Core Competencies — Facility Infrastructure

The facility can be immaculately designed and tailored to the staff, look terrific, and be highly secure and robust, but without a reliable infrastructure, you could be left without major systems functioning in the event of a natural disaster, power outage, or physical damage. Infrastructure consists of the power, cooling and communications systems that provide light, power for computers and telephones, and cooling to keep equipment cool and people comfortable and alert. The building itself, including the structural systems as well as the envelope and interior walls, provides protection from the elements and physical damage from outside forces. The central infrastructure services are often a significant part of the facility due to the amount and quality of power required, and the corresponding amount of air conditioning required to maintain adequate conditions.

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These factors also include:

  • Site Selection
  • Site Utilities
  • Identification, signage and way finding
  • Chilled water systems
  • Air & piping distribution
  • High-voltage electrical service
  • Integrated power and cooling automation systems
  • Reliable and maintainable configurations
  • Standby power and fuel storage facilities
  • Thermal storage and continuous cooling systems
  • Central UPS systems
  • Battery rooms and Class 1 Div. 1 hazardous materials design
  • Communications service provider diversity
  • Physical communications diversity
  • Physical cable topology and distribution
  • Wireless networks and signal propagation