This week we wrapped up 90% of the drywall work in our new facility. We have a few minor surfaces left to cover, but nothing that will slow us down on our progress in the data center. A final design of a unique meeting space was proposed and accepted. Suffice it to say that it was a major accomplishment getting that behind us.
Inside the data center, finish coats of paint were put on the walls, the ceiling grid was installed, and we began laying in the lights. Downstairs in the supporting electrical room we began core drilling for the utility feeds, and housekeeping pads were poured to support the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) gear.
Speaking of the UPS gear, that arrived on Thursday on an eighteen-wheeler. It took several men almost a full day to unload all the cabinets and batteries for our two Symmetra 500PX UPS units.
In the coming week we expect some progress in the installations of our chillers, which are expected to get set on the roof on 9/8. We expect the UPS equipment to be placed on the housekeeping pads, we’ll receive the 480V switch, and work on the new electrical panels will begin. Frames for doors and windows will go up. Inside the data center, piping for the FM-200 fire suppression system will start to go in.
I have to say that it has been absolutely amazing watching our staff take this project by the horns and work through problems, one after another. The discussions that lead to a resolution are always interesting, and sometimes quite “animated”, but the level of professionalism and personal care they have invested into this project has been literally humbling. We have a great team, and they are building an awesome facility. I’m so proud of each person involved in this effort.
Please stayed tuned for my next update on September 7th.
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