In 2010, TD Bank approached MGAC with a data center project that was more than $42 million over budget and 2 years behind schedule. In the 14 months that had elapsed since the original award in 2008, the project had fallen off schedule and was critically over budget. MGAC began by immediately organizing the existing project team of design consultants and service providers to get the schedule and budget on track, introduced the commissioning agent as a direct representative for the client’s facility operations team, and developed alternative delivery strategies that reduced the schedule by six months.
Since this data center was constructed in a market that lacks service providers with data center experience, MGAC developed a deliverables strategy that specifically detailed the planning of procurement and sourcing activities, load growth modeling and planning, and operational design reviews. MGAC delivered the full building, including Day 2 white space, under budget and on schedule.