the path to growth. You’ll learn to identify your A, B and C players and leave with practical methods to coach each type.

Chip Valutis
Principal of Valutis Consulting
10:30 - 11:30
Education Session : Living and Cooking with Love Nelson Wolff A

Spend some time with MCAA First Lady Lynne Fuller and one of America’s great chefs—Carla Hall—learning the secrets to preparing delicious, sensory-filled culinary delights.

Carla Hall
Co-Host of The Chew
10:30 - 12:00
Education Session : Managing the Subcontract Disputes Resolution Process Bluebonnet/Dogwood

Although we would like to have every project progress smoothly from contract negotiation to the day of completion, that’s rarely the case. This session offers insights and advice on how to manage and resolve subcontract disputes. We’ll explain:

  • When to walk off the project;
  • How to manage your own subcontractors; and
  • Trends in recent construction cases that may affect your bottom line.
Doug Patin
Construction Law Attorney
Paul Stynchcomb
Principal of Vero Construction Consultants Corporation
10:30 - 12:00
Education Session : The 2018 Economic Forecast Cibolo 5

The dynamics of world market trends and the Trump Administration’s emerging policies will affect your company’s financial well-being for months…even years…to come. In this session, Economist Brian Beaulieu will review the ups and downs of global, national, and regional economic trends, discuss which indicators you should follow, and explain how to leverage those forecasts into successful business strategies.

Brian Beaulieu
CEO of ITR Economics
12:15 - 13:15
Education Session : Strategies for Finding Talent…a Roundtable Luncheon Cibolo 6 – 11
  • Sponsored by:
  • Apollo Flow Controls

Where do you find people with industry experience, great management skills, leadership abilities, and technical savvy? It’s not where you think. Have a sandwich and a beer or two and get some ideas on where and how to find the talent your company needs to keep growing, thriving, and succeeding. Join John Koontz, your peers and the 2018 student chapter delegates for an interactive discussion.

John Koontz
National Director of Project Management Education at MCAA
13:30 - 15:00
Education Session : Construction Claims: How to Protect Your Bottom Line Bluebonnet/Dogwood

You know it’s going to happen: At some point during a project, someone will want to make a change that could prove costly, thereby justifying a claim. This session will provide practical, proven approaches to managing claims that will help you ensure a profit on the job. You’ll learn:

• Proactive management of your contract or subcontract;

• The project schedule and how it affects your company;

• On-going reviews of project progress and issues that affect your bottom-line; and

• Concepts of schedule impacts and concurrent delay.

Doug Patin
Construction Law Attorney
Paul Stynchcomb
Principal of Vero Construction Consultants Corporation
13:30 - 15:00
Education Session : LEAN: Top Down, Bottom Up Cibolo 1–4

LEAN construction offers many ways to help contractors be more successful. When applied effectively and consistently, it helps engage the entire company in continuous improvement and brings greater value to the customer.
During this session, you will learn how to improve your people, projects and enterprise by:

  • Reviewing five principles you must know to succeed with LEAN;
  • Uncovering what you should immediately start, stop, and keep doing every day; and
  • Learning some fundamental techniques of LEAN in design and construction.

You will also learn why YOU must lead your LEAN efforts and how to accomplish that objective by:

  • Strategizing on how to use LEAN to strengthen your relationships with general contractors and owners;
  • Acquiring some visual tools to help you become a change agent; and
  • Recognizing that your people pay close attention to what you do vs. what you say.
Rich Seiler
Founder of Unified Works
13:30 - 15:00
Student Chapter Competition Grand Oaks Ballroom

Watch the best and the brightest of MCAA’s student chapter members face off in our annual Student Chapter Competition, one of our most popular events. Four teams of young men and women—all hoping for a career with our industry—will demonstrate their knowledge of mechanical systems, the details of an actual project bid proposal and the pressures on a contracting business while coping with the stresses of making a letter-perfect presentation before an audience of hundreds and answering tough questions from a panel of seasoned experts.

Make sure this must-see event is on your schedule, especially if you’re in the market for a bright, well-educated industry professional. And, if you spot a potential candidate you would like to know more about, visit www.mcaagreatfutures.org/resumes for contact information. Use the same login and password as on MCAA.org.

