The 8000 sq. ft. Santa Clara Facility Uplift Data Center was undergoing a major tenant improvement/remodel. It required the replacement and upgrade of electrical and communications utility services and backup system when facing supply chain delays, unavailability of standard commodity items, and unpredictable material procurement lead times along with inflation and escalated construction costs.
The redundant 4000A Main Switchgears serving the facility had to feed the existing gear and maintain power throughout critical loads during construction. Utility service as well as backup generator systems were being upgraded in an active environment where it was critical to maintain power at all times because of critical data racks, HVAC, and Controls Room.
In addition, there wasn’t any site storage, the laydown area was limited to non-existent, and very little space for new equipment, new overhead feeds, busway, cable bus, HVAC ducting, etc.
Red Top integrated with every part of the MEP contractor team to develop a strategic construction schedule incorporating key milestones for all trades. An emphasis on preconstruction collaboration allowed us to maintain the aggressive schedule via early selection and engineering of equipment and material. Utilizing two new 2000kW Generators provided full redundancy to the necessary electrical systems. Additional systems replaced and/or upgraded included: BMS, Fire Alarm, Clean Agent, Security, Telecommunications, and Lightning Protection.