Constructing Data Center Building must comply Engineering regulation. A recommended floor load for Data Center should be approximately 1,500 – 2,000 kg./Sq.m.
which is much higher when compared to other commercial building floor load. Since Data Center includes a lot of heavy equipment and critical computers, selecting good location can avoid unexpected natural disaster.
Raised floor is defined as a double floor which is commonly used in Data Center. The objective of raised floor is protect main equipment from water on the ground and avoid electrical short circuit. Additionally, the raised floor is designed as an Air Plenum underground for Air Supply to the computer. Insulation and sealant shall be placed in all area to prevent water condensation and loss of energy including floor stand. In almost every case when wiring cable under raised floor, designer would use foam cement to help support higher floor load. For raised floor panel edge requires using PVC to prevent static electricity for large number of cable and UTP. Raised floor is commonly used in Data Center, Clean room, and Control Room or room with a lot of wiring under ground.
Fire Resistant Glass
It is safety glass specially designed for fire resistance normally consisting of Sodium Silicate from laminated, protecting 2 hour fire and smoke and reduce heat from outside.
Gypsum Board is designed for heat protection, fire resistance, and humidity and weight less than cement up to 5 times which is suitable for Data Center. It is good for room expansion and minimize weigh and now adding Aluminum foil which can help reflecting heat radiation up to 95%. It helps saving energy within Data Center and good for wall and ceiling.
T-Bar ceiling is suitable and convenient for maintenance for any system over ceiling. Smooth plastered ceiling is another type which is smooth in one level using aluminum strut hooked to the slab. Acoustic is consisted of mineral fiber and reduces noise level coated with white color from manufacturer and finished with directional pattern, easy for installation, and no need for painting.
in some Data Center, it is built on location already finished such as commercial building or office area which is only able to support 300 kg./sq.m. and not able to support Data Center Equipment such as computer rack, UPS, and Battery. In order to calculate floor load, designer must know dimension and footprint per sq.m. and estimate how much more of floor load required on that floor.