ConXtech Erects Steel in 9 Days for CoreSite’s Santa Clara Data Center

ConXtech Erects Steel in 9 Days for CoreSite’s Santa Clara Data Center

ConXtech’s ConXL™ product delivered unprecedented construction efficiencies as well as the robust steel frame for the 101,000 SF, LEED Gold data center

Hayward, CA, April 12, 2011
ConXtech, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, robust structural steel solutions, today announced the completion of ConXL steel framing in nine days at CoreSite Realty Corporation’s (NYSE: COR) 101,000 square-foot Santa Clara data center. ConXtech began erecting on January 27th and topped out steel on the project on February 9th. The ConXL product addressed CoreSite’s need for a robust, long-span steel data center frame delivered cost-effectively and with increased speed to market.

ConXtech’s ConXL product is a long-span steel framing solution developed for commercial real estate structures such as hospitals, data centers, hotels, and industrial structures for the oil and gas industry. Benefits of ConXL include decreased overall tonnage, increased speed to market and safety, inherent seismic, blast and progressive collapse resistance, and overall cost-effectiveness.

“Structural robustness combined with the brace and shear wall free interior makes ConXL an ideal solution for data centers,” states Robert J. Simmons, CEO of ConXtech. “The enablement of future interior space customization is just one of the many ConXL benefits realized by leading data center providers such as CoreSite, who pride themselves on delivering flexible solutions to meet the custom needs of its enterprise clients.”

CoreSite’s Santa Clara data center at 2972 Stender Way is being built to LEED Gold standards and will feature energy-efficiency initiatives such as 97%-efficient UPS units, variable-frequency driven (VFD) cooling units, and air-side economization. The data center project is a part of CoreSite’s planned 496,000 square foot Santa Clara data center campus at Coronado Drive and Stender Way.

“CoreSite selected ConXtech as the steel provider for its Santa Clara data center project based on the structural robustness of the company’s ConXL steel product as well as the projected budget maximization and speed to market as was determined during the vendor selection process,” commented Billie Haggard, CoreSite’s senior vice president of data centers. “We are pleased with ConXtech’s performance and the strength of the steel frame they delivered.”

For more information on CoreSite’s Santa Clara data center project, including a live construction webcam, please visit CoreSite.

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