Con Colbert House contains a data centre to support our client’s IT infrastructure. The equipment in the building had to remain live and operational while Designer Group refitted and extended the data centre, adding capacity and resilience. Designer Group undertook the PSCS role in the project as it was an MEP driven, Design and Build contract. Our BIM Team developed a BIM model of the installation in Revit to aid the coordination process.
During the upgrade works, it was critical that the building remained fully operational at all times. Specialist cooling chambers were purposebuilt to protect and maintain the equipment at the desired operational conditions. New plant was added to the design to upgrade the facility to ensure resilient UPS, Power, Distribution and Cooling Services. The existing plant and equipment remained operational in parallel with the new installation, for removal following the transfer of all IT equipment to the new infrastructure. The existing installation was fed from underfloor services. The new installation provided independently supplied high-level bus-bars to provide A and B supplies to each cabinet.
Case Studies / Con Colbert House / Dublin