As threats to our technology and confidential information become more commonplace and sophisticated, it’s important for individuals and companies to learn how best to protect themselves and their data. Security breaches can compromise personally identifiable data, protected health information, financial and banking information, intellectual property, sensitive industry information, governmental information systems, and more. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and McKenney’s … Read More
Typically, the Southeast has a warmer climate than much of the country, but for a significant portion of the year, cold weather and freezing temperatures set in. After a record-setting summer, this may sound like a welcome change. However, seasonal shift brings various concerns for facility owners and property managers. Specifically, freezing temperatures can pose a significant risk for property damage. Once … Read More
Preconstruction Strategies – Sequencing vs Phasing
Construction sequencing and construction phasing are essential elements of the preconstruction process for any large commercial build, structural addition, or major renovation. Large projects like these can take months to complete, so properly managing the sequencing and phasing is critical for reducing operational inefficiencies, keeping the work on track, and avoiding unnecessary interruptions and downtime. What is construction sequencing? Construction … Read More
Three Key Reasons to Maintain Commercial Storm Drains
Storm drains are found in various areas on commercial and industrial properties. They are connected to wastewater systems that carry away rainwater during heavy rains. Property owners are responsible for maintaining the storm drains on their property. McKenney’s recommends that storm drains be inspected and cleaned out at least once a year to prevent backups and other problems. The following … Read More
Schedule Fall Clean Out for Your Catch Basin
Catch basins are an integral part of the drainage system that directs water away from an area, such as a building or parking lot, to a reservoir or sump. They are commonly used on commercial and industrial properties to protect them from flooding during heavy rains. Catch basins need to be cleaned out periodically to keep them functioning properly. How … Read More
Twice the National Average: Suicide in the Construction Industry
Men working in construction have one of the highest suicide rates compared to other industries, according to the CDC: a reported 49.4 out of 100,000, or twice the total suicide rate for civilian working men. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and McKenney’s, along with many in our industry, places special focus on mental health issues and suicide prevention. In … Read More
McKenney’s Helps Educational Campuses Meet Mechanical Challenges Head On
Providing a healthy and productive campus environment for students and staff is a challenge when mechanical systems are aging and no longer performing at peak levels. With multiple buildings and limited support personnel available to keep things going, educational institutions may find it difficult to stay ahead of maintenance issues and prevent system downtime. McKenney’s has the resources and expertise … Read More
Part 2: What Do Hitting a Curve Ball and Retrocommissioning Have in Common?
With spring comes America’s favorite pastime: baseball. For many people, there’s nothing better than sitting in your favorite ballpark, watching your favorite team on a sunny day with a hot dog in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other. In honor of this tradition, we’re exploring what hitting a curve ball and retrocommissioning have in common.
Energy Savings Strategies for Your Data Center – Part 1: Building a Winning Team through Good Coaching
If you are like me, you’ve been counting down the days until football season kicks off. Right now, the optimism for the season’s success is at an all-time high. As the season continues, you will begin to gather information on the coaches, free agents and draft picks. This information will enable you to evaluate the probability of a successful season. … Read More
Why Does LEAN Matter in Construction?
Have you heard about LEAN manufacturing or LEAN construction? Do you know what this means and why it matters? Here, we take a look at what LEAN is and why we make incorporating LEAN into every area at McKenney’s a top priority.