Create next-generation designs for both data centers and existing critical facilities, based on specific business objectives. Customize every project to meet specific technologies and data center objectives with a maintenance-friendly, scalable, and energy-efficient design.

Service Overview

 

Working side-by-side with IT, real estate, operations, and finance specialists, EYP MCF professionals analyze a customer’s key business metrics and then develop innovative engineering design solutions.

 

EYP MCF can provide all engineering services from the conceptual data center facility design, through all the phases that lead to stamped/sealed construction documents, suitable for bid or a CM-generated GMP.  At the conclusion of design, the EYP MCF team will continue into the construction administration phase keeping our designers and engineers engaged for oversight of design intent, and value engineering options. This end to end approach ultimately assures our clients that the mission-critical project is built in accordance with the design.

 

How can we help?

 

EYP MCF has designed over 70 million square feet of critically powered space around the world, including numerous Tier 3/4 and LEED Certified data centers. Additionally, utilizing specialized tools, software programs, a database of industry-specific applications along with the lessons learned from our commissioning practice, contribute to the expertise and innovation of our design team.

 

EYP MCF’s history and focus on ONLY serving the Mission Critical Industry proves our leadership and insight to the assistance our clients will need in either, retrofits, efficient designs, forensic evaluations, and other client critical needs.

 

Common to all our work is our ability to customize every project to meet specific technologies and data center objectives with a maintenance-friendly, scalable and energy efficient design.

 

Key Differentiators

 

  • We provide everything from the conceptual physical data center design to schematic design, detailed design construction documents, and other tools. This ultimately helps you determine availability, reliability, and topology needs, as well as overall data center costs.

 

  • Our engineers have the experience of designing over 70 million sq. ft. of data center raised-floor space. We lead the way in energy-efficient, cost-efficient, and performance-efficient data center design.
     

  • EYP MCF is a leader in the development of LEED-certified data centers, and that skill can be applied to optimize any data center. You will work with consultants who advise governments on data center energy policy to reduce costs and energy consumption, water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.

 

  • Extensive worldwide data center project experience, we leverage our proven high-density cooling, critical power, and energy-reduction design strategies for each new business case.

 

  • Our proposed resources are engineering professionals who have significant experience in completing complex projects, including data center designs with over 100 megawatts (MW) of power capacity and over 700,000 square feet of raised floor. 

 

  • Experience in design using liquid cooling technologies that support extreme high-density servers in a High-Performance Computer (HPC) or Supercomputer.

 

  •  Provide Design capabilities to work with renewable energy and off-grid solutions including a hydroelectric power source.  

 

  •  Extensive experience in different market sectors to provide a unique design up to the raised floor area using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to predict and optimize design calculations of air volume and setpoint temperatures to enable savings in capital investment and system operating costs.

 

 

Case Studies

 

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Confidential Colocation
Carrolton, TX
700,000 SF
60MW

This Colocation provider wanted a "massively modular" design for its new data centers.  It was super-sizing its approach to colocation facilities with the development of a 700,000 sq. ft. building in the Dallas market, and seeking to position modularity as an approach to a phased deployment of space using highly standardized elements. EYP MCF was selected as the design and commissioning partner who could work through the engineering and design issues associated with this new concept. 

 

EYP MCF developed the standard MEP designs, as well as the commissioning plan and test scripts to be used for future projects based on this data center design.  In addition, EYP MCF performed multi-level commissioning for additional projects from this client.

 

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Confidential Hyperscale
Quincy, Washington - 2 Sites
Tier III
460,000 SF

EYP MCF provided MEP design services for the Quincy Datacenters. Built on 75+ acres, these facilities were the first of three 460,000 gross sq. ft. buildings on the site.  They were built out in two phases, each 230,000 gross sq. ft. with 60,000 sq. ft. of raised floor.

 

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Citigroup 
Roanoke, TX
Tier IV
243,000 SF

EYP MCF was first selected by this client as the design engineer for a greenfield data center in Roanoke, TX. The facility was a ‘ground-up’ single-story, 243,000 sq. ft Tier IV facility with 100,000 sq. ft of raised floor computer environment.

 

The Commissioning for this project included factory witness testing, developing scripts for startup, commissioning, and integrated system testing. The commissioning team provided oversite of construction and startup and performed functional and integrated system testing. Testing progressed from components of the systems and sub-systems to the systems that made up the electrical and mechanical infrastructure for these projects. Testing demonstrated to the Owner that the Data Center operated as designed.

 

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Orange Telecom
Normandy, France
80,000 SF
20MW of IT

EYP MCF was selected to design and provide commissioning services (MEP, FP, BMS, CCTV) to multiple data centers. Including 2 campuses of 2 buildings each. Each building is 10 MW IT HQ host 4 Data Halls of 10,000 SF @ 250 KW/SF

 

The project was designed with a data center standard modern for future constructions: 1 building to be cloned 4 times, using the latest technologies including Direct Air Free Cooling. 30% energy savings versus a standard design. Flexibility to adapt to the next 10-20 years technologies.

 

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Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI
9,000 SF 
 

EYP MCF was selected to assist Spectrum health to improve its patient care and outcomes through higher reliability and service availability. The Flexible Data Center will be a completely modular approach to designing and building data centers that helps to keep the continuously growing business as healthy as the patients it serves. The project includes the reduction of OPEX by 25%, forecasted savings of +$10M over 10years. Reduce power usage by 27%.

 

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Confidential Hyperscale

EYP MCF performed startup and commissioning of approximately 100 units (400 sq. ft at 800-1000 W/per sq. ft). The prefabricated and prepopulated containerized solutions were modular and included a mix of adiabatic and chilled water cooling. The electrical solution included a mix of central UPS and in-rack critical power battery backup.

