Recent Posts by Rob Coyle

California’s Construction Regulations Explained

In 2017, California’s gross domestic product grew to $2.7 trillion—eclipsing that of the U.K. and giving the Golden State claim to the world’s fifth-largest economy. In large part, this growth was due to the fact that the state is home to Silicon Valley and many of the world’s most powerful technology companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

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Five Features of Modular Data Centers That Make a Construction Manager’s Job Easier

These days, many organizations are opting to build modular data centers instead of taking the traditional stick-built construction approach. Not only does the modular approach help organizations save time and money, but it also enables them to ensure that employees remain productive during construction—instead of being constantly interrupted by the thud, thud, thud of a hammer.

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Infographic: Getting Your Company's Data Center Project Back on Track

Delayed construction projects are nothing new, but due to the ongoing pandemic, they’ve become an unsettling norm for many companies. Despite COVID-19, the most effective way to resolve a delay and get your project back on track is to stick to the tried-and-tested methods. 

Get your delayed projects back on a path to success by following the insights in this infographic:

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A Complete Guide to Shipping and Installing Modular Data Centers

There’s a reason more and more companies are opting to go with modular data centers: They just make sense. 

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3 Industries Where Modular Data Centers Just Makes Sense

It used to be that if you needed a data center, you had one option: the traditional stick-built approach. When it was time to break ground, construction companies and contractors would show up on-site and get to work. As the project moved forward, you’d cross your fingers and hope there wouldn’t be any major delays—and that the data center that was ultimately built would actually meet your requirements, keep to your schedule, and fit within your budget.

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How You Can Reduce Downtime During Data Center Construction

If you’ve ever been in an office when construction is happening, you know how distracting it can be. You’re trying to concentrate, but all you can hear is the thud, thud, thud of the hammer. Let’s hope you have headphones to block out the noise or you’re able to find a quieter place to work. Otherwise, it’s going to be essentially impossible to work at your full capacity.

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Infographic: Why Choose PCX as Your Modular Data Center Partner?

Choosing a partner to handle your data center construction project is a critical decision that will greatly impact the outcome of your project. As one of the pioneers in the field of modular data centers and construction, we know what it takes to keep your projects on schedule and within budget, regardless of the situation. 

As you’re narrowing down your options for your next data center project, use this infographic to see why PCX is a proven leader in off-site modular construction and data center design.

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Why Modular Data Centers Make Sense for Large Corporations

In some ways, it’s hard to believe, but massive organizations like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are still scaling. These hyperscalers continue to bring more products and services online and deliver them to an increasing number of users scattered across the globe.

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How the Rise of Remote Workers Are Impacting the Construction Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on businesses around the globe, and it will have an unprecedented effect on construction industry trends as well. As offices continue to close and a greater number of employees work from home, businesses are starting to see the ongoing benefits of telecommuting, which in turn will have an impact on the future of office design. The rise in telecommuting will also increase the need for a more robust data infrastructure. The result will be a change in commercial building design and a demand for more data centers.

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Construction Industry Trends 101: How Economic Pressures Will Influence Future Projects

The construction industry isn’t recession-proof. At this year’s International Builders Show in January, the buzz was about low interest rates and a strong economy, promising a bright future for the construction market. That was before the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Now, new economic pressures are shaping construction industry trends, and suddenly, a downturn in the economy is looming and the future is much less certain.

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