News Feeds (RSS) http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3752 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/happy-new-year-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/ Corporate Events Happy New Year! From Your Friends at McKenney’s Wishing you all the best in 2018! Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:00:38 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/happy-new-year-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/#respond Kirsten McCann <p><strong>Wishing you all the best in 2018!</strong></p> <p><img data-attachment-id="3753" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/happy-new-year-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/ny/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?fit=3334%2C2082" data-orig-size="3334,2082" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="NY" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?fit=300%2C187" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?fit=1024%2C639" class="wp-image-3753 alignnone" src="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?resize=600%2C374" alt="" width="600" height="374" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?resize=1024%2C639 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?resize=300%2C187 300w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?resize=768%2C480 768w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?w=2000 2000w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NY.jpg?w=3000 3000w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/happy-new-year-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/feed/ 0 3752 2017-12-29 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-29 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3770 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/how-secure-is-your-company-email/ Cybersecurity How Secure Is Your Company Email? In prior blogs, I’ve talked about the merit of multi-factor authentication as the single best protection of any online account. Even though that is the case, if you’re a company running Office365 there is so much more you can be doing to protect yourself, your employees and your company. Microsoft has a simple way for [&#8230;] Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:00:39 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/how-secure-is-your-company-email/#respond Shaun Hunt <p><img data-attachment-id="3163" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/03/dont-let-phishing-scams-reel-you-in/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-3/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?fit=275%2C260" data-orig-size="275,260" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?fit=275%2C260" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?fit=275%2C260" class="size-full wp-image-3163 alignnone" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?resize=275%2C260" alt="" width="275" height="260" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>In prior blogs, I’ve talked about the merit of multi-factor authentication as the single best protection of any online account. Even though that is the case, if you’re a company running Office365 there is so much more you can be doing to protect yourself, your employees and your company. Microsoft has a simple way for you to understand best practices and ways to improve called <strong>Office365 Secure Score</strong>.</p> <p><span id="more-3770"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There are a few straightforward security measures every person can take. This includes having a unique password and turning on multi-factor authentication for every critical online account. For detailed instructions on multi-factor please read my prior posts. This will stop criminals from taking over your accounts. Beyond email it&#8217;s critical everyone use a modern browser such as Chrome on the latest version plus add an ‘Ad Blocker’ extension.  Combine this with running a top notch anti-virus software and keep your operating system patched will drastically reduce your chance of malware and viruses.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>What if you work in a corporate environment? What if your company runs Office365? According to a 2016 study by Skyhigh, 91.4 percent of businesses with at least 100 users were running Office 365. That means if you’re reading this its highly likely your company is running Microsoft cloud based email called Office365.  This can be a great suite of tools when you combine email, filesharing in Onedrive, notetaking in OneNote and the online productivity tools in Office. However, Microsoft isn’t the best at everything and because they have a history as a large company they have a lot of software to keep updated and patched, which means they aren’t the best at security.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If you’d like to protect your organization, then I recommend talking with your IT department to ensure they are verifying the company setup using Office365 Secure Score. Microsoft explains, Secure Score figures out what Office 365 services you&#8217;re using (like OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange) then looks at your settings and activities and compares them to a baseline established by Microsoft. Basically, Microsoft understands how to make the software more secure but can’t unilaterally make every change without companies verifying it will work within each enterprise environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Secure Score checks basic things like:</p> <ul> <li>Ensuring multi-factor is enabled for all administrative accounts</li> <li>Limiting the number of technology users with unlimited access</li> <li>Reviewing users accounts that are still active with no usage</li> <li>Ensuring settings like archiving are turned on</li> <li>Ensuring sharing of personal information is limited</li> <li>Verifying IT is looking at critical security reports</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="3771" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/how-secure-is-your-company-email/secure/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/secure.jpg?fit=600%2C244" data-orig-size="600,244" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="secure" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/secure.jpg?fit=300%2C122" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/secure.jpg?fit=600%2C244" class="size-full wp-image-3771 aligncenter" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/secure.jpg?resize=600%2C244" alt="" width="600" height="244" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/secure.jpg?w=600 600w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/secure.jpg?resize=300%2C122 300w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is all provided in a simple set of charts and graphs that shows how a company is performing against the industry.  