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Mike Bryan

Data Center Construction: Why Standardization & Integration are Important

By Conduit

Data center owners want their new facilities to be completed on time, on budget, and operating as intended. This doesn’t seem like a particularly difficult task – except it is. Ask most people involved in data center construction, and they can give you tales of woe about projects gone wrong. All construction follows a similar path to completion: the owner identifies the need and budgets for a new facility, hires a design engineer, and awards…

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Tales from the Script: What Is “Ready” in Commissioning?

By Conduit

Greenfield data centers are built the same way most other facilities are built: the building schedule is driven by constructability. From design through turnover, the primary and often the only driver is efficient, linear construction. While this makes perfect sense for most facilities, this traditional process leads to copious issues involving commissioning, schedule, and budget in a data center. The data center MEP equipment’s criticality creates a need for commissioning that far exceeds the typical…

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