Project Description

Client:   Data Dimensions
Location:   Clinton, IA
Scope: New 30,680 sf data entry, scanning and mail processing facility

The new Data Dimensions Iowa Facility includes space for mail processing with receiving; scanning and shipping/storage; data entry processing; data center; administrative offices; conference rooms; training room and support services.
The exterior image is derived from the contemporary swooping logo for Data Dimensions. The facility utilizes curved standing seam roofs as accents w/ primarily masonry façades. Sun shades and clerestory windows provide ample natural light while controlling heat gain.

Design Components:

Security: Door access systems; security gate access system; door and gate access systems which limits employees to specific areas; video surveillance systems; security alarm system and, data center monitoring

Mechanical: The mechanical system provides high efficiency heating and cooling, humidity control and redundant cooling for the data center.
Electrical; emergency generator; automatic transfer switches; computers and scanners are on dedicated panels with additional UPS back up; energy efficiency lighting; automating lighting controls with occupancy sensors; and, data and communications systems.

Plumbing: Plumbing systems are provided to meet the high demand for the predominantly female staff. Providing one toilet for each 15 anticipated work force.

Fire protection: Normal hazard wet fire protection systems was provided except for the data center. The data center is provided with a FE25 inert gas fire suppression system. Because of this system, the room is completely sealed (air-tight)

Site: Shipping and receiving areas (4 locations); 247 parking stalls with 6 barrier free stalls, sidewalks, security fencing, diesel emergency generator; employee patio; site lighting; site signage; storm water management system; dumpster enclosure; and, extensive landscaping.