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Equinix Data Center

Design for a robust critical facility that met both the client's vision and construction constraints.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Gensler & DPR
Owner
Equinix
Location
Dallas, Texas
Completion Date
Area
215,000 ft²
Equinix Data Center in Dallas, Texas. Thornton Tomasetti

Overview

This 215,000-square-foot complex is comprised of a four-story data hall tower and a two-story shipping and receiving office facility with an adjacent double-height generator yard. Our scope included a mill order model and connection design to meet the fast-track, 35-week construction schedule.

We provided structural design and construction engineering services to Gensler for the design-bid-build facility, which opened in 2019.

Highlights

  • The start of this project began with an evaluation of different structural systems. Our multidisciplinary team leveraged its wide-ranging system familiarity to identify that which would be most optimal for this case.
  • Later in the project, the logistics of construction sequencing called for some existing facilities to remain on site at the start of construction, which would conflict with the planned foundations.
  • We worked collaboratively with the team to find an alternative scheme that met the construction needs without compromising structural integrity.

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