 

EYP MCF installed 45 units (30 EcoPODs and 15 Water Cooled 40’ PODs) in six months to support the deployment of 130,000 servers in the largest of four similar waves of deployment. The EYP MCF solution consisted of design, project management oversight of sub-contractors, and Commissioning.

 

The deployment met or exceeded very aggressive installation schedules to recover losses to the overall timeline after site construction delays, allowing the client to meet its financial obligations.

 

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Confidential Colocation
Ashburn, VA
720,000 SF
142 MW

EYP MCF provided Trusted Advisor Services throughout the process of planning, designing, construction, and commissioning of the client Data Center Project. 

 

Our subject matter experts provided a peer review of the design, and guidance during the basis of design, schematic design, design development, and construction documents phases. The project included the overall data center program master schedule/time assistance with RFP development and/or the contractor selection processes

 

This opportunity led EYP MCF to provide similar services at future client's data center projects

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Confidential Hyperscale
Maiden, NC
Tier IV - LEED Platinum
509,00 SF

EYP MCF was selected to assist a major technology company in the design of a new data center, located in the eastern United States. The project encompasses a total of 509,000 square feet with 120,000 square feet of data halls. The project included a 200-acre array of photovoltaic solar panels serves as a supplement to its utility power feed. The building is comprised of a precast structure and shell. The facility, which includes data center, support, and administrative spaces, was to be constructed in phases for growth. 

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BBVA
Madrid, Spain
Tier IV
200,000 SF

 

New DC highly available Tier IV by the Uptime Institute Design (1st Spain) and Construction (Europe 1st). BBVA’s Tres Cantos facility is the first DPC in Europe and the fourth anywhere in the world to receive this double certification, which the Uptime Institute assigns to data processing centers that feature optimal levels of reliability and safety. 

 

The Group’s targets for expansion in coming decades and BBVA’s firm commitment to information technologies were the two main drivers convincing the bank of the need to build a new DPC in Tres Cantos, adjacent the lender’s original facility. BBVA’s new DPC, which spans 20,000 square meters, doubles and has room to triple the density of equipment the previous facility was able to house. Indeed, the new DPC hosts equipment consisting of up to 10,000 high-end processors, vs. 4,800 at the old center.

 

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Confidential Technology Company
Colorado Springs, CO
Tier III - LEED GOLD
100,000 SF
16MW of IT

EYP MCF was selected to design and commission two Tier III data centers.  

 

The mechanical cooling design utilized indirect evaporative cooling units on the roof for the technology building and VRF (variable refrigerant flow) system for the administrative areas.  Electrically the design had rotary style UPS units along with outdoor generators. 

 

The team was very interactive with design and heavily engaged in construction administration.  BIM360 was used as the commissioning software tool.

 

Commissioning services included Factory witness testing, developing scripts for startup, and integrated system testing

 

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Confidential Broadcasting Company
Phoenix, AZ
Tier III - LEED GOLD
113,000 SF
6MW

EYP MCF provided MEP Engineering services for a new state of the art digital media center providing content for streaming, live television, and pre/post - production as well as local television affiliates. Total facility load will be 6 MW with a concurrently maintainable MEP infrastructure.  

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A portion of an existing office building (approx. 5,400 SF) was repurposed into a new data center facility or Consolidated Computational Research Facility (CCRF). Work included extensive coordination with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, landscaping, vibration, and technology consultants. Mechanical systems work includes construction of a new bidirectional fault-tolerant chilled water distribution system teamed with in-row type chilled-water cooling units situated on the raised data floor. New heat exchangers, redundant chilled water pumps, chilled water storage tanks and controls, along with a local low ambient emergency air cooled chiller will be installed to support the data center cooling needs. Systems to include new interior and exterior distribution gear, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supplies, transformers, power transformers, and remote power supplies. Special systems include fire alarm systems, access control, video surveillance, and paging. 

 

 

Services

Engineering Infrastructure Design (MEP & Fire Protection): Comprehensive services encompass electrical, mechanical, fire protection, fuel, control, and security systems for standalone data center buildings

 

MEP Retrofit and Refresh: New server rooms within existing buildings, and upgrade/expansion of existing facilities.

 

Peer Review: Extensive quality review of MEP designs.

 

Facility Programming, Design and Cost Modeling: Translates IT, space, power, and cooling requirements into a conceptual-level basis of design and develops a construction cost estimate and cost/benefit strategies for infrastructure investments.

 

Space Planning: Analyzes and creates a complete technology space plan for critical infrastructure.

 

Optimal Site Selection: Based on EYP MCF innovation and industry-standard selection criteria that is custom-tailored to customer requirements.

 

Asset Due Diligence: Leasebacks, Acquisitions.

 

Energy Efficiency Design: Reduces energy costs and carbon footprint. We are industry leaders in designing energy-efficient, low PUE, and LEED Certified facilities.

 

DCIM Design: Comprehensive services encompass Data Center Infrastructure Management Systems.

 

Controls & Cybersecurity (BMS/EMCS/SCADA): Controls specialty services available during the Data Center planning to provides deeper discussions on cybersecurity and how the control systems will be designed to mitigate risk.

 

Outside Plant (OSP): Design a resilient telecommunications infrastructure to support next-generation communications networks.

 

Structured Cable Systems (SCS): Technology infrastructure for cable distribution methods and cable management to meet the latest communications transport protocols.

 

Telecommunications Systems: Voice systems, corporate wireless LAN, and enhanced in-building cellular networks.

 

Power Over Ethernet (POE): Enable electrical currents to be transmitted over standard Ethernet network cables

 

 

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       Managing Principal, Data Center Consulting & Strategy EYP Mission Critical Facilities 

 

 

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