MCAA announced the four finalists for this year’s Student Chapter Competition: Ball State University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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

Fresh Meadow Mechanical of Fresh Meadows, New York, provided the competition project details this year. 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.

The final four teams will compete at MCAA2020 on  March 16 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The winners will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Breakfast featuring Joe Montana on 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 ten will receive a Certificate of Merit and a check for $1,000. Congratulations to those recipients:

  • McMaster University;
  • Missouri State University;
  • Oregon State University;
  • Pittsburg State University;
  • Purdue University; and
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology.