Experiences

New Basketball Arena Scores Big

Georgia Tech constructed a state-of-the-art basketball arena to enhance its existing coliseum, built in 1956. The new arena included 13,000 feet of mechanical piping and 11,678 feet of ductwork.

THE CHALLENGE

McKenney’s needed to account for the existing building structure and work within limited floor space. The coliseum was a circular building, which made mechanical field locations and dimensioning a challenge.

THE SOLUTION

The project team took a laser scan of the existing building for use in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process and also used Trimble GPS technologies for trade layouts. All major mechanical components were prefabricated to limit onsite work. Local knowledge and engineering expertise were used to assist the design engineer and coordinate multiple trades.

THE RESULTS

McKenney’s significantly helped the customer lower its budgeted costs while maintaining system integrity and performance. By leveraging its detailing and shop capabilities, McKenney’s helped complete the project on schedule with minimal field trim or call-ins.

Project Name

McCamish Pavilion

Location

965 Fowler Street NW Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Team

Owner: Georgia Institute of Technology
General Contractor: Whiting – Turner Contracting Co.
Architect: Populous
Engineer: ME Engineers
Contractor: McKenney's, Inc.

Specializations
  • BIM
  • Design/Assist
  • Pipe Shop Prefab
  • Plumbing Shop Prefab
  • Sheet Metal Shop Prefab
  • Target Value Design
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  • Entertainment & Media
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