Mechanical HVAC and Plumbing

The innovative team you need for the outcomes you want.

Higher Performance, More Value and Happier Occupants

Mechanical systems play an essential role in every building. You need a team that can get the job done right. We design, fabricate and deliver high-performing mechanical HVAC and plumbing systems that meet project and occupant needs at the quality and cost you expect – all while keeping you in front of tightening energy codes, policy mandates and occupant demands.


Mechanical systems consume up to 60% of a building’s energy load.


50% of energy and construction costs are wasted due to inefficiencies.


Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

Heating plants (including steam) and chilled water plants

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF)

Ammonia refrigeration systems

BIM 3, 4, 5, 6D capabilities

Multi-trade racks

Engineering and design

Target value design


Energy modeling

A3 decision making

Pull planning

Lifecycle cost analysis


Constructability reviews

Energy management and controls systems

Heat recovery


Smoke control

Medical gas plumbing

Transition to sustainable operations (TSO)

Emergency maintenance and repairs

Proactive and preventive maintenance

Remote operations monitoring

Zero carbon and zero energy services


New building construction

Existing building construction

Tenant improvements

Modular construction

Offsite prefabrication

Cross laminated timber (CLT)


Energy retrofits and improvements

Portfolio or campus

Shared energy EcoDistricts

Commercial office

State and local government



Life sciences

Data centers

Higher education

K-12 school districts





Integrated project delivery (IPD)

Progressive design-build


Mechanical prime




Master service agreement

Professional services consulting

Preventive maintenance

For the Life of Your Building®

Partner with an Experienced Team

Failure to bring on the right professionals with the right experience causes projects to fail. Our team brings a variety of complex mechanical and plumbing experience across buildings of all sizes and uses and have a proven track record of delivering projects with minimal scope gaps, unforeseen costs or schedule slippage.

Our project and field leadership are backed by a suite of McKinstry resources including:

  • In-house engineering
  • Trade experts
  • Ample BIM resources
  • Constructability and fabrication experts
  • A network of manufacturing shops to deliver projects safely, efficiently and on schedule
Integrated MEPFT

Standard delivery models are riddled with inefficiency, which is why McKinstry pioneered integrated delivery across mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology trades. We drive waste out of the construction process through intense collaboration from design to final delivery. The result; you save time and money while experiencing less headaches.

Experts in Existing and Occupied Environments

We are experts in seamlessly executing projects in or near occupied buildings. From emergency rooms to classrooms to commercial office buildings, our teams are well versed in maximizing safety and convenience to minimize disruptions to your core business.

World-Class Safety Culture

Every day our teams are charged with delivering excellence in demanding work environments. Operational excellence requires a disciplined approach to planning and executing every task safely without exception. We recognize that safety directly impacts field productivity and delivering high-quality work. Nothing is more important than ensuring that our employees, coworkers, clients, subcontractors and occupants all go home safe every night.

Depth and Breadth Across the Northwest

McKinstry capabilities and talent cover the entire Northwest. Our extensive expertise and deep bench of talent allow us to tackle projects large and small across market segments. From major new construction projects to standalone tenant improvements to emergency repairs, we have you covered for the life of your building.

Manufacturing Mindset

McKinstry brings a manufacturing mindset to every construction project. This mindset is backed by a network of four fabrication facilities (totaling 200,000 sq. ft.) across the Northwest. Prefabrication eliminates waste, reduces project costs, increases safety and ensures high quality. More importantly, it lessens the workforce needed onsite to minimize disruption and risk in critical environments and occupied spaces.

Holistic, Total Lifecycle Approach

No building is ever built just once. Construction projects continue throughout the life of any building or asset, so it’s important to think beyond immediate contract deliverables. At McKinstry, we not only focus on the design and construction of the project at hand, but also ongoing operational functionality and serviceability that minimize owner and occupant impacts over time. This holistic, whole-building lifecycle approach assures design incorporates operational data and assumptions along with any lessons learned.

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