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Project Utah Data Center
Owner National Security Agency

Project Size

1.4 M sq ft

Project Dates

25 months

Project Location

Camp Williams, UT
National Security Agency
  • LEED Gold

Project Description

On September 24, 2010, the Balfour Beatty | DPR | Big-D joint venture, with KlingStubbins and Architectural Nexus as design partners, was selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide design-build services for the Utah Data Center at Camp Williams, Utah.

The $1.2 billion, design-build project involved design and construction services for a data center in Utah. The facility consists of approximately 1.4 million square feet; a 100,000-square-foot mission critical data center with raised flooring and 1.3 million square feet of technical support and administrative space. Ancillary supporting facilities include, but are not limited to, water treatment facilities (pre and post), electrical sub-station(s), vehicle inspection facility, visitor control center, perimeter site security measures, fuel storage, water storage, chiller plant, fire suppression systems and 100% electrical generator and UPS back up capacity. The project has been designed and constructed on a fast-track basis.

The project was designed and constructed in the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) / Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines and Antiterrorism Force Protection (AT/FP) standards. Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) will be an integral part of design consideration. The facility is pursuing LEED Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system.

The facility showcases numerous innovative technology and energy efficiency features. In addition, the team is maximizing the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools to help facilitate collaboration and coordination of all project aspects both during design and during construction.