The companies are developing the site selection tool for other development opportunities such as wind farms, laboratories, distribution hubs and even quarantine facilities.
Aurecon buildings electrical capability leader Peter Greaves said running real-time feasibility studies to find suitable sites for locating new facilities is crucial for data centre owners and developers given increasing demand for storage.
The companies cited a recent CBRE report showing data centre groups acquired almost 55 hectares of land in Western Sydney alone in 2020.
"The demand for data was amplified through the pandemic and data centres have never been more critical. If businesses are going to invest millions of dollars into digital infrastructure to deliver data in this new world, they need to make sure they start with choosing the best site to meet their needs, in the fastest possible time," said Greaves.
Archistar founder Benjamin Coorey said "Research shows that data-centre developers look at about 60 sites, spending an average of two to five hours at each to find one that is successful.
"Data-centre developers will benefit greatly from the ability to conduct enhanced due diligence in the early stages of searching for a commercial site."