While that type of demand will likely cool off in 2022, a surge in orders by other users should keep activity in the sector humming along, according to industry experts, if enough workers can be found to build it out.
According to a data center report from U.K.-based global real estate and infrastructure consultancy Turner & Townsend:
- 95% of respondents predict data center construction demand in 2022 will be greater than 2021.
- 82% of respondents rate data center construction market conditions as hot or overheating.
- 70% of respondents consider the data center industry to be “recession proof.”