Alvine Engineering team member, Andrew Hanrath, has earned designation from BICSI as Data Center Design Consultant or DCDC. He serves as a Systems Integrator with Alvine Engineering's technology brand, IP Design Group. His expertise has been applied to many significant projects throughout his seven year tenure with the firm, including data centers at Pacific Life Insurance, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha Public Schools, and Scott Technology Center.
Due to the push for greater capacity, increased efficiency and higher levels of utilization, data centers have become more complex to design and bring online. Today’s data center designers are often required to possess knowledge in mechanical, electrical and telecommunications systems, as well as being familiar with the other needs of a data center, such as reliability, security and building requirements. The BICSI Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) program was created to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated both the knowledge and ability to apply over the multiple facets within data center design. Individuals are involved in the planning, implementing and making of critical decisions regarding data centers.