I believe that humans are hardwired to try and improve themselves and their situation. I believe the greatest sense of success comes from learning and evolving as individuals and, perhaps more rewardingly, as groups, as teams and as communities.
By driving change, by challenging ourselves and by constantly striving forward we grow, having a true sense of personal and professional fulfilment.
There are lessons to be learnt on every project and by working together, being open minded, sharing our knowledge and engaging with like-minded companies and individuals we will continue to make a significant contribution to our chosen field.
Over the last three years I have worked on more than 1GW of data centre capacity. These projects have been varied and included concept, developed and detailed design, peer review, technical and commercial due diligence, commercial, design and technology analysis and optimisation, post outage forensic engineering and life-cycle consulting.
During these engagements I have seen designers, developers, investors and operators begin to make many of the same mistakes. In each instance, I have worked with these teams, identified and helped rectify these mistakes, with the result of producing better designs, better infrastructure and ultimately better data centres.
This is one of the benefits of being part of a specialist organisation that is 100% dedicated to data centre design, construction and life-cycle consultancy services. For the last 9 years I have worked exclusively on data centre focused projects, gaining knowledge of many technologies, locations, commercial structures and processes.
I have also engaged with organisations such as the Uptime Institute, Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institute of Engineering & Technology, the British Standards Institute and the UK and European Data Centre Associations to gain further knowledge and insight.