Level (3) Communications Corporate Headquarters and Data Center

Level (3) Communications Corporate Headquarters and Data Center

Broomfield, Colorado

Morrissey Engineering was retained to provide full mechanical and electrical engineering design services for Level (3) Communications Corporate Headquarters Campus located in Broomfield, Colorado. Level (3) is a fiber optics networking communications company. The campus contains over 850,000 square feet in five buildings on a 46-acre site.

Critical systems space design included a 25,000 square foot, 24x7x365 fully redundant data center with 99.9999% reliability. Also part of the design was a network operations center (NOC) for monitoring of their world wide fiber network. The NOC has adjacent "war rooms" for troubleshooting operations. This design also included critical power generation of up to 6 MW.

Some of the other features of the electrical system include 4000 amp, 480/277 volt electrical services with 400 KW backup generator for elevators, fire pump, and life safety lighting loads. A 100 KVA UPS system serves all telecommunications closets and other owner selected locations. Raised flooring is provided in 60% of the first floor of each facility for cable access.

In addition to mechanical and electrical systems design, Morrissey Engineering also designed the Voice over IP phone/data system for each building including fiber optics and copper cables.

Other Level (3) Data Center Projects:

  • Level (3) PKSIS Phoenix Data Center Control System Upgrade, Phoenix, Arizona - Project involved upgrade of existing temperature control system and expansion to include UPS systems and other critical points
  • Level (3) Communications PKSIS Data Center Analysis, Omaha, NE - Study involved recommendations for upgrading systems for 24x7x365 data center operations
  • Level (3) Interlocken Data Center Enhancements - Broomfield, CO - Morrissey has been hired by Level (3) to conduct a study for enhancements to the existing data center at this facility