MCAA Field Leaders Conference

MSCA Annual Education Conference

Foreman Training Program (Virtual Training for 2021)

The Mechanical Contracting Industry Council of New Jersey is pleased to announce its Annual Foreman Training program for the year 2021.

The Foreman Training program will consist of four half-day seminars and will be held on Saturday(s), January 9, 16, 23, 30, at the APA Hotel Woodbridge at Metro Park, 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.. Breakfast is available at 7:30 A.M. and lunch at noon.

This year’s four week program will consist of a series of panels which will include contractors, United Association Business Managers and outside MCAA National Consultants.

Each week’s program will be built around the Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s Job Supervisor’s Manual, a copy of which will be provided to each graduate of the course.

There will be a special panel presentation on the responsibilities of the Foreman under his/her collective bargaining agreements.

ELIGIBILITY: Any Foreman or Journeyman presently in the employ of a contributing contractor to the Mechanical Contracting Industry Council of New Jersey.

REGISTRATION: Enrollment in this program is limited, so please do not delay. Three easy ways to register:

Centrifugal Pumps Used in the Hydronics Industry Seminar

Centrifugal Pumps Used in the Hydronics Industry Seminar

The Mechanical Contracting Industry Council of New Jersey is pleased to invite you to attend the seminar on Centrifugal Pumps used in the Hydronics Industry that will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:00PM – 9:00PM (dinner will be provided) at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, “formerly The Woodbridge Hilton” 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, New Jersey. (Exit 131A Northbound or Exit 131 Southbound off the GSP).

This seminar will be presented by David Mackay. Dave grew up in this business, first trained by his dad who was a steamfitter and following in his father’s footsteps working with Local 274 at the age of 18. Dave holds a BS degree in Mechanical Contracting. Dave went on to become a licensed New Jersey State Master Plumber in 1981. He eventually went to work for a Manufacturers Rep firm in NJ as a Sales Representative of boilers. In doing so, he further honed his skills in radiant & control systems and he always enjoyed sharing his knowledge in the field with his customers. Dave’s an Associate Member of ASHRAE since 1974, full member of ASPE and in 2008 was the Garden State Chapter of NAOHSM “2008 Educator of the Year”. He currently works for Wallace Eannance Associates, Inc.

Registration is limited to two attendees per member company and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

This Seminar Will Cover the Following

  • Review of Types: End Suction, Double Suction, In-line, Wet Rotor and Boosters How Centrifugal
  • Pumps work (or do not work)?
  • What they need from the system?
  • Where they go?
  • How to tell what they are doing?
  • How to select them: Seals, RPM, type? Common installation mistakes Commissioning
  • Maintenance

A fifty dollar ($50.00) show up charge is required for each attendee; this will be returned to those in attendance. Please complete the registration form and mail it along with your check as quickly as possible to reserve your seat in class and take advantage of this valuable educational opportunity.

Representing the plumbing, heating, piping and air-conditioning industry

American Red Cross Standard First Aid, CPR & AED

Note: This class cannot shift to an online format. MCIC will keep registrants updated via email.
1 Session-Monday, May 2 from 4:00 to 7:30 pm
AED, CPR, and First Aid
Instructor: American Red Cross

This course will be taught by a Red Cross instructor and cover all aspects of First Aid, CPR & AED. Unfortunately, due to American Red Cross regulations, space in this class is limited.


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Basic HVAC & Refrigeration

8 Sessions, Tuesdays, September 14, 21, 28 – October 5, 12, 19, 26 – November 9 (No class on November 2)
Instructor: Frank Raimondi, United Cooling & Refrigeration

This combined class is a basic beginner’s course that is practically oriented rather than technically oriented.
Upon successful completion, the student will understand (Basic HVAC) the basics and general relationship of HVAC systems and components and the basics and general relationship of Refrigeration. Some of the topics include – Definitions, Heat Transfer, Heating Principals, Components, and Systems, Air Conditioning Principals; Components and Systems, System Sizing, Controls; Testing and Balancing. The student will also understand (Basic Refrigeration) Definitions, Refrigerants, Calibration, Temperature Ranges, Principles of Refrigeration, Components, and Systems, plus much more.

Please note that due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working closely with instructors to ensure a fluid shift to online classes for the Fall 2021 term, if needed. As we approach the beginning of the session, please be on alert for program updates.


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Blueprint Reading and Estimating

6 Sessions, Wednesdays, September 29 – October 6, 13, 20, 27 – November 3
Instructor: Greg Dietrich, Jersey Mechanical Contractors

This course will incorporate the fundamentals of Blueprint Reading and proceed into Estimating for Mechanical Contracting. Some of the topics covered will include: Terms, Symbols, Specification Reading, Isometric Drawings, Examination of Bid Documents, Pricing & Assembling the Bid.

Please note that due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working closely with instructors to ensure a fluid shift to online classes for the Fall 2021 term, if needed. As we approach the beginning of the session, please be on alert for program updates.


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Plumbing Systems & Project Management

5 Sessions, Thursdays, September 16, 23, 30 – October 7, 14
Instructor: Daniel O’Gorman, Daniel O’Gorman, LLC

Learn to understand and manage plumbing systems using the latest addition of adopted codes; New Jersey Uniform Construction Code (UCC), National Standard Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, and International Fuel Gas Code. Topics to be covered include Drainage Waste and Vent (DWV) systems, Hot and Cold Water Systems, water heaters, backflow cross-connection control, natural gas systems, medical systems, stormwater systems, Hospital/Medical Care Facility, Barrier-Free, and American Disabilities Act (ADA). The class will also highlight specifications, drawings, schedules, substantial completion, and communicating with the plumbing inspector.

Please note that due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working closely with instructors to ensure a fluid shift to online classes for the Fall 2021 term, if needed. As we approach the beginning of the session, please be on alert for program updates.


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American Red Cross Standard First Aid

1 Session-Monday, May 3 from 4:00 to 10:00 pm
AED, CPR, and First Aid
Instructor: American Red Cross

This course will be taught by a Red Cross instructor and cover all aspects of First Aid, CPR & AED. Due to American Red Cross regulations, space in this class is limited.

Please note that due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are working closely with instructors to ensure a fluid shift to online classes for the Fall 2020 term, if needed. As we approach the beginning of the session, please be on alert for program updates.


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Basic Computerized Scheduling

Note: This class cannot shift to an online format. MCIC will keep registrants updated via email.
5 Sessions—Thursdays – February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Keith Brown, Brown Engineering

Successful project execution requires adequate planning and tracking. This allows you to minimize job site inefficiency, accurately predict workforce requirements, and provide documentation to allow you to get paid for changes and claims caused by others. This course will make you more aware of the time-related costs that impact all of your projects, and by using Microsoft Project 2013 scheduling software, how to accurately schedule your jobs. You will learn how to document and recover your real costs caused by delays, changes, etc., thereby improving your projects’ profitability. This course is limited to 12 people.


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