- Structural Design
- Data Center
Frost Engineering & Consulting designed the reinforced concrete caissons, cantilevered wide flange steel columns, and intermediate steel HSS and wide flange framing to support the acoustically insulated FRP panels surrounding the perimeter of the data center site. The lower weight of the FRP panels, when compared to traditional concrete or steel material, allowed for greater optimization of the spacing of the caissons resulting in significant cost savings to the owner. Additional features of the sound wall included an automated sliding gate that provided vehicular access to the yard, as well as secured man-doors for personnel access. All sections of the sound wall were designed to accommodate the strict security measures and acoustic limitations required of a data center, and the customizable color of the panels allowed adaptability to match the aesthetics of the site.