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Data Center Design

With over 10 years of experience designing data centers ranging from 200 ft² to over 5,000 ft² in Canada, engineers at TTS have acquired the experience, the expertise and the qualifications to design and build highly reliable Telecom Rooms, Head Ends, Data Centers and Computer Rooms. We can provide turnkey solution which includes but not limited to Architectural, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communications design, Site Selection. TIER certification.

Data Center Design Approach

Data Center is a moving target and our approach tackles this issue by our distinct approiach to data cetner design. Our process is:

1. Conceptual Design: Gather requirements, establish scope, concepts and high level budgets
2. Design & Engineering:  Detailed Design, Complete Engineering drawings and specifications.
3.Build: Budget Approvals, procure equipment, Installation, Commissioning.
4. Maintain: Periodic testing and auditing for compliance to design intent & best practices.

Concept Design

We look at the other systems in the building and develop a concept for the Data Center cooling system design. The most optimum design is when you can use the heat rejected nby the data center and utlize it elsewhere. A swimming pool nearby can benefit immensely by taking the free heat  and reduce the heating costs.

Fire Protection in Data Centers

Protecting the data center equipment is vital more so for continuation of process than for the equipment itself. A shut down in a data center can be financially devastating for the company. Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems extinguish fires whilst the data center is still operational. We have designed numerous systems which incorporate such systems. Point to be noted is this system does not replace sprinklers.

Pre-action Dry Sprinkler System

Sprinklers in a building are requried by local building code for life safety. In essence it is to protect the building in case of fire. Water can be very disruptive in a data center. A pre-action dry pipe system filled with compressed air allows the water to enter the data center only if the fire has been detected by smoke/fire deteors. If there is a clean agent fire suppression system in the data center, it would have a the first go to extinguish the fire. If the fire is still uncontrolled, the water will rush into the dry pipes and wait for the sprinkler heads to fuse and allow for water to be sprayed for fire extinguishing.

Free Air Cooling

If the temperatures in the Data Center allow, free air cooling is the cheapest and most sustainable form of heat rejection in a data center. We have designed western Canada’s first free air cooling data center and it has been operational for more than 5 years.


  • Facilities Assessment
  • HVAC Design
  • Plumbing Design
  • Central Utility Plants
  • Chilled water systems
  • Hot water Systems
  • Commerical Kitchens
  • Pumps and piping
  • Building Automation
  • ASHRAE 90.1
  • ASHRAE 62.1
  • NECB Compliance


  • Lighting Design
  • Lighting Analysis
  • Life Safety Systems
  • Load Calculations
  • Power layout
  • Main Utility Connection
  • Electrical Room Layout
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Voice & Data System
  • ASHRAE 90.1
  • NECB Compliance


  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Sprinkler Layout Design
  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Data Centers
  • Clean Agent
  • Dry Pre-action Systems


  • Project Planning
  • Cost and bid analysis
  • Contract Management
  • Budget development and approval
  • Equipment Procurement
  • Turnkey Solutions
  • Site supervision
  • Quality control
  • Training for client key personnel