Clune Construction completes DataGryd’s new data centre in New York City

WCN Editorial Team 17 Oct 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

US-based company Clune has completed the construction of DataGryd’s MegaSuite 6 facility in New York City.

Claimed to be a modern and efficient data centre in the East Region, the MegaSuite 6 facility was designed by Corgan. Robert Derector Associates served as the project’s engineer.

Located on the sixth floor of the Western Union building, MegaSuite 6 presented unique challenges to Clune, including a low ceiling combined with a new raised floor plenum. These have created a tight space for installing large equipment.

Clune Eastern Region executive managing director and president Ben Walker said: “The opportunity to build such a high-power data center facility in the heart of New York City was an honor for Clune.

“Being in the high-profile location at 60 Hudson St., DataGryd needed a secure and reliable infrastructure for MegaSuite 6, and our team rose to the challenge, delivering the largest single-footprint data center space in the region on-time and on-budget.”

The large equipment included 22 skids of batteries weighing 2,000lbs each, battery cabinets and 12 computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units. The CRAC units were split between the blowers and compressors off-site so the units could be transported into the space, and they were re-assembled onsite. This process took one week to complete.

Furthermore, the project’s structural engineer had to ensure that the weight of the batteries and other heavy equipment needed were strategically laid out and spread evenly to prevent too much weight being placed in one location of the floor. New structural steel dunnage was also installed to support the heavy load of new UPS equipment.

DataGryd CEO Tom Brown said: “We have been thoroughly pleased with our partnership with Clune and the way they managed their portion of the project.

“The Clune team was professional, responsive to requests and delivered a great end product.”

In July, Clune Construction and J2H Partners started construction on the 10,000ft² expansion of the Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) worldwide headquarters.

Clune is providing general contracting services for the project, which was designed by Perkins and Will. J2H Partners is serving as the project manager and Hamilton Partners is the broker.

Located at 3500 Lacey Road, in Downers Grove, Illinois, the project will expand CompTIA’s existing space at the headquarters.

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Image: Completed MegaSuite 6 in the Western Union building. Photo: Courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Clune Construction.

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