The New Data Center Provider-Municipality Relationship

Start Time: 10/25/2017 10:00:00 AM
End Time: 10/25/2017 11:00:00 AM

While speed of delivery is a highly prized element in most data center construction timelines, there is more to the process than the duration required to build it; typically, additional time is needed for site acquisition and development. This can be a significant schedule stressor, given the complexity of the steps involved. What can be done to keep the project from hitting such a common hurdle? This session outlines Compass Datacenter’s “public/private” project, completed with the assistance of the Allen Economic Development Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Presented by representatives of both sides of the partnership, the session will highlight the importance of a close working relationship between a provider and their municipal partner to meet increasingly narrow delivery timeframes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review common obstacles that slow data center design and construction
2. Analyze site selection issues including utility location, fiber sources and local ordinances
3. Discuss responses to development and construction disruptions
4. Understand the role of economic development councils and municipalities in successfully executing new data center builds

Presented by:

Chris Curtis
Senior Vice President of Developments and Acquisitions
Compass Datacenters

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Dan Bowman
Executive Director & CEO
Allen Economic Development Corporation

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Room Number: H

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1


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