Confidential PRN2 Data Center

Overview 

TCM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southland Industries, provided mechanical, plumbing, and piping for the second building of a confidential data center campus in the high desert region of central Oregon. This new construction project is a sister to the client’s North Carolina facility. The 40 MW facility includes four identical data halls, a central core area, and office space which houses the facilities operations team. 

Approach 

TCM performed a design and constructability review of complete mechanical and plumbing systems. To meet a fast-tracked schedule and pricing that evolved as the design was finalized, TCM directly communicated with the client and provided monthly forecasts throughout the project. 

With a significant amount of mileage between the project site and the fabrication facility, extensive planning was utilized to make sure that all equipment arrived on time. TCM also used BIM and their extensive detailing department capabilities to ensure project success. 

The cooling for the data halls was supplied by direct evaporative media systems with completely redundant cooling water supply and return piping, supply and relief fans, and on-site construction of penthouse partitioning using insulated metal wall panels. A significant portion of the pipe spooling and duct fabrication was completed in the Portland, OR shops to achieve increased efficiency. 

For the supporting office area, a dual-duct VAV system with electric re-heat and standing plumbing was implemented. 

Results 

TCM successfully delivered this project on time and on budget by working collaboratively with the client and the electrical and controls trade partners. Overall, TCM met the demanding rigors of Level 5 commissioning and met every integrated systems testing date. At the end of the project, the building was also certified LEED Gold.