Services:
  • Energy Modeling
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering
  • Construction Observation
Awards + Certifications:
  • LEED Silver Certification – USGBC
Architect:
  • LS3P Associates, LTD

GKN Headquarters (formerly Getrag)
Newton, North Carolina


This building was designed and built for Getrag Corporate Group, a German automobile transmission manufacturer. McCracken & Lopez, P.A. provided the MEP&FP engineering design for their new high profile 2-Story building.

The ceilings are 11 feet tall with all glass facades on two sides of the building so everyone has a “room with a view”. Windows were designed with automated shading devices with solar tracking capability. Significant use of daylight controls reduces the need for artificial lighting throughout the office building.

Additional Services:
GAP2 Renovation – McCracken & Lopez provided engineering to add A/C and the associated electrical systems for this existing nominal 30,000 SF shipping warehouse.

Central Plant Study and Boiler Replacement – After successful completion of both projects, Getrag hired McCracken & Lopez to review and provide recommendations for their aging boiler and cooling plants. From this, a 10-year plan was developed.