Project Type: Telecommunications, Data Center

Size: 14,200 s.f. (Renovation 7,585 s.f. Data Center & Support)

Location Lafayette, Indiana

Professional Services: Architecture and Engineering

This project is a redundant corporate Tier II data center for a large, multi-state, 13-hospital health care system. The 13 hospitals within the network provide care for more than 2.9 million outpatient visits and more than 100,000 inpatient discharges every year.

The project involved the renovation of 14,200 s.f. of an existing laundry facility to a new 7,585 s.f. data center with supporting mechanical and electrical equipment rooms. The data center is designed with a fully redundant 500 kVA expandable to 1000 kVA modular power distribution busway. The busway is fully redundant with each path having separate power rooms, dual utility sources, and redundant emergency generator backup. The mechanical system was designed with energy efficient cooling systems utilizing chilled water, CRAC’s with VFD fans, and fluid cooler with plate and frame heat exchanger for economizer operation providing high efficiency and low operational costs. The data center is a highly secured, raised floor environment with overhead modular power distribution and cable management. Mechanical and power rooms are outside the secured data center space. Data center cabinets are designed for 6kW average load to be deployed in (2) phases totaling 1 megawatt of IT load.