All-Precast Concrete Data Center Shells
Data Centers provide secure storage of today’s most valuable commodity, with all-precast systems offering the best defense against weather, natural disasters, and manmade threats. Data center construction has surged during the pandemic, fueled by huge growth in e-commerce. These facilities are getting larger, while timelines and schedules are getting shorter. This presentation will review this key sector and explore precast solutions to meet design and schedule challenges for hyper-scale data center construction.
Navigating these newer requirements can seem overwhelming. This webinar will focus on examples of each different embodied carbon implementation method, the pros and cons and the value of each method, and understanding how architects can approach reductions at different project stages.
1. Review market drivers in the hyper-scale data center market sector.
2. Discuss a precast producer’s role as a designated designer on all-precast data center projects.
3. Provide side-by-side analysis of the design and cost impacts as well as features and benefits of all-precast data centers vs steel-frame and precast wall data center structures.
4. Explore all-precast building solutions for hyper-scale data center construction.
Speaker: Marshall Sorenson, DBIA VP, Shockey Precast
Marshall develops strategies for applications of precast/prestressed concrete building systems in the data center space. He brings 33 years of experience in his work with end-users and their agents to create unique designs and unusual applications of precast concrete building systems.
Marshall drives Metromont’s practice of acting as a specialty precast subcontractor in the data center — and not just the manufacturer of various precast parts and pieces.
As one of the largest manufacturers of precast concrete in the US and over the last 20 years alone, Metromont has built up a resume exceeding more than eighteen million square feet of all- precast concrete data center projects, many of which are located in Northern Virginia’s “Data Center Alley.”