Take the time today to share this blog with your IT professionals to ensure they are securing your organization with the tools that are already owned and provided.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a leader of my organization’s technology I review Office365 Secure Score weekly to look over the new recommendations and ensuring settings haven’t changed. It is a simple yet effective tool that ensures my organization has a strong security posture and can stay ahead of the criminals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Have a question for our experts? Leave your comment below and check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com">our website</a> for more information.</p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/how-secure-is-your-company-email/feed/ 0 3770 2017-12-28 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-28 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3736 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/working-cool-under-pressure/ Data Centers Project Highlights Working Cool Under Pressure Project Name Commercial Office and Data Center Project Location Atlanta, Georgia Project Team Owner: Real Estate Investment Firm General Contractor: McKenney&#8217;s, Inc. Specializations Energy Management Pipe Shop Prefab Markets Mission Critical Commercial Office &#160; McKenney’s replaced two cooling towers and chillers at an Atlanta commercial office building with an active data center. &#160; The Challenge The [&#8230;] Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:00:20 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/working-cool-under-pressure/#respond Kumba McCritty <p><img data-attachment-id="3739" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/working-cool-under-pressure/attachment/2223/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2223.jpg?fit=665%2C678" data-orig-size="665,678" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Kirsten McCann&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1511878284&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="2223" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2223.jpg?fit=294%2C300" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2223.jpg?fit=665%2C678" class="wp-image-3739 alignnone" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2223.jpg?resize=297%2C303" alt="" width="297" height="303" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2223.jpg?w=665 665w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2223.jpg?resize=294%2C300 294w" sizes="(max-width: 297px) 100vw, 297px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><strong>Project Name</strong></p> <p>Commercial Office and Data Center</p> <p><strong>Project Location</strong></p> <p>Atlanta, Georgia</p> <p><strong>Project Team</strong></p> <p><em>Owner</em>: Real Estate Investment Firm</p> <p><em>General Contractor</em>: McKenney&#8217;s, Inc.</p> <p><strong>Specializations</strong></p> <p>Energy Management</p> <p>Pipe Shop Prefab</p> <p><strong>Markets</strong></p> <p>Mission Critical</p> <p>Commercial Office<span id="more-3736"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>M</strong>cKenney’s replaced two cooling towers and chillers at an Atlanta commercial office building with an active data center.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>The Challenge</strong></em></p> <div>The McKenney’s team had to install two cooling towers and two 450-ton base building chillers during construction on 14 floors without interrupting data center operations.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>The Solution</strong></em></p> <div>The team installed two new Marley cooling towers and two new Carrier 19XRV chillers with variable frequency drives. A rental chiller was used to maintain cooled air in the data center during the project. All base building air handling units were refurbished with new high efficiency motors, belts and sheaves. McKenney’s also repaired insulation and replaced chilled water coils on the first two floors.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>The Results</strong></em></p> <div id="three-col"> <div class="colside"> <div>All units were replaced safely and quickly while adhering to the owner’s stringent safety standards. As a result, the owner was able to lease the full building to a large insurance company and the new tenant has signed preventive maintenance agreements with McKenney’s on all supplemental equipment. The owner, also pleased with the cooling system upgrades, is continuing their relationship with the McKenney’s team.</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Have a question for our experts or want to see more <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com/Knowledgebase/Resources/ResourceMaterials.aspx">project highlights</a>? Leave your comment below and check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com/">our website</a> and <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com/knowledgebase/resources.aspx">knowledgebase</a> for more information.</p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/working-cool-under-pressure/feed/ 0 3736 2017-12-26 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-26 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3756 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/seasons-greetings-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/ Corporate Events Season’s Greetings from Your Friends at McKenney’s Season’s greetings from your friends at McKenney’s! Wishing you and your family every happiness this Holiday season and throughout the coming year. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:00:53 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/seasons-greetings-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/#respond Kirsten McCann <p><strong>Season’s greetings from your friends at McKenney’s! Wishing you and your family every happiness this Holiday season and throughout the coming year.