Global Asset Management Firm

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s performed a first-generation build-out on 190,000 square feet of space in a mixed-use, midtown commercial office high rise for the new headquarters of a global asset management firm.  The scope of work included HVAC, plumbing, controls, and standard VAV/PIU interiors systems and significant mission-critical systems, including twenty-four WSHPs, seven mini mates for the IDF rooms, and two CRAC units … Read More

Taking Control of Systems Upgrades

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s Automation and Controls leveraged their expertise to replace factory controls on existing SWUD units with locally sourced, field-installed, open protocol Distech IP controllers. This not only gave the customer a much more cost-effective solution, but also allowed for future modifications to the factory devices, sequences, and overall application. THE CHALLENGE The customer was faced with failing controllers on several … Read More

Promenade Interior Renovation

Andrea LaMont

Promenade Tower, an iconic office tower on the Atlanta skyline, needed replacements and upgrades to its HVAC and plumbing systems. These renovations included new fan coil units (FCUs), ductwork, and plumbing fixtures across the bottom three floors of the tower. In addition, Cousin Properties required remodeling of the lobby areas, fitness center, and exterior courtyard to fit the needs of … Read More

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.