You Can’t Always Rush Data Center Construction, But a Loyal Team Will Keep Things Efficient

DENVER, CO — CAPRE’s inaugural Construction, Design, Engineering Evolution and the Optimization of Hyperscale, Colocation and Enterprise Data Centers in Denver kicked off with a roundtable discussion about the latest and greatest technologies in the data center production world. The first panel of the day, “The Speed of New Construction and New Models: What are Real and Fake Timeframes to Delivering New Product?” featured five panelists from diverse firms, offering first-rate analysis from the field of the most pressing topic at hand — speed to construction. And the takeaway from the panel may have been that, while some things just can’t be rushed, there is always one element you can hone in on to keep up as best you can – a solid team. First, Moderator Hector Diaz, Sr. Partner, iDiaz Advisors, LLC & Mission Critical Director at Easter-Owens Electric, looked to panelist Jeffrey Goetz, Director for Operations, Sustainability & Energy Management at Fluor for his perspective. “Jeff, from an OEM or from a control equipment standpoint, what are you seeing in terms of the difference between money that can buy at scale, and those that don’t?” he asked. “How much of that kind of [transaction] are you seeing lately?” “More and more, of course,” replied Goetz. “I think that the CyrusOne model that you described is something that a lot of companies are trying to adopt. They have to make the case, obviously, to tie up all of the…