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

Building the Model of Efficiency

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s used BIM modeling to simplify collaboration among trades and deliver a wide range of building systems for another corporate campus in Atlanta.  THE CHALLENGE  An American software and technology company contracted McKenney’s for a two-phase buildout of two new office towers. Phase 1 included HVAC, plumbing, piping and reclaimed water systems for 516,000 square-feet of office space on top of a six-level parking deck. Phase 2 included similar work for an office tower … Read More