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RS&H provided complete architectural, engineering, and planning services for a four-story, 125,000-square-foot office building, a two-story, 20,000-square-foot technology building, and a physical plant building. The new two-story technology building houses the credit union’s IT department and data center. The second floor of the technology building is reserved for IT staff, whereas the first floor is primarily reserved for the data center.
Unique architectural features of the technology building include an earthen berm around three sides of the first floor and impact resistant glazing to withstand a Category 3 hurricane. Unique building power and cooling solutions include N+1 generator backup, redundant 320kW UPS Modules for distributed redundant power for the data center, dual coil CRAC units utilizing chilled water, and DX for a 2N cooling solution. The physical plant houses the campus' main power distribution equipment, the standby generators, the air-cooled chillers, and the chilled water pumps. The plant is fed from the utility power company with two independent circuits to increase availability.
GTE Federal Credit Union