About the Conference

MCAA's Annual Technology Conference is the one place where MCAA members in construction, plumbing and service can get tech info you can actually use. Designed by contractors in your business, our goal is to provide takeaways for everyone attending.


How do we do that?

  • By bringing in the real experts in how technology is being deployed in companies just like yours.
  • By making sure you have practical technology takeaways so you're not left hanging.
  • By illustrating what may seem far-fetched with real-life contractor case studies.
  • By covering all aspects of our businesses... from new construction to service.
  • By bringing to San Diego some awesome exhibitors who will show you what they have and how it works.
  • And, by giving you just enough time to network with your peers.


This Tech Conference will be one you don't want to miss!


Conference Highlights

Who can predict what will be the most important takeaway for your company? Still, if we had to guess, we'd say you'll go home thinking about what you're doing right, what you're excited about looking into and adopting immediately, and... what might keep you up at night! But if you don't attend, you won't know which is which!

New York Times Best-selling author, David Epstein, will share findings from his latest book, Range: How Generalists Succeed in a Specialized World. Learn how innovation is encouraged in a wicked world by having a broad range of experience.

James Benham will lead an opening session with a group of industry peers that are showcasing new tools that are reshaping the way that contractors are doing business.

Although most MCAA and MSCA members have had to adapt to digital processes, some members have not yet taken the leap. Catch up with a pre-conference workshop that will help you Getting Started with Technology.

Extended Sessions for continuing education – We added 2-hour sessions on topics like Advanced Revit, IoT for the Jobsite and Building In-House Software.

The newest technology – Want to see the Trimble XR-10 HoloLens in action? Try on the device to see how mixed reality can be used in your VDC workflow.

Unique experiences – Our Thursday night reception will be held down the street at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, where we will enjoy a reception and take some batting practice.

Better understand the financials of VDC – Sessions like Danielle Dy Buncio’s, Calculating the Real Value of VDC and Steve Jones’ The Business Value of BIM will help you understand the cost/benefit of investing in new technology.

Partnership in Action - UA Training Instructors, Mike Zivanovic and Pat Ramirez will talk about Innovations in Training that are helping to develop modern journeymen.

Machine Learning on Display – See how certain aspects of design and estimating can be done with computational assistance in Brett Young’s presentation on Machine Learning as the New Scripting.

MCAA Quality. This is your association. We've built this conference for you, and we consider this an awesome value proposition for you. If you have questions, any questions, contact MCAA's Director of Innovative Technologies, Sean McGuire.