Job Well Done — Ahead of Schedule

Project Name

Peak 10 Data Center Chilled Water Plant and Distribution System

Project Location

Alpharetta, Georgia

Project Team

Owner: Peak 10, Inc.

General Contractor: Balfour Beatty

Architect: Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.

Engineer: Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc.

Subcontractor: McKenney’s, Inc.


Building Information Modeling

Plumbing Shop Prefab

Pipe Shop Prefab


Mission Critical


McKenney’s installed a 900-ton air-cooled chilled water plant and associated distribution system for a new 1.5MW data center in Alpharetta, Georgia.


The Challenge

Turning an abandoned warehouse into a 20,000-square-foot data center was no simple task given the aggressive schedule. The McKenney’s team had to contend with limited space under the raised floor throughout the facility. Careful planning and coordination was essential to avoid losing capacity from reduced airflow to the computer room air handler (CRAH) units.


The Solution

Leveraging BIM capabilities, the team coordinated mechanical and electrical services to maximize heat rejection capacity at the servers. McKenney’s prefabricated most of the chilled water plant, connections to the major pieces of equipment and distribution piping. Concurrent operation ensured the piping systems were installed as soon as the structure was ready, minimizing field installation time to meet the compressed construction schedule.


The Results

A seamless start-up, and commissioning accelerated the turnover of the Peak 10 data center to the owner.


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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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