13:30 - 15:00
Education Session : Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Kids Cibolo 5

Over the past 50 years, levels of anxiety and depression among adolescents have increased 400%. This dynamic and entertaining program will help you understand and cope with your own teens’ erratic and seemingly irrational behavior by:

  • Explaining the neurology of the teen brain, focusing upon its decision-making deficits, resilience challenges and unprecedented vulnerability to anxiety and depression;
  • Comparing today’s adolescent world with that of its parents, revealing critical parenting factors that have contributed to this risk-laden trend;
  • Reviewing the latest teen risk behaviors of sex, drugs, and violence, which relate to their excessive stress levels;
  • Sharing research proving that an appropriate “dose” of stress protects against the diseases of anxiety and depression; and
  • Offering a set of specific resilience-building parenting strategies.
Dr. Michael Bradley
Clinical Psychologist
13:30 - 16:00
PCA Board Meeting Magnolia
15:30 - 16:30
Women in the Mechanical Industry Networking Reception Wisteria/Sunflower

Join us as we introduce MCAA/MSCA’s most recent benefit of membership for the women executives and employees of our member companies.  Through this initiative women members will be provided with special opportunities to enhance their careers through networking, education, mentoring and career development programs.  Come meet and network with some of MCAA/MSCAs’  leading women and share your ideas for future programing and other career-enhancing events.

15:30 - 16:30
MCAA Education Committee Meeting Azalea Room
17:00 - 20:00
Open for Private Events
07:00 - 10:00
Student Chapter Exhibit Nelson Wolff C–B

Students from top schools of construction management, mechanical engineering, and other disciplines related to our industry will be available for you to meet and consider for a possible summer internship or a full-time position.

Be sure to check out MCAAGreatFutures.org, our newly re-imagined careers website, for student resumes and university profiles. Just log in with your MCAA.org password!

07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Business Lounge & Genius Bar
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX
07:00 - 10:00
Annual Manufacturer/Supplier Council Exhibit Nelson Wolff C–B

Come see the latest products and services offered by MCAA’s supplier partners. This is your chance to see how products and services you’ve come to know are responding to change with new technologies, innovations and improvements. You will also see other products and services that are just emerging to take on the anticipated challenges that lie ahead. Representatives of most MCAA’s 130 Manufacturer/Supplier Council members—many of whom are new members or first-time exhibitors—will be available to meet you and discuss your experience with their products and services at this sold-out exhibit.

This is your opportunity to gain new insights and knowledge about how your business can grow with technologies and services that cut costs, time and errors. You’ll learn how an innovation could move you out ahead of your competition and on a path to new levels of success. You may even discover a new approach to using software or a device in the office or in the field that will significantly increase productivity and bottom-line results.

It’s all about relationship building. At MCAA, our Manufacturer/Supplier Council members are members of our association, and participate in many events. Their executives build deep and lasting relationships with many of our contractor members.
It all starts here…so don’t miss out.

Continental breakfast will be available.

07:00 - 17:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center Grand Foyer
08:30 - 10:00
Partners’ Program and Breakfast featuring Laura W. Bush Grand Oaks Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • Ferguson

Join former First Lady Laura Bush and MCAA’s host for the morning, Lynne Fuller for breakfast and a heartfelt discussion of Mrs. Bush’s experiences as an advocate for women and children. Once again, Ferguson is sponsoring this amazing program.

Hosted by Lynne Fuller

Laura W. Bush
Former First Lady, Educator and Advocate
08:30 - 10:00
Association Executives Business Meeting Begonia/Bottlebrush
10:00 - 10:15
Refreshment Break
  • Sponsored by:
  • Trane
10:15 - 11:45
Education Session : Getting Back to Business After a Disaster Cibolo 8–11
Robert Lindbloom
Vice President of Apollo Mechanical Contractors
10:15 - 11:45
Education Session : Tools and Techniques to Transform Your Staff into a Team Cibolo 7

Teams don’t just happen; they are created. Most leaders would love a high-performance team at their disposal, but they don’t know how to create one. Consequently, most have a “staff” instead of a “team.” The transformation is possible, but you need to know the “do’s” and “don’ts,” what to look for and what to avoid as your team evolves. During this session, Dr. Chip Valutis shares insights, tips and techniques he’s learned from more than 20 years of helping leadership teams perform at their best.

