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PROJECT NAME
  • Georgia Aquarium Sea Lions
    Exhibit Renovation
PROJECT LOCATION
  • Atlanta, Georgia
PROJECT TEAM
  • Owner: Georgia Aquarium, Inc.
  • General Contractor: Brasfield &
    Gorrie, LLC
  • Subcontractor: McKenney’s, Inc.
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Building Information Modeling
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MARKETS
  • Science & Technology
  • Entertainment & Media

orking efficiently, quickly and quietly, McKenney’s participated in a renovation of the sea lion exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium.

THE CHALLENGE

McKenney’s had to adjust quickly when a proposed sea turtle exhibit was redesigned as a more complex sea lion habitat. With construction delayed during the redesign, the team had even less time to complete the project before

opening day. About 40 McKenney’s tradesmen worked long hours in an occupied building with cramped work areas and limited onsite storage. They transported materials from a nearby location and worked quietly to avoid disrupting animals in neighboring exhibits.

THE SOLUTION

The team worked diligently to develop quality submittals to avoid costly rejections. Items with long lead times

were prioritized, so they were available when needed. Crews worked two shifts and overtime schedules to make up time. Two project managers coordinated from the field to manage workloads and maintain schedule adherence.

THE RESULTS

The renovation was completed on schedule in about six months, and the exhibit opened on time.

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