How Advanced Materials Manufacturing Impacts the Construction Industry

Kelly RobinsonMechanical, New Construction, TechnologyLeave a Comment

Manufacturing has always been a primary driver of innovation and economic growth in our country. Advanced materials manufacturing takes this innovation to a new level by embracing new technologies to meet the demands of our ever-changing world. Along the way, these advanced practices have created a wave of new construction opportunities in our region. Advanced materials manufacturing utilizes enhanced materials … Read More

McKenney’s Delivers the Right Mechanical System Solutions for Commercial Office Spaces

Andrea LaMontBuilding Services, Corporate, MechanicalLeave a Comment

Commercial office space

McKenney’s has the expertise to deliver the right mechanical system solutions for commercial offices and corporate campuses.  With locations in Atlanta and Charlotte, McKenney’s is well-positioned to offer services across the Southeast.  We specialize in cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions that meet our client’s unique needs and requirements. New Construction McKenney’s is a single-source, full-service provider of mechanical systems for commercial buildings.  … Read More

McKenney’s Helps Educational Campuses Meet Mechanical Challenges Head On

Andrea LaMontEducation, Mechanical1 Comment

Education campus

Providing a healthy and productive campus environment for students and staff is a challenge when mechanical systems are aging and no longer performing at peak levels.  With multiple buildings and limited support personnel available to keep things going, educational institutions may find it difficult to stay ahead of maintenance issues and prevent system downtime.  McKenney’s has the resources and expertise … 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 BIM and mechanical systems project at VERO Biotech

Andrea LaMontBIM & Construction Technology, Mechanical, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

Vero Biotech

AGC Awards McKenney’s 1st Place in Specialty Contractor Category. McKenney’s has won another major award from the Associated of General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia). The company has been recognized as a 2022 first place winner in the Specialty Contractor category of the AGC Build Georgia Award, an annual competition to highlight member firms and projects that demonstrate excellence in … Read More

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

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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

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

Identify System Deficiencies to Improve Facility Operations

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

Improving Facility Operations

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

PUMPS – Routine and Preventive Maintenance

Ricky LehnerMechanical, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Pumps come in all shapes and sizes, move anything from water, waste, fuels and many other liquids. Pumps and their components are one of the main arteries of most commercial and industrial facilities. Sure, pumps in any capacity are looked at every day, but are you sure they are working properly? The pressure gauge shows that the pump is working, but are you sure the gauge is working? 

ASHRAE 170 Pressure Room Pressurization

Chris ShirahHealthcare, MechanicalLeave a Comment

Certain rooms in a healthcare building should be correctly pressurized with respect to surrounding areas. If rooms are not properly pressurized, an imbalance may exist between the supply and exhaust rates for the room. The following are examples of positively pressurized rooms: Operating Rooms Delivery Rooms Trauma Rooms Laser Eye Rooms Pharmacy Surgical Supply Clean Workrooms and Sterile Storage