</strong></p> <p><img data-attachment-id="3757" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/seasons-greetings-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/capture-24/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?fit=1447%2C900" data-orig-size="1447,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Kirsten McCann&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1513077479&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Capture" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?fit=300%2C187" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?fit=1024%2C637" class="wp-image-3757 aligncenter" src="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?resize=593%2C369" alt="" width="593" height="369" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?resize=1024%2C637 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?resize=300%2C187 300w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?resize=768%2C478 768w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture-1.jpg?w=1447 1447w" sizes="(max-width: 593px) 100vw, 593px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/seasons-greetings-from-your-friends-at-mckenneys/feed/ 0 3756 2017-12-22 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-22 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3776 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/storm-drain-maintenance-repair/ Plumbing Storm Drain Maintenance & Repair Fall is in full swing and the months to come offer the perfect opportunity to inspect, identify, and resolve any storm drain issues. With the changing of the season comes large amount of leaves, pine straw, and other debris that can leave storm drains clogged. This can also magnify smaller issues in the line and [&#8230;] Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:00:49 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/storm-drain-maintenance-repair/#respond Robert Echols <p><img data-attachment-id="3571" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/09/mckenneys-inc-offers-commercial-and-industrial-plumbing-services/plumbing-svc-tech2-2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Plumbing-Svc-Tech2.jpg?fit=768%2C556" data-orig-size="768,556" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Adrienne Vaughn&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1490616791&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Plumbing-Svc-Tech2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Plumbing-Svc-Tech2.jpg?fit=300%2C217" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Plumbing-Svc-Tech2.jpg?fit=768%2C556" class=" wp-image-3571 alignnone" src="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Plumbing-Svc-Tech2.jpg?resize=345%2C250" alt="" width="345" height="250" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Plumbing-Svc-Tech2.jpg?w=768 768w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Plumbing-Svc-Tech2.jpg?resize=300%2C217 300w" sizes="(max-width: 345px) 100vw, 345px" data-recalc-dims="1" />Fall is in full swing and the months to come offer the perfect opportunity to <strong>inspect</strong>, <strong>identify</strong>, and <strong>resolve</strong> any storm drain issues. With the changing of the season comes large amount of leaves, pine straw, and other debris that can leave storm drains clogged. This can also magnify smaller issues in the line and may cause potential sinkholes.</p> <p><span id="more-3776"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The hydrovac truck is one of our newest additions to our fleet and it is the perfect tool to remove the debris potentially causing storm drain failure due to buildup or accumulation in low spots, over grates, in basins and in drains. The vacuum hose makes quick work removing solid debris above and below grade. The jetter feature pressure washes and thoroughly cleans the inside of the drain lines. After identifying problem areas being affected by these seasonal debris dumps, it only makes sense to offer our customers an annual maintenance contract so they&#8217;re able to be proactive instead of reactive. This maintenance plan could incorporate a video inspection as well to ensure the lines integrity and rule out cracks or breaks that could lead to dangerous sinkholes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Have a question for our experts? Leave your comment below and check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com">our website</a> for more information.</p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/storm-drain-maintenance-repair/feed/ 0 3776 2017-12-19 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-19 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3729 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/going-green-for-the-holidays/ Energy Services Tips & Tricks Going Green for the Holidays The holiday season brings about feelings of closeness, companionship and staying warm. On the flip-side, the holidays can feel busy, rushing to get cards sent, decorations up, and picking gifts out. Saving energy is probably not top of mind this time of year. By making sustainable choices in the midst of the holiday frenzy, you [&#8230;] Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:00:24 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/going-green-for-the-holidays/#respond Kirsten McCann <p><img data-attachment-id="648" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2014/04/part-1-what-do-the-fundamentals-of-hitting-a-baseball-have-to-do-with-your-facility-operations/energywithwords/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energywithwords.jpg?fit=2122%2C1415" data-orig-size="2122,1415" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;anyaberkut&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;business analyze&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;451059685&quot;}" data-image-title="Energy Services" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;business analyze&lt;/p&gt; " data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energywithwords.jpg?fit=300%2C200" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energywithwords.jpg?fit=1024%2C682" class="wp-image-648 alignnone" src="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energywithwords.jpg?resize=377%2C251" alt="" width="377" height="251" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energywithwords.jpg?resize=1024%2C682 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energywithwords.jpg?resize=300%2C200 300w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energywithwords.jpg?w=2000 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 377px) 100vw, 377px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>The holiday season brings about feelings of closeness, companionship and staying warm. On the flip-side, the holidays can feel busy, rushing to get cards sent, decorations up, and picking gifts out. Saving energy is probably not top of mind this time of year. By making sustainable choices in the midst of the holiday frenzy, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future.