UI Data Center


University of Iowa Information Technology Center and HCIS
Coralville, Iowa

A new 43,500 SF Data Center. 17,000 SF of raised floor, Command Center, War Room, Offices, Electrical and Mechanical Support Space, Loading Dock, Burn-in Rooms, Office Space, and Vendor Hotel Space.  The project requirements included meeting “Tier 3” requirements, and to withstand an EF3 Tornado, while still meeting LEED Platinum Sustainability Requirements. The main building materials used for exterior construction are precast concrete, high efficiency mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.  This building was designed with NO roof penetrations for mechanical or plumbing systems, to avoid any potential roof leaks.  A redundant roof system was designed with a leak detection grid tied into the Building Automation System.  LEED Certified:  LEED Platinum in 2012.  Sustainable Design Features: Precast concrete exterior wall panels, High efficiency MEP systems, Regional and high-recycled content materials, Enhanced building commissioning, Construction waste salvage and recycling, Pavement / hardscape materials with high Solar Reflectance.

Completion Date: 2012

Project Size: 45,324 SF

Project Cost: $30,000,000

Type of Delivery: Construction Management

Project Team:

  • Tim Olson: Project Architect / Project Manager with SVPA

  • HP / EYP Mission Critical Facilities

  • Ryan Companies

  • Cardinal Construction

Project Type:  Higher Education  -  Data Center - Commercial/Retail