more than 1,000,000 square feet (92,903 square meters) of data
center projects completed, PDG prides itself as one of the industry
Pacific Design Group is a premier provider of Data Center Design
services for business critical facilities. Our clients include
many well known Fortune 500 companies and Government entities.
PDG has performed services for these companies both as the owner's
Architect and as a part of a larger design / build team, delivering
turn-key data center facilities. PDG consistently delivers an
end product that meets our clients strict budget, performance
and reliability requirements.
The first critical step in facility planning is to develop
"statement of requiremwents" and "Basis of Design" documents
which outlines the site, design, utility infrastructure, redundancy levels and
performance specifications that are required for a proposed facility. Some organizations
already have well established design criteria, others may desire assistance in
analyzing or further developing their criteria. In either case, these criteria,
along with facility specific criteria are bundled into a single Basis of Design
document on which all further site selection and design activities are based.
- Establish building and site selection criteria if site is not
- Establish Level of infrastructure redundancy
- Establish types of redundancy required
- Establish recommended electrical single line schematic
- Establish recommended air conditioning schematic
outline specification detailing recommended A/C, PDU, UPS Generator equipment,
construction requirements, power requirements, performance requirements and anticipated
- Establish preliminary budget and
The second step is to evaluate existing or
potential sites or structures against the established Basis of Design criteria
and to outline work required to meet these criteria. A portion of the evaluation
of existing facilities often includes preliminary space planning.
existing or potential sites for suitability based on criteria established in the
Basis of Design document.
- Evaluate existing data
center facilities for expansion potential.
single point of failure analyses on existing utility infrastructure or building
preliminary space planning to verify that proposed areas can accommodate facilities
existing building structure against actual Data center load requirements.
- Outline work required to make
the site or building suitable for the intended use.
preliminary construction budget and schedule for the specific site.
agreed upon preliminary plan, budget and Basis of Design are used to develop documents
for obtaining permits to construct from the local jurisdiction and for construction.
Value engineering is performed throughout the design process in order to best
meet budget and schedule objectives.