A super industrial grade access floor from ASP Access Floors was installed at the Telstra Data Centre in Clayton, Victoria to deliver ease of moving switchboards and UPS units during construction and over the life of the data centre.

The specification contained special requirements that needed some of the ASP products to be specially designed. The air grilles required a 100% damper shut off. Also, the earthing requirements needed a continuous connection from the panel right through to the pedestal base.

ASP’s steel cementitious HPL rigid grid system with 11kN loading at 950mm FFH was selected for the 2,000m² Telstra data centre installation.

Completed in December 2010, the project presented a few installation challenges due to the large quantity of switchboards. The self-supporting switchboards required a multitude of cuts in the access floor – ASP utilised their 1200mm and perimeter stringers to support these cuts.