GM breaks ground for new IBI Group-designed data center

General Motors and IBI Group officials attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the new GM Enterprise Data Center.

Date

May 28, 2013

MILFORD, MICHIGAN – General Motors and IBI Group officials were in Milford last week for the ground-breaking ceremony of the new GM Enterprise Data Center, designed by staff at our Southfield office.

The center is part of GM’s efforts to consolidate 23 data centers in two centers. The work area has 110,000 sq ft of data halls and support space, 19,215 sq ft of administration building space, and a 4,588 sq ft pre-engineered blowdown treatment building.

Given GM’s commitment to the community and the environment, IBI Group has designed the center and site using green building principles and anticipates achieving LEED Gold Certification when construction is complete.

The center will employ staff 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and allow GM to respond to disruptions at manufacturing plants, engineering sites, and sales operations. The project delivery method is design / build, with a fast-track schedule. The building cost is $100 million, with another $158 million required to equip the data center.

(Photo above: Brian Becker, left, GM project manager, and Jeff Liedel, Executive Director, GM Global IT Operations)

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