News Feeds (RSS) http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=4264 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/11/cold-weather-alert/ Safety Cold Weather Alert It is that time of the year when temperatures begin to drop towards freezing levels, especially during early morning hours in outdoor environments.  This type of weather presents hazards including slippery surfaces, exposure to frostbite, physical fatigue, delayed reaction time and distractions from focusing on the task-at-hand.  It also increases hazards associated with driving due [&#8230;] Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:00:03 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/11/cold-weather-alert/#respond Mike Estabrook <p>It is that time of the year when temperatures begin to drop towards freezing levels, especially during early morning hours in outdoor environments. <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 size-medium alignnone" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/safety.jpg?resize=300%2C199" alt="" width="300" height="199" srcset="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?resize=1024%2C681 1024w, 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: 300px) 100vw, 300px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><span id="more-4264"></span></p> <p>This type of weather presents hazards including slippery surfaces, exposure to frostbite, physical fatigue, delayed reaction time and distractions from focusing on the task-at-hand.  It also increases hazards associated with driving due to poor road/surface conditions and strong winds.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Construction workplaces often present more severe cold/freeze conditions when working on open slabs, in exposed buildings and on roofs (even when working in an enclosed building where roof work is conducted).  Work teams in this industry need to be aware of these risks and be proactive in helping to prevent illnesses and injuries presented by cold weather conditions. Risk factors from exposure to cold weather are amplified due to wetness/dampness, improper clothing and exhaustion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Your work teams can help reduce this threat by making sure that all crew members are trained in identifying and addressing cold stress symptoms, are monitoring each other during cold weather conditions, have scheduled breaks to help restore normal core body temperatures and can “stop the line” at any time if conditions are severe.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Want more information on ways to help prevent injuries and illnesses associated with cold weather?  Check out the following link:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/winter_weather/windchill.html">https://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/winter_weather/windchill.html</a></p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/11/cold-weather-alert/feed/ 0 4264 2018-11-13 16:00 +00:00 2018-11-13 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=4016 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/11/lab-installation-cools-concerns/ Project Highlights Lab Installation Cools Concerns McKenney&#8217;s assembled and installed a modular lab with customized HVAC conditioning equipment and more for a federal laboratory. &#160; &#160; The Challenge A federal agency required an enclosure that could maintain precise conditions— within tolerances of ±0.2 °C temperature and ±0.5% relative humidity—for highly sensitive experiments. In an  existing building with limited square footage, the McKenney’s team had to coordinate and manage [&#8230;] Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:00:34 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/11/lab-installation-cools-concerns/#respond Kumba McCritty <p><img data-attachment-id="3691" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/11/turnkey-delivery-for-federal-laboratory/img_0061/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?fit=1200%2C900" data-orig-size="1200,900" 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;1507303275&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;0.05&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="IMG_0061" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?fit=300%2C225" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?fit=1024%2C768" class="wp-image-3691 alignnone" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?resize=334%2C250" alt="" width="334" height="250" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?resize=1024%2C768 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?resize=300%2C225 300w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?resize=768%2C576 768w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/IMG_0061.jpg?w=1200 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 334px) 100vw, 334px" data-recalc-dims="1" />McKenney&#8217;s assembled and installed a modular lab with customized HVAC conditioning equipment and more for a federal laboratory.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span id="more-4016"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Challenge</strong></p> <div>A federal agency required an enclosure that could maintain precise conditions— within tolerances of ±0.2 °C temperature and ±0.5% relative humidity—for highly sensitive experiments. In an  existing building with limited square footage, the McKenney’s team had to coordinate and manage many different trades outside the typical scope of mechanical contracting to complete the lab.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>The Solution</strong></div> <div>As the prime contractor, McKenney’s created a coordinated schedule to manage a wide range of subcontractors for mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, epoxy flooring, ACT ceilings, cabinetry and doors. The team also chose to prefabricate walls offsite to simplify HVAC installation onsite and minimize disruptions to other building occupants. Project management and equipment designers met regularly with building owners, engineers, agency personnel and others to monitor progress and revise the schedule as needed.