This 30,000 SF pre-engineered warehouse building was converted to a high performing co-location data center facility for BendBroadband. Incorporating state-of-the-art design and achieving Tier 3 certification by the Uptime Institute, this facility earned energy conservation awards and incentives from the State, and USGBC notoriety for being one of the first data centers in the country to achieve a high level of certification. Mechanically, Kyoto cooling was introduced, which allowed the whitespace to take advantage of the local climate and utilize heat transfer and removal through a heat wheel. Electrically, flywheel UPS units were introduced. After a GC RFP process, the team agreed to employ a Portland GC with a partnership relationship with a local GC, to assist in pulling local labor together.
Having been brought on after design was complete, our focus was on Construction Management, pulling the trades together to properly sequence activities, upgrade power systems, tap into the existing chilled water system, and install and energize the containment pod. Coordination of activities and constant communication with the client team were key to this project’s success.
Working together with our mission critical design partner, Intersect provided early design and feasibility support, assessing existing conditions and developing a path of execution on two 60+ year old 24/7/365 manufacturing plants. Intersect effectively developed a local contractor team, dealt with issues like asbestos abatement, and worked closely with the designers to ensure quality and a timely permit issuance.
While remote a majority of the time, Intersect focused on daily coordination of contractor activities with the local Whirlpool teams, to ensure optimal communication and prevent any interruptions to mission critical operations. Finally, there was an intense concentration on punch list, to ensure the highest level of quality for the customer.
With our mission critical design partner, Intersect was integral in putting a team together to deliver this data center project. Intersect managed the cost, schedule, and provided field coordination to ensure zero outage time and meet the expectations of the hospital.
This 40-year old 150,000 SF corporate headquarters building was in dire need of a complete refresh to remain relevant for retaining and recruiting talent. Additionally, to properly address headcount, an office reorganization and expansion was necessary to improve adjacency and density efficiencies.
To achieve these goals, it was necessary to immediately execute the abatement of asbestos containing materials, in order to advance construction activities. As a condition of the work, ADA compliance was required to be met at existing restrooms, as well as at the building entry. The construction of a new 2nd floor mezzanine structure was completed to allow for additional office space. As part of this tenant improvement, a major data center and infrastructure refresh was completed in order to modernize the corporate data center that supports their restaurants nation-wide. Not only was this refresh (build) focused on a cold-aisle solution, new CRAC units and redundant electrical infrastructure was provided, with a new FM200 fire suppression system with early smoke detection capability. Finally, a new restaurant amenity was constructed within the building, to mimic a modern JIB restaurant.