Qwest Communications - Denver Cyber Center, DENVER, CO
Mechanical & Electrical Design/Build Construction Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
- Built constructability into the design
- Maintained the strict construction schedule and ensured the design could be constructed, once completed, by including all contractors in each stage of the design phase
- Turned over the certificate of occupancy to the owner one day ahead of schedule
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES SCOPE OF WORK
Design/build of the Qwest Cyber Center in Denver, Colorado. Qwest leased an existing 56,000 square-foot warehouse facility for this mechanical and electrical construction services project. Trautman & Shreve’s primary goal was to maximize the amount of raised floor square-footage that the building could support. They designed and built a facility that allowed for 48,000 square-feet of raised floor. In addition, they built a two story structure that contained an electrical room on the lower level with a mechanical room on the upper level. This structure was approximately 35,000 square-feet. To cool the computer equipment, we installed a mechanical HVAC system that consisted of air handling units to supply conditioned air under the raised floor. The associate electrical room comprised the main distribution, power distribution equipment, generated power line switchgear, the UPS systems and associated distribution from UPS.
Qwest Communications provides voice, Internet, data and video solutions to benefit residential, business and government customers across the country.
To stay competitive in this ever-changing industry, it was imperative that Qwest quickly obtain a facility to house fiber optic services for Internet and networking connecting. In the communications industry, companies gain competitive advantage by having the ability to provide services to customers faster than the competition.
M&E CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
With phased construction permitting, we started the foundations and underground electrical services efforts prior to the entire building design being finished. To insure mechanical services project completion, EMCOR conferred with the designers to develop a phase design sequence that allowed for partial permitting of the site.