</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <div><strong>The Results</strong></div> <div>The climate-controlled laboratory enclosure was completed on-time, on budget and met all the tenant’s exact tolerance specifications for the facility while minimizing the impact in the existing occupants of the building.</div> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/11/lab-installation-cools-concerns/feed/ 0 4016 2018-11-08 16:00 +00:00 2018-11-08 16:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=4097 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/do-i-really-need-building-analytics-software/ Automation & Control Solutions Tips & Tricks Do I really need building analytics software? Every trade show that I have attended as of late is loaded with many flavors of software and cloud solutions that are really enticing. Many of you have had the same experience: energy management tools, building performance, customer comfort scores, predictive analytics, are just a few of the buzz words. &#160; &#160; While much of [&#8230;] Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:00:36 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/do-i-really-need-building-analytics-software/#respond Stephen Johnson <p><img data-attachment-id="3904" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/04/the-power-of-merging-digital-and-analog-personal-organization/acs_blog_image/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ACS_blog_image.jpg?fit=1000%2C667" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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="ACS_blog_image" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ACS_blog_image.jpg?fit=300%2C200" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ACS_blog_image.jpg?fit=1000%2C667" class="wp-image-3904 alignnone" src="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ACS_blog_image.jpg?resize=403%2C269" alt="" width="403" height="269" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ACS_blog_image.jpg?w=1000 1000w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ACS_blog_image.jpg?resize=300%2C200 300w, https://i2.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ACS_blog_image.jpg?resize=768%2C512 768w" sizes="(max-width: 403px) 100vw, 403px" data-recalc-dims="1" />Every trade show that I have attended as of late is loaded with many flavors of software and cloud solutions that are really enticing. Many of you have had the same experience: energy management tools, building performance, customer comfort scores, predictive analytics, are just a few of the buzz words.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span id="more-4097"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>While much of this new software may be a fad, there are some really great solutions out there that may add value to your day to day operations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is how to know if you are ready for Analytics:</p> <ol> <li><strong>You are not ready</strong>&#8211; If your day to day operation is so complex or tedious that you already do not take time to look at your building management system regularly, adding more reports or dashboards to look at is not right for you and will just be more noise. You are already ignoring nuisance alarms and emails and choose to only put out fires.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol start="2"> <li><strong>You are ready</strong>&#8211; If you are hoping to use an analytics platform to prioritize your problems that offer pointed direction with ROI attached, then there are systems readily available that are not just another report, email or alarm.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here is how to choose:</p> <ol> <li>Ask your controls provider what additional options the BMS you already have can give you. There is a good chance that you can get the results you want with current software.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol start="2"> <li>If you still feel you need companion technology, ONLY choose technology that will help prioritize actionable tasks that achieve energy results, operational results, or most importantly add value to your tenant experience, impacting your cost per square foot. You do not need any more nuisance emails or noise.</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The good news is that there are great partners out there that can help you achieve this, and the cost per point is coming down exponentially.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="TextRun SCXW128326139" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW128326139">Have a question for our experts? </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW128326139" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW128326139">Leave your comment below and check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com">our website</a> for more information</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW128326139" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW128326139">.