Principal Corporate and Data Center Expansion

Completion Date: June 2012
Size: 8,300 SF
Location: Johnston, Iowa
Type of Project: Mission Critical
Ryan Responsibility: Design-Build Construction

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Project Overview

The Principal Financial Group’s data center in Iowa was ready for an upgrade and expansion, and downtime was not an option: any interruption would impact worldwide operations. The project, which involved building 8,300 SF of new space to accommodate new electrical equipment, a new security area, and an expanded loading dock, had to be executed flawlessly.

Successful work in a live data center takes more than knowledge and experience; it requires a strong culture of teamwork, rigorous methods and procedures, and 110% vigilance. Anything less can lead to a power loss to critical equipment.

Principal’s own team was deeply involved every step of the way. The scheduling and sequencing of the construction was very important, and every move was planned around the firm’s day-to-day activities. Even with all that, we checked, double-checked and triple-checked everything. Thanks to stellar work and precise execution on both sides, the project finished with zero downtime—and without any scheduling or cost overruns.

The Principal Financial Group (The Principal®) is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management.

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