The Critical Environments team at Salas O’Brien tackles some of the most technically complex telecom and data center projects in the world. We have a tremendous depth of experience designing in this fast-paced, continually evolving building type. One such project, for a Fortune 15 telecommunications company, delivered a network equipment center (NEC) in Colorado Springs, CO.
NECs house an organization’s centralized IT operations and equipment: systems vital to the continuity of daily operation. They are essential to this telecom company’s commitment to providing performance excellence to their customers.
As some of the most energy-consuming facilities in the world, NECs require design that optimizes space and environmental control to keep equipment within critical temperature/humidity range. The intricacies of critical environment design combine art, architecture, engineering, and technology.
Salas O’Brien played a big role in keeping this particular NEC in Colorado Springs running smoothly. The team provided architectural design, engineering, and construction administration services, as well as the development of a master plan for reclaiming raised floor space and infrastructure support spaces.
Thanks to our team’s input and oversight, the Colorado Springs NEC is equipped to consistently and sustainably deliver data and applications to the company’s millions of users and to fulfill the company’s commitment to performance excellence.