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.


Team USA Wins Water Innovation Challenge

Congratulations Team USA

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

Interns Learning the Ropes on a Jobsite

The grants, each for $1,200, will help cover the salaries of student interns who are working for MCAA and MSCA members in the field and/or in the office over this summer. The students will gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to learn more about the industry, and their employers will benefit from the students'...

Prof. Mike Feutz, Ferris State, teaching teachers

Sixteen faculty members from universities across the U.S. gathered at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS last week for the 10th Mechanical-Electrical Academic Consortium's (MEAC) Faculty Training Conference...

WorldSkills Foundation Water Innovation Challenge

Chicago, Illinois (April 28, 2014) — The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF), the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), and WorldSkills USA are financially...