MCAA Conference to Include Roundtable Discussions

Feb. 6, 2017
Each discussion will focus on a set of topics appropriate to the industry sector represented.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) planning team has reported the addition of a number of roundtable discussions will be presented during the association's upcoming annual conference, March 5-9, in San Diego, Calif.

These discussions will be led by industry leaders, and will provide idea sharing and solutions for all attendees.

Each discussion will focus on a set of topics appropriate to the industry sector represented:
Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA);
National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB);
Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA).

Additionally, during a Safety Excellence Initiative, a presentation called “Focus on Safety” will be moderated by Pete Chaney, MCAA Director of Safety & Health. It will discuss the support safety professionals need to be effective in providing a safe work environment for employees.
MSCA will offer two roundtable discussions, each aimed at helping managers broaden the scope of their company’s service and deepening its market impact:

  • Maximizing the Value of Your Business with Service — Moderated by Chris Carter, Murphy Company and Bob Lake, EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems
  • Using the National Service and Maintenance Agreement to Grow Your Service Business — Moderated by Frank Norton, EMCOR Services Northeast, Inc.  and Kip Bagley, EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems.
  • During the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB) discussion, the topic will be, “Reduce the Cost and Risk Associated with Welding and Brazing” — Moderated by Bob Silvia, Process Engineers and Constructors.

This discussion will answer the following critical questions:

  • How can improved processes and prequalified welding and brazing procedures increase your productivity and reduce your welding /brazing costs?
  • How can joint UA/NCPWB certified welders/brazers reduce your overall costs and ensure the quality of your welding and brazing?
  • How can NCPWB help address owner and CM imposed requirements that go beyond your contract documents

The Plumbing Contractors of America (PCA) roundtable topic will be “Best Practices in Plumbing” and will be moderated by Scott Wallenstein, Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co. This discussion will cover resources that that are helping plumbing contractors to be more profitable, such as:

  • Fabrication operations that save time and costs and increase productivity on the jobsite
  • New technologies that streamline operations, increase efficiency and grow your bottom line
  • Tools —  both new and old — that keep projects moving and productivity rising.

During a special “Finding Talent”  Roundtable Luncheon on Monday, March 6, guests will discuss where to best find employees with industry experience, management skills, leadership abilities, and technical savvy.