Data Center Design and Construction

Data Center Design and Construction

October 24, 2019 | Denver, CO

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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) and cost of electricity (availability).

The Data Center Design and Construction course 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

  • Discuss uptime understanding – Tier management and reliability
  • Review the basic approaches to infrastructure design
    • Building adjacencies
    • Data center technology layouts
    • Code compliance – Ex.: NFPA 855
    • Gain the design basics of:
      • Automation
      • Architectural considerations
      • Electrical
      • HVAC
      • Plumbing
      • Fire, water, fuel systems
      • Security
    • Design trends – Considerations for lowering PUE and manpower
    • Building the design and construction team
    • Reviewing the construction process
    • Benefits and drawbacks of value engineering
    • Commissioning



EUCI is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 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


Thursday, October 24, 2019

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. :: Basis of Design

  • Stick vs modular, vs renovation
  • Schedule
  • Long leads
  • Owner purchased components
  • The budget
  • ID systems

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. :: Morning Break

10:20 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Construction

  • Attracting prime subs and specialties
  • Bidding vs negotiating
  • Temp power
  • Site logistics
  • Shop drawings
  • BIM

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon

1:30 – 3:15 p.m. :: Commissioning

  • When does it start?
  • Team size
  • Defining responsibilities for support
  • Defining the pass/fail criteria
  • Client technology installs

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. :: Turn Over

  • On boarding the OPS team
  • Digitizing manuals
  • Training
  • Digital as-builts
  • Warranties

5:00 p.m. :: Course Concludes


Dennis Cronin, CEO, Resilient Solutions

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 and ITAD (Information Technology Asset Disposition) management.

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


EUCI Office Building Conference Center

4601 DTC Blvd, B-100

Denver CO, 80237


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Data Center Design and Construction

October 24, 2019 | Denver,CO
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