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Verizon, Oasis

Containerized solution, serial #1

We have a great relationship with Verizon that goes beyond engineering – so they often look to be their technical and business advisor on major projects. We simplify complex technical information for them so that they can easily make decisions – many of which can have a significant impact on their business.

For project Oasis, we represented Verizon as part of the Design and Delivery Leadership Group. We were responsible for creating the overall basis of design for this large data center design projects, which in its initial design phases included five sites throughout the world.

In addition to our consulting role, we were the Engineer of Record for a 500,000 sq. ft. site in the US. Some of the interesting features of the design included: an ultimate IT design load of 20MW; multiple tiered structure/varied redundancy requirements; maximum energy efficiency, including free cooling; and state of the art mechanical and electrical infrastructure.

One special note about this project is that we designed it to utilize a containerized solution. A data center container looks like a shipping container and is set up to accommodate IT equipment. This solution can be attractive to data center clients because it offers a generally easy way to add capacity to a data center. The containers can really be customized to meet a client’s needs, and are a good option for the secure and practical use of IT equipment.

The design phase of this project was completed and we look forward to working with the team when the project goes into the implementation phase.

Project Type
Mission Critical
Client
Architect
Gensler
Square Footage
500,000

Project Services

Electrical (Infrastructure)

Designed of all or some of the following systems: incoming electrical service including switch, switchboards and main distribution, electrical riser, infrastructure for emergency generator, lighting and power drawings, exit signs and emergency lighting.

Fire Protection (Infrastructure)

Designed of all or some of the following systems: roof mounted storage tank, sprinkler and drain risers with new rigs and tamper switches, and fire booster pump.

Mechanical (Infrastructure)

Designed of all or some of the following: mechanical systems: HVAC system, chiller plant, air handling units, exhaust, boiler, steam risers, control valves and steam traps, life safety generator and BMS.

Plumbing (Infrastructure)

Designed of all or some of the following systems: domestic water mains, sanitary and domestic water risers, duplex pump set, house trap, and gas service.

Strategic Services

Provided consulting services in which we helped our client address their business goals in the built environment.