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Setting the Bar High
PROJECT NAME
  • Law School HVAC Upgrade
PROJECT LOCATION
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
PROJECT TEAM
  • Owner: Building
    Management Company
  • General Contractor:
    Balfour Beatty
  • Architect: Jenkins • Peer
  • Engineer: Barrett Woodyard
    & Associates
  • Subcontractor: McKenney’s, Inc.
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Design/Assist
  • Pipe Shop Prefab
  • Sheet Metal Shop Prefab
MARKETS
  • Commercial Office
  • Corporate Campus
  • Education

cKenney’s renovated HVAC systems in a 30-story Charlotte office tower for a law school tenant.

THE CHALLENGE

The 10 floors of the heavily populated law school required more outside air than typical office space. The challenge, how to deliver the air thru an occupied high rise building while maintaining the budget and

meeting the aggressive five-month project schedule.

THE SOLUTION

McKenney’s worked with the design team and decided that installing a 92-ton outside air unit on top of the building would be more cost effective than installing individual custom units above the ceilings on each floor. This approach saved the project approximately $200,000. Diligent field coordination between McKenney’s,

the general contractor, police, local transit service, parking lot owners and insurance companies was necessary to ensure a safe and efficient helicopter lift process. An existing open shaft was used to install a duct riser from the roof down to the school’s ten floors.

THE RESULTS

McKenney’s delivered the project on time and within budget without any disruption to other tenants.

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Atlanta, Georgia 30316
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3601 Performance Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214