DATA CENTER ENGINEERING

More Efficient Building Infrastructure For Data Centers

In the early days of data centers, mechanical and electrical systems were centralized, built completely in the day one, and they were designed to the maximum efficiency from day one, ready to maximize power with as much redundancy as possible. As facilities grew larger, costs increased and stranded capacity and energy efficiency became new industry vernacular and clients shifted their focus to increased efficiency in both design and function.

Direct evaporative cooling and separating hot and cold air streams entered the market, eliminating the need for raised floors. Modular infrastructure design and phased builds became the new normal, allowing for the efficient deployment of capital and capacity.

Now data center designs are all about efficiency, pushing the envelope on the traditional ASHRAE standards and designing toward the outside of tolerances. Some users have experimented with simply locating IT racks in parking lots and other open areas to test those tolerances, finding that servers are much more resilient than we thought.

Going forward, data center facilities will become even more streamlined in design as building systems become more efficient and less expensive to operate.

Whether adding a data closet to your corporate offices or looking for a site on which to build your co-location space, we understand the unique needs of mission critical clients. Just as your customers expect reliability, speed and security, we'll deliver your project with predictable outcomes.

 

Having built the Middle East first LEED 3 data centers, we also appreciate the importance of sustainability and efficiency to an industry perceived as a resource consumer. We will work with you to optimize the performance of your facility for your own business and for your customers.

Data Center Construction

Data center construction mainly focuses on designing and building of a data center using these key factors:
 

  • Capacity: Design team with the client should consider the floor-plan carefully. The floor-plan of the data center must have enough room to house all servers and equipment for current and perceived future use.

  • Disaster Tolerant: The data center facility must be able to resist natural disasters and calamities such as earthquakes, floods, heat, storms, tornado's, etc. Moreover, the data center construction also looks for ways to prevent disasters, such as adequate water tanks and hoses within the facility for putting out a fire and adequate fuel.

  • Efficient Design: The overall design should be straightforward and require minimal wiring. With the shift towards green data centers, efficient air flow, renewable energy resources and other environmental factors are also taken into consideration which varies from country to another, or from region to another. The power and cooling is crucial in the construction of a data center where the engineering team should focus on providing a redundant power with several steps of power backup to assure connectivity of the end-users to the data and reducing damages.

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DATA CENTER Engineering Services Includes:

  • Analysis and reporting of an Existing Facilities.

  • Technical Consultation Services.

  • Engineering and Design Services.

  • Construction Management Including Fabrication & Erection Supervision

  • Logistics Support.

  • Project Management.

  • Project Controls & Planning.

  • Value Engineering.

  • Environmental Studies and Consultations.

  • Risk Management.

  • Civil, Architectural and Structural Design and Analysis for the Data Center Facility.

  • Design and Construction Supervision of Data Center Facilities.

  • BIM Services.