General contractor: Carson-Mitchell Inc.
Size: 25,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $13 million
Estimated completion: June
Project description: Bluebird Underground LLC, Springfield’s only colocation data center, is growing through an aggressive capital improvement plan, officials say. The expansion includes 25,000 square feet for a Tier III data center, 6 megawatts of underground generation and a cooling system, which leverages the mine environment and physical protections underground. Officials say the improvements better prepare the company for national trends in hosting, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Mike McSwain Architect LLC (Shreveport, Louisiana) is the project architect, and Olsson Inc. is the civil engineer.
Surgical tech workers are in high demand, officials say.