Critical Facilities & Nuclear Support Facilities

Critical Facilities

The Austin Company provides expertise in the design, engineering and construction of critical facilities, including information technology data centers and emergency management facilities. Austin’s unique ability to handle the complex, highly-detailed and secure needs of critical facilities enables us to successfully implement these projects across a wide range of public and private sector facility types.

SEE ALSO: Mission Critical Data Center

Critical facilities design requires close coordination and integration of various systems, such as high security, heavy power, full redundancy on backup power, and strict temperature and humidity controls. Austin’s in-house, experienced professionals including architects and structural, mechanical and electrical engineers seamlessly collaborate on project details, providing expertise, agility and quick response for your facility requirements. Our approach enables Austin to mitigate any risk factors that may affect your facility. Many of Austin’s architects and engineers are LEED®  accredited and our practice is to design sustainability into every project, maximizing energy efficiency while achieving high-performance and reliability.

In addition, Austin Consulting location professionals are in-house, experienced and independent consultants who assist with facility site selection, global analysis, due diligence and incentive negotiation. Identifying the appropriate site for your facility helps mitigate risks from external threats, and our consultants work closely with Austin design and engineering colleagues for full project integration.

 

Nuclear Support Facilities

The complexities associated with designing and constructing facilities within a nuclear power site require advanced and extensive planning, as well as a strong focus on safety and security to maintain efficient power generation. These facility projects present a unique set of challenges that The Austin Company is experienced in handling successfully.

SEE ALSO: Fukushima FLEX Storage Facility

The Austin Company has provided services for the master planning, programming, design, engineering and building of multiple projects for several leading nuclear power companies. For a variety of support facilities both inside and outside the protected area, Austin provides productive, efficient and cost-effective solutions to the complex regulations, procedures and culture of the nuclear site environment.  

Austin’s experience within the protected area includes:

  • Controlled Access Area
    • Radiation protection
    • Operations
    • Outage control
    • Work control
    • Operational support
    • Chemistry
  • Maintenance Support Facilities
    • Machine and welding shops
    • Overhead cranes
    • Heavy equipment
    • General work areas

In addition, Austin has completed other projects within and outside the protected area for office buildings, FLEX buildings, central storage, contractor's offices, fabrication shops, and training centers.

Key aspects of Austin’s projects have included: design to sustain severe storm events and hurricane-force winds; seismic design; compliance with NRC regulations; considerations for adequate space and workflow; clean, isolated and DC power; security access and badging; HVAC/humidity; overhead cranes; and experience with locating and connection to existing underground utilities and fire protection systems.