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Keeping History Cool and Comfortable
PROJECT NAME
  • University Museum
    HVAC Improvements
PROJECT LOCATION
  • Atlanta, Georgia
PROJECT TEAM
  • Owner: Private University
  • Engineer: NPB Engineers
  • Subcontractor: McKenney’s, Inc.
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Sheet Metal Shop Prefab
MARKETS
  • Education
  • Public Assembly &
    Places of Worship
  • Historic Preservation

cKenney’s replaced four multi-zone air handlers at an art museum on the campus of one of the world’s leading research universities.

THE CHALLENGE

The McKenney’s team had to devise innovative strategies to perform the HVAC work without compromising the integrity of the museum’s artwork, artifacts and day-to-day operations. Maintaining

temperature and humidity control in the museum was critical along with addressing worker comfort in a hot, congested attic—the location designated for the new air handlers.

THE SOLUTION

The team used small fan coil units to temporarily cool vital areas of the museum and the attic space. To avoid any possible damage to museum displays, the four new air handler units were lifted by crane

to the roof where workers brought them into the attic. In addition, the team included variable air volume capability and robust filtration to the HVAC system.

THE RESULTS

The museum stayed open during the entire HVAC installation. Museum displays were protected and staff and visitors now enjoy a consistent, comfortable environment.

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