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Site Selection

TechSite assists our clients with a risk assessment for a proposed data center location. Items that are evaluated include natural and man-made hazards, security, environmental, local codes, and infrastructure availability. Mitigation strategies are suggested and documented.

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Site Assessment

TechSite evaluates existing data centers for our clients. The assessment reveals single points of failure and other weaknesses. TechSite renders an opinion regarding the Tier rating of the facility.

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Green Studies

Data Centers consume 1.25% of the electrical power sold in the US as of 2005. This number is expected to continue to increase. TechSite provides analysis of energy saving opportunities for our clients with calculated ROI or Return On Investment. TechSite currently employs four LEED Accredited Professionals.

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Conceptual Design and Budgeting

The first step in a construction project, the creation of a dual bus, or an expansion is a Conceptual Design and Budgeting analysis. The analysis serves as a feasibility study to document the scope required for the upgrade. The project options and probable costs are documented in a report.

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Engineering and Construction Documents

TechSite employs licensed Professional Engineers (PEs). The engineering staff creates construction documents that are required to communicate the client’s basis of design to the skilled tradesmen who will construct the facility. The construction drawings and specifications are also used to obtain building permits.

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Construction Administration

TechSite serves as the owner's technical adviser during the construction process. TechSite provides RFI responses, trades-specific change order review, and as-built documentation. On a periodic basis TechSite will make site visits to conduct and/or attend meetings and inspect available work for adherence to the design intent (quality control).

Commissioning

TechSite's commissioning service is designed to insure that the Infrastructure Support Systems will achieve the design specifications of the mission critical systems. We provide coordination and testing of new equipment prior to placing mission critical loads on the systems. In many cases the new systems being tested are part of an existing mission critical facility upgrade, in which case careful planning and detailed Method of Procedures need to be written and implemented. Some of the items for consideration during a start-up are as follows:

  • How can test be performed without risking existing loads?
  • What are the expected results from the infrastructure?
  • What type of loads and equipment are required to fully test
  • systems?
  • How do the electrical & mechanical systems relate to each other?
  • How long is reasonable for the test?
  • What are each sub-contractor's tasks & how are they coordinated
  • to reduce the time required for the tests?

After the initial commissioning, TechSite provides an annual testing and outage simulation service. This service is particularly important for a TIER IV redundant data center. A detailed method of procedure is prepared to systematically take each side of a dual bus off-line to insure that redundancy is intact. Additionally, load bank and performance testing is repeated annually to verify the reliability of the systems.

TechSite's team of engineers and project managers are experts in providing answers to these important questions. TechSite's goal is to deliver confidence and peace of mind that the systems will provide the facility with the reliability expected.

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