XYZ Reality Client Success Story

FIBRE CABLE DUCTWORK

XYZ Reality Client Success Story

FIBRE CABLE DUCTWORK

The fibre cables are the engines that run the data centres and what makes these projects mission critical. It is therefore crucial that the fibre cable ductwork is built right, the first time.

REWORK SAVINGS

TIME &
MATERIAL

€31K

Breaking concrete & embedded ductwork & associated rework

TIME
SAVED

6 Weeks

Early detection prior to pulling cables & concrete slab construction

OTHER
COSTS

€73K

Programme delays due to fibre cable & data rack installation

Client Satisfaction:
“This proactive approach will reduce the rework of design, rework of installed services and repetitive surveying, along with, the admin work post-processing that are historically a reactive measure” - BIM Manager

The Project

Location:
SWEDEN
Industry:
Data Centre
Size:
30MW
Project Value:
€250m
Package VALUE:
€50m
Project Stage:
Fibre Cable Ductwork

Problem

The fibre cables are the engines that run the data centres and what makes these projects mission critical. It is therefore crucial that the fibre cable ductwork is built right the first time to avoid unnecessary strain on the cabling caused by:

  • Incorrect pop-up locations
  • Cable deformation and breakages

Fibre Cable Ductwork - Image 1a


Scope of Works

The client team identified the fibre cable ductwork as the most critical component of their early works packages and used HoloSite to complete on-site inspections before and during the installations to ensure that each length of ductwork was installed within tolerances. Key components for inspection include:

  • Pop-up locations critical for connecting into data racks
  • Ductwork sweep restrictions in order to allow the cabling to pass
  • Ductwork straightness tests to avoid adding strain to the cables.

Results

The fibre cable ductwork installation went smoothly with all discrepancies easily identified in real-time and corrected prior to encasing them in concrete. While using HoloSite, the site teams could easily detect when the ductwork runs were misaligned or where the pop-up locations were incorrectly set-out.

By proactively completing the necessary adjustments during the installation, the site team avoided reactive tendencies. These errors would have typically only been noticed at a later stage during the data rack installation and where redesign and rework would have been disastrous for the project.

 

Fibre Cable Ductwork - Image 3a Fibre Cable Ductwork - Image 1 - in tolerance Fibre Cable Ductwork - Image 2 - in tolerance Fibre Cable Ductwork - Image 3 - in tolerance
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