Rubicon Professional Services, a national provider of full-service energy management, consulting, engineering and construction project management for mission-critical facilities, has announced its contract renewal with Power Loft, a developer and owner of high-density, high-security data centers, as its equipment procurement and integration solutions provider for a flagship data center in Manassas, Virginia. This contract enables Power Loft to focus on its core competencies of designing and building this state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar data center, by tasking Rubicon to assume complete responsibility for the procurement, timely delivery and integration of more than $20 million of infrastructure hardware and equipment.
“The task of equipment procurement is a national problem that takes an experienced, highly responsive professional team to solve. Often, the industrial machines needed to power a large data center are costly and difficult to receive in a timely manner due to high demand,” said David Ruppe, executive vice president of design and construction at Power Loft. “Power Loft’s new mission-critical data center opened on schedule and with the equipment required to power it, thanks to the experienced team at Rubicon Professional Services.”
Located at Innovation Park in Manassas, Virginia, the “Power Loft @ Innovation” data center serves the fast-growing Prince William County technology and business corridor. Rubicon’s Equipment Integration professionals worked directly with data center industrial equipment manufacturers to negotiate costs, expedite delivery and ensure that all equipment interoperates properly, keeping the 230,000 sq-ft data center build on time and on budget. Rubicon's engineers worked alongside Power Loft early in the design process to develop a precise equipment procurement and integration solution that included the technical requirements of the systems, while driving efficiencies in the design and purchasing processes to help ensure the project's financial success. Rubicon has established long-term, executive-level relationships with multiple electrical, mechanical and hardware suppliers. With experience in procuring over $200 million worth of equipment, Rubicon is uniquely positioned to provide the best equipment pre-purchase solution available.
Ruppe added that speed-to-market is a driving force in all critical facility build decisions. “Rubicon's team of equipment integrators has the technical proficiency with procurement experience we were looking for, as well as a level of integrity that other construction management companies could not match,” he said. “They helped us avoid the pitfalls often associated with equipment procurement, and took full responsibility and accountability, allowing our team to focus on the successful completion of the build. Today, the Manassus project is open and already accepting tenants. I can’t underestimate the important role Rubicon played in that.”