Redesigned—Right on Schedule

Andrea LaMont

The McKenney’s team provided design-assist services and installed mechanical systems for a new member services contact center in Duluth, Georgia.  THE CHALLENGE  Everything about this major project was tight—the space and the schedule. The work area in the existing building was very dense, with minimal space for mechanical systems. The owner was counting on the team to complete the project … Read More

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

An Educated Approach to HVAC

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s installed HVAC ductwork and piping at a nanotechnology research and training facility under renovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. THE CHALLENGE While the two floors of laboratory shell space were being renovated, other areas of the facility that were occupied had to remain operational. With nearly 75 percent of the construction in overhead spaces, numerous ceiling conflicts had … Read More

Confidential Orthopedic Customer

Andrea LaMont

The McKenney’s team completed a 12,000-square foot surgical suite renovation in Cumming, Georgia. The team was involved early on in the process and helped provide value engineering options to bring the project into budget. The 1st generation space required highly skilled trades to complete the medical and healthcare specialty work. 

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

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