Mixed Use and Multi-Family Construction in Atlanta, GA
Plaza Towers Risers
Owner: Plaza Towers
Engineer: McKenney’s, Inc.
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Mixed-use & Multifamily
McKenney’s replaced chilled water risers in high-rise towers without
compromising cooling system performance.
New chilled water risers were required for large high-rise
condominium towers. McKenney’s needed to install new piping
without interrupting existing building cooling system operations. In
addition, the team had to spread the cost of the project over three
years to match the budget of the building’s owner.
The McKenney’s team chose an alternate location to install the new
chilled water risers in order to simplify the transition to the new
cooling system in a cost-efficient, convenient manner for the
homeowners. Two or three units were connected to the new risers at
a time to accommodate the project’s unique scheduling needs. Riser
sections were prefabricated at McKenney’s campus facility to
streamline installation. Once all units were connected, the old risers
were capped, drained and abandoned.
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Using a phased approach, the building owner’s unique budgetary and
schedule requirements were met with minimal impact to homeowners
1056 Moreland Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
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Charlotte, North Carolina 28214