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Data Center Construction

Navigate an increasingly complex world with ease through a full spectrum of construction solutions.

More than a Contractor, We’re a Solutions Provider

A partner, collaborator, team leader.  This is what comes to mind when you have a company, like Black & Veatch, working by your side through the construction of complex data center and mission critical facilities.  We have the skills, experience and trade partners ready to deliver you construction solutions, in the delivery method that best fits your needs.

Whether from the ground up or an upgrade, Black & Veatch harnesses 100 years of critical infrastructure experience and methodologies to create a collaborative environment across all client and project stakeholders. Our combination of large-scale design and construction experience with our in-depth critical and sustainable infrastructure expertise elevates us from contractor to solutions provider. From earthwork and site preparation through full design-build facilities, we’re a specialized partner with unique expertise to build facilities for generations to come.

Our team has experience in all aspects of project execution including permitting, design, preconstruction, construction, and commissioning.  We streamline your workload by removing the burden of overseeing multiple entities and replacing it with a single point of contact for the project.  From the beginning, Black & Veatch helps you envision the end product and see the progress along the way until your vision is fully realized.

To facilitate collaboration across the team, Black & Veatch uses proven proprietary and off-the-shelf project management software, like Building Information Modeling (BIM).  This offers you visibility into the entire project lifecycle. Tools, like BIM, enable collaboration by offering a single interface to share information and coordinate design and construction resulting in improved quality, reduced risk and a cohesive implementation.

Whether for a new facility build or upgrade to an existing structure, Black & Veatch provides resources at every stage of the project.

Pre-construction protects a project from cost overruns, scope creep and schedule issues. It ensures the construction requirements are understood by all stakeholders, aligning expectations and mitigating risks.

  • Schematic design / Basis of Design Development
  • Risk analysis and labor studies
  • Insurance and tax assessments
  • Environment, Safety, Health and Security (ESHS) review
  • Responsibility matrix development
  • Budgeting and cash flow management
  • Scheduling and phasing
  • Constructability reviews
  • Site logistic planning and permitting support
  • Long lead equipment bidding and procurement

Our team includes seasoned designers, MEP engineers, estimators, project managers and superintendents. We perform intricate work in live facilities, as well as designing and building new facility or assist with renovations.

  • Building, facility and campus construction
  • Civil infrastructure works
  • Major equipment assembly and installation
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing
  • Electrical substations/switchyards
  • Electric Vehicle charging facilities
  • Microgrid, on-site solar, thermal storage and fuel cells
  • Water treatment, filtration, desalination and reuse
  • Fiber to the site or wireless deployment

As an experienced design and construction partner, our architects and engineers provide trusted oversight and coordination to inspect the contractors’ work. As an extension of our client's team, we assure quality, budget and schedule through diligent monitoring and reporting and facilitating communication between all parties.

  • Quality assurance
  • Bid coordination and management
  • Bid selection
  • Permitting support
  • Compliance inspections
  • Commissioning support
  • Project documentation and closeout

Black & Veatch has experience commissioning complex facilities and systems for both new builds and in live environments. We can install, test and commission equipment and technology upgrades.  We take a series of steps to verify and document how our client’s facilities and systems meet defined performance objectives and criteria.

  • Commissioning script development
  • Design and Submittal Review
  • Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
  • Functional performance testing
  • Integrated systems testing
  • Testing and turnover to O&M personnel

Our team can manage all aspects of a project from a single point of responsibility. We can design, plan, schedule and construct all elements of the full project We streamline our client’s workload by removing the burden of overseeing multiple entities and replacing it with a single point of contact for the project.  From the beginning, Black & Veatch helps industry leaders in the data center space envision the end product and see the progress along the way until their vision is fully realized.

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Safe Design & Construction

Through our industry leading safety program, Think. Plan. Act., we strive to achieve Zero Injuries Today™. Black & Veatch empowers our clients, professionals and trade partners with the time, equipment and training necessary to always work safely.

Global Construction Delivered Locally

We focus on responsive and scalable construction solutions delivered locally. We can serve in a variety of capacities and roles, general contractor or self performed, union or non-union., across the U.S. or internationally.

Sustainable Design & Construction

Founded on the design and build of the very infrastructure at the center of sustainable facilities, we offer commercial and industrial clients added insight into innovative energy, water and communications.

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