Confidential PRN4 Data Center

Overview

TCM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southland Industries, provided mechanical, plumbing, and piping for two phases of a new data center in the high desert region of central Oregon. Phase one included a 2 MW data hall, office space, warehouse, and electrical space infrastructure. Phase two include 2 MW data halls and completion of the electrical spaces. 

Approach

TCM performed a constructability review of complete mechanical and plumbing systems and early procurement of packaged, direct evaporative cooling equipment. The operation of the integrated BMS controls was validated during factory witness testing. 

Due to the phasing of work, several tie-ins to operating systems were required to negate the need to cease operations. TCM ensured the fast-tracked scheduled was met and minimized the impact on other trades through just-in-time delivery of equipment. Additionally, all pipe spooling and duct fabrication were completed in TCM’s Portland, OR shops to increase efficiency. 

Results

By implementing best practices such as using double-contained underground piping for cooling water distribution and simplifying the infrastructure cooling, TCM successfully managed the budget to anticipated final costs. 

All connections to existing systems were completed without incident and TCM complied with the demanding rigors of Level 5 commissioning while meeting every integrated system testing date. 

After completion of this project, the building was certified LEED Gold.