McKenney's, Inc. Leverages BIM and Prefabrication for a Central Utility Plant Installation Project
Online PR News – 30-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – McKenney’s, Inc., the Southeast’s most trusted name in facility construction, worked to design, build, test and guarantee 24/7 operation of a 30,000-square-foot central utility plant for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of carbon fibers. This large complex project, located on 600 acres in Moore, South Carolina had a tight 18-month completion schedule in order to support the owner’s production schedule.
As prime contractor, McKenney’s leveraged in-house design, building information modeling (BIM) and prefabrication capabilities to develop a turnkey solution that met the requirements of this fast paced, multi-faceted project. The scope for the McKenney’s team included site work, plant facility construction, hardscape and landscape, HVAC, plumbing, process piping, and plant-wide controls.
* Building Information Modeling (BIM)
* Pipe Shop Prefab
The team completed the detailed system design in 3D space and also assisted with the design of the automated process control and metering system. This automation system allows plant operators to continuously monitor and control the energy delivery of all five utilities—all in real time. The team partnered with well-established general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie to build the 30,000- square-foot facility that would house the required process equipment.
The McKenney’s team leveraged in-house virtual construction (VC) resources to construct BIM models and prefabricate nearly 100 percent of the plant piping which allowed the systems to be constructed concurrently with the construction of the plant, saving significant time and labor on the jobsite.
By leveraging “in-house” BIM, prefabrication and turnkey project management, the team was able to turn over a sophisticated, fully operational CUP with automated controls— on time and on budget.
Since 1948, the mission of McKenney’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
McKenney’s has developed services and expertise to serve their customers at every stage — 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 McKenney’s.
McKenney’s is the Southeast’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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