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Vantage Data Centers CA2 Campus

Vantage Data Centers CA2 Campus | Santa Clara, CA

The CA2 campus is a multi-year, phased site re-development for Vantage Data Centers in the heart of Silicon Valley. DPR is currently delivering 600,000-sq.-ft. of mission-critical facilities. The nine-acre campus includes three four-story, 200,000-sq.-ft., multi-tenant data centers. In total, CA2 will deliver 541,000. sq. ft. of data hall space and 77 megawatts of compute power to Vantage's tenants.

The Ultimate Challenge

“Pressures we face are all about the timeline,” said Sam Huckaby, Vice President of Construction in North America for Vantage Data Centers. “How fast can we get to market? That’s the biggest pressure.”

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The Solutions

To address those pressures, DPR used prefabricated wall panels from its strategic partner Digital Building Components. This enabled a significant schedule enhancement by allowing production work to take place offsite concurrently, while prep work for the delivery and installation of those components occurs onsite. Prefabrication can mean a safer site, as well: to date, Digital Building Components has achieved more than 600,000 labor production hours with zero recordable incidents from their operations.

“Our project used a digitally prefabricated and pre-finished exterior panel system and, even though we started our exterior skin field activities after similar projects in the local area, we had our building enclosed well before all of the others,” said DPR’s Kevin Chen, who helps lead the CA2 Campus project.

In addition to prefab, DPR self-performed large scopes of concrete and interior work, which enabled DPR to control the flow of work to support a fast-paced, yet safe and healthy jobsite. Also contributing to the team’s ability to remain on schedule was DPR’s strong relationship with the City of Santa Clara, which helped expedite the permitting and tenant occupancy processes.

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