Data Centre Conceptual Design & Technical Specification Services
Conceptual Design Services
PowerHouse believes a clear understanding of the business and technology drivers behind the project are essential to achieving the desired outcome and objectives. At PowerHouse we start with the end in mind – what the data centre must have to support the operational and reliability needs of your IT department and your business as a whole. Through an interview with the stakeholders we work to create an understanding of the facility requirements while taking into account the realities of site conditions and potential construction costs. Our deliverable is to create a conceptual design that services those needs.
Upon stakeholder sign off of the conceptual design document, all data
centre aspects including architectural, mechanical and electrical will
be included in the Technical Specification document. PowerHouse provides
the specific and detailed design criteria which must be met to comply
with industry best practices, applicable codes and data centre
guidelines to align with the Conceptual Design. The areas, which are
covered in the Technical Specification, are the same as those addressed
in Conceptual Design but with specific technical information detailing
sizing and vendor specifications.
Detailed Engineering involves finalizing the technical specifications and developing all engineered designs and drawings for tender and construction. In this phase PowerHouse Data Centre Group liaises with the architects and mechanical/electrical/structural engineers to transform abstract concepts into specific details.