After COVID hit, most of the developed world started working, doing school, and socializing online.
This created a massive surge in demand for data center capacity.
Although the pandemic increased the need for data center expansion, it made it much harder for the industry to grow by disrupting the construction supply chain. It has also adjusted the trends in the metal building industry.
However, after that initial slowdown, data center construction is booming once again.
As organizations try to determine how to move into the future with data center construction, one of the most crucial factors to consider is which building material should be used for new data center environments.
Like most commercial and industrial buildings, concrete once dominated the landscape.
However, the storage needs of today are changing rapidly.
The restrictive and inflexible nature of concrete construction may no longer be ideal for data centers.
So, what is quickly taking the place of concrete? Steel.
In the article below, we will discuss why metal buildings are ideal for data centers.