Construction continues on Aligned's data center in Ashburn, Va. New financing will help the company deliver its current building contracts. Images: Aligned
One goal: 100% renewable energy consumption by 2024.
Mortenson Construction is the project’s general contractor.
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As data centers compete to process more data with lower latency, the AEC industry is ideally po...read more
Last year, Aligned Energy began expanding its data center campus in Phoenix (itself a repurposing of an old Honeywell facility) by 200,000 sf, which would bring its total to 550,000 sf at buildout sometime next year 2020. The campus’ critical capacity will be 180MW, and carrier neutral connectivity, as well as an industry-leading 1.15 PUE. HKS was the AOR on this project. Rendering: HKS
Whiting-Turner, Turner, Holder, DPR, and Fortis top the rankings of the nation's largest data cen...read more
This 245,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., has six data halls, 33 MWs of backup generator power, waterless cooling using pumped refrigerant economizers and condensers, and 16 MWs of critical IT load. The building also has 52,000 sf of support and amenities spaces including lounges, kitchens, meeting rooms, and a shipping/receiving dock. Photo: HED
Vanderweil, ESD, kW Mission Critical, Jacobs, and EXP head the rankings of the nation's largest d...read more
This 245,000-sf data center in Ashburn, Va., which opened last year, anchors Raging Wire’s 78-acre campus that will eventually have seven buildings. HED provided architecture and MEP services to design the facility for retail and wholesale customers. Photo courtesy HED
Corgan, HDR, Gensler, AECOM, and Page top the rankings of the nation's largest data center sector...read more
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Baker Barrios Architects is designing the project.
The $28 million data center at St Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, Memphis. The project team for the three-story, 55,000-sf facility: Gensler (architect), Paradigm Structural Engineers (SE), Syska Hennessy Group (ME), Liles Energy Design Consultants (EE), Jensen Hughes (fire/life safety), and Flintco Inc. (GC). Photo: Joe Luther
Cooling mission critical facilities efficiently is critical to their operations and profitability...
The concept has been dubbed The Spark.
Facebook’s Prineville (Ore.) Data Center. Photo: Tom Raftery/Wikimedia Commons
The number of so-called “hyperscale” data centers worldwide surpassed 390 at the end of 2017, wit...read more
A growing number of businesses are outsourcing their vital IT infrastructure to mega-co-location facilities like the newly built 550,000-sf, 62MW Aligned Energy Phoenix data center. The energy-efficient facility is designed to achieve an annualized power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.15. Courtesy of Aligned Energy.
Look for mission-critical construction to double in the next few years.
The Kolos Data Center, 225 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. Rendering courtesy of HDR.
Turner Construction Co., Holder Construction, and DPR Constrcution top BD+C’s ranking of...read more
Syska Hennessy Group, AECOM, and Morrison Hershfield top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s...read more
Jacobs, Corgan, and Gensler top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest data center secto...read more
Aligned Energy's colocation center in Phoenix, one of America's top-10 multi-tenant data center markets. Image: Connie Zhou Photography
As construction and leasing surge, one big contractor worries about his industry’s talent shortag...read more
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The 600,000-sm facility will be on a secure property surrounded by a moat.
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The Bexar Metro 911 Regional Operations Center in Texas includes areas where employees can get brief respites from their stressful jobs. The design and construction emphasize natural light and air quality. Image: Courtesy of Page
The Operations Center consolidates activities that previously were being handled at 25 locations....
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As technology continues to evolve, we have to simultaneously adapt and help our clients think bey...read more
Customers of Aligned Data Center’s 100,000-sf facility in Plano, Texas, pay only for the energy they use, in a program aimed at helping clients more precisely approximate their energy needs. This same pricing program will be used for Aligned’s 550,000-sf data center in Phoenix. Photo courtesy of Aligned Energy.
AEC firms see opportunities as consultants for clients trying to figure out which data center sol...read more
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Over the past two years, SmithGroup has been getting more requests from clients for micro data ce...read more
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The aim of the standard was to ‘not stifle innovation.’
CyrusOne Data Center, Houston, by Kirksey Architecture, Bihner-Chen (SE), KW Mission Critical Engineering (MEP), Skanska (GC). Photo: Aker imaging / Joe Aker, courtesy Kirksey Architecture.
Streamlined design and delivery approaches for individual business enterprises and co-location fa...read more
Facebook Data Center, Prineville, Oregon. Photo: Tom Raftery, flickr Creative Commons.
Vanderweil Engineers, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual...read more
Google Data Center, The Dalles, Oregon. Photo: Tony Webster, flickr Creative Commons.
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Holder Construction Co., and DPR Construction top Building De...read more
@Tokyo Data Center, Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Guilhem Vellut, flick Creative Commons.
Gensler, Corgan, and HDR top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s larges...read more
The latest addition to Atlanta's Tech Square innovation center is Coda, a 1-million-sf mixed-use complex that is designed for collaboration between researchers and the private sector, and will include retail space activated by an outdoor plaza. Image: John Portman & Associates
A much anticipated, Portman-developed tower project will include collaborative office spaces, a d...read more
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The book offers advice for designing structures in the fast-changing data center industry.
Photo: Project Natick, via Microsoft
The project, named Project Natick, featured a successful prototype trial run last summer.
Novartis's Alcon Laboratories campus in Texas includes a 37,000-sf data center with a 100 kW PV array for on-site power. JLL's latest Data Center outlook says more third-party data centers are turning to alternative energy sources for their long-term power needs. Image courtesy Integrated Design Group
JLL’s latest outlook foresees a maturation in certain metros.