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What is the OPUS Button?

The OPUS Button is a visual marketing tool that will enable you to show your company’s support of the Online Piping & Usage Specification (OPUS), a valuable industry resource developed by the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF).

What is OPUS?

OPUS is an acronym for the Online Piping & Usage Specification, a valuable industry resource developed by the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF). This online resource allows the user to make dynamic combinations of pipe types, materials, applications and joining methods and includes links to the companies that provide those materials. A task group of contractors and Manufacturer/Supplier Council members from the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) helped develop OPUS, which is geared toward those who are new to the industry.

Why should I use the OPUS Button?

By using the OPUS Button, you show your company’s support of a key industry education resource that forward-looking companies like yours helped develop. Let the industry know that you take pride in your work and your industry by posting the OPUS Button on your company’s website and using it along with articles in your newsletters or in your social media efforts.

How do I go about using the OPUS Button?

Using the OPUS Button is easy. Here’s how:

1) Select the version of the OPUS Button that will best meet your needs. Two versions are provided:

Screen Version - Perfect for screen-based uses like websites.

Size Image HTML Code
Small (88 X 31)
Medium (120 X 60)
Large (120 X 90)

Print Version - Sufficient resolution for printed pieces.

2) If you plan to use the OPUS Button for a website or other screen-based use, add a link to http://www.opuspiping.org.

Who is the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation?

The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) is the independent foundation of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA). MCERF has carried out research and published results on a number of important industry issues, including green mechanical construction. And, through its Funding Educational Excellence program, MCERF provides material support for student internship grants, emerging student chapter grants, and student chapter of excellence grants—a real investment in the future of the industry.

Who should I contact for more information about OPUS or MCERF?

For additional information, or to request background materials for an article, please contact Dennis Langley at 301-869-5800 or dlangley@mcaa.org.