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 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 steel and concrete barn. The project required strategic coordination among site … Read More

Morehouse MLK Chapel

Andrea LaMont

The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, with its impressive organ, is one of the world’s most prominent religious memorials to Dr. King. The chapel is the spiritual center of the campus and is meant to inspire Morehouse students to become servant leaders, scholars, and advocates for their communities.  To preserve the building and bring it to life, … Read More

Emory Wayne Rollins Laboratory

Andrea LaMont

The McKenney’s team completed a complex laboratory renovation at Emory Wayne Rollins Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The 12,000-square foot laboratory renovation at Emory University required that the McKenney’s team tie into the existing stainless exhaust system. Extensive coordination with the team and tenant allowed Emory to keep the current labs functional with minimal downtime while upgrading and reconditioning the … Read More

TSYS Global Headquarters

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s performed equipment change-outs for the global headquarters of an occupied commercial office building in Columbus, Georgia.  The McKenney’s team was brought on board by TSYS, a global provider of state-of-the-art and secure payment solutions, and tasked with swapping out 2 two-cell cooling towers and replacing 23 existing SCU units. Work on the 407,000 square-foot building had to be completed on a very tight … Read More