Experiences

Thinking, Delivering On-the-fly

The McKenney’s team installed piping, plumbing and HVAC systems for a new data center in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

THE CHALLENGE

On a very tight schedule, the team had to devise a plan to install 24-inch piping mains in a deep trench below a 48-inch raised floor. The team was also tasked with leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordination for the building, but with no job trailers space on site, the BIM effort had to be done remotely.

THE SOLUTION

To stay on schedule, much of the pipe was prefabricated and staged on multiple flatbed trailers. Due to the elevation changes between finished concrete, the McKenney’s team developed a unique rigging plan to load the piping into the trench and safely place large pieces. To ensure precise collaboration on the BIM effort, the coordination team was housed at the McKenney’s Charlotte office near the project site.

THE RESULTS

The data center owner was impressed with the amount of pipe fabrication, the BIM effort, the project speed and the team’s budget and schedule adherence.

Project Name

Project Cardinal Data Center

Location

Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Team

Owner: Global Communications Company
General Contractor: Gilbane, Inc.
Architect: Gensler
Engineer: Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Contractor: McKenney’s, Inc.

Specializations
  • BIM
  • Pipe Shop Prefab
  • Plumbing Shop Prefab
Markets
  • Mission Critical