Work In Live Data Center
Verizon’s fast wide-area Internet network fueled high demand for this product. As a result of business boom, Verizon’s Colorado Springs Network Equipment Center (NEC), which is extremely critical for Verizon’s ability to deliver data and applications across their national broadband network, required renovation and upgrade.
Faced with this opportunity for growth, Verizon entrusted the expertise of our team to help conceptualize, design and construct the 109,000 SF expansion. The high reliability/high density data center exceeds Uptime Institute’s Tier IV requirements and has a critical power capacity above 30 MW.
Designed in concert with an overall master plan for the long-term growth of the facility, the project was constructed in two phases. The initial phase of the expansion included interior modifications on the first floor to reconfigure and structurally support existing spaces. The reconfigured houses new chilled water equipment, air distribution systems and a new 30 MW/34.5 kV utility service.
After the initial renovation, the second phase of the expansion equipped the facility with: another 20,000 SF of data hall space; 3,000 SF of Lab space; 12,275 SF of battery and UPS equipment support; 15,850 SF of office space and related functions; 10 generators in a stand-alone 9,100 SF building detached to the NEC; and miscellaneous support functions. All work was done in a live environment around Verizon’s existing data center and infrastructure.