Global Full Circle Solutions | Black & Veatch
Mission Critical Facilities/Data Centers

Design, Construction & Infrastructure

Continuity and end-to-end solutions that deliver quality projects on budget and on schedule.

Data Center Design, Construction & Infrastructure

Black & Veatch’s large-scale design and construction experience, global resources, and in-depth critical and sustainable infrastructure expertise elevates us to solutions provider. We collaborate with hyperscalers, colocation providers, and developers to help navigate local regulations and construction and design challenges in the data center space. We create custom solutions delivered with speed, precision, and cost and performance certainty. 

Services - New Builds

We can streamline processes as your single point of contact from planning through construction and operations for your data center and other mission-critical infrastructure.  This approach ensures transparent communication, total accountability and continuity to provide you with the best cost value and faster project delivery.

Our pre-construction services ensure your requirements are communicated to all stakeholders from project launch to align expectations and mitigate risk. This approach protects your project from cost overruns, scope creep, and schedule issues.

  • Schematic design / basis of design development
  • Risk analysis and labor studies
  • Insurance and tax assessments
  • Environment, Safety, Health and Security (ESHS) review
  • Responsibility matrix development
  • Budgeting and cash flow management
  • Scheduling and phasing
  • Constructability reviews
  • Site logistic planning and permitting support
  • Long lead equipment bidding and procurement

Our experienced architects and engineers provide trusted oversight and coordination to inspect contractors’ work. As an extension of our client's team, we assure quality, budget and schedule through diligent monitoring and reporting and facilitating communication between all parties.

  • Quality assurance
  • Bid coordination and management
  • Bid selection
  • Permitting support
  • Compliance inspections
  • Commissioning support
  • Project documentation and closeout

As an experienced design and construction partner, our architects and engineers provide trusted oversight and coordination to inspect the contractors’ work. As an extension of our client's team, we assure quality, budget and schedule through diligent monitoring and reporting and facilitating communication between all parties.

  • Quality assurance
  • Bid coordination and management
  • Bid selection
  • Permitting support
  • Compliance inspections
  • Commissioning support
  • Project documentation and closeout

We have experience commissioning complex facilities and systems for both new builds and live environments. We can install, test and commission equipment and technology upgrades, and verify and document how your facilities and systems meet defined performance objectives and criteria.

  • Commissioning script development
  • Design and submittal review
  • Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
  • Functional performance testing
  • Integrated systems testing
  • Testing and turnover to O&M personnel

Services - Existing Facilities

Stakeholder engagement and assessment ensures your project goals are understood from the start, helps avoid unexpected schedule and cost impacts, and mitigates risk by:

  • Defining goals, communication requirements, plans and operational parameters of the project
  • Conducting risk assessments to understand potential impacts to critical operations and maintenance windows
  • Reviewing as-built drawings and the current state of critical infrastructure
  • Reviewing maintenance records and procedures
  • Planning to ensure zero downtime
  • Developing a safety plan to mitigate risk of injury in an energized environment
  • Site preparation to eliminate contamination to data center equipment
  • Identifying ingress/egress points of entry and construction pathways inside facility
  • Conducting concurrent maintainability analysis and design
  • Coordinating and testing backup generators
  • Scheduling development and OEM coordination to meet critical path schedule
  • Coordinating security access
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) engineering and design
  • Structural and civil engineering
  • Construction and construction management
  • Commissioning and turnover
  • New systems operations and training
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