NECA and IBEW Institute Code of Excellence for Facebook Data Center, a Feature
of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/14 -- Researched by
Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Few would argue that
Facebook has revolutionized the way that people across the world
communicate and keep in touch with each other. More than 1 billion
active users keep the site heavily trafficked with messages, likes
and interactions. Despite its staggering amount of users, all of the
Facebook's traffic is funneled through just three data centers: two
in Oregon and North Carolina, and a third in Sweden.
The facility in Prineville, Oregon, was the company's first
custom-built data center and opened in 2011. The electrical
professionals responsible for its installation were NECA contractor
Rosendin Electric and IBEW Local 280, who worked under the Code of
Excellence program, a formal agreement between workers and
contractors that provides written assurance that the job will be done
to the highest principles.
Rick DeWitt, Facebook's chief facilities engineer, says: "At the
onset of the project, Facebook became aware of the Code of Excellence
program as presented by the contractors and the union. When we would
walk the job with the men and women of the IBEW, what we would see is
cleanliness, safe work attitudes, promptness, and a high level of
In this edition of "Industry Today," learn how the Code of Excellence
was implemented to construct what is one of the busiest information
crossroads in the world, showcasing the skills and proficiencies of
the NECA-IBEW team.
The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has
provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion
electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and
communication technology to buildings and communities across the
United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the
industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW,
represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety
of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications,
broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has
members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the
American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and
has members in so many skilled occupations.
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