A Central District Water Plant

Project Name

Buckhead Atlanta Central District Water Plant

Project Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Project Team

Owner: Oliver McMillan

General Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction

Architects: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates Inc. / Gensler / Papageorge Haymes Partners

Engineer: Jordan & Skala Engineers

Contractor: McKenney’s, Inc.


Building Information Modeling

Pipe Shop Prefab

Sheet Metal Prefab



Mixed-use & Multifamily

Central Plants

McKenney’s helped revive a multi-stage project–including a central district water plant– for the Buckhead Atlanta luxury destination.

The Challenge

Among the many complexities involved with the project, the central water plant, ductwork and plumbing needed to serve three parcels spanning one-and-a-half blocks on a busy urban street, each with a different completion schedule. This was to be accomplished using equipment that had been stored for over three years.

The Solution

To keep everything on track, McKenney’s enlisted Building Information Modeling technology for virtual construction, coordination and clash detection between the trades. The team then installed the water plant along with prefabricated plumbing and underground piping at various stages of the project to supply the infrastructure for the entire development. McKenney’s tested and evaluated the dormant equipment — and made updates and repairs — to return them to like-new performance.

The Results

Despite the change in owner and designs, staggered completion schedules and the multiple city blocks scope, the project is progressing as scheduled, on budget and is operating per design expectations.

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About Kumba McCritty

Website: https://www.mckenneys.com/

Email Address: kumba.mccritty@mckenneys.com

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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