The Energy Authority Office and Data Center

Project Description

  • Existing Office Renovation and New Data Center

  • Jacksonville, Florida

  • Client: Jacksonville Energy Authority

  • Construction Cost: $2.6 million

The Energy Authority (TEA), a nonprofit corporation and one of the nation’s leaders in public power energy trading and risk management, engaged the services of Duffey Southeast to provide construction management and general contractor services at their corporate offices in Jacksonville. In addition to renovating 33,000 square foot of office space on the 26th floor of the BellSouth Tower, including a 24-hour trading operation, we also built a new 2,000 square foot data center on the building’s 30th floor. Renovation work included demolition and new finishes throughout the space while simultaneously keeping the energy-trading brokers, and their workstations fully functional. Electrical and data feeds from the new data center were installed to support the trading operation on the lower floor. A UPS system was installed to insure the computerized trading equipment stayed “alive” at all times.  Our project team and crew worked long hours including night shifts to complete this project on time and within budget. We were flexible in adapting to work conditions since the project, on a busy downtown street, had no on site parking, no place on the outside to store materials and equipment, and limited time to get materials in and out of the building to avoid heavy pedestrian and car traffic during the day.