Data Center Design: Construction Considerations

Data Center Design: Construction Considerations

April 29-30, 2019 | Arlington, VA

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It is said that the growth of the Data Center Industry is currently larger than the Industrial Revolution of 1760 to 1840. This may be an exaggerated claim, but one thing is clear – technology is spreading into all areas of life.  The result is enormous growth in the infrastructure that supports the requirements.

This course will cover overall considerations for site selections, engineering designs for the electrical and mechanical infrastructures for critical support, latency, power usage effectiveness (PUE), cost of electricity.

Data Center Design Construction Considerations serves as a basic introduction to current and next level of engineering design for data centers, so anyone can successfully build a data center.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review terminology associated with data center construction
  • Discuss uptime understanding – Tier management and reliability
  • Review the basic approach to infrastructure design, including electrical and mechanical
  • Gain the basics of electrical service for data center facilities
  • Discuss temporary power for construction
  • Assess medium or high voltage considerations
  • Review considerations for higher PUE designs…
  • Identify modular design considerations
  • Review rack level designs
  • Assess on-site power generation and grid level engineering considerations
  • Review utility rebate incentives for “green energy”



EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this event.


Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Power points and open discussions will be used


Monday, April 29, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Overview of Data Center Design

  • Basic Understanding of Developing and Facility (Core & Shell Design)
  • Different Data Center Terminology
  • Why do You Want to Build a Data Center?
    • Economic Reasons
    • Locations
    • State Incentive Programs

Understanding the Basics of Construction Costs: Core & Shell vs. Infrastructure

  • Basics of Building Designs and Infrastructure Types
  • Best Options for Contract Considerations
    • Options for Increased Production and Reduced Cost

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. :: Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Understanding the Basics of Infrastructure Design

  • Uptime Institute: Basic Tier Level Requirements
    • Site Selection
    • Electrical Infrastructure Design
    • Mechanical Systems; Types Currently Utilized & Options
    • High Voltage Requirements
    • Temporary Power for Construction

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Continuing the Basic Design Criteria and Higher PUE Considerations

  • Questions from This Morning’s Basic Introductions
  • Considerations for Day-Two Design
  • Higher PUE Considerations
  • Revising our Response to Failure to Negate the Blame Cycles and Biases
  • Creating Personal Accountability

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Modular Deployment

  • Complete Modular Deployment of a Data Center
  • Infrastructure Considerations: Electrical and Mechanical

5:00 p.m. :: End of Day One

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. :: Re-Cap of Items Covered on Day One

  • Electrical Questions and Answers
  • Mechanical Questions and Answers
  • PUE & Marketing Approach

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:15– 11:45 a.m. :: 21st Century Data Center Design Considerations


  • On-Site Power Generation and Grid Level Considerations
  • Alternate Energy Consideration

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Q & A and Learning Outcome Review

12:30 p.m. :: Course Concludes


Denis Cronin, CEO, Resilient Solutions, LLC

Dr. Cronin is the CEO of Resilient Solutions, LLC a Mission Critical Consultancy firm founded in 2003 that is focused on data center Management, Operations, Marketing, Forensics and Research. Previously, Dr. Cronin has also held the positions as Technical Managing Director for the Research Foundation at Binghamton University, COO of Steel ORCA and 20 years handling back office operations for multiple Wall Street firms.

Currently, his efforts are spotlighting data center efficiency research, data center education, application of 400V direct current power distribution, integration of renewable resources.

Dr. Cronin is a founder of 7×24 Exchange, serves as a Columnist and Advisor for Mission Critical Magazine, is a Subject Matter Expert in developing a Mission Critical academic degree program, is the creator of the “Containerized and Modular Data Center” discussion group on LinkedIn and sits on the Boards of several Mission Critical Industry groups. 

For over 30 years Dr. Cronin has been a leader in the operational aspects of technology in both Enterprise and Colocation operations. The greater part of his career has been with large fortune 500 financial and retail organizations.

Dr. Cronin is a graduate of Villanova where he earned a BS in Accounting and holds a Doctorate of Mission Critical Operations from AATC University.


DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City

300 Army Navy Dr

Arlington, VA 22202

Reserve your room:

please call 1-703-416-4100

Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of April 28 – 30, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$189.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to April 9, 2019.


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