Insiders Offer Keys to Efficient Data Center Builds: Trusted, Repeatable Processes & Establishing Buy-in with Communities

DENVER, CO -- CAPRE’s recent Construction, Design, Engineering Evolution and the Optimization of Hyperscale, Colocation & Enterprise Data Centers Summit in Denver kicked off with a panel that waded into one of the most seminal questions in the data center space: What are real and fake timeframes to delivering new product? Moderator Hector Diaz, Sr. Partner for iDiaz Advisors wasted no time diving head-first into "The Speed of New Construction and New Models." "I’d like to turn to my fellow panelists and ask them to tell us a little bit about their recent experience with either data center builds," began Diaz. "Or if you’re with a real estate company, what happens before the data center is built, and what kind of things will you be helping your customer base figure out, so that they can get commissioned faster?" Greg Vernon, Senior Vice President for CBRE was the first panelist to have a go at this question. "The obvious answer there, as to what a data center company or an enterprise needs to go through, is figuring out how long the permitting is going to take, how difficult is that process going to be," he began. "And what we’ve found a lot of success with is working with the local economic development groups, whether that be the city, county or state, and working with them to buy into the value of that data center project to their location." According to Vernon,…