Experiences

Leveraging Hospitality Expertise

McKenney’s coordinated the building of a massive new Omni Hotel and expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

 

THE CHALLENGE

McKenney’s needed to tap its vast hospitality experience—having handled many projects at convention hotels, conference centers and public spaces—to build more than 800 hotel rooms and a new central plant (chilled water and hot water) that ties into the music hall’s existing systems. The project called for meticulous handling of complex logistics and unwavering adherence to safety.

THE SOLUTION

McKenney’s carefully managed the design to keep the job on budget during preconstruction without sacrificing the program or finishes. Safety expectations were continually reinforced among all the workers throughout the project. The team used a local warehouse and receiving yard to meticulously manage logistics on the large project. Extensive Building Information Modeling coordination led by McKenney’s was required with all trades involved.

THE RESULTS

When ready, the massive convention hotel will significantly change the skyline, hotel market and convention industry in Nashville.

Project Name

Omni Hotel & Country Music Hall of Fame

Location

250 5th Avenue S Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Team

Owner: Omni Hotel
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie
Architect: HKS
Engineer: Blum Consulting
Contractor: McKenney's, Inc.

Specializations
  • BIM
  • Design/Assist
  • Pipe Shop Prefab
  • Sheet Metal Shop Prefab
  • Target Value Design
Markets
  • Central Plants
  • Hospitality
  • Public Assembly & Places of Worship