MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Student Competition is a semester long student competition based around mechanical contracting. Students are provided with a request for proposal (RFP) at the beginning of the fall semester to build a proposal based on a real-life completed project. The competition team works on creating a company, building a schedule and estimate, and other project logistics to create a full -length bid proposal. Competing teams will find out their place in January. The top ten teams earn a scholarship for their school's chapter, and the top four teams will present at MCAA National Convention.
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS
The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Student Competition is a spring semester competition from January through March. Students will create a proposal to bid on a real project as the general contractor. The team's submission will include an estimate of the project as well as safety, quality and project management plans. Students will submit the bid and prepare a presentation to present with at the competition. At the competition, judges will provide students with a change in the project. The team will think on the fly about how they will address the new situation. A select group of teams will be chosen to present their solution.
OHIO CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION ESTIMATING COMPETITION
The Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) Estimating Competition is a civil infrastructure-based competition. Six students are given a project that was completed in real life from the previous year. The first day of the competition. The students spend eight hours developing an estimate bid package along with a schedule based on the project given. On the second day, students create a 30-minute oral presentation explaining their understanding of the project. After all presentations are presented, students are judged and the actual value of the project is revealed.