Making Room at VERO Biotech

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s expanded VERO Biotech’s production facility to significantly increase their manufacturing capacity and allow them to meet increased demand for nitric oxide in the healthcare industry. THE CHALLENGE VERO Biotech needed an extra 3,000 square feet of production space at their facility. Working within a demanding schedule, the McKenney’s team prevented dust infiltration into clean rooms and coordinated various trades … Read More

An Efficient, Non-invasive Relocation

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s leveraged the collective strengths of three internal groups to fully design and install a system quickly and cost-effectively. THE CHALLENGE  The McKenney’s team needed to install the HVAC system in the new location without disrupting ongoing patient services occurring next door. They had to work around a significant amount of existing below-floor plumbing in occupied spaces. In addition, a large … Read More

Moses Cone Drawbridge Medical Center

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s was selected by Moses Cone Memorial Hospital as the mechanical partner for the Drawbridge Medical Center Project, a 100,000-square foot medical facility in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The team was involved early in the process, from the design narrative phase to construction. The project scope included building an ambulatory care space, an emergency department, imaging rooms, blood laboratory testing spaces, … Read More

Equipped for Future Expansion

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s updated the HVAC system controls and Building Management System (BMS) floor plan amid renovations at a Georgia hospital.   THE CHALLENGE  The McKenney’s team needed to change out antiquated HVAC dampers while simultaneously maintaining a tidy workspace during hospital construction. The team also had to develop the best solution for integrating the newly renovated area into the hospital’s existing BMS.  THE SOLUTION  … Read More

Ensuring a Comfortable Hotel Stay

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s installed two new high-end chillers for a prominent hotel in Atlanta.  THE CHALLENGE  A popular flagship hotel wanted to replace both of its 30-year-old centrifugal chillers. With 90-percent occupancy during a typically hot Atlanta summer, the hotel couldn’t risk downtime. McKenney’s had to remove the old chillers and install two new chilled water machines—with new isolation and control valves—without … Read More

BIM Keeps Project on Track

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s installed a highly complex HVAC system at the Riverside Epicenter multipurpose venue—a facility designed to serve its members and the community.  THE CHALLENGE  Installing a large, chilled water HVAC system to service this 107,000-square-foot facility consisting of a gym, bowling alley, auditorium, meeting and event center required meticulous planning and coordination. With multiple floor and ceiling elevations, significant duct work distribution … Read More

Amazon Atlanta

Andrea LaMont

Second-generation 24,680-square-foot interior build-out that included the demolition of existing HVAC systems and equipment. The project involved the installation of new HVAC controls systems, terminal units, ductwork, supplemental cooling systems and plumbing systems. A preconstruction survey was also used to test the basic operation and integrity of the equipment controls.  

Northside Hospital Gwinnett

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s Healthcare and Energy Services teams completed an 8400-square foot medical office building (MOB) renovation for an outpatient infusion center and new compounding pharmacy.    The scope included the installation of HVAC and plumbing systems for the space to upgrade it from administrative to patient use, and the project required heavy coordination to maintain the tight schedule. The pharmacy will help … Read More

Ally Center Build Presents New Challenges

Andrea LaMont

The 26-story Ally Charlotte Center is a welcome addition to Uptown Charlotte’s skyline. Developed by Crescent Communities, Ally Charlotte Center features 750,000-square-feet of office space, approximately 30,000-square-feet of ground floor retail and restaurants, a 12,000-square-feet public plaza, a 1,400-space parking garage and a 380-key JW Marriott hotel with a rooftop pool. Ally Financial, the anchor tenant, envisioned an impressive Class-A tower to … Read More

Turning a Zoo Into an Oasis

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s installed life support systems (LSS), including plumbing, pipefitting, and controls, for the Zoo Atlanta Elephant Barn as part of the African Savanna exhibit expansion in Atlanta. THE CHALLENGE  Zoo Atlanta tripled the size of its elephant habitat, tasking McKenney’s with managing LSS for the new exhibit. The McKenney’s team needed to perform most of the plumbing and pipefitting work underground while navigating around the … Read More