FGC Construction understands the complexity of the Data Center construction process.
We also know the time and effort needed to ensure a successful project and we firmly believe it starts with a great foundation concept plan. We work closely with customers to oversee the concept design of the individual phases of your project. We will listen to your needs, answer your questions, and help achieve your vision. It’s our job to translate the company vision and objective to the formation of the design.
From concept design, the FGCC team can create budget estimates. This stage allows the customer to remain active in the design and budget formation process. This is important as choices in capacities, or technologies can swing budgets very fast. The design and budget often fluctuate greatly in the beginning. Once you land in an acceptable range for both we can move ahead into drawing stage.
Data Center Design Process
- Concept Data Center Design
- Capacities Discussion
- Budget Estimate
- Final Budget Estimate and Concept Design
- Bid Estimates for trades (Narrow in on Budget)
- Engineered Drawings
- Plan Set
Data Center Design process is an interactive one involving many team members. FGC Construction will develop concepts with the customer and bounce them around the other trades to develop the final design.
Typical members of Data Center Design Team
- Structural Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Fire Design
- Security & Access Controls
- Monitoring & Controls Package
- Equipment Manufactures
- Commissioning & Testing
FGC Construction understands the balance between cost and design. Many times a traditional Engineer, General Contractor, or Design Team will create a solution to address the customer needs but will overlook cost implications associated with it. These cost implications come out later in the process. Or after much money is spent on drawings, only to have to spend more to rehash the same items.
This is where FGC Construction creates value for the customer. Our practical field experience and numerous years working the design teams allow us to look for other options and identify value engineering when the budget is being tested.
Our loyalty is to the owner and their project budget.
Please contact one of our FGC Construction Team of professionals today to discuss Data Center Design for your upcoming project.