Throughout the world, enterprise customers of colocation data centers are embracing digitalization, evolving their IT strategies and finding new value in enhanced data management, storage, connectivity and security services. These connected companies are opening up the market for colocation facilities, offloading the burden of facility management and capital investment while benefiting from scalable capacity, white-space customization, redundant power and networks, and improved security.
The colocation data center market is dynamic and increasingly competitive. Black & Veatch goes beyond simply replicating standard designs and build out for our colocation data center clients. We’re a strategic partner with specialized capabilities in data center structural, energy, cooling, and fiber solutions. We’re among the top in power, water and telecom engineering and construction firms. Not only do we have your civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing services covered, but we work with you to keep ahead of the shifting and evolving demands of your customers. We use our full breadth and depth of our organization to provide added insight into leading edge solutions for sustainable energy and water use and advanced communication and security systems.
With an industry-accredited team trained in proven standards, processes and tools, you’ll receive the quick response, efficient delivery and high-quality work expected in the industry.
Agility & Scale
Having an experienced, multi-faceted EPC partner with an international presence gives you agility and scale to act fast in a fast market.
With a turnkey solution from conception to commissioning, you’ll receive continuity throughout the project life-cycle, improving certainty throughout delivery.
A strategic partner with fully integrated solutions
Black & Veatch can help you plan, design, procure, construct, commission and support data center facility operations and other critical infrastructure, including new builds and renovations to live systems. Whether you need an edge solution to reduce latency, modular solutions for long-term flexibility, or a one-million square foot secure hyperscale data center, Black & Veatch has the comprehensive experience to meet your data center requirements.
Black & Veatch safely constructs everything from the ground up: site utilities, flatwork, core and shell, interior white space, and critical power infrastructure. Whether around the corner or around the world, we can manage your construction.
For live data centers, we specialize in safely working on/near energized equipment, construction within tight spaces and limited staging areas, and tying into existing systems while keeping the facility operational.
Data Center Assessments
Colocation operators are continuously adapting to ever evolving business and IT priorities. We work alongside our clients to consider all aspects of an existing data center including space planning, power and cooling, capability and capacity, optimization and ability to support future needs.
When equipped with a clear understanding of the current state of your facilities and an evaluation of potential risks and improvement options, our clients have a roadmap to aid capital planning for current and future investments
Engineering & Design
We offer a full-turnkey solution for data center retrofits, capacity upgrades and expansions. We offer expertise in data center infrastructure design including Electrical, Mechanical/HVAC, Fire Protection, Structural and Security.
Our Accredited Tier Designers know how to properly design and build data centers that meet Uptime Institute standards and are ready to take on specialized and complex projects.
Sustainable & Green Solutions
As industries embrace new environmental sustainability goals, colocation data centers are integrating greener, more sustainable energy and water options. Black & Veatch helps data centers match their customers' new expectations by incorporating reliable and resilient renewable energy solutions, in part or in-full, including on-site microgrids, fuel cells and advanced batteries, as well as solar and wind.
We also update water-cooled data centers or explore free cooling options through customize water treatment systems to meet your specific needs, including on-site water reuse facilities that can preserve fresh water sources.
Powering Data Centers with Natural Gas
As the Data Center industry increases its focus on sustainability, natural gas offers a clean, accessible and reliable alternative to diesel generators for their energy-intensive operations. This report explores the considerations and benefits of using natural gas generators for backup power to help you decide if this green technology is right for your Data Center.