A Breath Of Fresh Air

Fundamental to every building project are mechanical systems, which include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. These systems consume 40 to 60 percent of a building’s energy, making mechanical engineering crucial to building design.

For design efficiency, and to lower costs over the life of a building, McKinstry works with clients and integrated design teams to quantify desires for completed facilities in terms that match a client’s business goals and objectives (including preferences and requirements for productivity, operational staffing, and flexibility to alternative operational scenarios). McKinstry’s engineers and skilled craftspeople then evaluate design options, including first cost, operating costs, capital expenditures, LEED® costs/benefits, human factors, risk, and productivity. McKinstry can also perform cost assessment to reflect clients’ actual business practices. In addition to computer and financial modeling, McKinstry’s fabrication shop offers the best pre-planning and fabrication in the industry.

Once designed, the building must be constructed, its performance verified, and its systems operated in a way that meets the original objectives. McKinstry’s mechanical trades team provides ongoing maintenance and consulting for the life of a building. Because of McKinstry’s superior depth and breadth of skills, client needs can be satisfied quickly by professionals with special training in the areas where help is most needed.


  • Innovative technologies and value-add solutions
  • Design Engineering and permit procurement
  • Sustainable design strategies
  • Skilled labor force
  • Reduced client costs resulting from McKinstry’s buying power
  • Collaborative approach to design
  • Detailing and Building Information Modeling (BIM)


McKinstry works with many government entities, always with the aim of protecting their budgets and helping them save resources for their communities. View projects >


McKinstry is a major player in helping create safe, efficient, and attractive healthcare environments. View projects >


McKinstry is a powerful partner in renewables, delivering turn-key energy source solutions. We implement long-term energy solutions for your community or organization. View projects >

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