Data Centers

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.

October 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

AEC firms see opportunities as consultants for clients trying to figure out which data center sol...

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Photo courtesy SmithGroupJJR

September 26, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Over the past two years, SmithGroup has been getting more requests from clients for micro data ce...

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Photo: Cory Doctorow, flickr Creative Commons

September 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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.

August 10, 2016 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

Streamlined design and delivery approaches for individual business enterprises and co-location fa...

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Facebook Data Center, Prineville, Oregon. Photo: Tom Raftery, flickr Creative Commons.

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Vanderweil Engineers, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy Group top Building Design+Construction’s annual...

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Google Data Center, The Dalles, Oregon. Photo: Tony Webster, flickr Creative Commons.

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Holder Construction Co., and DPR Construction top Building De...

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@Tokyo Data Center, Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Guilhem Vellut, flick Creative Commons.

August 10, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Corgan, and HDR top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s larges...

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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

April 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A much anticipated, Portman-developed tower project will include collaborative office spaces, a d...

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ASHRAE publication on impact of IT equipment on data center design released

Photo: Bob Mical/Creative Commons

April 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The book offers advice for designing structures in the fast-changing data center industry.

Microsoft testing submersible data centers

Photo: Project Natick, via Microsoft

February 01, 2016 | BD+C Staff

The project, named Project Natick, featured a successful prototype trial run last summer.


Top 10 markets for data center construction

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

January 28, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

JLL’s latest outlook foresees a maturation in certain metros.

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