Top 10: Data Centre Construction Companies

Data Centre Magazine considers some of the leading construction companies committed to building the innovative data centre facilities of the future

In today's digital age, data centres have become the backbone of our interconnected world, housing the vast amounts of data that power our online activities, cloud computing, and digital infrastructure. As the demand for data storage and processing continues to soar, the construction of state-of-the-art data centres has become a crucial endeavour.

Whether it's building hyperscale data centres for tech giants or constructing mission-critical facilities for industries like finance, healthcare and government, this week we highlight the leading companies which have proven their expertise in navigating the complex challenges of data centre construction.

10. T5 Data Centers

CEO: Pete Marin

HQ: United States

T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data centre services to organisations worldwide. The company harnesses the best-in-class technology and techniques for design and construction, aiming to deliver the lowest possible cost for clients.

Its industry-leading development and construction platform is backed by supply chain efficiency and performance, designed to fit the unique needs of a business.

In May 2024, the company announced it is developing a new data centre campus in Illinois, which is set to come online in Q4 2027 and offer 60MW of IT capacity.

9. HITT Contracting 

CEO: Kim Roy

HQ: United States

HITT Contracting is one of the largest general contractors in the United States, offering lifecycle construction services from small projects to high rises to campuses. Its clients trust they will receive a positive building experience that turns their complex visions into reality.

Its Mission Critical & Data Center Construction Firm works to build secure and sensitive data centres, network operations centres and mission critical facilities. It was ranked #3 in data centre construction nationwide for its speed-to-market.

8. Collen Construction

CEO: Kara Stuart

HQ: Ireland

Collen is a leading international construction specialist delivering projects across Ireland, the UK and Europe. First founded in 1810, the company has a strong reputation for building projects for a range of clients, including large multinational corporations, private companies, local authorities and state authorities.

The company is also the largest data centre general contractor in Ireland and operates fully integrated design and build capabilities. Its data centre delivery teams operate throughout Europe and are supported by Collen’s Centre of Excellence.

7. Mercury Engineering

CEO: Eoin Vaughan

HQ: Ireland

Mercury is a European leader in construction solutions, working to build and manage complex engineering and construction projects for the world’s leading corporations. It seeks to deliver unrivalled hyperscale data centre services across Europe.

As an experienced data centre service provider, Mercury has successfully delivered data centres for some of the world’s largest data centre companies for 20 years. Its cutting-edge construction methods enable it to design, build, plan, construct and commission data centres using the highest levels of safety, quality and delivery.

6. JCA 

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HQ: United Kingdom

JCA Engineering provides robust data centre infrastructure solutions, enabling the secure growth of IT systems. With a proven track record working with high-profile clients, JCA delivers scalable designs for seamless upgrades without disruption. JCA prioritises environmentally-friendly designs, minimising energy consumption while maintaining performance. Its expertise lies in meticulously planning technology upgrades within live operational environments, mitigating risks through transparency and trusted long-term partnerships.

5. Jacobs Solutions

CEO: Bob Pragada

HQ: United States

Jacobs Solutions Inc. is an American international technical professional services firm. It provides engineering, technical, professional and construction services, in addition to scientific consulting for a broad range of clients globally, including companies, organisations and government agencies.

The company is a global leader in providing integrated planning, architecture, engineering, project and construction management and commissioning for data centre facilities. It was recently ranked #1 in Data Center Design Firm and #1 Data Center Engineering Firm (Building Design + Construction).

Over the past ten years, Jacobs has delivered more than 17 million square feet of data centre white space and 3,600 MW in power demand, worth more than $30bn in construction value.

4. Turner Construction Company

CEO: Peter J. Davoren

HQ: United States

Turner is a leading construction company and the largest domestic contractor in the United States as of 2020, with a reported revenue of US$14.41bn in 2020. The company holds 46 offices in the US and is active in 30 countries around the world, averaging 1,500 projects per year.

The company plans and delivers building projects of all types and sizes, including sites such as schools, hospitals, stadiums, museums, airports and data centres.

3. Mace

CEO: Mark Reynolds

HQ: United Kingdom

Mace is a construction and consulting company that offers development, construction, consultancy and operations services. Its specialist teams seek to deliver the highest quality data centres, providing integrated and tailored services throughout the property lifecycle.

Its data centre services extend across project and programme management, cost consultancy, construction management and delivery. In partnership with its clients, Mace has created some of the most resilient data centres, with secondary power supplies, external and internal security, underground floors and fault-tolerant infrastructure.

2. DPR Construction

CEO: George Pfeffer

HQ: United States

DPR Construction is a commercial general contractor and construction management firm based in California. As one of the largest data centre contractors in the country, DPR consistently ranks among the top five mission critical facility builders.

The company’s dedicated mission-critical teams know that speed-to-market is essential and so it couples agility with cost. It also leverages its pre-construction expertise to help advanced technology companies make strategic and informed decisions for their projects.

1. Aecom

CEO: Troy Rudd

HQ: United States

AECOM is one of the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firms that delivers professional services throughout the project lifecycle, ranging from advisory, planning, design and engineering to programme and construction management. The company is committed to delivering a better world via its technical expertise and a commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.

Its global data centre engineering, design and specialty consulting team has more than 20 years of experience across 43 countries. Its strategic alliance with AECOM-Tishman in the US uniquely positions the company to deliver a holistic service from front end due diligence through design, sustainability consulting and construction.

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