Southern Nevada Water Authority Chooses LEDG for Data Center & Telecom Assessment

The Southern Nevada Water Authority has selected Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG) for the data center and telecommunications assessment for the Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility. LEDG was awarded a professional services agreement to prepare a preliminary study to evaluate the Authority’s existing communications rooms, develop recommendations, schedules, and cost estimates to repurpose, consolidate, and renovate...  Read More

UL and TIA Launch World’s First Smart Building Assessment and Rating

After two years of hard work and collaboration, LEDG is excited to witness the launch of the SPIRE Smart Building Program that provides a comprehensive building assessment to help owners and operators make better informed investment decisions, improve tenant satisfaction and increase asset value. LEDG’s Todd Boucher, Bill Moten, and Laura Polas are grateful to...  Read More

LEDG BICSI Virtual Conference Presentation Wed, Sept 30

Leading Edge Design Group Smart Buildings Practice Leader, Bill Moten, and Principal, Todd Boucher for a one-hour session on Using a Smart Building Implementation Model to Transform the Built Environment.  Details here https://www.bicsi.org/conferences-and-events/bicsi-events/conferences-exhibitions/fall/attendees/program-and-schedule#Wednesday Take advantage of the opportunity to submit questions on your most pressing challenges and opportunities for Smart Buildings.    Read More

Top Liberal Arts College Plans, Designs, and Builds New Data Center

One of the top five liberal arts colleges in the U.S. needed to move its data center from a century-old building that was needed for office space to a more centrally-located campus building with ready access to the backbone fiber and campus chilled water infrastructure.  It was the college’s goal to seamlessly relocate existing systems...  Read More

University Minimizes Data Center Risk During Roof Replacement

A private, metropolitan doctoral research university serving over 7,000 students embarked on a roof replacement of one of their main buildings in a downtown location. The building is home to various academic departments, student services, orientation programs, and campus police. The building’s roof was also home to some of the university’s critical mechanical and electrical...  Read More

Electrical Utility Builds Ultra-Secure Tier III Data Center

Innovative Design and Construction Protects against HEMP and IEMI attacks According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in the United States. Sector assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the U.S. that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect...  Read More

Expanding Health System Evaluates Best Data Center Locations

According to Fortune, healthcare was one of three industries with the most mergers and acquisitions in 2019. Deal-making in the healthcare sector hit $533 billion in 2019, up 26 percent from 2018. Mergers continue to be enticing for healthcare systems aiming to meet the quadruple aim – reduce costs, improve care quality and patient satisfaction, and expand...  Read More

Best Practices for Colocation Migration

The availability of colocation space is rising across primary and secondary markets in the United States.  The colocation data center market expects to grow at a 14% compound annual growth rate between 2019 and 2026, providing organizations considering outsourcing their data center with the luxury of having options to consider.  However, the challenge for most...  Read More

Global Financial Co Migrates to Data Center Colocation

Moving a data center to a new colocation location can be a daunting project, even for the most sophisticated and well-staffed organizations. Today, information technology, network, and data center leaders are reevaluating hybrid strategies to make sure costs are aligned, and computing demands met.  If colocation is part of the plan, a thorough evaluation of...  Read More