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Designing Alternatives for Uptime

Designing-Alternatives-for-UptimeCheck out one of how one of our teams provided critical services that enabled HVAC systems to remain online during a chiller plant renovation for the commercial office in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

The Challenge

The McKenney’s team needed to ensure optimal uptime of an HVAC chilled water system as old equipment was removed and new chillers and pumps were installed. Also, the plant’s layout did not allow removal and installation of the equipment intact— requiring demolition of several concrete walls, doorways and a rest room.

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First-Class Effort and Results

First-Class-Effort-and-ResultsCheck out one of the latest projects by our team in Atlanta—the installation of mechanical systems at a combination office and premium residential tower.

 

The Challenge

The divergent HVAC and plumbing needs of the 50-story, mixed-use building required careful planning and execution to meet the owner’s short timeline. McKenney’s had to equip 88 custom, multi-million dollar homes in the tallest building constructed in the city limits in two decades. The project also included seven floors of parking, 19 floors of office space, a 28th floor pool and supporting mechanical/structural levels.

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Setting the Bar High

EducationCheck out one of the latest projects by our Carolinas Division—the renovation of HVAC systems in a 30-story Charlotte office tower for a law school tenant.

 

The Challenge

The 10 floors of the heavily populated law school required more outside air than typical office space. The challenge–how to deliver the air thru an occupied high rise building while maintaining the budget and meeting the aggressive five-month project schedule.

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Big Data Delivers Big Insight

bdoc_editCheck out one of the latest projects by our Enterprise Intelligence Group—the creation of a replicable and expandable solution for tracking big data at a Midtown Atlanta 7,000-space parking garage.

 

The Challenge

The parking garage manager monitored visitors via different systems that didn’t share data—one managing visitors to the retail area and another managing employees and residents for the office and residential facility. The system lacked an efficient means of tracking visitors entering and exiting the garage, where they lived or worked, and the duration of time parked inside the garage.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence, Project Highlights

Luxury Meets Systems Expertise

Mixed-use & Multi Family

Check out one of the latest projects by our Automation & Control Solutions team—the installation of a complex HVAC system at the St. Regis Hotel & Residences during construction in Atlanta.

 

The Challenge

High expectations surrounded this 25-story luxury hotel and condominium project. Meticulous planning and sequencing were required to prevent delays and allow all trades ample space to work. Each hotel room and residence had its own air conditioning system, making trade coordination vital to stay on schedule.

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