8 Ways Technology Is Expected to Revolutionize the Construction Industry

Technology continues to have a substantial impact on building techniques and construction trends.  Whether it’s digital technology, computers, wireless networking or other critical innovations, the goals are always the same—cut costs, shorten time to completion and increase safety. In addition, technological innovations are helping many companies deal with endemic problems, such as the growing national skilled labor shortage

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3 Data Center Considerations When Moving to a New Office Space

Relocating any business is a big undertaking. Not only do you have to pack up the desks and move the file cabinets, but you also have to transfer all the technology that is critical to operations, from the photocopier and fax machine to the computer network. Establishing a new data center is likely to be the most expensive part of any move and the most critical to operations. That’s why you need to carefully review data center design and develop a strategy that is fast, cost-effective and extensible, because data demand is sure to increase.

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How Data Gravity Will Affect Data Center Design

Every few years, enterprise technology encounters a game changing trend that causes us to rethink the way we approach data center design. From the early days of mainframe computing, we have been gathering data for processing and analysis. 

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Why Effective Data Center Design Requires Vendor-Agnostic Partners

When it comes to data center design, you want flexibility as well as economy. Any data center design will require upgrades and changes over time, so you want to be sure that all the components meet your center’s specification and can be swapped out as needed. That’s why when you are designing a data center, you want to be sure to work with vendors that use standardized technology and are truly vendor-agnostic.

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10 Ways Modular Data Centers Can Save Your Company Time & Money

When it comes to data center design, construction, and operation, the goal is to create a scalable, high-performance data center while expediting time-to-revenue. However, cost considerations will vary depending on where you are in data center deployment. You want to minimize construction costs, only if cutting construction costs will not negatively impact operational costs later. By deploying a modular data center, you can benefit cost savings in both construction and operations, ultimately minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO).

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How the 8 Quality Management Principles of ISO 9001:2015 Impact Data Center Construction

Quality management is essential in any construction or fabrication process, including data center construction. No matter what the industry, customers expect quality goods and workmanship, which is why industry standards like ISO 9001 were developed. By using globally recognized standards, everyone in the production process, including the customer, knows what to expect from the quality assurance process. Industry standards also provide a common language to define what is meant by “quality.” They are also used as a way to measure processes that meet customer requirements and promote greater customer satisfaction, whether it relates to prefabricated data center construction, prefabricated electrical distribution centers, power equipment centers or another related system.

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5 Key Trends in Data Center Electrical Infrastructure

 

As computing technology continues to evolve, so too does data center design. The changes aren’t just faster servers and more efficient data storage, as the data center electrical infrastructure is changing as well. Existing data center electrical systems need to be upgraded to accommodate new hardware and maximize Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), while new data centers need to adopt the latest in electrical distribution centers and integrated switchboards to optimize the available space and provide power that can scale with data center expansion.

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How Modular Data Center Solutions Scale with Your Growing Business

When it comes to data centers, how much capacity is too much? That’s like asking, “how high is up?” Capacity requirements are going to differ for every organization, and even after adding more computing power, it may seem that you still don’t have enough. The challenge for data center architects is designing an infrastructure that has scalable capacity without overprovisioning or breaking the budget. That’s why more enterprise data center designers, especially within the colocation space, are turning to modular data centers to help them scale their operations.

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6 Tips to Ensure Success During Your Modular Data Center Project

Data center design, engineering, and construction professionals are under increased pressure to build hyperscale data centers faster than ever before. The longer it takes to bring new data center capacity online, the longer the time to revenue. The ongoing challenge is to deliver more, scalable capacity in a shorter period of time, which is why systems architects are embracing modular data centers as the solution.

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Understanding the Pros and Cons of Prefabricated Electrical Power Distribution Solutions

The concept of using prefabricated components in construction certainly is not new, but with new technologies and techniques, it continues to become more cost-effective and efficient. In the realm of electrical power distribution systems, we have seen preconstruction and prefabrication grow in popularity. This is due to the rise of new building information management (BIM) systems that make it easier to plan out wiring in advance, as well as the increasing demand for greener building strategies with a smaller footprint. Those who have not worked with factory-built electrical power distribution systems before, will find that the benefits keep stacking up.

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