Facebook Data Center

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ATMI Precast would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our customer, Mortenson Construction, for our participation in the Facebook Data Center in DeKalb, Illinois. Mortenson Construction has been a solid construction partner throughout the project. This project began with our Sales/Estimating department in 2020 providing budget pricing and ultimately a project award for Buildings 1 and 2. Subsequently, we were awarded Buildings 3, 5, and 6 in 2022.

Our project included manufacturing and erecting thermally broken architectural precast panels that were non load-bearing clad to a steel frame. This panel ultimately performs as the exterior wall panel barrier for the Data Centers and Link Buildings. These panels include an architectural concrete mix with a light abrasive blast, nonconductive glass fiber wythe connectors, fully insulated, multiple electrical embeds, and numerous openings for mechanicals.

ATMI Precast is proud of our Engineering, Project Management, Erection, and Production personnel for their commitment to quality through this three (3) year period. 

In order to provide prospective of this project, here are some specific project details: 

  • 423,000 SF of insulated precast wall panels
  • 1,617 precast panels
  • 2,133 electrical embeds
  • 1,508 truck loads
  • 120 days of erection
  • 16 separate mobilizations
  • 187,042 LF of caulk
  • 67,208 wythe connectors


Mortenson Construction is the General Contractor, Sheehan Nagle Hartray are the Architects, and this project was erected by our sole erector, Waubonsee Development. Full completion of this project is expected by late 2023.