Fenwick & West

Conference Room & Data Center


Client: Fenwick & West

Estimation: $2 Million

Duration: 8 months

ADC and ADCCM were contracted to evaluate the existing Fenwick & West LLP data center located at 444 Castro Street, Mountain View and determined existing demands, available resources and recommended the facility Data Center upgrades based on a seven (7) year growth projection. Fenwick & West LLP currently operates an existing 800 square foot Data Center with approximately 30 racks and 133 physical servers cooled by three (3) 10-Ton water-cooled self-contained air conditioning units, with only two (2) operational at any one time and the remainder to act as backup in case of one (1) unit failure. Individual UPS are located within each rack. A twenty (20) percent anticipated growth over a seven (7) year period, compounded annually. ADC recommends to utilize the Copy Room located on the first floor of 400 Castro Street. This room is 1,562 square feet and based on ADC’s proposed layout, can fit approximately 60 news racks, two (2) new 150kW UPS’s to allow for dual power feeds to each rack, and 70-Tons of Cooling Capacity in a possible N+1 redundant configuration.

The proposed building is six (6) stories above grade, with five (5) levels of parking garage below grade. The building is a standard steel, lightweight concrete over pan deck construction. The building is LEED Gold Certified and the proposed project area has been designed to 150 pounds per square foot floor loading. The main high voltage electrical service is provided by PG&E and has a 3000 amp feeder serving the main switch-board in the first floor of the parking lot. This Feeder has four (4) six hundred (600) amp spares for expansion. ADC is responsible for the Design and Evaluation of: Civil, Controls, Structural, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Construction Criteria, Support Permits and Cost Estimating.

The new equipment yard housed the new 12 kV, 3000 KVA switchgear, air handlers, chiller plant and chemical storage. A steel platform was also built to accommodate the installation of new cooling towers, VOC/Acid exhaust systems and process cooling water equipment. The project construction was successfully completed on budget and on-time.