Renovation of Basketball Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Institute of Technology
Owner: Georgia Institute
Whiting – Turner Co.
Engineer: ME Engineers
LEED® Certification Level
Georgia Tech constructed a state-of-the-art basketball arena to enhance
its existing coliseum, built in 1956. The new arena included 13,000 feet
of mechanical piping and 11,678 feet of ductwork.
McKenney’s needed to account for the existing building structure and
work within limited floor space. The coliseum was a circular building,
which made mechanical field locations and dimensioning a challenge.
The project team took a laser scan of the existing building for use in the
Building Information Modeling (BIM) process and also used Trimble GPS
technologies for trade layouts. All major mechanical components were
prefabricated to limit onsite work. Local knowledge and engineering
expertise were used to assist the design engineer and coordinate
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McKenney’s significantly helped the customer lower its budgeted costs
while maintaining system integrity and performance. By leveraging its
detailing and shop capabilities, McKenney’s helped complete the project
on schedule with minimal field trim or call-ins.
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