Expert Planning Overcomes Weather Delays

McKenney’s installed a full-service HVAC system at Polk Medical Center, a new greenfield critical care facility built in Cedartown, Georgia.


Cold, wet winter weather posed significant challenges for installing the facility’s roof and subsequent interior HVAC rough-ins. The roof required certain temperatures before it could be installed, which in turn delayed the installation of interior ductwork and piping. With no flexibility in the predetermined completion date, McKenney’s was forced to adjust its schedule to meet the owner’s requirements.


The team overcame schedule fluctuations through extensive planning, collaboration and expert logistics. With the aid of Trimble GPS technologies, the team planned and sequenced all work with the general contractor and other trade subcontractors to complete the rough-in as quickly as possible. They prefabricated HVAC system materials and coordinated their delivery based on the shifting roof installation schedule.


McKenney’s completed the HVAC installation on time—despite the domino effect created by inclement weather—which helped the medical center open its doors ahead of the original schedule.

Project Name

Polk Medical Center Critical Care Facility


2360 Rockmart Highway Cedartown, Georgia 30125


Owner: Polk Medical Center
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie
Architect: Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.
Engineer: Phoenix Design Group
Contractor: McKenney's, Inc.