Bruce Myatt, Global Director, DC Engineering and Construction, Black & Veatch
Bruce Myatt, PE is a registered Mechanical Engineer, Founder of Silicon Valley’s Critical Facilities Round Table (CFRT), and Global Director of Mission Critical Engineering and Construction Services at Black & Veatch in San Francisco. He has over 35 years of engineering consulting experience working with critical facilities such as data centers, clean rooms, semiconductor fabs, nuclear power plants, and DOE’s nuclear production facilities.
Bruce has recently led data center hyperscale and colocation data center consulting and design projects in the US and Asia, focused on sustainability, decarbonization and modular template design in support of fast-track program deployment. He has led the development of advanced data center designs for which he was recognized as Finalist in the 2013 Data Center Dynamics NorAm annual Awards competition for Design Concepts & Future Thinking and has twice been selected as a Finalist in eBay’s national design competitions for Mercury & Quicksilver projects.
Bruce has been selected as a technical advisor to DOE, EPA, CEC, LBNL, and PG&E Committees focused on Data Center Energy Efficiency, and he has provided data center technical presentations and panel discussions to audiences at several Data Center Dynamics conferences in SF, NYC, & VA, National 7x24 Exchange, The Uptime Symposium, Critical Facilities Summit, Next Generation Data Centers, several PG&E Data Center Customer Energy Efficiency conferences, and many other events. He is recognized for his leadership in the industry’s adaptation of data center aisle containment cooling solutions.
Earlier in his career, Bruce spent 15 years in the commercial Nuclear Power industry, where he designed reactor-internal mechanical and structural components for General Atomics’ HTGR (high temperature gas cooled reactor) for the Ft. St. Vrain Nuclear Power Plant in Colorado. He also designed the Torus reservoir and emergency core cooling system for General Electric’s Mark-I BWR (boiling water reactor), as well as a variety of Westinghouse PWR (pressurized water reactor) balance-of-plant MEP systems. Finally, he managed site wide MEP and structural engineering improvements for DOE’s Hanford Nuclear Site in southeastern Washington, including return to service studies for the plutonium enrichment facility N-Reactor.