Frames engineering capability and critical infrastructure business offers turnkey services to the ICT, Finance, Health, Education, Transport, Defence and Construction sectors. We have a focus on high reliability Data Centres where our innovation is proven over years of experience in many projects.
We have Uptime Institute Accredited designers for the design, specification and implementation of Tier rated Data Centre facilities on our staff.
Our team will deliver these services reliably however, we also have a prequalified group of partner resources to assemble the best, most cost-effective team and provide single point accountability to complex projects.
Uniquely, we are able to offer any level of collaboration with your incumbent teams as required for effective and result driven outcomes.
We can also leverage other Frame Group lines of business if required to value add where specialist resources are required depending on the project requirements.
Frame has designed, managed and worked on a diverse range of data centre, technology and construction projects in roles extending from strategy, planning to schematic and detailed design. Frame has demonstrable experience as design manager working in the interests of our clients to deliver value and results expected. We can then look to our other business units by following through to implementation and construction management activities with our partners.
Some key recent high value projects that Frame Critical has successfully undertaken are as follows:
These projects have been in the following industry sectors:
Frame Critical now has the 4th generation module which has evolved to provide the industry leading value for the features
provided. We call it the module48; which means that it is 4th generation, built around the 8 engineering disciplines of Critical
Facility design incorporated into the robust and cost effective unit.
In a real life example, the education industry client currently operates two existing ‘end of life’ data centres on their premises. To mitigate their current operational risks and meet the timeframe a turnkey solution including a modular data centre was offered to the client. This also supported their property strategy
Our solution is backed by comprehensive maintenance and operational support
Innovative heat exchanger system can be used for chilled water (CHW) system if use of the existing site CHW system is required with separate chiller backup, or fully standalone DX or CHW.
It is fully scalable with simple expansion by the addition of another module without interruption to the first module, and cost effective
Frame Critical has a core skill and proven track record in strategic planning, design and implementation of major upgrade works to mission critical operational sites with our designs and approach not only orientated around innovation, efficiency and lower operational costs, but strong operational risk mitigation and management.
Staging and design planning predicates the reduction of risk and unnecessary costs by our deep understanding of critical environments and the operational protocols involved.
We provide design features and aesthetic outcomes based around the underlying risk and business requirements and predict by our design how these are mitigated whilst delivering all of the outcomes expected including commercial, risk, functional and technical.
All of our designs are fully modelled and analysed in advance in BIM and CFD software tools to ensure all stated designs will work, will be low risk, and will deliver the clients outcomes which have been stated.
We will guarantee the success of any project works involving life cycle upgrade planning, modernisation, end of life changes whether reactive or proactive, and expansion of any facility for any reason. This is a unique guarantee that we can provide because of our successful history.
Whether multi-stage, cost constrained or impossible, please give us the opportunity to at least give you an alternate view.
Frame Critical has a simple philosophy in what guides all of the work that we undertake – continue improvement and learning from past experience. This drives innovation, and ensures the innovation is warranted.
You cannot undertake a successful design unless you have defined your requirements, which should solve a problem. You then collect data, discuss this, analyse it, develop concepts, take feedback and then improve on the concept. This is great in theory, but some one has to pay for this…
We have a unique approach which has been proven previously with our long standing clients that we act as a trusted advisor to. We undertake a process that has the client objectives in mind, not our own. This helps our business eventually, but provides substantial benefit to your projects. Cost and time savings, proactively achieved through collaboration can make or break Critical Greenfield projects, whether pre-tenanted or speculative.
We have undertaken a number of large greenfield data centre design and speculative cost planning exercises for new data centre projects. Collaboration should always work both ways.
These all have high levels of innovation with aspirational renewable energy usage levels whilst ensuring high availability and resilience of infrastructure. They never repeat past failures, or not learn from our experience.
All of our designs are life cycle based with energy usage efficiency, ease of operations, and simplicity at their heart.
Frame Critical Engineers have a strong Capability in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), studies to:
The CFD modelling results are compared to the actual results during and after commissioning and testing. This verified that the projected outcomes at the beginning of the project were met
All Frame projects in critical environments will include CFD to confirm project design criteria
Frame Critical extends its capability and services beyond just the technical plant and building services, but continues to add value and insight to the whole of your facility to achieve commonality across general building services, aesthetic and architecture for further efficiencies and standardisation.
We undertake Business requirements modelling to define the capital or project expenditure business case and cost plan(s) to ensure the defined and approved budgets based on the outcomes required can be achieved without variation or overrun, and that inherent value can be maintained so that:
“We provide the best experience for each service we provide to our clients”
The design deconstructs the traditional data centre topology and re-assembles it to provide a simpler, more reliable model which requires less plant space and lower energy to run, making it one of Australia’s most efficient data centres.
This enabled an extremely cost effective alternative to expensive and complex migrations and provided better business outcomes in relation to long term operations. The design is portable to their other facilities to ensure operational standardisation and to allow fast turn around when end of life upgrades are required at those facilities.