Chip Valutis
Principal of Valutis Consulting
10:15 - 11:45
Education Session : Take Charge of Your Career sponsored by MCAA/MSCA’s Women in the Mechanical Industry Cibolo 1–4

This special session focuses on the two proven career advancement strategies measured to have the strongest payoff for women professionals: (1) building mutually-beneficial relationships with influential others and (2) making achievements visible in ways that benefit the individual and organization. Based on Catalyst’s in-depth research study, The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline, attendees will walk away with fresh insights about how to accelerate their careers and gain the tools and plan to make it happen. During this interactive and lively session, attendees will:

  • Recognize the strategies they currently use to accelerate their careers.
  • Understand the full range of career strategies available to them.
  • Discover which strategies work for women vs. men and why.
  • Identify the help they need—whether in the form of opportunities, skills or insights—as they work to advance their careers.
  • Build or strengthen skills that will enable them to effectively leverage the career-advancement strategies that work for women.
  • Develop a concrete plan for implementing these strategies at work.
  • Expand their professional networks.
Audrey Gallen
Senior Director/Learning Products & Programs/Catalyst
10:15 - 11:45
Education Session : White Hat Cyber Security Cibolo 6

Cyber security plays an increasingly important role for today’s contractors. With access to infrastructure and connected systems, contractors 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.
To demonstrate how costly and destructive mischief can happen, this session will include a live hacking demonstration!

10:15 - 11:45
Education Session : Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business Cibolo 1–5
  • Sponsored by:
  • BAC

Productivity is often measured by the speed at which we tackle our to-do lists. Real productivity, however, comes from thinking differently—managing how we identify goals, construct teams, direct our focus and make decisions.

In this session, Charles Duhigg looks at what separates the merely busy from the genuinely productive by exploring eight critical concepts. With case studies from a U.S. Marine Corps boot camp, the making of Disney’s Frozen, and how Google sought to build the perfect team, he explains how people and companies become smarter, faster and better.

Charles Duhigg
Bestselling Author
10:30 - 11:15
Manufacturer/Supplier Council Annual Meeting Nelson Wolff A
12:00 - 13:30
Luncheon Session : The Tale of Two Brains Grand Oaks Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • Sloan Valve Company

Men and women act differently, communicate differently and most importantly, think differently, according to relationship expert Mark Gungor. In this session, he will help you understand and appreciate these differences and their impact on any relationship. Each year thousands of couples attend Mark Gungor’s hilarious and effective seminars. His candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any relationship.

Mark Gungor
CEO of Laugh Your Way America
12:00 - 16:00
MCAA Nominating Committee Meeting Magnolia
17:00 - 20:00
Open for Private Events
20:00 - 22:00
Annual Dessert Party : Music performed by the Tool Shed Band Grand Oaks Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • CNA
  • ,
  • Milwaukee Tool

The Tool Shed Band is back to get you moving and grooving to the music that rocked your world way back when. Fourteen talented musicians, all of whom work for or are married to employees of MILWAUKEE TOOL, will have you dancing, singing and laughing the night away.
Thanks to CNA and MILWAUKEE TOOL for sponsoring this fun-filled evening.

07:00 - 15:00
MCAA Business Lounge & Genius Bar
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX
07:00 - 15:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center
07:00 - 09:00
Awards of Excellence Breakfast featuring David Robinson Grand Oaks Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • NIBCO

Don’t miss the Awards of Excellence Breakfast and David Robinson’s insider stories on NBA basketball and the power of paying it forward. NIBCO will again sponsor the breakfast.

David Robinson
NBA Champion, Olympian and Philanthropist
09:15 - 10:45
Education Session : Reputation Management: Where Perception is Truth Cibolo 8–11

The adage “what people perceive is what they believe” has never been truer than in today’s superficial society. Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly being judged by others, often subconsciously. How you communicate everything, from casual conversations to formal business meetings, can be the difference between success and failure. Don’t miss what is often your only opportunity to connect and leave a lasting impression. This highly interactive, hands-on session teaches effective ways to leave a positive perception on a wide variety of audiences you deal with every day, including customers, prospects, internal staff, boards of directors, management, community partners, the news media, elected officials, investors, and many others.

