Central Computer

The State of Oregon's Central Computer Facility consolidates 12 satellite facilities into one location.  A fast-track, design-build project, the structure was designed, permitted, and built in just 12 months.  The facility meets State Energy Efficient design and U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver requirements.   The Central Computer Facility was designed and constructed to meet Tier III Data Center classification for reliability, serviceability and availability, and requires a secure site with mechanical and electrical redundancy.

Faced with a tight budget and schedule, Stearns was hired to recommend the most efficient and economical structural steel system, assist with design, procurement, and fabrication, and to provide a critical path schedule. At the recommendation of Stearns, SmartBeam castellated steel technology was used to meet the building’s requirements for strength and spanning capabilities. This further allowed Stearns to provide early procurement to meet schedule demands. The use of SmartBeam created additional design options and proved to be a cost-effective, time-saving alternative to conventional open-web and structural steel systems.


Project Details

Client: Department of Administrative Services

Location: Salem, Oregon

Contractor: JE Dunn Construction Co.

Architect: Yost Grube Hall Architects

Engineer-or-Record: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Size: 46,000 square feet

Number of Levels: 1

System Type: SmartBeam, Structural Steel

Completion Date: 2005



LEED Silver Certification

Daily Journal of Commerce - Top Project - 2005