# ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices

# Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms

Short Form Full Form
ANSI American National Standards Institute
BICSI Building Industry Consulting Services International

# Overview

ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 covers all major systems found within a data center. Written by industry professionals from all major disciplines, this standard not only lists what a data center requires, but also provides ample recommendations on the best methods of implementing a design to fulfill your specific needs.

# Purpose

This standard provides a reference of common terminology and design practice. It is not intended to be used by architects and engineers as their sole reference or as a step-by-step design guide, but may be used by such persons to determine design requirements in conjunction with the data center owner, occupant, or consultant.

This standard is intended primarily for:

  • Data center owners and operators
  • Telecommunications and information technology (IT) consultants and project managers
  • Telecommunications and IT technology installers

# Chapters

  • Section 5: Site Selection
  • Section 6: Space Planning
  • Section 7: Architectural
  • Section 8: Structural
  • Section 9: Electrical Systems
  • Section 10: Mechnical Systems
  • Section 11: Fire Protection
  • Section 12: Security
  • Section 13: Facility, Ancillary and IP-enabled Systems
  • Section 14: Telecommunications Cabling, Infrastructure, Pathways and Spaces
  • Section 15: Information Technology
  • Section 16: Commissioning
  • Section 17: Data Center Maintenance

# Noteworthy

  • ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 provides recommendations for datacenter design and implementation best practices.
  • ANSI/BICSI 002-2019 includes specifications for hot/cold aisle setups, power specifications, and energy efficiency.

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