Are Hidden Plumbing Systems Bringing You Hidden Costs?

Adam JohnsonPlumbingLeave a Comment

McKenney's Plumbing Services

Fall is here! Football, baseball playoffs, and cooler weather. It’s my favorite time of the year. But autumn also brings falling leaves, and along with other debris, leaves can create not only a mess of your property, but also your operating budget. This is a widespread issue: the local news even ran stories of highways being shut down during periods … Read More

Four Tips to Maximize the Productivity of Remote BIM Teams

Dan CottonBIM & Construction TechnologyLeave a Comment

Maximize Productivity of Remote BIM Teams

Are you interested in maximizing the overall productivity of your BIM team? Keep reading to find out four specific actions that you can take to improve your remote team’s productivity through accountability, technology, and communications! BIM professionals are uniquely impacted by working from home. Many were already familiar with virtual meetings long before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Often, BIM professionals … 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

Staying Cool Under Pressure

Andrea LaMontHVAC, Plumbing, Project HighlightsLeave a Comment

Emory Musculoskeletal Institute

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

Regular Storm Sewer Maintenance Prevents Costly Damage

Andrea LaMontPlumbingLeave a Comment

Storm Sewer Maintenance

Stormwater management systems require regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to function properly. Opinions vary on how often a thorough cleaning should be performed. The frequency may need to be increased in areas where litter and dirt tend to accumulate and in places with a history of drains clogging. Storm sewers in areas of the country that receive high … Read More

Building Management Should Include Monthly HVAC Maintenance

Andrea LaMontHVACLeave a Comment

Monthly HVAC Maintenance

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

McKenney’s Wins Specialty Contractor Category of 2021 AGC Build Georgia Award

Andrea LaMontHealthcare, NewsLeave a Comment

McKenney’s recently submitted a project for consideration in the Specialty Contractor category for the 2021 AGC Build Georgia Award.  The AGC (Association of General Contractors) of Georgia holds the annual competition to highlight member firms and projects demonstrating excellence in construction.  The projects must be located in Georgia and completed in the previous year.  Member firms compete in several categories, … Read More

Benefits of LEED Certified Commercial Buildings

Andrea LaMontBuilding Performance SolutionsLeave a Comment

What does LEED mean? According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It’s a recognized symbol of sustainability, set up as a benchmark for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of green buildings. The most current standard is … Read More