Mission Critical Fire Safety

Article | Mission Critical (December 2, 2014)

The data collection and cloud computing industry has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and that growth has been a boon to the construction industry, which is being called upon to design and build these structures to accommodate complex mechanical needs. Chief among these needs is a reliable and effective fire protection system that will ensure mission-critical technology like servers are always operational.

The challenge, however, is that owners and contractors often fail to consider fire protection installation until late into a project. That may not be a big problem for a relatively simple construction project, such as an open-air shopping center, but in a data center that is holding millions of dollars of equipment, with a labyrinth of mechanical elements above the ceiling and beneath the floors, it is especially important to consider the installation of fire protection early in the design process. Read the full article here.