At Carastro & Associates, we have been designing mission critical facilities for 7×24 and 100% uptime before these phrases were popular. We offer extensive experience in the design and construction of: Data Centers, Central Offices, Operation Centers, Collocation and Web Hosting Facilities. We have provided engineering services for a multitude of industries and, as a member of the Uptime Institute, our professionals maintain ongoing training and certification in critical work environments.

When it comes to designing and commissioning critical power, cooling and fire protection systems, Carastro & Associates has an extensive track record. Company principals are Tier Certified Designers by the Uptime Institute. Whether your requirements are for a Tier I or a Tier IV application, Carastro & Associates can help you achieve the proper reliability, flexibility, maintainability and simplicity for successful operation of your mission critical facility.


Three story, 230,000 square foot raised floor office building with a central atrium and two office wings. Full kitchen, dining room, outdoor dining terrace, fitness center and computer room. Two 720 ton cooling towers, chillers, multiple air handlers and a smoke evacuation system. Complete building management system including environmental, lighting and security. Two main switchgear […]

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Verizon Central Energy Plant

New Central Energy Plant with three diesel generators, four 1100 KVA UPS systems, three 600-ton variable speed chillers and 4000A double ended main switchgear. Permanent load bank system for testing generators and UPS systems. UPS power was delivered to the existing data center through four 1600 Amp switchboards configured in an A1/B1, A2/B2 configuration for […]

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Port Tampa Bay

Three story, 42,000 square foot glass/steel structure featuring a 70 foot glass atrium with a 52 foot diameter world globe.  Design of emergency power, HVAC, plumbing and fire systems.  Two 150 ton air cooled chillers, central air handlers for each floor.  Central outside air and exhaust risers.  Direct digital control system, atrium air conditioning system […]

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Buccaneers Training Room

New construction of 140,000 SF training center including 10,000 SF weight room, 7,000 SF locker room, fully equipped kitchen and dining room, theater style auditorium and press conference studio. Complete electrical system design including energy efficient lighting indoors and outdoors with specialized lighting control and dimming; Independent electrical distribution for corporate offices maintenance facilities, including […]

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