Project Details

  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • Architect: GLMV Architecture
  • General Contractor: Crossland Construction
  • Services: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

NetApp, based in San Jose, California, has been in the business of data, application, and storage solutions across hybrid multi-cloud environments for 30 years. They recently partnered with Wichita State University’s nationally recognized research programs, including the National Institute for Research and Digital Transformation and the National Institute for Aviation Research, to build a ​​$54 million, 168,000-square-foot facility on the Wichita State campus.

They needed an engineering partner to meet the demands of their state-of-the-art technology including an on-site large-scale data center and an Artificial Intelligence SuperPOD/HPC Center of Excellence.

To meet their unique needs, Integrated Consulting Engineers installed the first full Power Over Ethernet (POE) system in Kansas. POE is a single cable that provides data and electricity to power devices. Also completed was a 9,000 square foot data lab, with a total of five electrical services to the building. The office HVAC systems are high-efficiency packaged VAV rooftop units with fan-powered and single duct terminal units with combination of gas pre-heat and hot water final heating capacity.  The data lab areas were designed with redundant specialized rooftop units to provide the airflow required for the data racks while minimizing energy usage and maximizing rack flexibility.  Low flow plumbing fixtures were utilized throughout to minimize water usage. Redundant electric power services were designed in conjunction with an on-site emergency generator and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide continuous, uninterrupted power for the building.

The project received a Silver LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council.

Contact us today to find out how Integrated Consulting Engineers can help you create your commercial office space:

“Schedules are tight, but they meet project deadlines and communicate well throughout the project. I can call, text, or email them anytime, and they will respond to my questions. We can be very demanding on our project partners, and Integrated Consulting Engineers always comes through with their promises.”

Dj McClenny Crossland Construction Co.