The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

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

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VIDEOS

Learn about MCERF from those who contribute and from those who benefit. Watch the "MCERF Story" videos.

  • U of MO Wins Final 4 Competition

    MCERF Funds Vision of GreatFutures

    MCERF Funds MCAA's Vision for GreatFutures for Student Chapter Members

  • Attracting the Brightest and Best 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

  • Interns Teach Tech

    Funding Values to Teach our Next Generation

    MCERF underwrites the development of practices, tools, methods, and materials to advance the mechanical contracting and service industries. LEARN MORE

  • Our Partners are 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

  • 2017 Reilly Family Scholarship Award

    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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Research

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

Hurricane Harvey assaults Texas.

MCAA has often been called a family. Tragically, members of our family now need our help. We are just now beginning to understand, thanks to the MCA of Houston and UA Locals 68, 211 and 198, just how many of our MCAA and UA families have had their lives turned upside down by this unbelievable tragedy named Harvey.

Complexity Measurement Tool (CMT)

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF), the non-profit foundation of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), has been collaborating with BuildingSP, a California-based software developer, on a building analysis add-in for Autodesk Revit called the MCERF Complexity Measurement Tool (CMT) and analyzes a building's mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) spaces for congestion and complexity.