Anthony Huey
Communications Expert
09:15 - 10:45
Education Session : Creating the Next Generation of WebLEM Nelson Wolff C

As an MCAA member, you have free access to one of MCAA’s most powerful and valuable benefits – our Web-based labor estimating manual, the WebLEM®. This session will update you on the next generation of the WebLEM, which adds an additional 100,000 items to the database, transforming it into the single resource for labor units, drawing content, and much more.

Each item will include its weight, a photo and even O & M information and spec sheets by manufacturer, make and model. It’s all there to help you coordinate projects better, fabricate work to a greater extent and execute projects faster and with more confidence. This amazing MCAA resource is becoming better, helping MCAA’s contractor members to become more competitive, more profitable…better!

Tim Moormeier
U.S. Engineering Company
Ron King
Trimble
09:15 - 10:45
Education Session : The Power of Accountability and Ownership to Increase Performance Cibolo 1–5

In a perfect world, all employees would be high achieving, self-motivated, engaging team players who see the big picture and always strive to do their best to get the job done on time without complaining. In the real world, many employees simply “meet expectations,” lack initiative, bring their personal life to work, stress over every change and whine about having to work…on the job! This session will empower you with the attitudes, mindsets and strategies necessary to create a team that’s willing, able and excited to get the job done the right way! You will learn how to turn negative attitudes into positive ones, entitlement into accountability, complacency into productivity, complaining into solutions and “that’s not my job” into ownership.

Connie Podesta
A Hall of Fame Speaker and Award-Winning Author
09:15 - 10:45
Education Session : The Happiness Equation Cibolo 6–7

Are you looking for a recipe for happiness? You just might find it at this session! Neil Pasricha draws on the latest research in happiness to increase individual performance and create a more positive and productive workplace.
During this session, you will learn the elements of his happiness equation which include:

  • Reducing family/social stress by implementing one of five evidence-based happiness exercises;
  • Taking action to begin your current “big scary goal” by understanding a simple research-based framework that reverses how we approach our fears; and
  • Enabling stronger relationships by implementing The 20 for 20 Challenge, a simple three-week daily practice that improves health, longevity, and quality of life.
Neil Pasricha
Institute for Global Happiness
10:45 - 11:00
Refreshment Break
  • Sponsored by:
  • Trane
11:00 - 12:30
Education Session : Making Your Messages Memorable (Limited to AEC Members) Cibolo 8–11

Whether you realize it or not, your communication skills are constantly being judged by others, often subconsciously. When you make a presentation, you do not want to be perceived as the person who drones on and on, putting everyone to sleep and sucking the life out of the room. You need to make your points, rather than hold your audience hostage. Don’t miss what is often your only opportunity to connect and leave a lasting impression.

This highly interactive, hands-on session teaches you how to run an effective meeting, communicate your message and deliver a home run, every time you speak.

Anthony Huey
Communications Expert
11:00 - 12:30
Education Session : The Power of Personality and Communication to Increase Engagement Cibolo 1–5

Imagine what you could accomplish if you could decode the mystery of human behavior and truly understand what makes people do what they do and say what they say. This session will both challenge you and empower you with the knowledge you need to get along better with the people in your life. It takes you inside the minds and personalities of the people you deal with every day – bosses, colleagues, partners, customers, friends, and family – so you can act, rather than react to whatever life throws your way. Get ready for less stress and more success!

Connie Podesta
A Hall of Fame Speaker and Award-Winning Author
11:00 - 12:30
Education Session : Innovations in Virtual Design for Construction Nelson Wolff C
  • Sponsored by:
  • DeWALT

As more contracts require full Revit MEP integration, new software tools are being developed to integrate with Revit, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), and provide contractors with tools geared towards their specific trades. One such tool is the new Complexity Measurement Tool (CMT), sponsored by the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) and developed by Brett Young with BuildingSP. During this session, Young will explain how this new tool aligns with Revit along with other plug-ins including SysQue, ClashMEP and others.

Brett Young
CEO and Founder of BuildingSP
Nathan Wood
Founder and Chief Enabling Officer of SpectrumAEC
11:00 - 12:30
Education Session : The Trust Edge™: How Top Leaders and Organizations Drive Business Results through Trust Cibolo 6–7

Trust is a fundamental, bottom-line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, good people, relationships and revenue. With trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Drawing from the results of his industry leading research, The Trust Outlook™, and his firsthand experience working with the world’s highest performing organizations, David Horsager reveals how top leaders and organizations drive business results to become the most trusted in their industry.

