Recent Posts by Rob Coyle

4 Tips for Data Center Energy Efficiency

With the sheer amount of  computing infrastructure running, and the cooling requirements needed to keep that equipment in good condition, it comes as no surprise that data centers are energy hogs. 

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Washington State’s Construction Regulations Explained

Are you thinking about building a commercial construction project in Washington state? If so, it is critical that you understand the ins and outs of the Evergreen State’s building regulations—along with what’s changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to Perform Factory Acceptance Testing During COVID-19

Whenever you’re enlisting a vendor to build a piece of mission-critical infrastructure for you—whether it’s a modular data center, integrated switchboard, electrical distribution center or prefabricated power equipment center—you need to make sure that the equipment lives up to your requirements and design standards. 

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How Data Center Design Impacts Patient Care

Today’s patients require access to their health records and necessitate communication with their providers at all times. In the age of electronic health records, telehealth, online patient scheduling and other patient-first tools, the healthcare industry has been forced to store, protect and manage more data than ever before.

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How Much Will a Data Center Cost You?

In recent years, the cost of data center construction has been on the rise due to a confluence of factors. On one hand, there’s a skilled labor shortage which has resulted in higher wages. On the other, 90 percent of major construction projects face scheduling delays and cost overruns, which adds more and more expenses to each project, according to McKinsey. Making matters more complicated is the emergence of COVID-19, which has disrupted global supply chains and increased the cost of many building materials.

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The Dummy’s Guide to Data Centers

In the age of big data, mobile devices, remote work, streaming video, online gaming, e-commerce, and social networks -- data centers are becoming more important than ever before.

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5 of the Biggest Time-Wasters on Data Center Construction Sites

In an ideal world, your data center construction project would go off without a hitch. You’d beat timelines and come in under budget, and you’d never have to deal with mistakes, rework or disagreements.

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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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