UPTIME INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM – NEW YORK, New York. – April 16, 2009 –Skanska and EDSA Micro Corp. (www.edsa.com), today demonstrated the industry’s most comprehensive power and energy design and management solution, by incorporating Skanska Mission Critical’s unique lifecycle approach to data centers and EDSA’s power analytics technologies, resulting in data centers that are ultra-reliable, highly energy efficient, and more cost-effective in terms of construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance costs.
The combination of Skanska’s data center design-build expertise, coupled with EDSA’s power analytics, power systems modeling, analysis, and management software provides an all-encompassing and cost-effective solution for mission-critical data facilities. When these toolsets are embedded in the design and construction of today’s data centers, facilities can reap significant operational savings and energy efficiencies.
- Paladin® DesignBase™ is the industry’s most powerful and productive CAD modeler for the design, simulation, and analysis phase. It helps to ensure that a power system is “Perfect on Paper” before construction, by validating operational system performance at both the micro- and macro-levels.
- Paladin® Live™ takes the DesignBase model and enables it to be re-deployed in “live” mode, so it can continually probe for deviations between the “as-designed” system specifications and actual operating parameters. The instant the slightest deviations are detected, they are rigorously diagnosed… alerting facility staff to the nature of potential problems that could ensue, and their resolution.
“Skanska’s use of the EDSA Paladin platform combines the industry’s foremost design-build expertise and processes with the only software tools that can capture design knowledge and redeploy it as an on-line knowledge-based system,” said Mark A. Ascolese, Chairman and CEO of EDSA. “This provides not only unprecedented up-front savings, but huge operational savings as well.
“We need information to enable the critical power supply chain before we can optimize it. We are using EDSA ‘s intuitive power system analytics to provide a dynamic feedback loop to optimize cable sizing as well as provide a dynamic coordination study throughout the project. This will save our clients millions in underground electrical costs and ensure successful commissioning. EDSA enhances our overall solution by making it possible for our engineering know-how to stay-on-the job for our customers long after the traditional design-build phase is over for as long as you are operating the data center,” said Jake Carnemark, senior vice president of Skanska’s mission-critical business. “It’s like buying a new car, and having its top design and manufacturing engineers continually checking your car’s performance and fuel efficiency for as long as you own it.”
About EDSA Micro Corporation
EDSA develops software solutions for the computer-aided design, modeling, real-time analysis, energy management, and preventative maintenance of complex electrical power systems. For more than 25 years, the Company’s Paladin® software products have been used in thousands of commercial, industrial, governmental, and military applications worldwide, to protect more than $100 billion in customer assets, while reducing their energy consumption. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., the Company maintains sales, distribution, and support offices around the world. For more information about EDSA and its products, visit www.edsa.com.
Skanska USA Building Inc. is a leading national and local provider of construction, pre-construction consulting, general contracting and design-build services to a broad range of U.S. industries including science and technology, healthcare, education, high-tech, aviation, transportation and sports and entertainment. The company, part of the Skanska AB global group of companies, is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, and has approximately 4,700 employees.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. The Group currently has 56,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the U.S. and Latin America. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Skanska’s sales in 2008 totaled $21.8 billion
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