Data Center Construction

Data_Center_PreconstructionAs the final stage in our data center design/build projects – or as a construction management contractor – Data Specialties Inc. provides turn-key services to meet the client’s performance requirements and to deliver a facility built to the approved design specifications. Today’s mission critical facilities provide for around-the-clock performance, 365 uninterrupted days a year.

Data Specialties Inc. brings each client the experience of completing projects nationwide, with each project representing the latest in planning and data center construction expertise. Our team of construction managers, advisers, and experts oversee all materials, equipment, personnel, processes, and specialty services required for final turn-over of your data center.

Data Specialties Inc. was founded to design and build data centers. We have developed our leading design-build capabilities in pace with ever-changing technologies and new demands from our clients’ high-technology facilities.

Here are three reasons why our clients choose our approach to construction:

1. There is a single source controlling the project and holding team members accountable.
2. We save time on the project by shortening the design, bid and procurement processes – often by 20 to 30%.
3. The budget is lower: fewer entities, fewer markups, less time, and more control.

Data Center Construction Services:
o Construction Management (CM) and coordination services
o Data center construction services
o Financing and real estate services
o Hot site construction services
o Existing data centers moves, adds, changes
o Owners representative services
o Ongoing cost management
o BIM model coordination
o Functional Testing and Commissioning
o LEED and sustainable design certifications
o Migration and consolidation of IT assets
o As-built documentation
o Owner training

Data Center Pre-Construction Services

Data_Center_PreconstructionData Specialties Inc. has found that proactive involvement during the pre-construction phase has the greatest potential influence on a project’s final outcome. At the core of our pre-construction service, approach is the belief that your project will benefit from our years of experience.

Data Specialties Inc. has had the opportunity to learn from every project we’ve been involved in over the past 23 years, and we are committed to working with you and your team to leverage the full benefit of our expertise. During pre-construction, our goal is not limited simply to defining project parameters such as cost and schedule, but also offering valuable conceptual design assistance with our experienced engineering staff.

While this is an important step for every project of even greater importance is our ability to help identify and actively plan for construction issues that may place the budget and schedule objectives at risk. Therefore, we believe it is important that we establish ourselves as an integral part of your team very early in the process.”

Here are 3 reasons why our clients use data center pre-construction services:

1. Providing the assessments and recommendations necessary to make timely, informed and data-driven business decisions.
2. Helping to manage the overall process by tracking details and holding team members accountable
3. Better serving the interests of the project through relevant suggestions and hands-on partnership with owners, designers and construction teams.

Data Center Pre-Construction Services:
o Code agency coordination
o Conceptual planning
o Constructability analysis
o Cost modeling
o Design management
o Estimating
o Equipment procurement
o Sustainable design analysis and enrollment
o Market value analysis
o Schedule development
o Site logistics and planning
o Site assessment
o Subcontractor pre-qualification
o Multiple bid package planning

Data Center Design

Facility Assessments SmallWorking with the engineering community, Data Specialties Inc. provides professional data center design/build drawings and specifications for the construction of the client’s new, expanded, consolidated or relocated facility. Data Specialties Inc. data center design and construction documents include technical details, schedules, diagrams and specifications necessary to set forth the requirements for construction.

The guiding principals of our design philosophy provide for a modular, scalable approach in conjunction with the requirements of energy-efficient design. The result is a mission-critical environment that can grow with the demands of the business while minimizing its impact to the bottom line.

Our drawings address every aspect of the project’s architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, security and fire protection requirements. We also provide general specifications and contract provisions for all vendors and trade contractors. These instructions set forth the specific requirements for bid submission, award of contract, progress payments, change order applications, scheduling, quality control, start-up, testing, and as-built documentation, as well as operations and maintenance manual standards.

Here are 3 reasons our clients use our design services:

1. A comprehensive design approach means more accurate, lower bids.
2. Our attention to detail and coordination of disciplines create reduced RFI’s and change orders.
3. Design approach future-proofs your facility and ensures lasting value from the investment.

Data Center Design Services:
o Schematic Design
o Design Development
o Construction Documents
o Electrical engineering
o Mechanical engineering
o Fire detection and suppression
o Building management and monitoring
o Access control and CCTV
o Planning and Zoning reviews
o Permitting
o CAD/3D/BIM modeling
o Owner’s representative services

Data Specialties Inc. (DSI) to exhibit at the Critical Facilities Summit, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2014, Charlotte, NC

Critical Facilities

Data Specialties Inc. will be exhibiting at the Critical Facilities Summit, September 29 – October 1, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Located at booth #516, DSI will be providing attendees with information around data center design/build for mission critical facilities!