</p> <p><span id="more-3729"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With the remainder of the holidays fast approaching, are you organized and prepared? Or are you still making plans and have gifts to buy? No matter where you&#8217;re at with your holiday plans, it doesn&#8217;t hurt to take a second look at some of the holiday activities you already do and find ways to make them more sustainable. Here are some quick tips and tricks that require minimal effort, but have significant return.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Consider the following:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year&#8217;s Eve.</li> <li>Do you have a forgotten Christmas present in your closet? I know I&#8217;ve come across a few in years past. About 35% of Americans have an unused gift collecting dust in their closets.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="3730" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/going-green-for-the-holidays/capture-22/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Capture.jpg?fit=407%2C473" data-orig-size="407,473" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Kirsten McCann&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1511868609&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Capture" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Capture.jpg?fit=258%2C300" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Capture.jpg?fit=407%2C473" class="wp-image-3730 alignnone" src="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Capture.jpg?resize=257%2C299" alt="" width="257" height="299" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Capture.jpg?w=407 407w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Capture.jpg?resize=258%2C300 258w" sizes="(max-width: 257px) 100vw, 257px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><strong>Decorate with the earth in mind. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Buy an artificial tree that can be used for years to come. When shopping for a tree, make the most energy efficient choice.</li> <li>Dispose of your living tree in a chipping facility or return it to the earth in other eco-friendly ways. When you recycle your tree, you free up landfill space and are supporting the environment for natural decomposition.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Conserve. </strong></p> <ul> <li>Consider using few or no lights in your holiday decorations. If you&#8217;re like me, lights are a must have. I use LED strings, which are more energy efficient than the traditional.</li> <li>Plug your indoor and outdoor lights into a timer. This prevents the energy being wasted by having lights on all day.</li> <li>Decorate in creative, natural ways by using earthy materials from your yard or with items you already own.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Give, and give back. </strong><em>Use fewer resources (or reuse some) when you shop, give presents and wrap gifts.</em></p> <ul> <li>Take your own bags on shopping trips. A good tip is to leave the bags in your car so they&#8217;re readily available. Never know when you&#8217;re going to need them!</li> <li>Conserve energy by carpooling, using mass transit if available, and combine several trips in one.</li> <li>Buy local! Support your economy by buying from local merchants, crafters, or antique shops.</li> <li>Create &#8212; Make your own gifts.</li> <li>Give in ways that support your community: buy gift certificates to local attractions, shows, museum memberships and so on. This minimizes the &#8216;stuff&#8217; aspect of gifts.</li> <li>Use creative means of wrapping. Try wrapping gifts in scarves, fabric, handkerchiefs, and so on. You can even use some reusable tins, old maps, ads, and even some garden items! These not only look cool, but they add a personal touch. If every American family wrapped just 3 (yes, only 3!) presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What&#8217;s on the menu?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Eat sustainable food choices in your area and buy locally. This is something that can be applied year round.</li> <li>Serve food in washable containers rather than disposable that only get one use.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The tips from this article were found at <a href="http://www.cdc.gov">www.cdc.gov</a> and can be found <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/features/greenholidays/index.html">here</a>. Have a questions for our energy experts? Leave a comment below or check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com">our website</a> for more information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/going-green-for-the-holidays/feed/ 0 3729 2017-12-14 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-14 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3762 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-kidde-fire-extinguisher-recall/ Safety What You Need to Know About the Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall For on-the-job and off-the-job safety, we exercise extreme caution in the environments we work in and must always be &#8216;in the know&#8217; with product recalls and other news alerts of potential outside influence on our safety. That being said, here&#8217;s a safety recall for Kidde Fire extinguishers. &#160; Product recall: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic [&#8230;] Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:21 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-kidde-fire-extinguisher-recall/#respond Mike