The Mechanical Contractor’s Association of America released a report today by Independent Project Analysis (IPA), an independent international construction project engineering and research firm. The study shows that union mechanical contractors were 15% more productive than non-union contractors, with a more than 40% reduction in risks of cost and schedule overruns. It further reveals a 4% reduction in total costs versus non-union projects. The report is based on an analysis of 1,550 capital projects on industrial facilities across the United States over the past 20 years. Simply put, this study found that union contractors complete projects on-time and under budget at much higher rates than non-union contractors.
The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) and Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) joint press release on the topic provides additional details and project background. As Mark McManus, General President of United Association, notes, “It is no surprise that an independent industry firm confirmed what we already know to be true: union training and apprenticeships lead to better outcomes for our members, our employers, and the end users…”.
You can download the full report, including methodology, here.
We are excited about and grateful for this new study and the MCAA’s efforts to draw attention to this crucial information. Cheaper is not always better and often has disastrous and costly implications in the long run.
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