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 MCERF Story”

People often ask what is the Foundation?  What does it do for the mechanical contracting industry? Why should I support MCERF?  This video answers these questions and more.  Hear it straight from involved members and from those who have benefitted from MCERF’s activities.  You’re sure to learn something you didn’t know about MCERF!

MCERF – Student Perspectives

Future workforce, interns, full-time hires, project managers, today’s incredibly bright students can do it all in the mechanical industry.  Students in this video have been or will soon be doing all these things, and this is the “stuff” our industry’s professional ranks need and crave.  Watch and listen as the savvy and articulate students in this video deliver their take on the role of MCERF in this industry.  This is an impressive and eye-opening video.


The role of faculty advisor at one of MCAA’s 50+ student chapters is a critical one.  They are the lynchpins that successfully unite the best students with MCAA construction and service professionals.  This video allows them a platform to express their professional opinions about the need for industry support and involvement and the role they believe MCERF is playing to fulfil these needs.

Local Affiliates

The third, and in some ways most critical leg of the “three-legged stool” approach to developing successful students and student chapters are the gifted people who run and drive the local mechanical contractor affiliates…the local MCA’s.  They live in the communities where the big and small universities educate the brilliant students, they are the pivot points between local contractors who need and must support the local student chapters, and they provide access for the faculty and students to job and project experience that only local contractors can supply.


In this video, mechanical contractors discuss the benefits they directly and indirectly receive through support of MCERF.  Whether it’s internship grants, OPUS, or the publications such as Achieving Spatial Coordination Through BIM – A Guide for Specialty Contractors, MCERF supplies real-world business benefits to MCAA member contractors.  Take a look and listen to what they have to say.


The world-class vendors and suppliers who provision the material and equipment needs of the mechanical contracting and service industry have a unique perspective on MCERF.  In helping the Foundation meet its objectives to build a world-class professional workforce, they help themselves in two ways:  first, they can have a direct impact on and form relationships with their future customers, and second, they also have an equal opportunity to groom and recruit members of their future workforce.