This session will provide you with:

  • The actionable framework you can use immediately to build trust and solve your biggest challenges;
  • The HOW-HOW-HOW process to spark momentum, see immediate results and inspire trust; and
  • The newest research on how to develop trust individually, in your team and in your organization – or become extinct in the new economy.
David Horsager
CEO of the Trust Edge Leadership Institute
12:30 - 13:30
MCAA Executive Committee and Past Presidents’ Luncheon Wisteria/Sunflower
12:30 - 13:30
Student Chapter Luncheon and Meeting Nelson Wolff A
12:30 - 14:00
Plumbing Lunch & Learn Begonia/Bottlebrush
  • Sponsored by:
  • PCA

Enjoy lunch as you learn about the issues affecting plumbing contractors. Whether you want to optimize operations, enhance employee training or expand into service markets, you’re sure to come away with information you can use. Each presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion that lets you learn from your peers. The conversations will focus on:

  • Fabrication—how it can be developed on a small scale or fully integrated with BIM and total stations for optimum production.
  • Supplemental Instruction—supplementing your workforce with training on the latest products, corporate ideology and skills reinforcement.
  • Service Markets—issues concerning plumbing service and how niche markets such as sewer jetting, pumper trucks, video inspection, site utility work and emergency service can be profitable.

Members of the Plumbing Contractors of America will lead the discussions about these important issues.

19:00 - 22:00
Closing Dinner and Concert featuring Keith Urban Grand Oaks Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • DAIKIN

You won’t want to miss this Closing Dinner and Concert!

Thanks to Daikin Group for sponsoring the beverages for this evening.

Keith Urban
07:00 - 11:00
MCAA Business Lounge & Genius Bar
  • Sponsored by:
  • SPX
07:30 - 08:00
Annual Business Meeting Nelson Wolff C
07:59 - 11:00
MCAA Registration & Information Center
08:00 - 08:45
Closing Breakfast Cibolo Ballroom
  • Sponsored by:
  • Mueller Industries
09:00 - 10:30
Closing General Session featuring Mark McManus and Ted Koppel Grand Oaks Ballroom

UA General President Mark McManus will address our Closing General Session. Ted Koppel will relate his insights and perspectives on past and present U.S. and global issues.

Mark McManus
UA General President and National Labor Leader
Ted Koppel
News Anchor, Columnist and Author
10:45 - 11:30
MCAA Board and Past Presidents’ Partners Tea Cibolo 8–9
10:45 - 11:30
MCAA Board of Directors Closing Meeting Cibolo 2–4
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Annual Manufacturer/ Supplier Council Exhibit

What’s New? What’s Different? What Works Best for My Business?

Come see the latest products and services offered by MCAA’s manufacturer and supplier partners. This is your chance to see how products and services you’ve come to know are responding to change with new technologies, innovations, and improvements. Gain new insights and knowledge about how your business can grow with technologies and services that cut costs, time and errors. You may even discover a new approach to using software or a device in the office or in the field that will significantly increase productivity and bottom-line results.

Representatives of the Council's 130 members will be available to meet you to discuss your experience with their products and services. Our MS/C members are members of our association, and they are here to build relationships with contractor members, so don't miss this opportunity.

 

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The Final Four – MCAA Style

2017-2018 Student Chapter Competition - Monday, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Watch the best and the brightest of MCAA’s student chapter members face off in our annual Student Chapter Competition, one of our most popular events. Four teams of young men and women will demonstrate their knowledge of mechanical systems, the details of an actual project bid proposal and the pressures on a contracting business while coping with the stresses of making a letter-perfect presentation before an audience of hundreds and answering tough questions from a panel of seasoned experts.

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The Next Generation of Industry Professionals Wants to Meet YOU

Student Chapter Exhibit - Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Students from top schools of construction management, mechanical engineering, and other disciplines related to our industry will be available for you to meet and consider for a possible summer internship or a full-time position.

Be sure to check out MCAAGreatFutures.org, our newly re-imagined careers website, for student resumes and university profiles. Just log in with your MCAA.org password!

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