The new data center is part the recent trend for service providers to build “hyperscale” projects – large data halls turned over in shorter and shorter durations. In the first 128 days, DPR went from setting the first piece of pre-cast to commissioning the first 9-MW data hall. By self-performing drywall, doors, frames and hardware, uni-strut and Gordon grid ceiling and wall systems, DPR was able to provide CyrusOne with a higher degree of certainty over schedule and cost.
The new building is one of the largest single data center structures in Ashburn, Virginia, termed “Data Center Alley,” an area of Loudoun County known for hosting 70 percent of the world’s internet traffic. The roof alone of the massive building is large enough to fit five football fields!