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Data Centers

Live Data Center Upgrades

We can take on the most complex construction projects in built facilities- making much needed upgrades to your facilities while keeping you online.


We Know live data center construction

Trust Black & Veatch to perform complex upgrades and construction scopes in your live data centers.

Rising data demand is driving increased IT capacity, more stringent energy codes and additional levels of resiliency and security. Such updates carry risk to live operations where mistakes are not an option. Our experience working in live environments helps assure safe delivery without disruption.

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.

We conduct facility needs assessments, stakeholder interviews and site assessments - to deliver a customized solution. Equipped with a strong pre-construction team, we deliver a seamless execution from planning through construction.

  • Define goals communication, plans and operational parameters of project
  • Risk assessments to understand impacts to critical operations and maintenance windows
  • Review as built drawings and current state of critical infrastructure.
  • Review maintenance records and procedures
  • Zero downtime planning
  • Safety plan development to mitigate risk of injury in an energized environment
  • Site preparation to eliminate contamination to data center equipment
  • Identify ingress/egress points of entry and construction pathways inside facility
  • Concurrent maintainability analysis and design
  • Backup generator coordination and testing
  • Schedule development and OEM coordination to meet critical path schedule
  • Security access coordination
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) engineering and design
  • Structural and civil engineering
  • Construction and construction management
  • Commissioning and turnover
  • New systems operations and training
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Efficient Execution

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.

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