McKenney's, Inc. Helps AutoTrader.com Relocate Corporate Headquarters


McKenney's, Inc. helps AutoTrader.com Relocate Corporate Headquarters. AutoTrader.com is the largest classified automotive sales site in the United States, based on advertising volume.

Atlanta, Georgia (I-Newswire) February 13, 2013 - AutoTrader.com is the largest classified automotive sales site in the United States, based on advertising volume. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, AutoTrader.com offers more than three million vehicle listings from 40,000 dealers and 250,000 private owners, attracting more than 14 million buyers every month.

The organization consolidated several offices in the Atlanta area into a single, 18-floor facility with a fitness center, cafeteria and other amenities. The construction schedule for the project called for each floor of the facility to go from "complete demolition" to "furniture move-in" within 60 days, with work occurring on three to four floors simultaneously. Additionally, the architect used Building Information Modeling (BIM) for this tenant upfit, a rare occurrence for second generation build-outs. As such, the job also required a great deal of collaboration between multiple trades from day one both to generate the BIM models for each system and also to keep the project on track and minimize the risk of rework.

To accomplish this installation on an aggressive schedule with the coordination demands involved with doing BIM on second generation spaces, the organization needed a contracting partner with mechanical systems, plumbing and controls experience in complex tenant upfits, the office and field resources to plan and man the job, and the capabilities to support the project BIM needs.

The McKenney's, Inc. Tenant Mechanical team fit the bill perfectly. They had the depth and breadth of resources required to commit to the project's deadlines and budgets as well as fabricate many assemblies off-site.

Project Team
* Owner: AutoTrader.com
* Contractor: Holder Construction Company
* Architect: Perkins+Will
* Engineer: Barret, Woodyard & Associates, Inc.

The Solution
* Build comprehensive schedules and estimates to project manpower needs and costs up front
* Pre-fabricate assemblies off-site to save time and money

The Results
* Completed on time, on budget
* Superior safety record for entire construction team
* Budget was accurately developed and managed throughout the job

The McKenney's team made safety a top priority-a particularly tough challenge considering the aggressive schedule and multi-trade coordination. The construction team had zero safety incidents during the entire course of the job.

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.

Services Offered:
* Preconstruction
* Engineering solutions
* New construction
* Tenant and special projects
* Automation and controls
* Commissioning
* Service and maintenance

McKenney's has developed services and expertise to serve their clients at every stage - from design and construction to services and maintenance. Self-performance of all trades, in-house shops and over six decades of experience ensures top-quality solutions every time you work with McKenney's.

About Us:
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.

Contact Us:
McKenney's, Inc.
1056 Moreland Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
404-622-5000

3601 Performance Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
704-357-1200

sales@mckenneys.com
http://www.mckenneys.com






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