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DPR Fortis Mission Critical Breaks Ground on Facebook’s Newest Data Center Campus in Fort Worth

DPR Construction (DPR) in joint venture with Fortis Construction, two of the nation’s leading technical builders focused on highly complex and sustainable projects, today break ground on a new data center for Facebook in the AllianceTexas development in north Fort Worth.

The 500,000-square-foot facility will incorporate the latest in computing infrastructure design. 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.

About DPR Construction

Ranking among the top three data center builders in the country, DPR Construction is a forward-thinking national general contractor and construction manager specializing in technically complex and sustainable projects for the advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, healthcare, higher education and corporate office markets. Founded in 1990, DPR is a privately held, employee-owned company that has grown to a multi-billion-dollar organization with offices around the country, making it one of the largest general contractors in the nation and a great story of entrepreneurial success. It ranked on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for five consecutive years. To learn more visit and take a look at “Convergence of Healthcare and IT: Understanding Data Center Options is a lot like Buying Beer.”

About Fortis Construction

Fortis Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor committed to making an impact—through the built environments it delivers and the relationships it builds in the process. The firm adds value to each construction project with specialized services in estimating, value analyses, constructability review, construction management, in-house MEP and 3D modeling resources, sustainability expertise and integrated commissioning. Dedicated to the markets of data centers, commercial offices, healthcare and higher education, Fortis Construction has the resources to provide the highest level of quality for large-scale and complex facilities. The company has built advanced technology/mission critical facilities for confidential Fortune 500 companies across the country and abroad. For more information, visit