The Kincora Data Center campus (Alternate Names: Phase I/Sterling V and Phase II/Sterling VI) totals 1+ million sf.
Phase I contains approximately 650,000 sf and consists of a two-story data hall with galleries, three-story office building, two-story dock and storage areas, two-story future development over storage areas, electrical equipment yards and chiller platforms above the roof. Additional notable features are an upscale lobby and nine-foot building step due to the sloping site. The shell building is a precast concrete framing system consisting of double tees, beams, columns and panels. Phase II is a two-story expansion to Phase I, comprised of four data halls and two-story office area with an above-roof chiller platform and electrical equipment yards. Data Center Dynamics awarded Phase II of the project with the 2019 Hyperscale Data Center Innovation Award for its original design and technological solutions benefitting the wider data center community.
Located in Loudoun County, VA, the Kincora Data Center has direct access to one of the largest fiber hubs in the United States. With the need for hyper-speed and hyper-scalable data centers continuing to grow, Kincora Data Center is designed to scale appropriately and quickly to meet increased demand added to its system. Cardno has worked on millions of square feet of data centers and understands the complexities of designing this type of specialized structure.
Cardno structural engineers are proactive and collaborative in working with multiple disciplines to successfully meet project goals within accelerated schedules.