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Data Centers Report: Demand ‘exploding’

Data Centers Report: Demand ‘exploding’

BD+C's Giants 300 Top 25 AEC Firms in the Data Center sector.


By By BD+C Staff | July 20, 2012
Worldwide data center hardware spending will total $106.4 billion this year, up
Worldwide data center hardware spending will total $106.4 billion this year, up from $98.9 billion in 2011, and surpass $126.2 b
This article first appeared in the July 2012 issue of BD+C.

Demand for data centers is “exploding,” says Raj Gupta, PE, LEED AP, CEO of Environmental Systems Design and emeritus member of BD+C’s Editorial Board. According to Gartner Inc., in 2010, 2% of data centers contained 52% of total data center floor space and accounted for 63% of data center hardware spending.

In 2015, 2% of data centers will contain 60% of data center floor space and account for 71% of data center hardware spending.

“Traditional in-house enterprise data centers are under attack,” says Jon Hardcastle, Gartner’s research director. Virtualization technologies are helping companies to utilize their infrastructure more effectively, and data centers are getting more efficient. The move to consolidated third-party data centers is trimming the total number of midsize facilities, while large data centers are benefitting from the rise of cloud computing. +

 

TOP 25 DATA CENTER SECTOR ARCHITECTURE FIRMS

Rank Company 2011 Data Center Revenue ($)
1 Corgan Associates 22,854,000
2 Gensler 20,100,000
3 HDR Architecture 16,000,000
4 LEO A DALY 14,753,871
5 PageSoutherlandPage 12,890,000
6 Integrated Design Group 11,436,000
7 Reynolds, Smith and Hills 4,200,000
8 RTKL Associates 3,840,295
9 CTA Architects Engineers 3,787,800
10 EwingCole 3,000,000
11 SMMA|Symmes Maini & McKee Associates 2,123,426
12 HLW International 1,900,000
13 Fentress Architects 1,456,103
14 Kirksey Architecture 1,379,269
15 PGAL 1,096,000
16 Heery International 808,000
17 Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber 600,000
18 Harley Ellis Devereaux 600,000
19 IBI Group 563,474
20 H+L Architecture 537,059
21 Ware Malcomb 515,000
22 Solomon Cordwell Buenz 500,000
23 HOK 426,798
24 Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio 350,000
25 Gresham, Smith and Partners 234,347

 

TOP 25 DATA CENTER SECTOR ENGINEERING FIRMS

Rank Company 2011 Data Center Revenue ($)
1 Fluor Corp. 212,484,600
2 Jacobs 119,930,000
3 Syska Hennessy Group 43,577,806
4 URS Corp. 34,475,000
5 Merrick & Co. 31,500,000
6 AKF Group 10,500,000
7 Atkins North America 10,035,923
8 Parsons Brinckerhoff 7,400,000
9 Eaton Energy Solutions 6,169,598
10 KPFF Consulting Engineers 5,000,000
11 H.F. Lenz Co. 4,741,000
12 Burns & McDonnell 4,500,000
13 Stantec 4,230,000
14 Glumac 4,196,563
15 Science Applications International Corp. 3,950,000
16 Zak Companies 3,043,228
17 Michael Baker Jr., Inc 2,970,000
18 R.G. Vanderweil Engineers 2,830,900
19 RMF Engineering 2,500,000
20 ESD|Environmental Systems Design 2,450,000
21 H&A Architects & Engineers 2,300,000
22 RDK Engineers 2,245,000
23 Guernsey 2,041,552
24 Middough 1,750,000
25 M+W U.S. 1,654,867

TOP 25 DATA CENTER SECTOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

Rank Company 2011 Data Center Revenue ($)
1 Holder Construction 1,293,000,000
2 DPR Construction 666,292,020
3 Turner Corporation, The 434,435,518
4 Whiting-Turner Contracting, The 393,539,085
5 Skanska USA 369,889,632
6 Mortenson Construction 304,900,000
7 Balfour Beatty US 277,879,080
8 Structure Tone 259,250,000
9 Jacobs 119,930,000
10 Gilbane Building 104,166,000
11 JE Dunn Construction 89,426,706
12 Weitz Co., The 71,442,860
13 James G. Davis Construction 60,000,000
14 Hensel Phelps Construction 50,360,000
15 Messer Construction 49,404,845
16 Hoffman Corp. 46,541,098
17 Manhattan Construction Group 44,196,000
18 Brasfield & Gorrie 34,612,782
19 URS Corp. 34,475,000
20 Sundt Construction 28,801,944
21 Kitchell 24,310,000
22 Ryan Companies US 23,664,942
23 Harkins Builders 21,000,000
24 McShane Companies, The 20,000,000
25 Yates Companies., The 20,000,000

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