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW128326139" data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/do-i-really-need-building-analytics-software/feed/ 0 4097 2018-10-25 15:00 +00:00 2018-10-25 15:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=4281 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/reduce-risk-on-your-next-espc-project-building-performance-solutions/ Building Performance Solutions Reduce Risk on Your Next ESPC Project – Building Performance Solutions &#160; &#160; Reduce Risk on Your Next ESPC Project &#8211; Building Performance Solutions Reduce Risk on Your Next ESPC Project Building Performance Solutions Energy service companies (ESCOs) know that successful projects depend on experienced teams that build owners’ trust, supplement ESCO resources and reduce project risk. McKenney’s Building Performance Solutions is the ideal partner, providing [&#8230;] Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:00:55 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/reduce-risk-on-your-next-espc-project-building-performance-solutions/#respond Tony Trentini <iframe src='https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/62602386' width='425' height='348' allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen></iframe> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span id="more-4281"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="transcript-header">Reduce Risk on Your Next ESPC Project &#8211; Building Performance Solutions</h3> <ol> <li>Reduce Risk on Your Next ESPC Project Building Performance Solutions</li> <li>Energy service companies (ESCOs) know that successful projects depend on experienced teams that build owners’ trust, supplement ESCO resources and reduce project risk. McKenney’s Building Performance Solutions is the ideal partner, providing safe, sustainable, high-quality services and solutions to reduce risk at every stage—from ECM development and IGA support to project implementation and long-term performance.</li> <li>ECM Development • During ECM development, McKenney’s Building Performance Solutions puts boots on the ground at our cost for site walks, leveraging our knowledge and ideas to identify potential ECMs for the team.</li> <li>Conceptual budgets for each ECM are developed to allow the ESCO to complete reliable ROI calculations, significantly reducing overall project risk and ensuring the viability of each ECM proposed. • Building Performance Solutions has the reputation, professionalism and experience to build the owner’s trust in the team. We can provide detailed BIM models, 3D architectural models, detailed ECM scopes, construction schedules and other presentation materials.</li> <li>Investment Grade Audit Support • Our team of experienced engineers and technicians will apply industry-leading standards and best practices to support the collection of operational, system and energy data at the site. • During the IGA process, we can provide equipment submittals, performance information, and conceptual design and cost estimates, which significantly reduce or eliminate the risk energy guarantees.</li> <li>Project Implementation • Building Performance Solutions delivers design/build and full turnkey services anywhere in the Southeast. • Recognizing the importance of energy performance, we ensure the equipment identified and selected in the IGA phase is incorporated into the design.</li> <li>In-house fabrication shops expedite delivery and minimize installation time and crew sizes onsite, resulting in safer, faster and more cost-effective implementation while limiting the owner’s operational impacts. • Our Behavior Based Safety program identifies and mitigates risks, resulting in world-class safety performance.</li> <li>M&amp;V, Service &amp; Maintenance • Like our customers, we do not walk away from a project when construction is completed. We deliver services after construction to ensure top building performance for the life of the ESCO guarantee period.</li> <li>McKenney’s operates a large fleet of service teams from our Atlanta and Charlotte offices, including dispatch service that provides 24 hour coverage, 365 days a year. • We are aware of the goals, needs and operational requirements of ESPC projects and meet those unique service and maintenance needs with unparalleled speed and quality. To learn more and get started on your pathway to building performance, please visit buildingperformance.mckenneys.com</li> <li>1056 Moreland Industrial Boulevard Atlanta, Georgia 30316 P: 404-622-5000 sales@mckenneys.com 3601 Performance Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28214 P: 704-357-1200 Atlanta Office: Charlotte Office: www.mckenneys.com</li> </ol> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/reduce-risk-on-your-next-espc-project-building-performance-solutions/feed/ 0 4281 2018-10-11 15:00 +00:00 2018-10-11 15:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=4283 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/this-weeks-safety-message-is-bought-to-you-by-tim-smith-charlotte-field-operations/ Safety Distracted Driving…Don’t Do It This week’s safety message is bought to you by Tim Smith, Charlotte Field Operations.  Good Morning. Welcome to this week’s Safety Message. This week’s safety message is going to be about distracted driving. Something that I think is very important for all of us. Anything that we do other than focusing on driving our vehicles [&#8230;] Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:00:38 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/this-weeks-safety-message-is-bought-to-you-by-tim-smith-charlotte-field-operations/#respond Mike Estabrook <p>This week’s safety message is bought to you by <a href="https://youtu.be/JQUdKGXZ_Vs">Tim Smith, Charlotte Field Operations.</a> <img data-attachment-id="4083" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/06/hvac-systems-in-data-centers/charlotte_august2015_230_resized/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Charlotte_August2015_230_resized.jpg?fit=287%2C213" data-orig-size="287,213" 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="Charlotte_August2015_230_resized" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Charlotte_August2015_230_resized.jpg?fit=287%2C213" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Charlotte_August2015_230_resized.jpg?fit=287%2C213" class="size-full wp-image-4083 aligncenter" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Charlotte_August2015_230_resized.jpg?resize=287%2C213" alt="" width="287" height="213" data-recalc-dims="1" /><span id="more-4283"></span></p> <p>Good Morning. Welcome to this week’s Safety Message.