Innovative Processes and Tools

Andrea LaMont

The McKenney’s team designed and installed mechanical systems for the East Coast headquarters of a multi-national managed care company in Charlotte, North Carolina. THE CHALLENGE Unlike many projects of this type, the McKenney’s team was awarded the work after the concrete had already started pouring. The team started the mechanical design immediately, prioritizing and focusing efforts to stay ahead of the demanding schedule. Constant deliveries of mechanical, electrical and plumbing materials—along with managing a … Read More

Piedmont Rockdale

Andrea LaMont

Piedmont Rockdale Hospital is a part of the Piedmont Healthcare System. It serves Rockdale County, Georgia and the surrounding areas. With over 1100 employees─including physicians and healthcare professionals─and 138 beds, this hospital provides the only acute-care facility in Rockdale County.    This build-out project adds a 21-bed medical and surgical unit with administrative offices and support areas. 

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

Fort Benning Office Renovation

Andrea LaMont

Fort Benning is the United States Army post near Columbus, Georgia that supports more than 120,000 active-duty military service men and women, their family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees and civilian employees daily.   McKenney’s was tasked with renovating a 15,000-square-foot duplex style two-story office building on base. As part of the HVAC and plumbing renovations, the McKenney’s team replaced two closed circuit cooling towers, sixteen … 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

Barings Building

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s partnered with Balfour Beatty Construction to build a 25-story, high-rise office building and hotel tower in uptown Charlotte. This Class A, multi-purpose office tower, located adjacent to BB&T Ballpark, totals 638,000-square feet and spans the width of the entire city block. The building is anchored by a bank tenant occupying one-third of the building. Other tenants include the Kimpton Tryon Hotel … 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