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MCAA Names Final Four for Student Chapter Competition

Jan. 30, 2020
Drawing on entries from 33 engineering schools, learn which quartet will compete in Hawaii this March.

(Rockville MD - January 17, 2020) - The Mechanical Contractors Association of America has named the four finalists for this year’s Student Chapter Competition: Ball State UniversityMilwaukee School of EngineeringUniversity of Maryland, College Park and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The MCAA Student Chapter Competition drew a record 33 submissions this year.

Thanks to Fresh Meadow Mechanical Corporation of Fresh Meadows, NY, for providing this year’s project details.

The project tasked students with developing a proposal to be the prime contractor on a chiller and cooling tower replacement project in the Penn South building in New York City. The project includes the completion of all plumbing, piping and HVAC, electrical, controls and any other work required to complete the project as described in the bid documents.

You can see the Final Four teams compete at MCAA2020 in Maui HI on Monday, March 16, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Grand Wailea Resort. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from these students’ insightful approaches to a real-world contracting bid!

The winners will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Breakfast featuring NFL Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 a.m. The top competition prize is $10,000. The second-place team will receive $5,000 and the other two finalists will each receive $2,500.

Each of the other six teams in the Top 10 will receive a Certificate of Merit and a check for $1,000. Congratulations to those recipients:

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves the unique needs of approximately 2,600 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service.