Mission Critical

Data Center Upgrades, Northwestern University

Project Description

The project included various upgrades to Northwestern University's existing 19,000 SF data center in Evanston, IL.  DW Hammer installed (14) new cabinets, re-routed existing conduit, pulled new feeders, installed new breakers, installed (8) new overhead 400-AMP busway systems, re-worked power distribution within (40) existing cabinets & converted existing power distribution from A-system to B-system to allow for a fully redundant 2N UPS distribution.

The Team also relocated the existing mechanical unit to create space for expansion, extended the cold-aisle containment rows, and modified existing chilled water piping. We completed the primary injection testing on all new breakers, load banked-tested the all new busway system, and commissioned all new and re-worked mechanical & electrical systems. DW Hammer addressed existing power distribution issues due to detailed MOP’s, had close coordination with IT/Facilities SOP’s, and visually walked every step of both MOP’s and SOP’s prior to execution of the project.

Project Details

  • Project Type:

    Mission Critical

  • Client:

    Northwestern University

  • Completion Date:

    Early 2018

  • Project Size:

    Data Center

  • Location:

    2020 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201

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