The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) announced it received 26 entries for its 2015-2016 Student Chapter Competition.
The competition pits future industry professionals against each other, in a test of skill and knowledge about mechanical systems and the business of contracting.
This year, students will design and eight-story office building. The building plan requires an energy-efficient HVAC system designed for ease of maintenance, low operating cost, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
The four best scoring teams will be invited to present their proposals at the MCAA 2016 conference in Orlando, Fla., on March 21.
Competing schools are listed here. Click on each school to learn about its program:
Ball State University
Cal Poly Pomona
California State University at Chico
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Central Washington State University
Colorado State University
Illinois State University
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Kennesaw State University
Kent State University
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Oregon State University
Penn State University
Pittsburg State University
State University of New York at Binghamton
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Washington State University
Wentworth Institute of Technology