With the influx of services moving to the cloud, the data center market, specifically in Silicon Valley, is experiencing a surge in demand. With the majority of data center spaces being leased prior to completion of construction. Looking to increase their Silicon Valley portfolio, CoreSite prepared for the construction of their new 4-story, 181,000 SF, SV-8 facility. Their largest and most sophisticated data center to date will bring another 18MW of capacity online to the market.
Selected as the best value contractor for this fast-tracked project, Silicon Valley Mechanical has been working in close collaboration with CoreSite and Holder Construction to ensure this project is brought in within budget and on schedule. With the highly technical nature involved with data centers, SVM’s scope extends beyond the HVAC scope which includes a total of 7,500 tons of chilled water plant capacity on the roof of the building, including large amounts of 14, 16 and 18-inch piping. Additionally, a 50,000-gallon underground fuel oil storage system (and associated dewatering, shoring, and off haul), as well as the associated dual contained fuel oil distribution systems, a 125,000-gallon aboveground makeup water storage tank, and reverse osmosis treatment and distribution for the humidification systems are slated to be included in the scope.
Understanding the scope and the scheduled, SVM looked for ways to keep this project on track. The team focused on prefabricating as many components as possible – successfully fabricating 100% of the rooftop HVAC piping. The team also delivered the aforementioned pipe onto the roof in a single day, allowing structural steel and subsequently roofers to follow closely behind, ultimately keeping the project on schedule.
Santa Clara, CA
Silicon Valley Mechanical, Inc.
2115 Ringwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131