At the height of construction, about 500 workers were on the COPT DC-6 (formerly Powerloft @ Innovation) data center job site in Manassas, Va.. However, because the building was not constructed all at one time, the workforce was staggered. The electrical and mechanical contractors scaled their workforce up or down depending upon the amount of work taking place. Clark Mission Critical, a division of the Clark Construction Group, partnered with Dynalectric, an EMCOR company, and Truland Electric to build the data center on this green field site.
The highly secure data center consists of two separate 100,000-sq-ft modules, each with 50,000 sq ft of raised floor over 50,000 sq ft of MEP space. In front of the data center, which was constructed as a steel structure with a masonry skin, stands a 16,000-sq-ft low-rise office building, which earned LEED gold certification.
For more details on the COPT DC-6 project, including how the team saved money and maximized flexibility, read the full Project Spotlight article by Freelance Writer Amy Fischbach.
All photos courtesy of Clark Construction Group.