Mechanical & Electrical Upgrades Phase II – Kansas City, Missouri

This project was a result of a comprehensive program developed for this facility under a preceding project. Under this phase, we expanded the existing data center by relocating the mail center to create a new computer lab. This allowed the raised floor to be expanded.

Under this expansion phase, we upgraded the electrical service to the building from 1,500 kVA to 2,500 kVA. We also upgraded the electrical power to the data center by adding an additional 1,200-amp power feed and replaced the 600-kW stand-by generator with a new 1.5 megawatt generator. In the newly renovated lab, we installed 30-tons of cooling, two 40-kW rack-mounted UPS systems in an A/B configuration, and 10-tons of cooling upgrades to the UPS cooling system.

In addition to design services, we provided construction observation and construction management for the project. This included material acquisition, managing sub-contractors, and maintaining real-time project schedules.

Value added services included all equipment start-up and commissioning. This included generator start-up and evaluation, UPS start-up, and all new air conditioning systems. Detailed reports were prepared for each piece of equipment after start-up was completed. Reports documented base-line information for full and part loading of equipment, and operating parameters at full, 75 percent, 50 percent, and 25 percent load.

Testing and balancing services were provided under our scope of work for all new mechanical systems. In addition, existing mechanical systems were re-tested, and performance rated so that we could have a clear snapshot of all operating mechanical systems at the time the project was completed.