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Projects

Projects
Data Centre

Powered Rack Deployment for Data Centre, Germany

Project Highlights
  • Delivery on time and under budget
  • Turn around time of under two months
  • Significant cost savings to client through negotiations with data centre provider

Background

AREA3 were appointed as the client-side project manager and quantity surveyor to oversee the delivery of an essential upgrade to data centres in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany.

This involved managing the deployment of:

  • Several racks per site with power
  • Build of an external cage to segregate the client from other tenants
  • Installation and energisation of the PDU’s
  • Provision of overhead cabling trays with redundant paths

Challenges

Remote project delivery
This entire project was managed remotely from Melbourne, which created a level of complexity in coordinating between stakeholders in different time zones.

Tight deadline
The specified works needed to be completed urgently as the data centre was nearing its capacity, and there were no viable contingency options available to the client without significant costs, with a lead time of less than two months.

Multiple stakeholders
As is typical with data centre projects, delivery involved coordinating between multiple stakeholders whose interests were not necessarily aligned with the clients.

Our process

End to end management
By acting as both PM and QS, we were able to gain insight into the specific needs of the client, and understand exactly what they were spending on the provision of services. Through this process we were able to identify significant cost savings by securing credits for power which had been incorrectly charged previously by the data centre provider.

Detail oriented approach
Delivering projects on-time requires careful attention to detail and consideration of risks which may affect the programme and associated costs. This goes to another level during the remote management of an international project, where even minute details such as response times from various stakeholders need to be considered.

Virtual sign-off
In order to inspect the site, we organised a virtual tour of the works as physical travel was restricted due to border restrictions caused by coronavirus.

Our Clients

Testimonials

Regional Project Director

David Guth

Following the highly successful launch of Stage 1 of Global Switch Sydney East, we chose to extend our relationship with AREA3 from Stage 1 into Stages 2 and 3 due to their professionalism, knowledge of mission-critical infrastructure projects, and the high quality of their work

Critical Services Manager

Barry Robertson

Your diligence throughout the project concept, design and construction is what helped the actual install go as smoothly as it did. You have all been a fantastic team to work with and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you all in the future.

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Associate Director Technical Services

Cameron Young

We have found them to be very professional and thorough right from start to finish.They did a great job capturing the project requirements and were very attentive to our requirements... the new TB workshop looks amazing.

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