Project Frog's two-story modular data center design (Image: Project Frog)

Aecom and Project Frog Partner on Modular Data Centers

Schools, hospitals, and data centers. The need for all three types of buildings is growing faster than traditional construction methods can deliver, and all three can benefit from using modular building components pre-fabricated and shipped to the construction site for faster delivery.

That’s according to Project Frog, a company that specializes in modular construction of the three types of facilities. Project Frog recently partnered with Aecom, one of the world’s largest engineering design firms, to deliver modular data centers, 1 MW and up.

Los Angeles-based Aecom, whose annual revenue is $18 billion, says it has been designing and building data centers for the last 25 years but recognizes that today’s data center users need simplified deployment that enables quick expansion in the future.

“Project Frog’s innovative and proven delivery method, combined with Aecom’s lifecycle data center services, creates a quality, turn-key delivery solution,” Louis Armstrong, Aecom’s executive VP, said in a statement.

The venture is called “Rapid Deployment Team.” The team will deploy Project Frog’s Converge data center kit, which includes building core and shell, as well as some cooling infrastructure that can be adapted to a variety of climates or loads.

The two-story “off-the-shelf” modular data center design can scale from 1 MW to 50 MW.

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