Leo Mathews achieves Accredited Tier Designer status

Northrop’s senior mechanical engineer, Leo Mathews, has successfully completed the rigorous training and examination to be named Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) by the Uptime Institute.
Recognised as the premier data centre authority, the Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System is the long-established international standard to effectively evaluate data centre infrastructure in terms of a business’ requirements for system availability.
ATD applicants must thoroughly demonstrate their mastery of Tier-compliant design concepts and standards to gain the Institute’s endorsement. There are only a small group of professionals in Australia who have achieved this status.
Having an ATD is becoming a pre-requisite for all data centre design/build projects in Australia. Their extensive knowledge can help improve decision making and ensure that the project meets Tier requirements.  
“I am delighted to have successfully completed the ATD course” says Leo. 
“I look forward to leading more complex data centre projects and helping our clients to save time and money by avoiding common Tier classification misconceptions and related design errors. Also by designing directly to the Tier objective.”
“When you’re putting millions of dollars into building a new data centre, you want to ensure that the facility is going to provide the level of IT performance and reliability that satisfies your business objective for 24 x 7 availability. At the same time, the project must balance risk management, energy efficiency, and cost considerations, and ultimately deliver ROI.”
Looking for an Accredited Tier Designer for your data centre project? You can contact Leo Mathews at LMathews@northrop.com.au

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