The top goal of facilities management is to operate efficiently and effectively. This is true regardless of the industry or setting. Inefficient management wastes resources and increases costs. Good management improves the facility’s bottom line. The following are some best practices that can be implemented to help meet the goal of improving operations. Automate systems A facility’s major systems, such … Read More
McKenney’s was tapped to provide the HVAC system and plumbing installation for the new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute in Atlanta. As a specialty contractor on the project, McKenney’s partnered with General Contractors Brassfield & Gorrie and Structor Group as well as engineering firm Newcomb & Boyd. The healthcare facility is the newest addition to Emory’s Executive Park health innovation district. The … Read More
Energy usage accounts for a large percentage of monthly facilities costs for commercial buildings. HVAC systems and lighting are the two biggest energy consumers in most buildings. Lowering energy expenditures can mean tremendous cost savings that can be used elsewhere. Regular maintenance of the HVAC system improves the system’s efficiency, reliability, helps prevent emergency repairs. Properly maintaining the system impacts … Read More
What a busy summer we have all endured this year. After the months of heat, humidity and tropical storms it is finally time to relax, right? We know better than that. With the leaves beginning to turn and our lawns going dormant, we need to start preparing for winter and colder weather. While we don’t have to be worried … Read More
“Cost avoidance”, “unscheduled maintenance”, and “equipment downtime” are all phrases we hear and use when speaking with our customers about the need for regular maintenance. More importantly, we have to continue building our relationships with our customers because McKenney’s is a partner and not simply a vendor. Our Predictive Maintenance measures help separate McKenney’s from competitors.
When an HVAC system needs significant investment to continue to function reliably, there are often two opposite reactions. The building engineer and property manager see an opportunity for less maintenance, higher efficiency, and generally smoother operations. Conversely, an asset manager thinks of all the other things that capital could be used for to improve the value of the investment. Is … Read More
This year’s SkillsUSA & CEFGA CareerExpo was held on March 17 and 18 at the Georgia International Convention Center. The event connects students directly with professionals in varying areas of construction. Check out some photos of the McKenney’s team representing the World of Heating & Air Conditioning.
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