</p> <p>This week’s safety message is going to be about distracted driving. Something that I think is very important for all of us. Anything that we do other than focusing on driving our vehicles is a distraction.</p> <p>In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities which equated to about 3,200 people being killed as a result of a non-focused driver.</p> <p>Think about the roadways today as compared to 10 or 20 years ago. There are way more distractions today than there would have been back then. Today there are more temptations trying to grab our focus. Plain and simple.</p> <p>It’s a fact that people tend to go on autopilot when performing routine activities like driving. One of those activities that people try to do, and they do it everyday unfortunately, is texting while driving. We see it everywhere, it is very dangerous. Why? Because we have to take our hands off the road, we have to take our eyes off the wheel and we take our minds off driving.  What can be more dangerous than that?</p> <p>Studies have shown that texting while driving can impair a driver as much as a driver with a blood alcohol level of .08% I know it’s hard to believe but that’s the study and that’s the case. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. If you’re going 55 mph in those 5 seconds you basically driving the entire length of a football field basically blindfolded. Try to remember those points. Drive safely out there.</p> <p>Have a safe and productive week.</p> <p>Thank you very much.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><img data-attachment-id="3386" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2017/06/introducing-our-moving-safety-forward-brand/moving-safety-forward/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?fit=2219%2C567" data-orig-size="2219,567" 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="Moving Safety Forward" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?fit=300%2C77" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?fit=1024%2C262" class=" wp-image-3386 aligncenter" src="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?resize=566%2C145" alt="" width="566" height="145" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?resize=1024%2C262 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?resize=300%2C77 300w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?resize=768%2C196 768w, https://i1.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Moving-Safety-Forward.png?w=2000 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 566px) 100vw, 566px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></span></p> <p><span class="TextRun SCXW60620504" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60620504">Have a question for our experts? </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW60620504" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60620504">Leave your comment below and check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com">our website</a> for more information</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW60620504" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW60620504">.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW60620504" data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></p> http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/this-weeks-safety-message-is-bought-to-you-by-tim-smith-charlotte-field-operations/feed/ 0 4283 2018-10-09 15:00 +00:00 2018-10-09 15:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=4277 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/efficiency-in-re-purposed-office-tower/ Project Highlights Efficiency in Re-purposed Office Tower Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:00:54 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/10/efficiency-in-re-purposed-office-tower/#respond Kumba McCritty <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/305919742/content" data-aspect-ratio="0.7729220222793488" scrolling="no" id="305919742" width="500" height="750" frameborder="0"></iframe><script type="text/javascript"> (function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); 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These advancements will be more commonplace in our homes, businesses and on the road in 2019. Here are five IoT predictions for the coming year and anticipate their impact. &#160; &#160; Overall Growth Across the Board [&#8230;] Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:00:45 Z Shaun Hunt <p style="text-align: left;">IoT is growing at an exponential rate including vehicles, wearable gadgets, RFID sensors and software advanced past basic function. These advancements will be more commonplace in our homes, businesses and on the road in 2019. Here are five IoT predictions for the coming year and anticipate their impact.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span id="more-4250"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li><strong>Overall Growth Across the Board</strong> <ul> <li>Around 3.6 billion devices connected to the Internet are used for daily tasks. In 2019, there will likely be a bigger push for 5G Connectivity due to more data and more traffic on an already congested internet.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Deeper Penetration on the Manufacturing and Healthcare Industries</strong> <ul> <li>IoT is a key driver of digital transformation in several industries, specifically manufacturing. The number of connected devices in the manufacturing  industry will double between 2017 and 2020.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Increased Security at the End Points</strong> <ul> <li>Hardware manufacturers are building specific infrastructure to be more physically rugged and secure. Security vendors will start to offer endpoint security solutions to their existing services to prevent data loss, give insights into network health and threat protection, include privileged user control and application white listing and control.