Data Centre Functional Design & Technical Recommendation Services
Functional 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 functional design that services those needs.
Upon stakeholder sign off of the functional design document, all data centre aspects including architectural, mechanical and electrical will be included in the Technical Recommendations 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 Functional Design. The areas, which are covered in the Technical Recommendations, are the same as those addressed in Functional Design but with specific technical information detailing sizing and vendor specifications.
Detailed Engineering involves finalizing all 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.