Data Center Supply Chain Automation: Tackling Challenges From Factory to Operation Floor at CAPRE’s Construction, Design, and Engineering Summit
DENVER, CO – The data center construction and engineering space is dynamic, with new technologies and platforms seemingly revolutionizing various aspects of workflow every week. However, with change comes hiccups and lessons learned. To get in front of this conversation, CAPRE included a panel titled “Data Center Supply Chain Automation: From Factory to Operation Floor” at its Data Center Construction, Design, and Engineering Summit in Denver in August. Moderated by Everett Thompson, General Manager at Wired Real Estate Group, the conversation kicked off with a request by Thiompson for the two panelists to provide some insight into the typical project that they say within their respective verticals. “What are the common issues that occur?” asked Thompson. Jesse Davern, Chief Estimator for RK Mission Critical, a provider of custom-engineered modular solutions for the data and telecom industries, offered the first take, talking about his firm’s platform and why it’s so unique. “Well, for example, we’re in a controlled environment. We don’t have a 30-acre site for a bunch of material layout. We’re confined to a 430,000 square foot fabrication facility,” he began, setting the tone for his perspective. “Let’s say we’re building 60 models on the floor at one time. We don’t have enough space to stock material for the entire build-out, but we’ve got equipment coming, and we’re identifying where it is in the shop. We have all of the raw material that we’re using to manufacture – steel, wall…
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