Advances in Custom Guard Shelter Design Eradicate Cookie-Cutter Booths
B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. announces a new guard booth design called ‘The Wedge.’ Its attractive exterior conceals a battery of high-tech security and traffic control equipment options.
Los Angeles, CA – September 26, 2011 – In tandem with San Francisco architects working for a major financial services provider, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. (www.bigbooth.com) has just unveiled its newest design ‘The Wedge,’ to a downtown Bay Area location. Guard booths and security stations are linchpins in the checkpoint and perimeter security strategies of numerous organizations. Engineered for toughness, the stations must be flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of electronics and monitoring equipment. The design also served as an architectural statement, defining the image of the facility.
Meeting stringent site-specific requirements, this custom guard shelter maximized design flexibility and helped manage cost. It featured a completely pre-fabricated, entirely painted, pre-wired unit featuring a seamless, innovative architectural roof design, emphasized by full-height sliding glass doors, and elongated windows accented by a structural wedge. The ergonomically thoughtful guard shelter was shipped to the site complete with HVAC, storage units, and full wiring for security cameras, gate controls, and data/communications electronics. The surfaces were also prepped to accept the application of a smooth-coat exterior stucco treatment.
This unique wedge design was a manufacturing challenge, one that many pre-fab manufacturers would be reluctant to undertake, since the structure had to meet location-specific wind and seismic load requirements, using minimal vertical frames. B.I.G. specializes in truly custom design fabrication – not cookie-cutter solutions.
Though intricate in design, ‘The Wedge’ was fabricated by B.I.G. with an eye to cost control. In many cases, a 25% savings can be achieved through pre-fab construction.
For over 45 years, engineers and decision-makers from hundreds of universities, transportation, chemical, agricultural, manufacturing and corporate facilities have turned to B.I.G. Enterprises to produce exceptional products and designs to meet the exacting requirements of today’s post-9/11 corporate and industrial security environment. B.I.G. specializes in new designs for the new normal.