Meeting Complex Healthcare Needs

Kumba McCrittyHealthcare, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

McKenney’s worked with Turner Construction Company as the design-assist partner to renovate approximately 16,000 square feet of space on two floors of Grady Memorial Hospital into new behavioral health areas serving both patients and staff. The Challenge McKenney’s had to perform all work in one of Atlanta’s busiest hospitals without interfering with patients or staff or allowing dust and other … Read More

How To Measure Comfort? Count The Complaints.

Jacqueline FloroAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Services, Healthcare, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

When it comes to the healthcare industry, HVAC-related issues can have life-threatening consequences. Any disruption with the equipment and processes that medical personnel rely on can risk the safety and well-being of patients. It is imperative that healthcare facilities implement highly reliable HVAC and controls systems to safeguard continuous and uninterrupted services.   It seems simple enough, but identifying areas … Read More

Retrocommissioning Optimizes Mechanical Systems at Healthcare Facilities

Viral DesaiBuilding Services, Energy Services, HealthcareLeave a Comment

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities depend on critical mechanical systems to run smoothly and efficiently. HVAC systems are one of the biggest energy users in a facility and provide indoor comfort for staff and patients by regulating temperature and humidity levels. This involves maintaining different temperature ranges in various areas of the facility, including operating rooms, labs, exam rooms, patient … Read More

Challenges of Servicing Healthcare Mechanical and Plumbing Systems

Andrea LaMontHealthcare, PlumbingLeave a Comment

plumbing in a hospital operating room corridor

Healthcare facilities utilize complex and interconnected systems that must operate reliably for their day-to-day operations. If a system goes down, repairs must ot negatively impact or disrupt patient services. McKenney’s is a full-service mechanical and plumbing provider that healthcare facilities can depend on to keep their systems running smoothly. Mechanical Systems Mechanical systems include heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration … Read More

Servicing Facilities that Serve Us

Scott FabreCommunity, Energy Services, Healthcare, HVAC, New Construction, PlumbingLeave a Comment


As the seasons change and the weather get colder, healthcare facilities get busier and busier. Viruses start to spread, and patients frantically schedule last-minute checkups and operations before the end of the year. During this season, healthcare facilities see many more patients, often straining their resources and facilities. It is important that during this time of increased demand, we show … Read More

Retrocommissioning at Healthcare Facilities

Andrea LaMontHealthcare, MechanicalLeave a Comment

Healthcare faculity - Hospital ICU

Mechanical systems are the real workhorses in large facilities.  They are in constant use and must be regularly maintained to prevent breakdowns.  Systems must operate at peak performance to provide healthy and safe environments for building occupants.  This is critical in healthcare environments and can be a challenge for facilities managers. Purpose of Mechanical Systems Properly functioning mechanical systems, particularly … Read More

Award-winning mechanical and plumbing project at Emory Musculoskeletal Institute in Atlanta

Andrea LaMontHealthcare, Mechanical, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

Emory Musculoskeletal

McKenney’s Wins Specialty Contractor Category of 2022 AGC Build Georgia Award. McKenney’s recently submitted a project for consideration in the Special Contractor category for the 2022 AGC Build Georgia Award. The AGC (Association of General Contractors) of Georgia holds an annual competition to highlight member firms and projects demonstrating excellence in construction. The projects must be located in Georgia and … Read More

3 Ways COVID has Changed Healthcare Forever

Chris ShirahHealthcareLeave a Comment

As we move into month 27 of the COVID-19 pandemic, we see traffic on the roads increasing, people returning to the office, and overall life returning back to normal (at least somewhat). The last 2 years have been marked by significant changes to many industries around the world. In Healthcare projects in our construction industry, this is very much the … 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

McKenney’s Wins Specialty Contractor Category of 2021 AGC Build Georgia Award

Andrea LaMontHealthcare, NewsLeave a Comment

McKenney’s recently submitted a project for consideration in the Specialty Contractor category for the 2021 AGC Build Georgia Award.  The AGC (Association of General Contractors) of Georgia holds the annual competition to highlight member firms and projects demonstrating excellence in construction.  The projects must be located in Georgia and completed in the previous year.  Member firms compete in several categories, … Read More