The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation

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


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The variety and breadth of issues addressed by Foundation research may surprise some, but there is a consistency of purpose throughout all our research projects, which is to provide the valuable education component necessary to solve our industry's most complex problems. Follow the links below for a summary of each research project and its findings.

5 Key Trends to Mechanical Industry

Successful contractors know that planning for the future makes good sense. Even if they can't always give this activity the time it deserves, they will take advantage of useful information about the future when it is available ... and relevant.

The decision to commission a study looking 10 to 15 years into the future of our industry was made by MCERF...

Procurement Chain Study.

Changes in customer expectations in the construction industry regarding project delivery, time, cost, and quality have forced the stakeholders to search for new operational models. Advances in non-construction industries in the areas of procurement and business management have improved the national productivity by an average of 2.7% per year from 1987 to 1996 and 3.9%...

Contractor Liability Insurance Study

The MCERF-funded insurance liability reform study by Ducker Worldwide, The Contractor Liability Insurance Cost and Coverage Problem - Solutions to Improve, was completed and made available on MCAA's website in 2005. The comprehensive industry survey and analysis was compiled from interviews and survey data from hundreds of contractors and industry experts...