Terremark Data Center, SANTA CLARA, CA
Use of building information modeling (BIM) to help avoid system collisions, enable smooth trade interactions, and meet a fast-track deadline; a new income-producing property for a mission-critical operation; an environment that meets information technology equipment’s demanding temperature, humidity, and other requirements; professionally installed mechanical and plumbing systems; leading-edge facility management capabilities; optimum energy efficiency; preparation for future growth; backup systems to ensure maximum reliability.
To renovate a facility quickly and make it suitable for housing data system servers.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
To meet this client’s fast-track requirements, Marelich detailed and constructed all of the project’s mechanical and plumbing systems. This included installing the chiller plant on the roof platform and putting a variable-flow split system on the mezzanine level to serve support areas and bathrooms. The systems also have built-in redundancy and full future expansion potential.
Specific equipment consisted of six cold/hot water pumps with variable frequency drives, 12 relief air fans with variable frequency drives and MSP’s, a split system, an outside condenser, two fan coil units, and two heat recovery pumps. Other equipment consisted of an exhaust fan, an air separator, and an expansion tank.
In the support and electrical room areas, Marelich put in ceiling egg-crate grills with associated ductwork, registers, and dampers, while in the first and second floor bathrooms, the company installed plumbing fixtures and associated piping. In addition, the scope of work included full level-5 commissioning of a direct digital control (DDC) system, which allows building managers to control and monitor system operations on site or remotely via the worldwide web.
Marelich led the BIM effort to coordinate all trades, provide clash detection, and minimize interference in the field. The entire scope was completed and ready for turnover to the owner on schedule.
Terremark (owned by Verizon) owner of the 2970 Corvin Data Center is a large, worldwide company operating many data centers in Silicon Valley and around the country. The building involved in this project was previously an old factory and the existing pre-cast concrete walls were reused in the renovated 43,000-square-foot building. All systems were designed for future expansion, which may occur soon, since the initial server space was pre-booked before the building had been completed.