Estabrook <p><img data-attachment-id="1904" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2016/04/confined-space-in-construction-standards/safety/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?fit=4524%2C3011" data-orig-size="4524,3011" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;(C)STAN KAADY PHOTOGRAPHER&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="Safety" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?fit=300%2C199" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?fit=1024%2C681" class="wp-image-1904 alignnone" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?resize=349%2C232" alt="" width="349" height="232" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?resize=1024%2C681 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?resize=300%2C199 300w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?w=2000 2000w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?w=3000 3000w" sizes="(max-width: 349px) 100vw, 349px" data-recalc-dims="1" />For on-the-job and off-the-job safety, we exercise extreme caution in the environments we work in and must always be &#8216;in the know&#8217; with product recalls and other news alerts of potential outside influence on our safety.</p> <p><span id="more-3762"></span></p> <p>That being said, here&#8217;s a safety recall for Kidde Fire extinguishers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Product recall:</strong> Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles – <em>this also includes the push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Recall date:</strong> November 2, 2017</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Recall Number:</strong> 18-022</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why?</strong></p> <p>The fire extinguishers can become clogged and require excessive force to discharge. During a fire emergency, the extinguisher can fail to activate. Nozzle may detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What should you do?</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and">Click here</a> to see if your fire extinguisher is affected. If so, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>replace immediately.</strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Here is the official Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission:</strong></p> <p>“More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency.  One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to a notice Thursday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC).  In 2014, extinguishers failed to function as they should for emergency personnel responding to a fiery car wreck.  The recall covers 134 models of push-button and plastic-handle extinguishers in the U.S. and Canada made from 1973 through Aug. 15 of this year. It includes models that were previously recalled in March of 2009 and February of 2015.&#8221;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-kidde-fire-extinguisher-recall/feed/ 0 3762 2017-12-12 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-12 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3749 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/pre-fab-headers-keep-job-ahead-of-schedule/ Project Highlights Pre-fab Headers Keep Job Ahead of Schedule Project Name Downtown Data Center Chilled Water Plant Project Location Atlanta, Georgia Project Team Owner: Premier data center (REIT) Real Estate Investment Trust General Contractor: DPR Construction Contractor: McKenney&#8217;s, Inc. Specializations Building Information Modeling Design/Assist LEED Certification Pipe Shop Prefab Sheet Metal Shop Prefab Markets Mission Critical &#160; McKenney’s constructed and installed a rooftop chilled water [&#8230;] Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:00:26 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/pre-fab-headers-keep-job-ahead-of-schedule/#respond Kumba McCritty <p><strong><img data-attachment-id="3750" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/pre-fab-headers-keep-job-ahead-of-schedule/capture-23/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture.jpg?fit=663%2C674" data-orig-size="663,674" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Kirsten McCann&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1513076495&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Capture" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture.jpg?fit=295%2C300" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture.jpg?fit=663%2C674" class=" wp-image-3750 alignnone" src="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture.jpg?resize=377%2C383" alt="" width="377" height="383" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture.jpg?w=663 663w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Capture.jpg?resize=295%2C300 295w" sizes="(max-width: 377px) 100vw, 377px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></strong></p> <p><strong>Project Name</strong></p> <p>Downtown Data Center Chilled Water Plant</p> <p><strong>Project Location</strong></p> <p>Atlanta, Georgia</p> <p><strong>Project Team</strong></p> <p><em>Owner</em>: Premier data center (REIT) Real Estate Investment Trust</p> <p><em>General Contractor</em>: DPR Construction</p> <p><em>Contractor: </em>McKenney&#8217;s, Inc.</p> <p><strong>Specializations</strong></p> <p>Building Information Modeling</p> <p>Design/Assist</p> <p>LEED Certification</p> <p>Pipe Shop Prefab</p> <p>Sheet Metal Shop Prefab</p> <p><strong>Markets</strong></p> <p>Mission Critical<span id="more-3749"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>McKenney’s constructed and installed a rooftop chilled water (CHW) plant, piping and ducting at a new 35,000-square-foot colocation data center in downtown Atlanta.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>The Challenge</strong></em></p> <div> <div>McKenney’s had to install completely redundant piping with eight-inch mains and 12-foot-tall steel supports for the plant consisting of a pre- manufactured pump house and three 350-ton air cooled chillers. The major electrical and mechanical equipment—as well as piping and supports—had to be lifted to the roof during one weekend with a shared crane. Working on an elevated platform, the team had only 10 days for installation after pipe placement on the roof and no option for “stick-building” the piping system.