Data Center Construction 101 for IT People Only!

  • Monday, 04/03/2017: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room: 502A
  • Session Number:  AAP3:


You just got approval for your data center expansion or new build. Then a bit of panic sets in. What do I know about construction, I’m IT? This workshop session is for IT centric attendees who want to understand more about the construction process involving new builds, renovations, or significant work in their data center. Learn construction contracts, processes, procurement strategies, and on-going project controls (quality and financial) from an IT person who has just recently completed a new ground-up data center (his second in 8 years) and a 30-year data center veteran.

Learning Objectives

Learn terms and practices of a construction project
Learn about key inflection points when you need to be particularly involved in your project
Learn how the different construction contract methods could impact your project


Tad Davies

Senior Vice President
Bick Consulting Services

Bill Doty

General Manager - Data Center Services, Information Technology
C.H. Robinson