Rendering courtesy of Facebook
This 500,000-sq.-ft. facility will incorporate the latest in computing infrastructure design. The first phase of work will include a 440,103-sq.-ft. data hall as well as a 69,755-sq.-ft. administration building housing offices and a cafe. The project broke ground on July 7, 2015 and the facility is expected to be online starting in late 2016.
“We’re excited to be celebrating this significant project milestone and continuing to support Facebook in the development of the most efficient computing infrastructure possible,” said Andy Andres of DPR Fortis. “Our DPR Fortis team will build upon our previous experience to deliver a world-class mission critical facility.”
This Fort Worth project is the fourth Facebook data center campus built by the DPR Fortis Mission Critical team—a joint venture between DPR Construction and Fortis Construction. Previous projects include:
- Facebook’s first ground-up data center in Prineville, Oregon, which won “Project of the Year” and “Green Project of the Year” from Engineering News-Record in 2011
- Two 370,000-plus-square-foot facilities in Forest City, North Carolina, as well as ancillary buildings
- A 300,000-square-foot data center in Lulea, Sweden—Facebook’s first data center outside of the U.S.