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AFCOM Data Center World Conference

April 3, 2017 - April 6, 2017

Steven Shapiro Presenting: ‘Best Practices of Design and Operation of a Data Center’ –  April 6th Thursday, 10:45 – 11:45am | Room 502A

From site selection to regional & local code to mechanical and electrical systems, this presentation answers frequently asked questions on which best practice data center design and operation decisions most affect the reliability and energy efficiency of your current and future data center.

Learning Objectives:

  1. General/Guideline Requirements
  2. Site Selection
  3. Building Construction
  4. Space Planning
  5. Physical Security
  6. Mechanical Systems
  7. Water and Plumbing
  8. Fire Protection
  9. Electrical Systems
  10. Facility Policies and Procedures

Data, Automation, Scale: Building and Managing the Data Center of the Future

Steven Shapiro, P.E., Mission Critical Practice Lead

Steven Shapiro has 30 years of experience providing adept services in the study, reporting, design, commissioning, development and management of reliable electrical distribution, emergency power, lighting and fire protection systems for critical facilities across North America and internationally. With over 4.5 million square feet of raised floor experience, 200 MW of UPS experience and 400 MW of generator experience, Steven’s efforts to share his knowledge and engage the industry has led to his authoring numerous technical articles and seminars as well as being invited as a regular speaker at major industry technical conferences.


Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90015 United States
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