Aurecon partners with Archistar on world first data centre site selection tool

International design, engineering and advisory firm, Aurecon, and property platform, Archistar, have partnered to combine Aurecon’s proprietary engineering data with Archistar’s Workspace software, creating a world-first digital tool for data centre site selection.

 

International design, engineering and advisory firm, Aurecon, and property platform, Archistar, have partnered to combine Aurecon’s proprietary engineering data with Archistar’s Workspace software, creating a world-first digital tool for data centre site selection.

Aurecon Buildings Electrical Capability Leader, Peter Greaves, said running real-time feasibility studies to find suitable sites for locating new facilities is crucial for data centre owners and developers in the current climate of increasing data use and subsequent demand for storage.

“The demand for data was amplified through the pandemic and data centers have never been more critical. If businesses are going to invest millions of dollars into digital infrastructure to deliver data in this new world, they need to make sure they start with choosing the best site to meet their needs, in the fastest possible time,” he said.

It is predicted that the global datasphere will grow to 175 zettabytes (or 175 trillion gigabytes) by 2025 – a more than 500 per cent increase from today. All this data will need to be stored ‘in the cloud’, or, put simply, in data centres.

A recent CBRE report showed that a pandemic-led spike in requirements for data storage were at an all-time high in 2020, with data centre groups acquiring almost 55 hectares of land in Western Sydney alone.

Archistar founder Dr Benjamin Coorey said, “research shows that data-centre developers look at about 60 sites, spending an average of 2 to 5 hours at each to find one that is successful”.

“Data-centre developers will benefit greatly from the ability to conduct enhanced due diligence in the early stages of searching for a commercial site.”

The current version of the Aurecon and Archistar site selection tool includes data centre site options in Australia, but there are plans to extend it to include other regions such as Asia. Both companies are also in the process of developing the site selection tool for other development opportunities such as wind farms, laboratories, distribution hubs and even quarantine facilities.

 

About Aurecon:

Aurecon is an international engineering, design and advisory company, but not as you know it. We’ve reimagined engineering and are proud to be named Australasia’s most innovative company and most innovative professional services company by the Australian Financial Review in 2020.

Our clients’ ideas and aspirations drive all that we do. We work alongside them like no other firm to co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges, adding value across the project lifecycle through deep technical and advisory expertise. We serve our clients across a range of markets and international locations. Hardwired in our DNA are engineering, design and the deep need to leave a legacy. We are as diverse as we are dynamic. As curious as we are clever.

Drawing on our deep pool of knowledge, we bring vital engineering experience, technical capability and design expertise to the table. Then we listen deeply and intently. We see the opportunities, possibilities and potential that others don’t. Through a range of unique creative processes and skills, we collaborate with our clients to re-imagine, shape and design a better future.

We believe humanity depends on engineering; and we recognise we have a broader stewardship role to play. A deep responsibility to hold. As we continually strive for a life in balance, Aurecon clients will be both future ready and engineered for life.

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Aurecon: Engineering, re-imagined.

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About Archistar:

Founded by Dr. Benjamin Coorey, Archistar helps property professionals complete time-consuming property research, feasibility assessment and building design work within minutes using groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence.

Since its inception in Sydney in 2018, Archistar has transformed the Australian property industry, and is now the go-to all-in-one property development platform for top-tier property developers, town planners, home builders, architects, and real estate agents.

As planning controls are tightened by governments seeking to build better cities, creating building designs that comply becomes increasingly difficult, especially in dense city scenarios. With Archistar’s planning, property data and building visualisations, it becomes easier to align building designs with government compliance rules. Learn and understand how planning controls directly impacts your development projects and proposed building designs, and bring more speed, certainty and transparency to the Development Approval process.

 

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