Verizon Wireless - Network Operating Center



Verizon Wireless


Network Operating Center


Location - Undisclosed


180,000 Sq. Ft.


MEP/ FP Design Infrastructure


Wick Fisher White designed the mechanical, electrical, fire protection and plumbing systems for a 180,000 sf building for Verizon Wireless, which accommodated a 18,000 sf network operating center, a 20,000 sf data center, a 10,000 sf mobile switching center, and administrative spaces. A master plan of the building was completed with provisions so that it could be expanded to 368,000 sf in the future. The building has dual 25 kV electric service from separate substations, eight 2 MW generators, 2,575 kVA redundant UPS capacity, and redundant feeders. Cooling is performed mostly from four 500-ton water-cooled chillers in N+1 redundancy and cooling towers. The fire protection design included wet sprinklers, double-interlocked pre-action sprinklers and FM-200 suppression. Fire detection included spot type detectors and air sampling smoke detectors.

Since 2002, we have continuously worked in the building expanding the chilled water plant, generator systems, UPS, DC Power Plants, building addition to the MSC wing and smaller projects like the ARC Flash coordination studies, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling.

Alyse Chestnut