Solutions & Services

Design-Build

Allowing for continuous execution of design and construction

Ascent as the single source team can ensure smooth project delivery while mitigating reliability risks and data center construction pitfalls. We coordinate with corporate real estate and information technology resources to design and build based on your requirements from any density level, tier level or future generation models.

Our design-build approach is geared for owners interested in single-point responsibility for both design and construction. Design-build allows for continuous execution of design and construction, as well as overlapping phases and fast tracking. We assemble the right team of architects, designers and engineers for each individual phase and coordinate the overall process to deliver the data center facility on time and within budget. Our Design-Build Services include the following facets:

  • Project Management - We offer management services across the project life cycle - from the planning phase of infrastructure design to facilities management services at the project’s completion. Because project management is a core business for us, our managers have documented/standardized steps to thoroughly complete each phase of the management process.

  • Design - At the design phase, our professionals engineer redundancy, reliability and maintainability into your mission-critical facilities. Our path from engineering to deployment of your critical facilities is seamless - with minimal delay, maximum uptime and significant cost savings for your organization. Ascent’s data center engineering strengthens your business resiliency by leveraging equipment advances in power, cooling and control technologies; identifying and capitalizing on opportunities where energy efficiencies can be made; and right-sizing equipment for maximum effectiveness.

  • Vendor Selection and Coordination - Our Design-Build Services free clients from the detail-intensive chore of selecting, coordinating and managing the various vendors and contractors involved in the design, construction and maintenance of a mission-critical facility. Ascent develops the qualification processes and bid packages to select the most qualified and appropriate vendor for each assignment in the project.

  • Equipment Procurement - Ascent works with the Project Owner to establish an optimal procedure for equipment selection. We develop “short-lists” of equipment manufacturers and vendors, based on reputations, specialties and due-diligence reference reviews. Ascent manages the proposal and bid process; then we develop a comparative matrix with rankings and recommendations for the appropriate data center equipment. Ascent works with the Project Owner to prepare equipment contracts and coordinate delivery and installation.

  • Commissioning / Systems Testing - Commissioning is essential to the successful deployment and continuing operation of a mission-critical facility. It proves the building and its systems work as intended. Since a variety of systems and components power and protect your facility, our engineers provide a number of certified services such as start-up supervision, commissioning and load-bank testing. They ensure each individual system and component performs optimally, on its own and within the integrated system.

  • Future Generation Deployments - Ascent prides itself on innovative engineering design to accommodate modular based buildings, container deployments and prefabricated component integration. We have a history of delivering reliable solutions from upgrades and expansions to site selection and development in both the single user and multi-user space. Ascent strives to continuously improve traditional approaches and adapt to new technologies and advances in the data center environment.

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