Due Diligence, Construction Planning and Design for Data Center Developers
Hyperscale Data Campuses, Germany
Our comprehensive services include technical and environmental due diligence assessments, soil and groundwater investigation and remediation, demolition as general contractor, geotechnical investigations and foundation design, hazardous building material surveys, environmental impact assessments (EIAs), renewable energy studies, preparation of permit applications according to Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) and water law, planning and design of cooling water supply and treatment, site preparation, land development and infrastructure planning services and construction supervision of earthworks.
Having worked closely with data center developers over several years, we provide cost-effective, functionally efficient facility studies, assessments and designs that meet aggressive schedules in this competitive industry.
Data Centers, United States
CDM Smith designed a data center within an existing office space near Maryland. The area was a vacant high-bay area and was upgraded to house new computer server equipment. The modifications to the high-bay included the addition of a new second level to provide two levels to house the data center computer equipment and HVAC equipment. To provide equipment access and emergency egress from the new 2nd level, a new elevator tower and a separate stair tower was added to the existing structure.
CDM Smith also evaluated water treatment options to reduce water use and cooling water discharges of a data center in Oregon. CDM Smith then designed and build of a modular reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system.
Hyperscale Data Campus, Spain
CDM Smith worked with the client’s overall design coordinators to complete the design of a water treatment system at three proposed data center sites. We then evaluated treatment options considering Capex, Opex and operational issues including regional effluent permitting and constraints. The preferred option was progressed to a full design in BIM and integrated with other components of the facility design. We also supported client discussions with regional and local regulatory bodies.
Environmental Due Diligence, Worldwide
You can rely on CDM Smith as a competent partner through all due diligence and construction management phases.