CoreSite SV-7 Data Center

Project Details

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Location: Santa Clara, CA
Owner: CoreSite
GC: MATT Construction
Engineer: FBA Engineers
Architect: DCM

Project Narrative

This 230,000 ft2 data center was erected in just 15 days. SV-7 is the fourth data center using the ConX System structural frame on CoreSite’s Silicon Valley campus.

The ConXL System addressed CoreSite’s need for a robust, long-span steel data center frame delivered cost-effectively and with increased speed to market. Although the ConXL System was utilized in the main frame of the structure, the ConXR System was also used on the roof to support cooling towers and for framing the canopy located in the building’s lobby. The structure also features a louver support frame using our elevator guide rail and roof screen details. The 90-foot columns were fabricated, shipped and erected at full-height which is both more time and cost effective. ConXL’s inherent lack of shear walls and bracing allow for a fully open and reconfigurable floor plan which provides ultimate flexibility for mechanical system routing and future upgrades.

Image credit: DCM Designs

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This project has a ConXL 400 chassis:

Lower & Locking™ Connection

ConXL 400

Height & Assembly Speed

  • 2 to 10 Stories

  • 10 to 15,000 ft2 per day

Design Parameters

Column Size 400 mm (16″ HSS or Box)
Beam Depth 18″ to 30″ for SMF, deeper for OMF
Beam Spans 18′ to 45’+