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Rick Dustin
About Rick_Dustin: Rick Dustin, PE, LEED AP BD+C is the Vice President of Engineering Solutions at McKenney's and is responsible for leading and directing the engineering operations at our company. He has spent more than 25 years designing mechanical and plumbing systems for a variety of commercial buildings with a focus on sustainability and optimizing solutions for our clients.

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Building HVAC Operations

Each of us is adjusting to a new “normal” in our lives.  A heightened sensitivity to sanitizing, washing hands and maintaining a six-foot separation, what constitutes an essential activity that would drive us to leave our homes, who should we interact with? All necessary questions in today’s environment.  But what are the impacts of COVID-19 on building HVAC operations and design?

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Tags: Engineering Solutions

Managing a Sea of Change

capture McKenney’s completed a massive mechanical systems installation project at a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Covington, Georgia.

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Tags: BIM & Construction Technology, Project Highlights

Software Versioning – A Killer of Productivity?

BIM & Construction TechnologyIt is clear our industry has latched on to the BIM philosophy and we see more companies across both the design and construction communities adopting BIM for reasons ranging from reduced waste to improved productivity to shortened schedules and even improved safety. However, these are mainly associated with improvements on the jobsite. There are questions in the market regarding productivity gains in the transition from the design process to the construction process. Software versioning is one part of the answer to these questions. (more…)

Tags: BIM & Construction Technology

A Look Back at 2015 and Connected Collaboration

BIM&ConstructionTechnologyAs we move into 2016, it is a time for many to pause and take note of what has transpired in the past year–what goals we accomplished, what growth we experienced, areas where we may have fallen short. It is also a time to start looking toward the coming year and contemplate aspirations for 2016.   (more…)

Tags: BIM & Construction Technology

New BIM Guideline in Development

BIM&ConstructionTechnologyA new building information modeling (BIM) guideline is being developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The goal? To help teams use BIM during design, construction, and operations, allowing for better support for facility performance requirements and uniform deliveries of BIM projects across markets.

 

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Tags: BIM & Construction Technology, News