Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Data Center World Global 2018

March 12, 2018 - March 15, 2018

Data Center World Global 2018

Morrison Hershfield’s Missions Critical Practice Lead, Senior Engineer, Steven Shapiro will once again be presenting at the Data Center World Global Conference on March 12th & 13th. Steven will be presenting on Data Center Site Selection & Battery Technology and the Future for UPS. Visit him during the conference to learn more.

Data Center Site Selection

Monday, March 12th – 1:00 pm
Room 007AB
This presentation will provide an understanding of the major issues associated with the selection of a data center site. The location of the data center has risks associated with the area, security, weather, power, fiber and many not so obvious conditions.
Learning Objectives
Why does location matter? What are the risks with my site? How can I overcome my site issues? Why is the cost of power such an important aspect of my site selection? How does the weather impact my site and my operational savings? Can I get Incentives? Is it worth the effort? What are the benefits of an economic development zone? Do I purpose build or renovate an old data center or a warehouse? Pods/Containers/modular/design build/design-bid-build–What’s the difference?

Battery Technology and the Future for UPS

Tuesday, March 13th – 12:40 pm
Room 007AB
This presentation will provide an understanding of battery technologies available to today, in the near future and the distant future relative to UPS applications. What, When, How and Why to use each technology supported by performance, physical footprint, initial cost, life-cycle cost, failure modes and disposal data. The presentation will be databased with real work examples of systems and client-based experience for the installed systems.
Learning Objectives
What is a battery? What are the different battery technologies? What is the best battery for my application based on a total cost of ownership evaluation?

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

Steven Shapiro has 30 years of experience providing adept services in the study, reporting, design, commisioning, 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.

Click here for more information and to connect with us


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
+ Google Map