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Data Center Construction Report - Dec. 23

Posted in Data Centers on December 29th, 2009

This report arrived to me right after I left for the day on the 23rd and then the holidays arrived, so sorry for the delay.

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: Temporary transformer installed and wired; awaiting ComEd confirmation.

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Painting in-progress
Doors: Doors & frames installed except double door and suite entry door. Door painting in-progress.
Floors: Completed except for wax. Anti-static wax applied next week.
Ceilings: Complete.
Voice/Data Security: Boxes installed, awaiting wiring
Millwork:    New cabinets installed including countertop. Awaiting sink & appliances

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Partition framing complete – gypsum board not installed
Floors: Latex coat over carpet glue complete and sealed.
Ceilings: Uni-strut laid-out and anchors installed.
Electrical: Roughing in-progress for switching, lights, voice/data and security, new 20 amp, 42 circuit panel installed for office space/general use.
Plumbing: Minor plumbing work started.

Then here are pictures: http://steadfast.net/images/dec23progress.pdf

Happy Holidays!

Posted in Our Customers on December 23rd, 2009

Well, I'm getting ready to head up to visit family for Christmas and wanted to wish everyone a "Happy Holidays!" before leaving.  I hope everyone has safe travels and takes the time to enjoy the company of friends and family.

Our sales and billing staff will be taking advantage of the holiday, traveling out of state to visit friends and family, so our sales and billing offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25.  If you have any urgent requests, please contact the support department, which is always manned 24/7, even over holidays.  That means, if you need to submit a ticket over the holiday, please show your gratitude to the techs working, who are giving up their holiday to help you.

Data Center Construction Report - Dec. 16

Posted in Data Centers on December 18th, 2009

With more finish work getting done in the office areas and the floors being finished in the data center space things are starting to look more complete, though there is still a lot to go.  Once the raised flooring gets put in though, things will start looking more like a real data center.

Here is the status update as of Dec. 16:

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: Concrete transformer housekeeping pad complete.  Temp transformer on-site awaiting installation. Conductors pulled from new CT cabinet to exist switch board and transformer location.

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Modifications complete awaiting paint.
Doors: Doors & frames installed except double door and suite entry door.
Floors: Floor prep complete. VCT tile installation in-progress.
Ceilings: New lighting and ceiling tile installed.

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Partition framing complete – gypsum board not installed
Floors: Latex coat over carpet glue complete and sealed.
Ceilings: Painting complete.
Electrical: Roughing in-progress for switching, lights, voice/data and security.
Plumbing: Existing plumbing removed. Minor plumbing work started.

Then here are the pictures: http://steadfast.net/images/dec16progress.pdf

Data Center Construction Report - Dec. 10

Posted in Data Centers on December 15th, 2009

Yes, I made the last post December 10th, and then I got the latest update from them right after that, so I figured I'd wait a little before posting additional updates.

As of Dec. 10 this was the progress:

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: Temporary C/T Cabinet – installation in progress. Cab is piped to exist switchboard and over to the temporary transformer. Awaiting temp transformer.

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Modifications primarily complete awaiting paint.
Doors: New openings framed, awaiting installation
Floors: Preparation for tile started.
Ceilings: New lights being installed and new ceiling tile on-site

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Rear (East) windows – blackout film completed.
Floors: Latex coat in progress.
Ceilings: Painting complete.

Here is a PDF with some pictures from Dec. 9th: http://steadfast.net/images/dec10progress.pdf

Data Center Construction Update

Posted in Data Centers on December 10th, 2009

I apologize for the delay here, but I've been quite busy lately and haven't had time to put together another data center update for our new site at 725 S Wells, here in Chicago.

This is the data from the report on Friday, Dec. 4:

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: VCT tile, interior doors and Break Room cabinets removed, carpet removal in-progress.

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Overall space cleaned of debris. Bathroom demo complete except for plumbing. Existing HVAC units removed except for one on the North side. This will kept for temp heating. Suite entrance wall, doors and glass block window demolition in-progress.
Construction:
Painting: Concrete slab ceiling – removal of loose paint in-progress in preparation of painting.

Since then, all demolition has been completed, walls on the 7th floor are being prepared for painting and floors prepared for tile.  On the 8th floor, the ceiling has been prepared and painted and a final coating is being put on the concrete floors to smooth them out and to make them more durable.  Things are really progressing nicely at this point.

Here is a PDF with some pictures from Dec. 4th: http://steadfast.net/images/dec4progress.pdf

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