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Smart Common Areas in Cities Around the World</strong> <ul> <li>In 2019 we will start to see smart areas or neighborhoods within cities. Smart sensors around the neighborhood will record everything from walking routes, shared car use, building occupancy, sewage flow, and temperature choice 24/7. Once the model is perfected it could be the model for other smart neighborhoods and eventually smart cities.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Increased Market Penetration of Connected Smart Cars</strong> <ul> <li>There are more possibilities with IoT inside the car for 2019. Now vehicles have a connected app that shows up to date diagnostic information about the car. With IoT, technology users will have the ability to check tire pressure, oil level, fuel consumption and many other things.</li> </ul> </li> </ol> <p>These are only a few IoT predictions for 2019.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="TextRun SCXW128326139" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW128326139">Have a question for our experts? </span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW128326139" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW128326139">Leave your comment below and check out <a href="http://www.mckenneys.com">our website</a> for more information</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW128326139" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW128326139">.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW128326139" data-ccp-props="{}"> </span></p> 4250 2018-09-18 15:00 +00:00 2018-09-18 15:00 +00:00 http://blog.mckenneys.com/?p=4245 http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/09/learn-about-our-in-house-capabilities-including-bim-and-prefabrication/ BIM & Construction Technology LEAN Safety Technology Learn about our in-house capabilities, including #BIM and prefabrication A big part of a successful project is finding the right team. With McKenney&#8217;s, our over six decades of experience is combined with superior mechanical construction expertise, proven processes, professional engineers and skilled tradesmen. Explore our capabilities to learn how we can partner with you to take your project to the next level. &#160; SAFETY At [&#8230;] Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:00:52 Z http://blog.mckenneys.com/2018/09/learn-about-our-in-house-capabilities-including-bim-and-prefabrication/#respond Dan Cotton <p><img data-attachment-id="687" data-permalink="http://blog.mckenneys.com/2014/05/leveraging-the-bim-process-to-optimize-the-construction-process/bimconstructiontechnology/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?fit=2376%2C1632" data-orig-size="2376,1632" 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="BIM &#038; Construction Technology" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?fit=300%2C206" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?fit=1024%2C703" class="wp-image-687 alignnone" src="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?resize=500%2C343" alt="" width="500" height="343" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?w=2376 2376w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?resize=300%2C206 300w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?resize=1024%2C703 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/blog.mckenneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/BIMConstructionTechnology.jpg?w=2000 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" data-recalc-dims="1" />A big part of a successful project is finding the right team. With McKenney&#8217;s, our over six decades of experience is combined with superior mechanical construction expertise, proven processes, professional engineers and skilled tradesmen. Explore our capabilities to learn how we can partner with you to take your project to the next level.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span id="more-4245"></span></p> <h3 class="m-h3">SAFETY</h3> <p class="m-text">At McKenney’s, safety isn’t just a priority—it’s our way of life. We understand that our employees are our greatest assets, so we’ve fostered a company-wide safety culture to protect them. We promote zero injuries in the field and in the office by collecting safety observations and using predictive analytics to identify and eliminate risks before they become incidents. We are absolutely committed to providing the best training, equipment, resources and support to ensure that all employees go home injury-free every day.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="m-h3">LEAN</h3> <p class="m-text">We are committed to the continuous innovation of our processes in the field, in our shops, and in our offices through our LEAN program. Our overall goal is to eliminate waste so we can provide added value to our customers on every project. Using the Plan-Do-Adjust-Check cycle, we find innovative solutions and integrate them in the most efficient ways possible, helping us deliver results on time and on budget and increasing overall customer satisfaction.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="m-h3">TECHNOLOGY &amp; INNOVATION</h3> <p class="m-text">As a company, we strive to help our employees become more efficient, unlock more opportunities and help build stronger, more effective relationships with all our customers. Utilizing technology is just one way that we’re reaching those goals, and by embracing this initiative, we can become a more innovative, productive ally to our business partners. With a consistent forward-thinking outlook, we are taking steps towards realizing our own mission statement—to be the best mechanical service provider to work for as an employee and to work with as a customer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="m-h3">CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS</h3> <p class="m-text">The innovations and capabilities we build are dedicated to providing the best results effectively and efficiently for our customers. 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