IT Renaissance Data Center

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The project included infrastructure, a sacrificial roofing system, water-cooled and air-cooled backup chiller and sophisticated fire and security systems with remote monitoring capabilities including early warning detection system (VESDA).

Clayco provided construction management services for this primary data center serving the rapid growth of the IT group for Centene Corporation, a Fortune 1000 health benefits administrator. The facility allows for ease of future facility expansion.

The data center features include N+1 mechanical and electrical systems, isolation bases under all racks and PDUs to minimize impact of seismic events. At full build-out, the racks are capable of over 1,700 kW of power. Sophisticated building management and control systems are fully integrated with the client’s existing corporate building management system.

30” raised access floor with under floor coolingSophisticated building management and controls system with full integration with Centene’s existing system
Hardened exterior walls and roof system for F3 Tornadic and projectile resistanceTwo (2) separate main power service feeds from Ameren
Sacrificial roofing systemTwo (2) separate data provider feeds
Grated roof system over emergency cooling source (air cooled chiller)A&B electrical paths to the server level
Perimeter fencing and securityExpandable UPS system
Isolation bases under all racks and PDU’s to mitigate the impact of a seismic eventUtilizing 415 v in row PDU’s for power distribution to racks
Water cooled and air cooled (backup) chillerPower monitoring capabilities down to the server level
Three (3) ea. 1,400 gallon chilled water storage buffer tanksOne (1) ea. 1500 kW diesel generator scalable to three (3) ea.
Pre action and FM 200 fire protection systemsComplete security system per Centene’s stringent standards


Centene Corporation


O’Fallon, Missouri


36,000 SF


  • Architect: Arcturis
  • Value: $26 Million


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