ROCKVILLE, Md. – More than 200 industry professionals attended the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA) 2014 Mid-year conference in Indianapolis.

The opening speaker, technologist James Benham of JB Knowledge Inc., showcased tools contractors may use on the project site, such as Google Glass for hard hats; a device that converts a 2-D drawing into a 3-D model by simply swiping an iPad over the drawing; job site surveillance using drones; and much more. Benham will also be in attendance at MCAA 2015 in Maui, Hawaii.

Other presentations showcased modularized projects that were successfully completed by MCAA member companies. MCAA leaders rounded out the conference program with their perspective on how the industry is adapting to the technology challenges of the present and future. MCAA president Chuck Fell explained the overriding importance of education to MCAA and its members, while president-elect Steve Dawson offered comments on the current use of technologies to enhance productivity. Vice president/assistant treasurer Greg Fuller provided unique insights into ways that fabrication operations can and will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of project performance. MCAA board of directors member Rick Perosa offered turnover meeting enhancements, and 2012 MCAA president Mark Rogers closed the conference with a presentation about the growing importance of forward-thinking leaders to successful companies.

Publication date: 7/21/2014

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