Data Center Design

Data Center Design

Role of Civil-Structural Engineer | taught by RG Spaulding P.E.
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RG Spaulding P.E.
RG Spaulding P.E.
Founder, StructuralCE

About the instructor

I have worked in the field of Structural Civil Engineering for over 20 years. My philosophy on learning anything is to break it down into smaller and simpler tasks to un-complicate the seemingly complicated task. I am hoping to use the same philosophy in teaching Structural engineering online. There is so much free information available online but the problem is it is very fragmented.  I will try to use many free resources available online (giving proper credits to the creators of course) to make the students understand the concept. So lets break down the design into simple understandable tasks and learn how to design easily.

To see a sample list of projects I have worked on check out my LinkedIn page.

This course will discuss the following topics:  Earn 5 PDH while learning about Data Centers and how a Civil or Structural engineer can be involved in its design.

What is a Data Center?

Site selection criteria for a new DC

Evaluation & Retrofit of existing Buildings for use as DC. Regular or Irregular structure?

Raised access floors and weights of cabinets

International Building Code vs Telcordia GR63 standard-In-depth review of differences

How to find seismic load criteria for a site?

Example problem of how seismic base shear changes with height at which the components are attached

How to reduce Tension on Anchors for cabinets and other equipment?

Up & Coming technologies: Dampers and Base Isolators

Miscellaneous substation structures that go with DC

OSHA compliance inside DC


Course Contents

5 Videos
1 Survey
1 Multimedia
4 Texts
10 PDFs
5.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Chapter 2: Role of Geotechnical, Civil, and Structural Engineer for a NEW Data Center
Chapter 3: Role of Civil-Structural Engineer when an existing building is converted to DC
18:36
Chapter 4: Raised Floor or Not? Weights of cabinets/racks
Chapter 7: Example worked out problem for equipment at various floors
09:39
Chapter 8: How to reduce tension in anchors and new technologies (Dampers and Base Isolators)
Chapter 9: Miscellaneous substation structures that are connected to DC and OSHA regulations