Beating the Mid-Summer Heat

Beating the Mid-summer Heat (Cobb Galleria)_PQ1McKenney’s replaced 12 roof- mounted air handling units at the Cobb Galleria Centre while battling stifling heat and a daunting deadline.

The Challenge

The convention center used 12 chilled water air handling units to cool more than 320,000 square feet of exhibition, ballroom and meeting space. After 22+ years, the outdated systems were overmatched during peak periods. McKenney’s was selected to replace them during downtime in the summer. Sweltering temperatures, tight deadlines and precise scheduling turned up the heat on the project.

The Solution

McKenney’s Service, along with its Automation and Control Solutions teams and the project engineers, custom-built roof top units (RTUs) to meet customer specifications. All piping was prefabricated in McKenney’s offsite pipe shop to simplify work on-site and meet quick turnaround requirements. The project culminated in an early morning weekend helicopter lift to put the new RTUs in place.

The Results

The team completed the project on time, on budget and within a 12-week deadline. McKenney’s is now the single-source service provider for the Cobb Galleria Centre’s controls and HVAC systems.


About Kumba McCritty


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Kumba McCritty began at McKenney's in 2011 as a Marketing Specialist. Upon graduating from Fordham University, she has worked in sales, account management and marketing. Kumba enjoys being challenged professionally while also having the opportunity to grow in her position at McKenney’s. This growth has allowed her to become a Proposal Specialist, where she continues to be vital piece of the McKenney’s marketing team.

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