Data Center Surge
Langan Makes Mission Critical Click around the Country
Serena Jang knows how to support servers. She’s not a computer scientist, rather a geotechnical engineer, but the demand for her team’s subsurface expertise is surging as data centers dot the landscape from Silicon Valley to the suburbs of Washington, DC.
While data center development has been steadily growing, the sector boomed over the last decade – to the tune of more than $100 billion – spurred by e-Commerce, cloud computing, and, most recently, the sudden need to work remotely due to COVID-19. Yet even with new data centers popping up everywhere, choosing the right site can be daunting when considering environmental risk, land price, and proximity to the end user.
“Since the dawn of the dot-com era in the 1990s, we have provided a range of ground-and-down services for clients around the country,” said Jang, Senior Associate at Langan. “Often times, data center sites must be upgraded to support the structures and protect mission critical operations. Whether we’re tackling poor soil conditions, large column loads, utilities coordination, or accounting for differential settlement, our goal remains the same – apply our integrated services and expertise to deliver facilities that help meet the exponential demand for data.”
And while that demand is everywhere, right now the hottest data center markets are Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Northern Virginia, and the New York metropolitan area. Langan is located in each of these regions, which means clients benefit from local, technically excellent solutions and responsiveness that matches the rapid pace of this essential market.