Integrated Design Group has announced today that Dennis Julian, P.E., ATD, collaborated on the American National Standards Institute/Building Industry Consulting Service International (ANSI/BICSI) 002-2011 standard entitled Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices. Mr. Julian is a principal with more than 25 years of experience in mission critical, high-tech, and integrated facility design.

“Data centers pose very significant and specific design challenges that can make or break a project. By publishing these best practices, ANSI/BICSI is establishing a benchmark within our industry upon which all future design and construction can be measured,” said Julian. “I was honored to be included in this project and thoroughly enjoyed working with the development team, all of whom are leaders in this field.”

A member of BICSI for more than 10 years, Mr. Julian is principal in charge of design disciplines at Integrated Design Group. He has been involved in the design and engineering of over 2 million SF of mission critical facilities. A professional engineer in 21 states, he is an NCEES Model Engineer, The International Registry of Professional Engineers an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and a graduate of Northeastern University.

ANSI is a premier source for timely, relevant, actionable information on national, regional, international standards and conformity assessment issues. BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the information technology systems (ITS) industry. The BICSI International Standards Program has subjected this standard to a rigorous public review and resolution of comments, which is a procedural part of the development of a BICSI standard, and which are reviewed every five years. In addition to publishing these standards, BICSI provides courses, conferences and professional registration programs through which BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.