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>The Solution</strong></em></p> <div> <div>To minimize safety risks, the McKenney’s team spent nearly 1,500 hours manufacturing completely assembled headers including engineered steel supports in advance at its fabrication facility. McKenney’s 16-member crew then safely lifted all of the equipment and piping to the roof.</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em><strong>The Results</strong></em></p> <div id="three-col"> <div class="colside"> <div>he team completed the installation in less than a week—with no major safety concerns—allowing the CHW system to start up on schedule.</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Have a question for our experts or want to see more <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com/Knowledgebase/Resources/ResourceMaterials.aspx">project highlights</a>? Leave your comment below and check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com/">our website</a> and <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com/knowledgebase/resources.aspx">knowledgebase</a> for more information.</p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/12/pre-fab-headers-keep-job-ahead-of-schedule/feed/ 0 3749 2017-12-07 16:00 +00:00 2017-12-07 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3678 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/resolve-to-stop-following-bad-password-advice/ Cybersecurity Tips & Tricks Resolve to Stop Following Bad Password Advice Cybersecurity can be confusing and frustrating, especially when you receive bad advice from an expert. The most common bad advice shared by Cybersecurity professionals is around having complex passwords. To find out how to debunk password myths and understand simple practical guidance then this article is for you. &#160; I often tell people cyber security [&#8230;] Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:00:14 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/resolve-to-stop-following-bad-password-advice/#respond Shaun Hunt <p><img data-attachment-id="3163" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/03/dont-let-phishing-scams-reel-you-in/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-3/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?fit=275%2C260" data-orig-size="275,260" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?fit=275%2C260" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?fit=275%2C260" class="size-full wp-image-3163 alignnone" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/c838c345-bb70-4341-9f95-60cf9c69042f-2.jpg?resize=275%2C260" alt="" width="275" height="260" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Cybersecurity can be confusing and frustrating, especially when you receive bad advice from an expert. The most common bad advice shared by Cybersecurity professionals is around having complex passwords. To find out how to debunk password myths and understand simple practical guidance then this article is for you.</p> <p><span id="more-3678"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I often tell people cyber security is like weight loss, there is no end to people telling you what to do yet most folks can’t consistently do the basics. In addition there is no end to the confusing cybersecurity information. One particularly bad piece of advice concerns maintaining passwords, which is for the most the first and best line of defense for cybersecurity.  <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-man-who-wrote-those-password-rules-has-a-new-tip-n3v-r-m1-d-1502124118">Former National Institute of Standards and Technology manager Bill Burr admitted guidelines he authored on strong passwords in 2003 were misguided.</a> He now regrets those recommendations even though the guidelines ultimately became the standard for password security. The reason is these password recommendations are hard for people to remember but easy for computers to compromise.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Although the guidelines were revised this summer, many companies still reference these outdated recommendations. I recently received this from American Express, “It&#8217;s a good idea to frequently change your password with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.”  Unfortunately, when a person changes his or her password frequently they are less likely to have a unique and long password. If you’re like most people you have a set of reusable passwords that you rotate through and sometimes add an incremental number in order to get by typical security requirements such as new-password-can’t-be-the-same-as-the-last-X-passwords.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>My top 3 recommendations for password security:</p> <ol> <li>Absolutely have a <strong><em>unique password for every website and application</em></strong> you use. If this means having a password manager or password naming convention then do whatever it takes to have different passwords. Reason – Once one password is compromised, most likely through phishing, criminals can use the same username/password combination to try every popular social media, email and financial site to gain access to your information.</li> <li><strong><em>Longer and simpler</em></strong> is better than short and complex. Reason – To this day many servers keep passwords in a local file that is encrypted, but computers can match these very quickly leveraging a master list called a ‘rainbow table’. So even if you don’t give away your password criminals can often interpret what your password is through this trick.</li> <li>Don’t rely just on passwords, instead <strong><em>leverage two factor</em></strong> <strong><em>authentication</em></strong> whenever possible. The most common two factor is to have an email or text message send a code to you when you log into a website for the first time from a new computer. Reason – This prevents all attempts at compromising your account if someone knows your password, because you still control your phone.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As a technology professional, I leverage a software program from Lastpass.com to remember my unique and extremely long passwords.  This tool can be a learning curve for the first few days as you start to add all of your prior passwords to a tool like this and change your most critical websites. However, after a few days you immediately gain not only the benefit of security, but time savings as all these passwords are now remembered for you.