We have worked with Akamai on over 50 projects in recent years, ranging from workplace fit-outs to mission critical facilities to labs. This workplace fit-out and re-stack project included three floors of renovations. The project included an office fit-out, IDF and computer lab spaces, executive offices, and conference rooms with extensive AV requirements. The project required attention to detail, close coordination and communication to ensure success with AV, furniture, and specialty finishes.
We also provided commissioning services for Akamai. The project scope included preparation of a commissioning plan, oversight throughout construction, and final inspections and testing to ensure proper operation of all relevant systems.
We supported ARINC at their Riva Road campus in their efforts to provide a new Central Utility Plant to serve their campus. This included a new two story building addition and new 480V electrical services upgrade. The CUP facility houses new 480V electrical Switchgear equipment, new N+1 1.0MW UPS systems, new fire suppression systems as well as new/reused HVAC systems necessary to support the electrical equipment.
We also designed two new exterior 600KW-1.2MW diesel generators with a 10,000 gallon above-ground fuel oil storage tanks to provide 72-hours of run time for the new generator plant.
With the intent to expand and build out additional unoccupied space adjacent to their current space, the renovations to our client’s office space included a large operations center, operations conference center, product analysis center, and office space.
Our design included a new generator for the server room in order to ensure uninterrupted operation for the client’s business. Our design of the perimeter cyber center area met the general secured facility design and construction specification.
Our technology team has worked with CVS for over ten years on mission critical facilities throughout the country.
We designed the technology and physical security systems for a new 140,000 sq. ft. data and technology center. The new building included a fully fault tolerant data center, a call center, and Class A office space. The project also included raised access floor, multiple entrance facilities, and high density computing. It was designed with an N+1 infrastructure in key areas and full route diversity for outside plant systems connectivity.
We have also collaborated with CVS on a 12,000 sq. ft. addition to an existing data center. Our design included infrastructure supporting high density computing with raised access flooring and cabinet arrangements design for above 10KW. The project required construction during current data center operations and some relocation of existing equipment.
We have also worked with CVS on many workplace projects, including a 97,000 sq. ft. building addition, a 200,000 sq. ft. ground-up corporate financial center.
GDIT Patriot Ridge Facility
When General Dynamics Information TechNortnologies (GDIT) needed to expand and relocate their facilities to support the NGA Campus, they hired our team for help with early due diligence, site selection and overall program development.
Initially, GDIT thought they needed a 300,000 sq. ft. facility to house a production data center, system testing integration lab, SCIF facilities, corporate office space and a secured conference center. We helped GDIT refine their program needs and create a secured facility that focused on the attraction and retention of resources in the competitive IT government contracts market.
Our design included two 1,000 sq. ft. tier II data centers with the capability to upgrade to Tier III in the future. The facility was a huge success as it was delivered on time, under budget and aligned with all of the executive directives of the leadership teams.
Through effective project management, innovative engineering solutions and proactive planning, our team enabled GDIT to earn their first LEED Gold certified facility.
CertificationsLEED Silver Certified
General Dynamics, Gulfstream Data Center
For this project, we served as the lead design professional for Gulfstream Aerospace’s new data center facilities in Savannah. Working closely with GAC’s Information Technology and Real Estate organizations, our team took a new approach to addressing GAC’s uptime requirements and strategic, long-term IT needs. What was the new approach? We created an on-campus primary site with a back-up, business continuity site.
The project required a containerized, high-density server environment to meet the reliability and scalable/modular needs of GAC. Our mechanical and electrical teams designed an in-row cooling system and associated emergency power and UPS systems.
We provided MEP/FP engineering design services to relocate and expand Sonus’ headquarters.
The project included 80,000 sq. ft. office space and 20,000 square feet of labs and server rooms. We worked with multiple lab groups to accommodate all of the different cooling and power requirements necessary for the relocation. One of the project challenges was to achieve hot aisle/cold aisle cooling method within the constraints of an extremely low ceiling. In order to make this work, we collaborated with the manufacturer to modify the existing units to allow for an unconventional configuration of return that is rear return.
Our work also included coordinating the relocation two natural gas-fired standby generators, 325 kW and 100 kW, respectively.
The two story fit-out of the suburban office building was accomplished, design through construction, in three months.
Verizon FTTP VHO
For the east coast roll out of Verizon’s video hub office data centers (FTTP VHO), we were the prime consultant, responsible for the engineering design and project management of a large team of architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, and other consultants. The projects included both the design of new data centers as well as the expansion of existing facilities for each site.
Some of the important features of these FTTP VHO facilities that we designed and oversaw the development of include: a “bullpen” used for network monitoring, PLC controlled automatic tie switchgear, new generators ranging from 300 - 1.25 MW, new paralleled UPS systems in a 2N arrangement, dedicated computer room cooling (N+1), new electrical distribution including PDUs and static switches, bypass isolation automatic transfer switches, and pre-action sprinkler systems/fire alarm system including VESDA.
We were responsible for overseeing the team through planning board, zoning board, and the building department approvals processes. These projects each had strict budget and schedule parameters, which we were able to consistently meet. In addition, many of the projects had to be completed without interruption to existing mission critical telecommunications services within active facilities.