Verizon Data Center
Fort Wayne, IN
Verizon has launched an initiative to consolidate its IT data centers. The first step in the Consolidation Plan will address Verizons Ft. Wayne, Indiana site, and will be implemented in three phases: Phase 1 builds a new data center having an initial raised floor area of 40,000 square feet with provisions (warm shell) for adding additional white space in Phases 2 and 3. Phase 2 will add an additional 20,000 square feet. Phase 3 will complete the final 20,000 square feet. Syska was awarded the Design Professional Services contract, leading the effort as Prime Consultant, providing services to include mechanical, plumbing, electrical, structural, civil, architectural, fire protection, cost consulting and acoustical engineering.
The design shall provide for scalable growth of both raised floor and critical infrastructure systems to afford an ultimate uniform density of approximately 100 watts/square foot with limited concentrated loads up to 300 watts/square foot in designated areas. The design of the facility shell and its critical systems shall be consistent with the basic requirements and industry standards for Tier III data centers. The building envelope and other exterior features and systems will be designed to resist a basic wind speed of a F3 tornado and seismic zone II. Design for the Ft. Wayne project kicked off in February 2008. The target facility occupancy is 3rd Quarter 2010.
This is a target Tier III critical facility intended to be a Verizon flagship data center with emphasis on smart design, ease of maintenance and high performance. The project will seek LEED certification and has been registered with the United States Green Building Council. A complete Energy Model for the project was developed for both the infrastructure and technology components of the design, demonstrating a significant improvement in energy performance beyond the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline.