McKenneyâ€™s, Inc. Collaborates with Trane Inc. for Central Utility Plant Installation in Atlanta, GA
Online PR News – 26-October-2016 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) is the worldâ€™s largest LEED-certified convention center offering nearly four million square feet of meeting rooms, galleries, exhibit halls, ballrooms and more for a wide range of events, including meetings, conferences and trade shows. Located in the heart of down-town Atlanta, more than one million people visit the facility annually, generating significant revenue for the stateâ€™s economy.
When one of the two onsite utility plants needed to be replaced, Trane Inc. and McKenneyâ€™s, Inc. were selected to remove it and install a 6,500-ton plant quickly and quietly without disrupting daily activity or compromising the visitor experience. Trane and McKenneyâ€™s collaborated with the GWCC Facilities group to maintain HVAC operations during renovations.
State-of-the-art 3D scanning technology and BIM modeling was used to produce a virtual as-built of the existing utility plant and to pre-fabricate piping assemblies offsite for faster construction and installation times. The use of these tools significantly minimized interference with existing facility systems. The renovated plant delivered chilled water throughout the facility two weeks ahead of schedule.
* LEEDÂ® Certification
* Pipe Shop Prefab
Overall, the project was completed four months earlier than expected and significant monthly energy savings are being realized by the facility a year before the payback period begins. Beyond using far fewer kilowatts, more savings are expected as the plant is optimized and lighting installation is completed.
When asked about his experience with McKenneyâ€™s, GWCC Plant Manager Wayne Rosser said, â€śWhen the facility faced an issue we felt like we were treated as a partner, and not just another job by the project team."
Since 1948, the mission of McKenneyâ€™s has been to meet or exceed customer expectations on every job they perform. The company offers expertise in HVAC, process piping, plumbing, and building automation and control systems, as well as service and maintenance. They have their own in-house engineering, fabrication, installation, and commissioning resources to ensure cost-effective delivery of the highest quality solutions.
* Engineering solutions
* New construction
* Tenant and special projects
* Automation and controls
* Service and maintenance
McKenneyâ€™s has developed services and expertise to serve their customers at every stage â€” Design, Build, Manage and Maintain. Self-performance of all trades, in-house shops and over 65 years of experience ensures top-quality solutions every time you work with McKenneyâ€™s.
McKenneyâ€™s is the Southeastâ€™s most trusted name in facility construction, operation and maintenance. For more than six decades, our proven approach has ensured high-quality, energy-efficient solutions at every stage of a building.
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