Identifying Prefabrication Strategies During Project Preconstruction

Andrea LaMontBuilding Services, New ConstructionLeave a Comment

preconstruction project planning

McKenney’s knows that proper planning in the preconstruction phase of a building project is key to ensuring that construction moves forward on time and finishes on budget.  We develop and implement prefabrication strategies to make the construction process simpler and more efficient.  This works particularly well for projects that are on a tight schedule by eliminating potential delays. Prefabrication means … Read More

Three Key Reasons to Maintain Commercial Storm Drains

Andrea LaMontBuilding Services, Catch Basins and Drainage, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Storm drain

Storm drains are found in various areas on commercial and industrial properties.  They are connected to wastewater systems that carry away rainwater during heavy rains.  Property owners are responsible for maintaining the storm drains on their property.  McKenney’s recommends that storm drains be inspected and cleaned out at least once a year to prevent backups and other problems.  The following … Read More

Engineering For Easy Service

Ryan YarboroughBIM & Construction Technology, Building Services, Data Centers, Engineering Solutions, Healthcare, HVAC, Mechanical, New Construction, PlumbingLeave a Comment

At McKenney’s the systems we install are becoming more complicated by the day; it is not uncommon for service and accessibility to fall by the wayside during system layout. We are often asked to squeeze our ductwork and piping into a very crowded ceiling. Once other trades install their devices, it can become a challenge to come back to our … Read More

Software Helping Teams Stay Safer

Stephen JohnsonAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence, Building Services, Commissioning, Corporate, Energy Services, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

Commercial offices have long lists of best practices to ensure the safety of everyone who walks through their doors, but what if your facility could leverage software to ensure a healthy building and predict a healthier environment? By the second quarter of 2020, our Automation & Controls team, deep in the trenches of COVID, was certain that our customers had … Read More

Cold Weather Property Maintenance Tips

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Services, HVAC, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Office exterior in cold weather and winter

Winter has arrived in the Southeast, and that means we can see a variety of weather.  Some days are sunny and mild, while others are cold, wet, and raw.  Occasional snow or ice storms can create havoc for a few days.  Temperature fluctuations can be a challenge for commercial property managers and their maintenance teams.  The following are some cold … Read More

Protect Your Commercial Property from Heavy Rain Damage

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As we move into spring, many areas of the country prepare for the possibility of strong storm systems to move through. Spring weather is unpredictable and often volatile. The temperature swings back and forth between warm and cold. When these different air masses collide, this can result in violent thunderstorms often producing heavy rains. This is the time of year to take preventive measures to ensure your commercial property is protected against damage that can happen when heavy rain occurs over a short period of time.

The Cost of Building Neglect

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Commercial building maintenance is an ongoing task. It may seem like a chore, but problems don’t usually go away on their own. In fact, they may only worsen over time. Regular building maintenance and inspections enhance the performance of the systems, minimize downtime, and reduce costs.

The Need for Quality Preventive Maintenance

Chris RainwaterBuilding Services1 Comment

The need for a quality preventive maintenance program is important now more than ever.  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”!  With the arrival of the current pandemic, the term frequently being tossed around is a “healthy building”. What measures can be taken to support this journey?