NTT Silicon Valley SV1 Data Center

The 160,000 SF, four-story, 24MW of total critical load Silicon Valley SV1 Data Center is the first facility in Santa Clara to use an earthquake-resistant design featuring a base isolation system. Located on a three-acre site, this project also included construction of utilities, surface parking, pervious pavements, and landscaping. Langan performed a geotechnical investigation to evaluate subsurface conditions and potential geologic hazards, developed recommendations for driven and auger cast piles, and provided supplemental recommendations for concrete pads within the generator yard and shipping and receiving areas. We also developed site-specific response spectra to evaluate the base-isolated building’s seismic response to the risk-targeted maximum considered earthquake.