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 Avoid High Data Center Construction Costs Due to Supplier Layering

It’s no secret that data centers are expensive to build. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the average data center project carries a price tag of $215.5 million. With land to acquire, IT equipment to procure and construction costs to absorb, costs can skyrocket before you know it—which is why it’s so important to put a lot of thought and planning into how you approach data center design and construction.

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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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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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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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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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How to Establish a Vendor-Agnostic Data Center Design

When it comes time to design a new data center, it can be easy to source all of your materials from a single supplier. Though it might simplify the procurement process to do it this way—and you might even be able to take advantage of discounts with that approach—it doesn’t mean you’ll get the best outcome for your business.

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Construction Industry Trends 101: How Digital Technology Is Shaping Data Center Construction

Over the last several years, companies across all industries have been investing in digital transformation initiatives. In large part, these initiatives involve moving paper-based and manual processes over to the digital world, bringing efficiency and automation to workflows that have largely stayed the same for decades.

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