Verizon Wireless Data Center & Central Plant
Mechanical Construction, Plumbing & HVAC Services
Reliable HVAC performance to protect critical telecommunications assets; increased availability and customer satisfaction; greater occupant safety, productivity, and comfort; reduced energy consumption and costs; simplified maintenance.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
To obtain the mechanical and plumbing systems needed for its new 56,300-sf data center.
MECHANICAL SERVICES & HVAC SOLUTIONS
Verizon Wireless selected UMEC to install the primary and back-up HVAC and plumbing systems needed to safeguard the mission-critical information technologies housed in the company’s new data center. For the central plant, the company installed three 145-ton chillers (one for redundant use) as well as all associated pumps and accessories. UMEC also installed 11 computer room air conditioners (CRAC), including four back-up units; five air handlers, including two back-ups, delivering over 200,000-cfm; nine fan coil units; and one make-up air unit.
Commercial plumbing services included connecting the CRAC units to the industrial water supply and installing floor drains for condensate and subfloor trap primers. UMEC also put in all bathroom plumbing for the first and second floors, as well as a 119-gallon electric water heater.
TECHNOLOGY FACILITY BACKGROUND
With more than 92-million customers, Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest wireless voice and 3G data network. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., the company, which is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone, has 79,000 employees nationwide.