The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

provides a solid foundation for the growth and success of the mechanical contracting industry.


BIM Guide

MCERF announces publication-Achieving Spaital Coordination Through BIM.


Weldbend Check Presentation

Weldbend Contributes $100,000 to MCERF.

5 Key Things About MCERF

  • Working to Solve the Mega-Issues that Confront our Industry

    Mega Issues

    Founded in 1989 by pioneers envisioning an organization to help solve mega-issues that confront the mechanical construction and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • 5 Key Things About MCERF: Attracting the Brightest Students

    Attracting the Brightest and Best Students

    MCERF invests in programs that attract the best and brightest students to the mechanical and mechanical service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Developing Tools to teach Modern Best Practices of our Industry

    Developing Tools to Teach our Next Generation

    MCERF develops online tools, methods, materials, and technology-focused practices to advance the mechanical contracting and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Support of our Partners is vital to our Continued Success

    Our Partners are Vital to Our Continued Success

    MCERF receives support from local MCAA affiliates, manufacturers and suppliers, contractors and individuals to help achieve its goals. LEARN MORE

  • Our Board ensures that funds Support our Mission

    Ensuring all Funds Support our Mission

    MCERF is a 501(c)(3) corporation with a Board of Trustees who oversee all donations received in an ethical manor. LEARN MORE

Education & Careers

MCERF supports programs that attract talented, well-educated, and industrious young professionals to our industry.

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MCERF underwrites industry-critical research, which is conducted by leading researchers and consultants.

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Support Us

A foundation's strength and success depend on its partners-its trustees, financial contributors, and volunteers.

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News & Happenings

Water Innovation Challenge

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) is supporting Team USA’s participation in the Water Innovation Challenge being held June 3-5, 2014 in Singapore with a $5,000 contribution.  The Challenge is the first competition of its kind to bring together a group of international, multi-disciplined teams of plumbers...

Southern Polytechnic State University Winners

At MCAA’s Convention in Scottsdale, AZ at the Annual Awards Breakfast on March 12 Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) awarded trophies and cash prizes to the finalists of this year's Student Chapter Competition: first prize and $5,000 went to the Student Chapter of Specialty Contracting (Mechanical/...

MCA of Western Washington Check Presentation

The MCA of Western Washington (MCAWW) donated $5,000 to the MCERF Board of Trustees at the MCA 2014 Convention is Scottsdale.  The MCA of Western Washington has been donating to the Foundation since 1992 when they donated $100,000 and became an early member of the Foundation’s Partnership Enterprise (those who have contributed at least $100,000).