McKenney’s Prioritizes Safety Protocols for Covid-19

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McKenney’s is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees, clients, and those around us.  Our team is always up to date on the latest safety protocols from OSHA as well as the CDC’s safety guidelines in response to Covid-19.  McKenney’s has an outstanding track record on safety.  We take compliance seriously and strive to complete … Read More

LEED v4.1 and Low-Emitting Building Materials

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3D image of a environmentally friendly LEED certified office space

LEED v4.1 is the latest update to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4 ratings system.  Launched in 2019, version 4.1 is considered to be the next generation standard for green building design, construction, operations, and performance.  Among other new standards, the LEED v4.1 guidelines include specific updates that focus on Interior Design and Construction.  These changes apply to recertification … Read More

Smart Systems that can Lower Operating Costs

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smart systems

Regardless of industry or market, facility owners and managers have two mandates: to keep systems running and keep costs low, all while keeping the building’s occupants comfortable and safe. This is difficult enough in a campus spread out across several acres, and exponentially more in large Class A buildings with multiple stories. To remedy these stumbling blocks, a solution needs … Read More

Are Hidden Plumbing Systems Bringing You Hidden Costs?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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