HVAC Engineering for Non-Engineers - "I now know more about the systems, their components and how to analyze them."
Building Controls Seminar - taught by Siemens Industry.
Plunging into Plumbing students get a hands-on look at plumbing materials.
Intro to HVAC - "I feel I really understand the refer cycle now!"
CMPM 2 - "This class has given me things to consider in making my company more successful."
Foreman Training Program - "This class has given me a better viewpoint and respect for the position of employee, contractor, PM and foreman and how each group can positively work together."
CMPM-3 "This program was a fantastic resource for me in my career development. It exceeded my expectations."
CMPM-3 "The quality of the instructors for CMPM-3 has been well beyond my expectations."
CMPM 2 - "This has been an amazing course. I have been able to take something from each class and apply it to my job."
Plunging into Plumbing - "It exposed me overall to the breadth of plumbing at an entry level."
CMPM 1 - "I have learned many ways to be more efficient in the various aspects of my day-to-day activities."
Last 10%: TAB module - "I have a better understanding of what is involved in balancing."
Fierce Conversations Workshop
Intro to HVAC - "I now understand terminology and parts better!"
CMPM 1 - "It has given me many tools to make me become a more effective PM."
Joel Smith is named the '2014 MCAWW Instructor of the Year' and receives a plaque from Board of Education.
Business Writing that Counts! Workshop facilitated by Dr. Julie Miller.
CMPM 1 students perform a take-off and prepare an estimate in the Estimating module.

Educational Programs

Reading Blueprints & Specs in Mechanical Construction

Date/Time: May 24, 2017 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm (lunch included at 11:30 am)
Location: MCAWW Training Center, 1100 Olive Way, Suite 1250, Seattle

This course will improve comprehension of contract documents for all attendees. It will include how to read and decipher blueprints and specifications, as well as how to find and manage common discrepancies. Students will:
• Learn the relationship of the drawings with the specifications and viewpoints from the Owner, Designer, General Contractor, and Mechanical Contractor
• Complete a scavenger hunt activity involving MEP (wet side and dry side), Architectural, Structural, and Civil drawings and specifications
• Perform a drawing version review - schematic drawings (SD), design development (DD) and construction documents (CD)
• Review lessons learned in an effort to avoid common contract document conflicts, errors and omissions

Who Should Attend:
This entry-level program will benefit anyone with less than 2 years of experience who reviews blueprints and specs, including project managers, project engineers, estimators, and project coordinators.

How You Will Benefit:
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to confidently understand where to find specific components of a project within the contract documents, as well as strategies to avoid the most common discrepancies found in almost every set of documents.
• Understand the role of drawings within the contract documents.
• Learn by way of in-class activities where to find specific information on the contract drawings.
• Explore alternative opinions and interpretive viewpoints from different entities in the construction process (Owner, Designer, General Contractor, and Mechanical Contractor)

To Register:
Registration closed. Class full.


• Cancellation by attendee 14 or more days prior to the start date of an event or training program: 100% refund.
• Cancellation by attendee 7-13 days prior to the start date of an event or training program: 50% refund.
• No refund will be given for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the start date of an event or training program. If cancellation is due to illness or emergency, credit may be extended for a future event or training program.
• In the event that MCA of Western Washington cancels an event or training program, a full refund will be provided.

MCAWW educational programs are open to Western Washington Mechanical Contracting Industry Improvement Fund contributors.

Online signup is not available for this class.

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