Mission-Critical Facilities Defined
Mission-critical facilities, come in several different forms. To us, it is a facility where the users depend on the operation of the building 24/7 to support their mission. Also, the most common example is what NASA needs for maintaining their spacecraft. Especially since they may be airborne.
What Mission-Critical Means to Development One
We began designing mission-critical facilities when the space shuttle was big. The ground crews had to watch it 24/7. And we needed to make sure the building’s infrastructure and systems were dependable. Also, they could not go down while the space shuttle was airborne. That was critical for the mission-control building and the infrastructure around it.
Examples of this infrastructure are:
- Tracking facilities,
- Laboratories, and
- Computer systems.
Those depended on the infrastructure to be able to run 24/7. And so that is what a mission-critical facility means to us. But to summarize, it’s a facility that requires and depends on its systems to run 24/7.
The Development One Difference
What sets us apart in the design of mission-critical facilities is our experience. Institutions gave us the opportunity to design their facilities and develop this expertise. One of them that we always talk about is our relationship with NASA. The Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. We’ve been able to design facilities from the ground up. Also, we remodel their facilities, retrofit them upgrade them. So, we’ve seen different facets of the design of these facilities. This helped us gain tremendous experience. That’s the number one aspect that sets Development One ahead with mission-critical facilities.
Change Order Prevention
Also, the second differentiation is our expertise in change order prevention and safety. Quality and quality control in designs is one of the biggest things we provide for our clients. And a lot of times, flaws in design come in the development of construction documents. Also, in our case, we have strict systems in place developed from experience over many years. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and have never been sued. Also, that is a true testament to that philosophy, in that way of operating in our quality control systems. Quality and safety have been the primary factors at Development One for decades. And we have the numbers to show that. So, those are the two aspects that are important to consider for anybody doing business with us.
We’ve been able to assist many clients in the design of mission-critical facilities:
- Tracking stations,
- Control towers,
- Aircraft hangars,
- Courthouses, and
- Fire stations.
Life-Long Mission-Critical Facilities Clients
These are facilities that the users depend on the facility to be running 24/7. And they come to us because we have the experience to design the facility right from the beginning. Also, we have clients that have been with us for 25 years. And they keep on coming back to us because they know that the way we operate complements their mission. So, staying with the theme of mission-critical facilities, yes, we meet their mission.