The planning of technology-driven facilities requires the input of specifically experienced engineers and architectural designers who can understand and visualise the end product. In particular, the performance requirements of modern data centres demand a thoughtful integration of structure, equipment, services and architecture. Beca architects and engineers work together to incorporate specific client needs into an integrated design. Using the latest technology solutions we are skilled at assisting clients to develop high quality, energy efficient environments.
Beca has extensive knowledge of the complex requirements of data centres, such as effective use of space for computer equipment, electrical and mechanical plant, the importance of site selection, and the need for flexibility to cater to future demands. We understand that it is critical to reduce vulnerability in the event of power outages or natural disasters; and to maintain high security, not only in secure access and communication systems, but also in the use of appropriate structural materials, and through advanced fire engineering and protection systems.
We can design robust electrical infrastructure that meets the high energy demands of computer equipment, and can provide availability modelling services to guide the incorporation of appropriate levels of redundancy and duality to provide required levels of uptime. These modelling techniques can also be used in the design and selection of appropriate plant and equipment that will deliver the required functionality over its operational life, as well as a good return on capital investment.