INL Cybercore & Collaborative Computing Data Center
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Award of Merit
Owner: Idaho State Building Authority
Lead Design Firm: Flad Architects
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Civil Engineer: Jeff Freiberg Engineering
Structural Engineer: FLAD Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Construction Manager: Engineered Structures Inc.
Owner’s Representative: Paradigm of Idaho Inc.
This data center at the Idaho National Laboratory is housed in an 80,811-sq-ft, two-story building with several advanced electronics labs built to conduct cybersecurity and infrastructure security research. Industry, government and academia are working together to devise cyber and physical security innovations that will protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, such as the power grid.
The building houses a supercomputer that can be used by the lab, universities and other institutions throughout the state. The facility also is instrumental in exploring computer modeling and simulation for nuclear materials, advanced nuclear concepts and an array of scientific research.
The project was built during an active construction market that was experiencing a national equipment shortage. The project team worked through a four-month delay on receiving critical pieces of electrical equipment, pivoting to two shifts, seven days a week, to complete the work on schedule.