SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Equinix SV10 represents the newest state-of-the-art Equinix International Business Exchange [IBX] center. This client's 183,000 gsf building consists of a two-story, steel framed building with precast concrete, with 114,500 gsf of Data Hall space situated on two floors and supported by six emergency generators. The cooling system was through exterior IDEC units located in a 34,000 gsf, 2-level yard with the equipment situated both at grade and atop an elevated mechanical platform to provide direct air cooling into the Data Hall.
PARADIGM designed the Lateral Force Resisting System utilizing Buckling Restrained Braced Frames “Concrete filled Steel Braces” as the primary lateral force resisting system and a foundation system consisting of full displacement auger cast piles to support gravity and transient loads.
Unique to this building is the innovated use of patented solid oxide fuel cell technology, Bloom's Energy Server, which is a new class of distributed power generator, producing clean, reliable, affordable electricity for the building, which takes advantage of the 300+ days of sun in the Silicon Valley by incorporating roof mounted solar collection panels. PARADIGM provided a comprehensive study of Bloom's Energy equipment and design of an above-roof platform.