Design features and requirements required were leading edge and enabled the client to pioneer innovation and differentiation for their business and leadership in their industry, whilst achieving recognition by winning regional industry awards in several categories for the design.
Mechanical system approach saw Frame nominated as a Finalist in the 2016 AIRAH award for Excellence in Innovation, and as Winner of the award in 2017 for best HVAC retrofit & upgrade.
The Processing Centre in Sydney is the most critical facility that this major financial institution relies upon. The design Frame provided for the modernisation of the facility utilises Frame’s mechanical displacement ventilation philosophy. This, together with fully converged and modular power train system combined with other new technology to ensure a holistic modernisation approach. This provides our client with new data hall spaces that enable a simple and seamless migration and consolidation from legacy systems to the new, and another 20 – 30 years of cost effective use of an existing facility. Effectively we built a new Data Centre within an existing one, without interruption to critical operations, and reusing all of the embodied energy in the existing building.
Frame’s Technology master plan minimises impact on the environment as it uses ecologically sustainable design principles for efficiencies in operating the technology.
The master plan consolidates, rationalises and reduces duplicate infrastructure. It increases the resilience, reliability and flexibility of existing communications infrastructure which will be incorporated into the network. An optimised campus network cross the technologies and physical facility, it will deliver tangible savings in capital expenditure during the design and construction phase, and will reduce operating costs because the ICT infrastructure serves both property and technology services.
By anticipating and designing for change rather than provisioning specific technologies, Frame has helped to future-proof the ICT infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of workplace, retail and residential environments.
The design enables each building and building cluster to have independent survivability so that buildings can function autonomously in the event of a disruption at the network core.
Barangaroo South is an exciting new business, retail and residential development in Sydney’s CBD. Developer Lend Lease promises to make it one of the most technically advanced and sustainable business precincts in the world. ICT plays a crucial part in achieving this vision, and in establishing Barangaroo South as a new financial services hub. The brief for Barangaroo South is to provide unprecedented technology opportunities for everyone who lives in, works at, and visits the precinct: commercial and retail tenants, employees and customers, residents and visitors.
The Uptime Institute (UTI) provides the only Industry recognised Tiering design criteria for Data Centre availability, resilience & redundancy. These criteria are now the standard universally adopted by the Data Centre industry. Whether a Data Centre project is to be certified by the UTI or not, all clients will demand minimum levels of Tier compliance in accordance with the Tier the facility is required to meet.
This enables all Frame designs to meet full Uptime Institute specifications, whether or not certification is required, nor does it matter the Tier level required, as all designs will have proven characteristics to ensure they are fit for purpose, tested and resilient. Tier III and Tier IV data centre specifications offer full concurrent maintenance with redundant components and dual distribution paths and are extremely complex to ensure compliance without rework. The accreditation of our staff will ensure these complex designs can progress without onerous review and re-work should peer or other reviews be required at further project stages, as well as ensure costs and budgets are properly estimated at the earliest stage.
Excellence In Innovation Award For Displacement Cooling & Acoustic Treatment
Best Hvac&R Retrofit Or Upgrade
M E P Works For The Sydney Processing Centre
Data Centre Transformation
Enterprise Data Centre
A keen eye to the Future
Frame has a clear view of the changing Telecommunications and ICT markets. Our industry is undergoing a major transformation. Frame will always exceed expectations and has a highly focused Infrastructure Solutions business to meet this future need, with multiple complimentary capabilities that are structured to provide new and effective approaches to the products and services you need for high value added, turnkey Infrastructure, installed & operated.
Frame has an infrastructure eco-system consisting of highly innovative solutions to meet our partners and client’s business objectives. We will also provide value and clarity to emerging Edge Computing architectures.
The Frame Fringe businesses unlock the future of the Edge – simplified to ensure your business can focus on the revenue generation whilst Frame’s Fringe suite provides the platforms and infrastructure you need for speed to market and efficient provisioning of new products.
Market Engagement, Solutions, Services, Control & Intelligence layer:
FringeCompute provides technology integration services in conjunction with FringeConnect small DC modules to assist our clients & partners with:
FringeCompute provides a robust services and technology layer to make the Fringe solution set fully ready to run to achieve the network demands of the new edge functionality requirements and industry leading integration objectives.
Planning, Reliability, Enclosures & Structures, Logistics:
FringeConnect is the platform for our partners and clients to enable their business at the new edge which may be:
Simple guaranteed solutions for the physical elements of the industry move to the ‘Edge’ unleashing the enormous potential for new service delivery and applications requiring ultra low latency for emerging technologies and those future services not currently developed.
Ultra efficiency, Maximum Compute Density:
ImmerCool will seek and utilise one phase direct liquid cooling solutions that will enable the highest density, lowest power usage computing and processing ability of our small Fringe modules. Direct liquid cooling solutions enable:
ImmerCool will design, integrate and build solutions for customers utilising Immersion Cooling systems that will lower energy costs, reduce CE and UE power and operational cost, and improve overall network Energy efficiency in networks they are operating in.