About Data Specialties Inc.

Data Specialties Inc. was founded in 1991 to serve the electrical and communications systems needs of U.S. corporations, but has matured into one of the country’s most successful data center design/build companies. We have stayed abreast of the dynamic technology, climate and security control, reliability assurances and political realities that our clients face – and have become a leader among data center design-build and electrical/cabling specialists. Today we manage all aspects of site selection, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of mission-critical data centers. We also continuously anticipate future developments, ensuring that our designs deliver the reliability through redundancy that clients expect now and the scalability and flexibility to accommodate future moves, adds and changes.

About Critical Facilities Summit

The Critical Facilities SummitSM is an exclusive gathering of senior-level professionals involved in the design, construction, management and operations of data centers, labs, hospitals, financials and other mission critical facilities.

Critical Facilities is the only event of its kind examining data center and mission critical issues from the FM and design/build perspectives. We’re bringing together the industry’s most respected experts including designers and end-users who’ll share ideas, tactics and strategies to help you dramatically improve the efficiency, reliability and performance of your mission critical facility. It’s a unique forum fostering collaboration from presenters, suppliers, and attendees in an intimate, collaborative environment.

If you are responsible for a facility whose uninterrupted operations is crucial to your organization’s success, you need to attend the Critical Facilities SummitSM 2014.

Data Specialties Inc. to Exhibit at SC13

Data Specialties Inc. will be exhibiting at the Supercomputing (SC) Conference for the first time in Denver, Colorado from November 18 – November 22.  Located at booth 4226 in the exhibit hall, DSI will be providing attendees with information around data center build and design!

Steve Borley, Managing Director of DSI said, “DSI is excited to be a part of this show as a first time exhibitor.  We consider this show to be a great opportunity for us to meet and connect with those in the technology industry, while being able to promote our brand!”

SC13 is expecting more than 350 exhibitors and over 10,000 participants.

About Data Specialties Inc.

Data Specialties Inc. was founded in 1991 to serve the electrical and communications systems needs of U.S. corporations, but has matured into one of the country’s most successful data center design/build companies. We have stayed abreast of the dynamic technology, climate and security control, reliability assurances and political realities that our clients face – and have become a leader among data center design-build and electrical/cabling specialists. Today we manage all aspects of site selection, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of mission-critical data centers. We also continuously anticipate future developments, ensuring that our designs deliver the reliability through redundancy that clients expect now and the scalability and flexibility to accommodate future moves, adds and changes.

About SC13

SC13, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society, offers a complete technical education program and exhibition to showcase the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. This premier international conference includes a globally attended technical program, workshops, tutorials, a world-class exhibit area, demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on learning. For more information on SC13, please visit: http://sc13.supercomputing.org

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Data Specialties Inc. has been awarded a third project with CTDI (Communications Test and Design) out of West Chester, PA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Data Specialties Inc. has been awarded a third project with CTDI (Communications Test and Design) out of West Chester, PA.

Davenport, FL – October 16, 2013 – Data Specialties Inc. has been awarded a third project with CTDI (Communications Test and Design) out of West Chester, PA. The latest award is for a complete design/build project including general, construction, electrical and low voltage cabling, within 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Davenport, Florida. CTDI has several mission critical facilities that support cable TV, set top box repair and shipping, which includes numerous contracts with cable TV companies supporting local and nationwide markets. All of the CTDI facilities include the design and build of testing areas, production lines, warehouse lighting, UPS systems, backup generators, new utility service, new power distribution and transformers, new mechanical systems throughout, IT and Headend support.

DSI has most recently completed a 135,000 sq. ft. facility in Fontana, CA. and previously a 250,000 sq. ft. build out in Tolleson, AZ. All of these projects have been fast track with design complete in 2-4 weeks, ready for permitting. The fast track construction is completed within 7-10 weeks, once DSI has the approval to start work from the local permitting agency. DSI has also participated in construction management with CTDI projects located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee  and Columbus, Ohio.

Chris Bibeau (DSI’s Regional Director) states:  “DSI and CTDI have developed an extraordinary partnership over the last few years as we continue to meet our clients pressing demands. DSI has not missed or jeopardized a deadline or commitment to our clients for these very complex projects. The teamwork from both DSI and CTDI is what makes our relationship so successful.”

DSI is a nationwide data center and mission critical design build general and electrical contractor licensed in most States with 5 offices throughout the nation. For further information on our services, please visit www.WeBuildDataCenters.com or contact toll free at 800-454-5164.

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