Qwest Communications Network, DENVER, CO
BIM & Mechanical Design/Build Construction Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE VALUE DELIVERED
Project was accomplished by building constructability into the design, during the design phase.
- Design/Build Services
- Prime Contract
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK
This commercial mechanical construction project included the design/build of a networking facility for Qwest Communications of Denver, Colorado. Qwest had leased an existing warehouse facility of 52,000 square feet for build out. Trautman & Shreve's responsibility was to maximize the amount of floor space that the building could support for data center networking capabilities. We designed and built a facility that allowed for 33,000 square feet of structural raised floor and five 9600 AMP DC power plants. The remainder of the building square footage became the support facilities including offices, mechanical rooms, and electrical room. To supply conditioned air under the structural raised floor for the data center equipment, eighteen air-handling units were installed, producing an average of 50,000 CFM each. To provide chilled water three 1,000-ton chillers were installed. Combined with the three 1,000 ton chillers provided for the adjacent Cyber Center mechanical room, Trautman & Shreve provided an N plus N mechanical system. The associate electrical room contained the main distribution equipment, power distribution equipment, generated power line switchgear, and the associated distribution equipment to the CD plant.
Qwest Communications provides voice, Internet, data and video solutions to benefit residential, business and government customers across the country.
Qwest's objective was to stay competitive in the rapidly changing industry.
BIM & DESIGN/BUILD CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
All contractors participated during the entire design phase of the project to ensure that the design, when completed, could be constructed to maintain the strict construction schedule. Trautman & Shreve was able to accomplish this project by building constructability into the design during the design phase. The original mechanical design/build construction project required Trautman & Shreve to take the lead with development of 3-D CAD fully coordinated drawings. These Building Information Modeling (BIM) diagrams included schematics for structural, electrical, fire protection, mechanical and plumbing systems. In doing so, Trautman & Shreve identified architectural, structural, and other discipline conflicts to coordinate proper construction documentation prior to construction. This provided significant efficiencies in the field through a maximized fabrication process while eliminating the need for rework.