The purpose of the Mechanical Contractors Association is:|
To accomplish this, the Association engages in the following activities:
- To represent the mechanical contracting industry and to act as its spokesman in dealing with the public, government, other associations in the construction industry, manufacturers, and labor.
- To provide for its members all the advantages of large representation.
- To furnish educational facilities for improving members’ contracting knowledge and technical capabilities.
- To offer to the public a membership dedicated to the task of furnishing efficient and economical installations in a fair and harmonious manner.
- Develops educational seminars for its members to improve their capabilities in all phases of the Mechanical Contracting business.
- Meets with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry to discuss and seek solutions to many of the mutual problems existing between management and labor.
- Provides representation on national & local bodies, such as the Construction Industry Stabilization Committee, Industrial Relations Council, National Board for Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes, Governor’s Advisory Board for Plumbers, the Seattle King County Plumbing Board of Appeals, and the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB).
- Meets with other associations in the construction industry to attempt to resolve mutual industry problems which beset all of our members, owners, architects and engineers, and, in general, the entire construction industry.
- Assists in the development of materials and operation of programs to develop the skills of apprentices and journeymen.
- Engages in legislative activities in an effort to improve the role of the Mechanical Contractor in the areas of laws and regulations.
- Meets with engineering societies, government agencies, other construction contractors associations and manufacturers associations to develop standards and practices leading to efficient, safe and economical installation.
- Develops manuals, such as Labor Estimating and Accounting and distributes to its members technical information, safety bulletins, news memos, and statistical information.