How BIM Helps Companies Achieve LEED Certification

Andrea LaMontBIM & Construction Technology, Energy ServicesLeave a Comment

McKenney's BIM team

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent process that makes the planning, design, and construction of buildings highly collaborative and efficient.  A range of professionals involved in a project including developers, architects, engineers, and contractors can design a structure within a 3D model.  Information from the model allows those driving the project to make more informed decisions.  When changes are … Read More

3 Ways to Prioritize Our Most Valuable Resource

Collin BarfieldData Centers, Engineering Solutions, New Construction, TechnologyLeave a Comment

The Mission Critical construction world has long-embraced prefabrication and offsite component manufacturing. Prefabrication, in particular, was identified early in the industry as a catalyst to reduce project schedules and get whitespace online as quickly as possible. With the demand for Mission Critical projects growing faster than the workforce that builds them, it is becoming more important than ever to find … Read More

Healthy Buildings for Healthcare Facilities

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Main Entrance Of Modern Hospital Building With Signs

Mechanical systems and plumbing systems are critical components of a building’s infrastructure.  Ensuring that medical facilities of all sizes have healthy buildings has benefits for the patients and staff.  It provides better recovery outcomes, lowers the risk of infections, and creates a better working environment.  Poor indoor air quality, in particular, has been shown to contribute to long term health … Read More

Automated Control Systems Enhance Efficiency and Comfort Levels

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control SolutionsLeave a Comment

automated control systems

Facilities managers can optimize the performance of their building’s systems through automation control solutions.  The building automation systems (BAS) typically found in newer buildings allow for easy monitoring of HVAC, lighting, security and surveillance, fire safety, plumbing, and mechanical systems such as elevators.  A controlled network of hardware and software controls and monitors the systems.  It allows multiple types of … Read More

5 Ways to Own Your Career Development

Edna DeloachCommunity, Corporate, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

Many adults think of structured education as something that ends with a degree hanging on their office wall but that is not always the case. Maybe we Google stray questions or occasionally look up a how-to video on YouTube, but very few of us have a structured learning plan for our development. McKenney’s prioritizes and invests in learning: so much … Read More

Mechanical Systems Impact Indoor Air Quality

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Keeping a facility operating around the clock is a huge job.  The building’s mechanical systems are the true work horses that keep vital operations going.  They provide a safe environment that keeps building occupants comfortable, regulates indoor air quality, provides necessary ventilation, and controls indoor humidity. When designing a new facility, building information modeling (BIM) can assist with strategies to … Read More

Software Helping Teams Stay Safer

Stephen JohnsonAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence, Building Services, Commissioning, Corporate, Energy Services, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

Commercial offices have long lists of best practices to ensure the safety of everyone who walks through their doors, but what if your facility could leverage software to ensure a healthy building and predict a healthier environment? By the second quarter of 2020, our Automation & Controls team, deep in the trenches of COVID, was certain that our customers had … Read More

Cold Weather Property Maintenance Tips

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Services, HVAC, PlumbingLeave a Comment

Office exterior in cold weather and winter

Winter has arrived in the Southeast, and that means we can see a variety of weather.  Some days are sunny and mild, while others are cold, wet, and raw.  Occasional snow or ice storms can create havoc for a few days.  Temperature fluctuations can be a challenge for commercial property managers and their maintenance teams.  The following are some cold … Read More

The Product of BIM and Prefabrication

Dan CottonBIM & Construction TechnologyLeave a Comment

BIM team member working at computer

There is one formula that directly impacts project success for trade contractors: Success = BIM x Prefabrication High-quality BIM and well-executed fabrication mitigate many project risks and remove variability in the construction process resulting in success.  One thing you can do to ensure BIM and Prefabrication work together is leverage technology to connect them. The quality of project coordination and … Read More