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PROJECT NAME
  • North Atlanta
    High School Renovation
PROJECT LOCATION
  • Atlanta, Georgia
PROJECT TEAM
  • Owner: Atlanta Public Schools
  • General Contractor: JE Dunn
    Construction Group, Inc.
  • Architect: Collins Cooper Carusi
    Architects, Inc.
  • Engineer: Barrett, Woodyard &
    Associates, Inc.
  • Subcontractor: McKenney’s, Inc.
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Design/Assist
  • Plumbing Shop Prefab
  • Pipe Shop Prefab
  • Sheet Metal Shop Prefab
MARKETS
  • Education

cKenney’s installed mechanical systems for the conversion of a former office building into the North Atlanta High School.

THE CHALLENGE

The 11-story building was being adapted by Atlanta Public Schools into a modern high school. Site limitations meant materials had to be loaded through the existing facade and each floor had an abundance of ductwork. Structural

conditions made navigating the floor layout using Trimble GPS technologies difficult. Also, the central energy plant could not accommodate all of the equipment needed for the space.

THE SOLUTION

To load materials, McKenney’s enlisted an outrigger on every floor, then landed duct trailers to each outrigger. Batched fabrication resulted in limited materials on the floor and increased productivity.

Ducts were redesigned using the static regain method to reduce their size. McKenney’s also provided design/assist expertise to convert the chilled water system from a primary-secondary system to a variable-primary system, reducing the number of pumps from 15 to 10.

THE RESULTS

McKenney’s creative solutions helped the general contractor finish on time and on budget.

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Atlanta, Georgia 30316
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