Top 5 Vendors for Data Center Construction until 2020, by Technavio

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Key vendors to shift focus towards green data centers for energy consumption ad waste recycling

Technavio, a company that develops over 2000 pieces of research every year and covers more than 500 technologies across 80 countries, has announced the top five leading vendors for the global data center construction market in their latest research report. This report also lists 37 other prominent vendors who are expected to contribute to this market’s growth between 2016-2020.

To identify the top vendors, Technavio’s market research analysts have taken into account the revenue generated by the sales of the revenue generated from the following:

  • New data center construction and renovation of existing data centers
  • Revenue generated from new data center construction including the CAPEX used for the floor space of data centers commissioned during the forecast period.
  • Revenue from renovation of data centers including the OPEX used for construction following the depreciation of the existing infrastructure or floor space; renovation of existing data center floor space commissioned before the year of calculation.
  • CAPEX used for electrical, mechanical, and general construction.
  • Revenue generated from electrical construction including the CAPEX used for PDUs, UPS, generators, transfer switches and switchgears, energy storage, and others. Other electrical infrastructure includes branch circuits, cabling infrastructure, low-voltage distribution infrastructure, containments, internal and external lighting, panels, and utility transformers.
  • Revenue generated from mechanical construction including the CAPEX used for cooling solutions, racks, sprinklers, piping, belts, and filters. It also includes water management systems, lifts, protective installations, and testing and commissioning services.
  • Revenue generated from general construction of data centers including the costs associated with building a well-secured facility by providing space for the installation of electrical and mechanical infrastructure. It also includes the costs associated with the setup, flooring, and construction of internal and external walls, windows, doors, infrastructure installation, and disposal fittings. In addition, it includes the initial CAPEX used for design, architecture, and site preparation.

This Technavio report, under the data center vertical, is based on the synthesis, analysis, and interpretation of information about the global data center construction market collected from specialized sources. The analysts have derived insights using a mix of primary and secondary research with an aim to provide a holistic picture of the market.

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Competitive vendor landscape

The global market for data center construction is highly fragmented due to the presence of several well-established vendors. The market is highly competitive, and the competitive environment is expected to strengthen with the projected increase in the number of players, product extensions, new products, and new applications of integrated product offerings.

“Increasing focus on carbon emission and consumption of electricity by data centers is spurring an increase in the adoption of green data centers globally. Green data centers enable the operation of energy-efficient IT, power, and cooling infrastructure to reduce the electricity consumption and carbon footprints. Advanced technologies and strategies such as free cooling, use of renewable energy sources, consolidation, and waste recycling are being employed in these data centers to achieve enhanced performance. Currently, Google, AWS, Microsoft, and Facebook operate green data center facilities,” says Abhay Sinha a lead analyst at Technavio for research on data centers.

Top five vendors in the data center contruction market space

Corgan Associates

A leading architectural firm in the US, Corgan Associates has strong expertise in the design of mission-critical facilities. It has achieved Tier 4 and LEED Gold certification for its data center facilities. Its client portfolio comprises enterprises such as Cisco, Sentinel, CyrusOne, T5, and the Social Security Administration. The company has offices in many major cities in the US and has established an international office in China and Dubai.

DPR Construction

DPR Construction is a leading construction firm with offices across the US. The company has immense expertise in constructing mission-critical facility construction projects for major enterprises across the US. Its client portfolio includes global organizations such as Facebook, eBay, VMware, Equinix, Digital Reality, and many educational institutions in the US. Data center facilities developed by the company have been accorded with more than 35 LEED Gold certification. The company also possesses strong expertise in building green data centers globally.

HDR Architecture

HDR Architecture is a leading architectural firm involved in the design of more than 24 million square feet of data center space. Its expertise stretches beyond architecture and engineering, and it is involved in the formulation of complete strategies for IT and big data. These strategies include cyber infrastructures, energy management, and commissioning. The company’s robust solutions include innovations such as powering data center facilities with fuel cells.

Holder Construction Group

A highly reputed construction firm involved the construction of data center facilities worldwide, Holder Construction Group has built more than 150 data centers with more than 5 million square feet of data center space. Its project portfolio is expanding, driven by its strong expertise in mechanical and electrical system design. It also plays a vital role in renovating data centers across 23 states in the US. It is a leader in the construction of sustainable data center facilities, and it has more than 20 LEED-certified data center projects to its name. Its client base includes many global enterprises across various industry verticals: T5, Eaton, Fannie Mae, University of Texas, Data Ranch, Northeast Financial Institution, Banner Healthcare, Lexis Nexis, Highmark Insurance, and Progressive Insurance.

Turner Construction

A US-based construction services company, Turner Construction is involved in the design and construction of many data center facilities across the country. The services offered by the company include procurement, BIM, facility management, and lean construction. It operates through its offices across the US and Mexico. It is involved in the construction of many data center facilities for clients such as AT&T, Equinix, Internap, Fujitsu, and Digital Realty.

Other prominent vendors in this market include AKF Group, Alphamatic Systems, AWP Architects, Balfour Beatty, Carlson Design Construct, Clune Construction, Commodore Contracting, Constructora Sudamericana, CSF Group, Drake & Scull International, Edarat Group, Fluor, Fortis Construction, Gilbane, Hensel Phelps, HITT Contracting, Integrated Design Group, Jacobs Engineering, JE Dunn Construction, Kirby Group, KKR, M+W Group, McGough, McLaren Construction, Mercury Engineering, Mercury MENA, Merrick, Mortenson Construction, Nova Mission Critical, Page Southerland Page, Pepper Construction, PM Group, PTS, PWS (Malaysia), Red Engineering, Skanska, and Whiting-Turner.

A more detailed analysis is available in the Technavio report, Global Data Center Construction Market 2016-2020. Technavio also customizes reports by other regions and specific segments upon request.

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