New England Mechanical Contractors Association

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June 2016               

 MCAA Great Futures- Hiring Interns Pays! There are lots of good reasons to hire interns - quick to learn, fresh perspective, high energy, eager to please, technology savvy - but the best one is that you may qualify for a $1,500 Student Internship Grant from the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF) for every intern you hire.

Construction set for May at former Spag's site

Construction at the Lakeway Commons site that will host a Whole Foods, offices and housing in Shrewsbury at the former site of Spag’s retail store is set to take place in May, as the developer continues to secure leases for the property.
The developer has secured four new leases with the signing of Visionworks, Sweet Pizza, Unibank and Jenny Boston. These new tenants will add to the development’s aim for a high-end location with quality tenants, said Howard Grossman, president of Grossman Development Group, who is handling the redevelopment of the site.  A groundbreaking is set to take place in early to mid May with the demolition and site work expected to take approximately four to six weeks.
Lakeway Commons is a 375,000-square-foot mixed-use development that will be made up of 100,000 square feet of retail, 250 apartments, 14 town homes and anchored by a 50,000-square-foot Whole Foods.

Boston College To Spend $200 Million To Upgrade Sports Facilities

Boston College has announced plans for $200 million in athletics facilities upgrades including a new field house, recreation center, and intramural playing fields.  The upgrades benefit both the intercollegiate and intramural programs at Boston College. The project is the result of several years of fundraising.  Talks are expected to begin with city officials on the construction of the athletics field house that would be located next to Alumni Stadium.  The 240,000 square-foot recreation center will replace the Flynn Recreation Complex.  It was approved in 2009 as part of the university’s master planand is set to begin this summer once permits are approved. Construction is expected to take two years.  The school also will be seeking permitting for new baseball, softball and intramural fields.

Northeastern plans 800- bed dorm

Northeastern University is going ahead with the expansion of its south campus with plans for a mixed-used student dormitory on Burke Street, between Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street.  The university and Austin, Texas-based American Campus Communities plan to redevelop an approximately 23,424-square-foot parking lot into a 310,000-square-foot building with some 800 beds in apartment-style units on the upper floors, student amenities and services, and ground-floor commercial space.  Northeastern plans to ground-lease the site at 10 Burke St. to American Campus — the nation’s largest developer, owner and manager of student housing communities — which would build the dorm, the university said in a letter of intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.  Northeastern said it would file more detailed project plans and an amended master plan with the BRA in early January.

Hopkinton: Construction of $28.5M lab underway

HOPKINTON — The state Department of Transportation's new $28.5 million central research and materials lab off the Massachusetts Turnpike is taking shape.  Construction started this summer, according to MassDOT. On Tuesday, contractors held a traditional topping off ceremony, placing an American flag and small tree on the frame of the building.  The frame of the new 49,000-square-foot building can be seen off the Pike's Westborough service plaza, which is on the westbound side of the highway. Construction is expected to finish up in August 2016, according to Amanda Skahan, a department spokeswoman.  The building will include a one-story lab with a two-story section with offices.  "The building is designed for a staff of 70 and will be used as office space and lab space," she wrote in an email to the Daily News. "The laboratories will test materials used in the construction of roadways and bridges: pavement, concrete, paints, guardrails, steel rebars etc."

NCPWB has produced a second video to educate engineers about B31 Piping Codes and how the NCPWB helps contractors meet the codes’ requirements.

The eight minute video is posted to YouTube  and 

For over 125 years, New England Mechanical Contractors Association has been a construction industry trade association representing premier mechanical construction firms throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. From building new large scale construction to servicing and maintaining existing facilities, our member contractors employ the most highly skilled and trained workforce in New England delivering cost-effective, timely results and staying abreast of leading-edge technology and industry practices.


We offer membership within the Mechanical Contractors Association, Mechanical Service Contractors Association, and the National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau. We support our member contractors through our educational seminars, labor and government relations, industry news and marketing. Committed to the future of our industry, we sponsor MCA student chapters at Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Our affiliation with the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and our strong, cooperative relationship with the United Association enables us to offer our members numerous opportunities to build lasting, beneficial relationships with peers while acquiring the business knowledge and tools to keep their company successful.







 New England MCA
Serving the New England Mechanical Construction Industry by providing resources to help manage and grow business and by keeping members connected to changes in the industry. 


New England MSCA
The New England Mechanical Service Contractors Association works to advance and promote our contractors performing service and refrigeration work in the HVACR industry.


New England NCPWB
New England National Certified Pipe Welding Bureau - New England’s resource to educate and promote compliance with welding codes and certification in the Pipe Welding Industry.NCPWB promotional video on YouTube:  NCPWB YouTube Video