At some point in time, most mission critical companies will make the decision to expand their data center space by either outsourcing the mission critical expansion add-on or new space, or lease a tenant space that has already been designed to accept a mission critical data center. When the decision has been made, and for this month’s B2B, the company has chosen to move into a tenant leased space that has the infrastructure to accept the high electrical power connection requirements and large air conditioning demand. A Building Program (BP) is created, and this document will be the cornerstone for investing in an HVAC design and eventual construction of HVAC systems to meet the Building Program requirements.
For the HVAC engineer, he will take the program information and craft a Basis of Design (BofD) using the suggested BofD template on page 2 of this B2B. For this month’s test, we have to document the BP for a mission critical tenant fit-out within and existing building. On page 2 of this B2B the reader shall complete the BofD by filling it the pertinent data drawing upon the BP information provided and from pertinent reference documents such as local weather data design criteria. The answers to the BofD can be found here.