ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has announced the finalist teams for the 2014-2015 MCAA Student Chapter Competition at MCAA 2015 in Maui, Hawaii, on March 10. The teams are: Rocky Mountain Chapter of MCAA at Colorado State University; McMaster Student Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) Hamilton (Canada); University of Washington Mechanical Contractors Student Chapter; and Wentworth Chapter of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.

These teams received the best scores out of 24 entries. Judging took place at MCAA’s office in Rockville, Maryland. The judges, who are all members of MCAA’s Career Development Committee, were Kenneth A. Durr of Durr Mechanical Construction Inc., New York; Michael J. Gallagher of The John F. Gallagher Co., Eastlake, Ohio; Kathleen McCauley of McCauley Mechanical Construction Inc,. Bridgeview, Ill.; and J.L. Williams of Ryan & Associates Inc., Davenport, Iowa.

This year’s project involved the construction of the Segundo Student Services Center (SSC) on the campus of the University of California at Davis. The facility is to be designed and built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) NC Gold standards.

The competition began at the 2014 Student Chapter Summit in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Oct. 11, 2014, and will culminate with the Final Four presentations. The judges of the finals competition will choose the first and second place winners who will receive cash prizes of $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. The other two finalists will each receive $1,000. The competition results will be announced at the Annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on March 11.

For more information about the competition and the MCAA student chapter program, visit

Publication date: 2/2/2015

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