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

Grady 13th & 14th Floor

Andrea LaMont

Since opening in 1892, Grady Hospital has continued to grow and meet the medical needs of Georgians from performing Georgia’s first open-heart surgery in the 1920s to becoming one of the nation’s busiest Level I trauma centers. As part of the hospital’s evolution, the McKenney’s team was hired to complete renovations of the the13th floor C & D wings for … Read More

Repurposing Groundwater, Creating Value

Andrea LaMont

As a design/build mechanical contractor serving the southeast, McKenney’s was selected to partner with Greenstone Properties, Balfour Beatty Construction and various other subcontractors to build 14th and Spring, a Class “A+,” 12-story core and shell office building near the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown area. The building is located near a high-end hotel with numerous retail, dining, and cultural amenities. With … Read More

Kysor Warren

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s assisted in designing and replacing 49 rooftop units in a 340,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Columbus, Georgia. The installation included 280,000-square-foot high bay space used for light manufacturing; 60,000 of which is dedicated to administrative and office space. ​

Streaming with Newfound Efficiency

Andrea LaMont

Diverting more than 70,000 gallons of groundwater is a complicated and expensive task, especially when it occurs daily and requires an extensive transport and filtration process. The groundwater was from an aquifer more than 100 feet below a large development complex. It was planned to be discharged to the city’s stormwater system only after it passed a local environmental agency’s … 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

Two Legacy Union

Andrea LaMont

The McKenney’s team partnered with Gilbane Building Company and Shelco to deliver a design-assist core and shell project in downtown Charlotte. The 18-story, 412,000-square foot, Class A office building is attached to the 620 South Tryon Bank of America building. The project included multiple scopes of work, from early involvement preconstruction to coordination with the design team to mechanical installations, … Read More

Norfolk Southern Headquarters

Andrea LaMont

McKenney’s partnered with Holder Construction Company to build two office towers in downtown Atlanta. The 10 and 17-story buildings include a training facility, retail and conference spaces, a fitness center, daycare, and other mixed-use spaces on the lower floors. They will serve as the network operations center for Norfolk Rail Service. The project included multiple scopes of work, from preconstruction … 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

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