MCAA19 will be yet another action-packed Convention! Take a look at the incredible speakers, educational seminars, entertainment, and networking and social events listed in our Final Program. From the opening sporting events on Sunday to the Closing General Session on Thursday, you won't want to miss a thing!
Annual Manufacturer/ Supplier Council Exhibit
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 MCAA’s 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 onto 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.
A continental breakfast and doughnut wall will be available.
Students and faculty will be given an overview of the week, to help them build out their ideal convention schedule and take advantage of networking opportunities with MCAA members.
Mary Jean Billingsley from Lasting Impressions LLC will address the students on the topic of work etiquette. She will dive into the “unwritten rules” of interviewing, getting hired, and how to make a positive, lasting impression. Mary Jean will introduce students to skills to help them project courtesy, trust, and professionalism, which can set them up for future business success.
Sponsored by Viega
Student Chapter Presidents Advisory Council Meeting
New this year, MCAA has started the Student Chapter Presidents Advisory Council. The mission is to ensure direct student representation is provided to the MCAA Career Development Committee. Advisory Council members are responsible for affirmatively presenting concerns, providing suggestions for innovation or improvement, and serving as the liaison between MCAA and their fellow chapter members. The meeting will help orchestrate future GreatFutures planning and give students the opportunity to give feedback of their experiences about the convention.
Student Chapter Meeting
Have questions about what you saw and heard at the student competition? Students will have the opportunity to ask Harrell-Fish firsthand about their experience with the football stadium renovation. Employees from the project and the competition judges will be on hand to field questions and address any outstanding issues.
Awards will be presented, including the Certificates of Merit for the teams that placed in the top ten of the competition.
Sponsored by Viega
Student Chapter Competition
Watch the industry leaders of the future compete in the Student Chapter Competition. Four MCAA Student Chapter teams will compete on the main convention stage for the opportunity to win $10,000. These students will present their teams’ proposals for the addition and renovation of Indiana University’s Memorial Football Stadium, including the completion of all plumbing, piping, and HVAC work. Harrell-Fish of Bloomington, Indiana, has generously contributed the project particulars and back story for the 2018 Student Chapter Competition.
Come early to get the best seats to witness the students’ intense commitment and insightful approaches to a real-world mechanical contracting bid. They are sure to impress you with their extensive knowledge of mechanical systems and innovative project management skills. All while being exposed to hard hitting questions from a panel of MCAA member judges.
Student Chapter Exhibit & Lunch for All Attendees
This year, MCAA Student Chapters are showcased in their own exhibit. The Student Chapter exhibit will provide more one-on-one opportunities for MCAA Members to connect with students and discuss their future involvement in the industry. Students from top construction management, mechanical engineering, and other related fields will display their chapter’s successes and be available to discuss internship and full-time job opportunities.
MCAA Members should check out www.MCAAGreatFutures.org for student resumes and chapter profiles. Take advantage of the website’s new job board feature to post job openings, with exclusive access to student chapter members.
This year, students will have their own lounge to network and share their experiences. MCAA members are encouraged to visit the union and mingle with students in an informal setting.
Sponsored by Viega