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Airflow Renovation Seals Efficiency
PROJECT NAME
  • Large Bank Securities Relocation
PROJECT LOCATION
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
PROJECT TEAM
  • Owner: Financial
    Services Company
  • General Contractor:
    Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Architect: Little
  • Engineer: Robert
    Derector Associates
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Building Information Modeling
  • LEED Certification
  • Energy Management
MARKETS
  • Mission Critical
  • Commercial Offices

n underfloor supply plenum space was renovated to minimize air leaks, establish consistent static pressure for more efficient airflow and conform to LEED® requirements.

THE CHALLENGE

McKenney’s was responsible for managing a multi-vendor initiative to create a clean and airtight underfloor supply plenum as part of a state-of-the-art

building renovation. The team needed to locate and seal air leaks in the floor and perimeter area, so temperatures could be controlled more easily and accurately.

THE SOLUTION

The project added load to existing infrastructure. As a result, McKenney’s devised a comprehensive “Method of Procedure” script—which included contingency plans with redundant cooling in critical areas—to ensure the renovation

wouldn’t adversely affect other floors or systems. The McKenney’s team worked closely with the general contractor and many subcontractors to search for and repair leaks in the floor, around the perimeter and in elevator shafts.

THE RESULTS

All critical facilities systems are operating as designed. The system is maintaining static pressure and temperature accurately.

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