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Mission Critical Internal Expansion

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GBA provided all architectural and engineering design associated with the preparation of construction documents for this mission critical internal expansion, which involved converting 5,000 square feet of shell space into telecommunication and data center power equipment-ready space. A new electrical service, standby diesel generator and air-cooled chillers were added to support the new equipment. Additionally, office areas were converted into warehouse space, the roof and windows were replaced and the site was modified to accommodate the new generator location.

Elements of this project included:

  • 5,000 SF of internal expansion with 3,700 SF of raised floor
  • Conversion of 4,000 SF of office space to a warehouse
  • New 2,000A 480/227V 3-phase utility service
  • 2,000kW sound attenuated standby diesel generator and belly tank
  • Two 2,000A automatic transfer switches and mobile generator tap box
  • New low voltage distribution switchboard
  • Two 210 ton nom. air-cooled chillers with provisions for a third future chiller
  • Six downflow and two upflow Liebert CRAC units with provisions for future CRAC units
  • Expansion of first-floor preaction and clean agent zones, EWFD and VEWFD in new equipment spaces
  • Expansion of steel roof platform to accommodate new roof-mounted chillers
  • Concrete foundations and pad at the new generator
  • Title 24 energy compliance and seismic bracing
  • Failing aluminum storefront windows replaced with energy-efficient aluminum curtain wall window system
  • End-of-life modified bit roof system replaced with new SBS modified roof system with a white reflective cap sheet

Nationwide telecommunications provider

Project Size

Two-story, 47,600 SF of existing space