As one of the premier data center constructors in the Midwest, Granger Construction was selected to build a new state-of-the-art data center for Wayne State University.

The new building, to be constructed in a vacant lot adjacent to the C&IT building, will include approximately 6,000 s.f. of technology equipment and 4,000 s.f. of support space.
Work includes a new substation to feel the data center, along with relocation of existing utilities.

As one of the premier data center constructors in the Midwest, Granger Construction was selected to build a new state-of-the-art data center for Wayne State University.

The new building, to be constructed in a vacant lot adjacent to the C&IT building, will include approximately 6,000 s.f. of technology equipment and 4,000 s.f. of support space.
Work includes a new substation to feel the data center, along with relocation of existing utilities.

The Tier IV data center will include the following:

  • A/B power distribution from the utility to to IT racks
  • Electrical infrastructure to grow up to 1500kW IT capacity
  • (4) 3000A underground duct bank feeders
  • (2) 3000A ATS
  • (6) 3000A Switchgear
  • (2) 500kW PDU’s, expandable to (6) total
  • (2) 500kVA UPS with 3-minute VRLA Batteries, expandable up to (8) systems total
  • 800A A/B Busway throughout the data center to power IT racks
  • Overhead feeder circuits

Security measures include:

  • K8 rated anti-ram crash vehicle fence surrounding perimeter of the building
  • Access card system to critical rooms
  • Security cameras throughout interior and exterior
  • Interior and exterior counter-terrorism measures

Education

Wayne State University Data Center

COST:
$15 million

SQUARE FOOTAGE:
13,000

SERVICE:
Construction Management

START:
July 2017

COMPLETION:
october 2018

ARCHITECT:
EXP US Services