Recent Posts by Rob Coyle

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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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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6 Key Data Center Trends as We Head into 2020

Nothing seems to change as fast as technology, and that includes data center trends. As demand for more analytics, data processing, and storage increases, data center infrastructures have to adapt. As a result, we are seeing new developments, such as modular micro data centers (MMDC), hyperscale data centers, and new modular data center designs. Here are just a few of the data center trends we see coming in 2020.

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Key Benefits of a Modular Data Center

As businesses become more data-driven, demand for ready access to computing power continues to expand. Due to this climate, data centers are in extremely high demand. However, setting up a data center is not a trivial task. In addition to constructing a secure building, you have to install cooling systems, wiring, redundant power, high-speed data connections, and more. And while you are waiting for that new data center, your business may be losing its competitive edge, due to a lack of access to critical data and analytics. The faster you can get your data center up and running, the sooner you can make data-driven business decisions.

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Commercial and Legal Considerations in Modular Construction

Modular construction in commercial, industrial and datacenter projects is rapidly displacing on-site “stick built” construction methods.  Modular systems are factory built “off-site” and then transported by truck to the jobsite for installation.  This construction methodology has always been the wave of the future but most recently it has become mainstream.

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How to Implement a Modular Construction Solution

 As I wrote in a previous article, modular electrical solutions allow us to improve construction. If you can change the process, you can save more money and time over the conventional approach. In this article, I will give you an overview of how a modular electrical solutions provider like PCX gets involved in the construction process.

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When Modular Electrical Construction Won't Work

Modular construction has been touted as the cure for many of today's construction problems. Unfortunately, the skilled labor shortage, rising costs, and tightening schedules will not be solved by just buying a modular solution.

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Distributed Energy Resources Offer Cleaner Increased Energy Generation Mix but Higher Potential for Grid Disruption

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), which are solar, wind, fuel cells, storage and flexible loads, offer cleaner increased energy generation mix, but higher potential for grid disruption.

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2017 Construction Industry Trends

I recently attended a presentation that pointed out the consequences of ignoring important trends. Remember Polaroid? Blockbuster Video? They failed to adapt to their market while working hard on what they always did. New technology became available and customers demanded more.

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