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Have questions or want to know more? Contact Shaun Hunt by leaving a comment below!</p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/resolve-to-stop-following-bad-password-advice/feed/ 0 3678 2017-11-30 16:00 +00:00 2017-11-30 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=3683 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/turnkey-delivery-for-federal-laboratory/ Building Performance Solutions Turnkey Delivery for Federal Laboratory As prime contractor, McKenney’s Building Performance team delivered a turnkey laboratory for a large federal agency in Midtown Atlanta. &#160; In addition to customized conditioning equipment, the project required a modular room enclosure to maintain the space conditions within the tolerances of ±0.2 °C and ±0.5% relative humidity. Along with the mechanical systems, McKenney’s installed [&#8230;] Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:00:48 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/turnkey-delivery-for-federal-laboratory/#respond Logan Easterwood <p><img data-attachment-id="1190" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2015/07/building-performance-solutions-at-mckenneys/bps-blog-pic/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BPS-blog-pic.jpg?fit=1319%2C880" data-orig-size="1319,880" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="Building Performance Solutions" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BPS-blog-pic.jpg?fit=300%2C200" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BPS-blog-pic.jpg?fit=1024%2C683" class="wp-image-1190 alignnone" src="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BPS-blog-pic.jpg?resize=331%2C221" alt="" width="331" height="221" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BPS-blog-pic.jpg?resize=1024%2C683 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BPS-blog-pic.jpg?resize=300%2C200 300w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/BPS-blog-pic.jpg?w=1319 1319w" sizes="(max-width: 331px) 100vw, 331px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>As prime contractor, McKenney’s Building Performance team delivered a turnkey laboratory for a large federal agency in Midtown Atlanta.</p> <p><span id="more-3683"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to customized conditioning equipment, the project required a modular room enclosure to maintain the space conditions within the tolerances of ±0.2 °C and ±0.5% relative humidity. Along with the mechanical systems, McKenney’s installed new plumbing systems, electrical systems, and architectural finishes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><img data-attachment-id="3688" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/turnkey-delivery-for-federal-laboratory/img_0063/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455.jpg?fit=3024%2C4032" data-orig-size="3024,4032" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 7&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1507303282&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;3.99&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;40&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.066666666666667&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;6&quot;}" data-image-title="IMG_0063" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455.jpg?fit=225%2C300" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455.jpg?fit=768%2C1024" class="wp-image-3688 alignnone" src="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455-768x1024.jpg?resize=214%2C285" alt="" width="214" height="285" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455.jpg?resize=768%2C1024 768w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455.jpg?resize=225%2C300 225w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455.jpg?w=2000 2000w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0063-e1511277243455.jpg?w=3000 3000w" sizes="(max-width: 214px) 100vw, 214px" data-recalc-dims="1" />  Challenge</strong></p> <p>The intended use for the new lab space includes highly sensitive experiments requiring extremely consistent space conditions. The standard equipment used to deliver this type of lab space is typically installed inside of large warehouse spaces or incorporated into the design of the structure of the building; however, this project was slated to be completed within the existing building in an area with very limited square footage.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Solution</strong></p> <p>McKenney’s project management team and in-house senior engineers worked hand-in-hand with the equipment designer and manufacturer and the federal research facility personnel to deliver a space that could meet the strict performance requirements.</p> <p>With a design in hand, the Building Performance Solutions team worked with several key subcontractors to develop a coordinated schedule capable of delivering the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, epoxy flooring, ACT ceilings, cabinetry, and doors within the schedule limitations of the project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Result</strong></p> <p>Despite several hurricanes and significant manufacturing delays, the Building Performance Solutions Group successfully completed and turned the project over to the tenants with the help of nearly all of McKenney’s groups. The turnkey delivery of this project included the design of all 3 trades by Engineer Solutions (self-performed) and controls design and implementation by Automation &amp; Controls Solutions.</p> <p><img data-attachment-id="3689" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/turnkey-delivery-for-federal-laboratory/img_0079/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0079-e1511277259592.jpg?fit=3024%2C4032" data-orig-size="3024,4032" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 7&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1507303413&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;3.99&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;40&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.033333333333333&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;6&quot;}" data-image-title="IMG_0079" 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