Telecom Switch and Greenfield Data Center

Verizon Wireless

Cincinnati, Ohio

This Verizon project consists of 70,000 SF of shell with two telecommunication switches, and one high-density data center environment. Two independent critical mechanical and electrical plants were constructed, with a total of 10MVA of utility power, seven MW of standby emergency power, and are supported by 40,000 Amp from a DC power plant. The scope included site work/grading, foundations, structural steel, shell, MEP systems, controls systems, and auxiliary iron.

3D/BIM (Building Information Modeling) software was utilized to coordinate 100% of the massive amount of above ground structural and MEP systems, which were all hung from the ceiling systems. This model was used to better coordinate the work in planning the construction trades working within a very tight space. Furthermore, by aggressively pre-purchasing steel and long-lead equipment and the use of 3D modeling to coordinate the mechanical, electrical and auxiliary iron systems, the expected project schedule was reduced by 30%.

 

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