ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) announced that its 2015-2016 Student Chapter Competition, an annual challenge of future industry professionals’ skills and knowledge about mechanical systems and the business of contracting, drew 26 submissions.

The MCAA student chapters participating include: Ball State University; Cal Poly Pomona; California State University at Chico; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Central Washington State University; Colorado State University; Fairleigh-Dickinson University; Illinois State University; Iowa State University; Kansas State University; Kennesaw State University; Kent State University; McMaster University; Milwaukee School of Engineering; Northeastern University; Oregon State University; Penn State University; Pittsburg State University; Purdue; 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; and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

This year’s project involves construction of an eight-story, multi-use apartment building in San Jose, California. It 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 MCAA 2016 in Orlando, Florida, on March 21. The results will be announced at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony on March 23.

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Publication date: 12/29/2015

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