Redwood City, California, September 30, 2010
On September 24, 2010, the Balfour Beatty | DPR | Big-D joint venture, with KlingStubbins and Architectural Nexus as design partners, was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide design-build services for the Utah Data Center at Camp Williams, Utah.
The $1.2 billion project includes 100,000 square feet of a Tier III data center and 900,000 square feet of technical support and administrative space. Support facilities include water treatment facilities, vehicle inspection facility, interim visitor control center, perimeter site security measures, fuel storage, water storage, chiller plant, fire suppression systems and 100% electrical generator and UPS back up capacity.
The facility will showcase numerous innovative technology and energy efficiency features and will be designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification. In addition, the team will maximize the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools to help facilitate collaboration and coordination of all project aspects during design and construction.
Completing this project will require thousands of highly skilled people in various disciplines; therefore, the Balfour Beatty | DPR | Big-D team has worked diligently to maximize involvement from local and small business communities. The team held several open houses and targeted workshops to solicit interest and input from local businesses. As the project moves forward the team will continue working with local and small businesses to ensure that qualified firms have an opportunity to be involved in the project.
The project will be designed and constructed on a fast-track basis. Construction is set to begin in late 2010.
About Balfour Beatty | DPR | Big-D
Balfour Beatty Construction, a national builder with a large Federal projects portfolio, DPR Construction, a national builder with expertise in mission critical facilities, and Big D Construction, a long-time Salt Lake City general contractor, have joined forces for this project. The joint venture will provide design-build services for the Utah Data Center project. The team includes KlingStubbins, a national full service AE firm with expertise in data and technology center design and Architectural Nexus, a Salt Lake City-based architect/designer. The team also includes five mechanical / electrical and plumbing contractors: ACCO Engineered Systems, J&S Mechanical, Ludvik Electric, RK Mechanical and Truland Systems Corporation. The overall team brings together the very best combination of national and local resources, as well as expertise in the mission critical facilities’ delivery.