TW Constructors, in a joint venture with Clayco, completed a 34,700-square-foot Primary Data Center for BJC HealthCare. Despite forty-six weather-related delays, the new data center construction was completed two months ahead of schedule.
BJC required a new primary data center as increasingly automated hospital operations led to a higher demand for IT services. The data center houses 1,850 servers, 71 miles of copper cabling, 10.5 miles of fiber cabling and 345 databases. This project included a significant investment in infrastructure equipment and a hardened energy center to support Tier III, N+1 data center requirements. Redundant mechanical and electrical systems were put in place to avoid outages, and the critical structural design was built to withstand F-3 tornado conditions. Additionally, the team completed site improvements and infrastructure at the existing Progress West HealthCare Center site.