MEP – Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing trades encompass a variety of skilled work in construction projects, including sheet metal and pipe welding. In today’s construction process, work performed by these trades takes a high level of coordination, precision, and skill. Innovation and technology play a large role and these are the associations representing those trades that can provide you with the education and training required.
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) serves the unique needs of approximately 2,600 firms involved in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, piping, and mechanical service.
We do this by providing our members with high-quality educational materials and programs to help them attain the highest level of managerial and technical expertise.
National Electrical Contractors Association
NECA is the voice of the $171 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office in Washington, D.C., and 118 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
SMACNA is an international trade association representing 3,500 contributing contractor firms and is a leader in promoting quality and excellence in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry. SMACNA members are responsible for effectively delivering the clean air Americans breathe; for many of the attractive facades you see on today’s stadiums and office buildings; and for the comfortable, healthy, and safe living environments in which we live. SMACNA has national offices in Chantilly, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., and on Capitol Hill.