Innovative B.I.G. Guard Booth Helps Defend Key NASA Research Facility

Contemporary guard booth designed for NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Research Facility reflects the organization’s ‘can-do’ attitude.

Los Angeles, CA Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center manages and implements NASA’s suborbital research programs and next-generation launch technologies. As a key supplier of guard booths for NASA’s numerous facilities, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. ( was once again selected to fabricate a flexible, modern booth design that would meet NASA’s stringent security requirements, and withstand harsh weather conditions. Unpredictable weather and salt spray can exact a toll on island structures.

Like NASA, B.I.G. Enterprises takes pride in their work, and manufactures the units to meet NASA’s exacting standards. This new unit features all galvanized steel construction with Centria exterior metal panels to create the reveal appearance. B.I.G.’s exclusive paint finish with 3500 hour-tested salt spray makes the booth uncommonly well-matched for punishing climates.

The booth is fitted with stainless steel shelves and cabinets, commercial swing-out doors with stainless steel hinges, and ultra-contemporary, awning style windows with Solar Gray, dual-pane insulating glass that tilt out for ventilation.

Inside, a stainless steel plate floor is covered with hard-wearing, non-deteriorating industrial rubber tile, and the booth’s detailed electrical system includes: NEMA R quad receptacles, exterior GFCI outlets, junction boxes and conduit runs for data, communications equipment, LAV and CCTV. Finally, a commercial two-ton ductless split system HVAC provides optimal temperature control.

The B.I.G. guard booth provides stalwart protection and makes a vibrant aesthetic statement.

“We are honored to be a key provider of guard booths and shelters for NASA. Guard booths and shelters are perimeter security linchpins. Guard shelters serve as visual deterrents for potential threats, but also as visual statements, defining the image of the facilities they help to protect.” said Vice President, David King.

B.I.G. Enterprises also fabricates guard shelters incorporating extra protection from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats via an industry-exclusive process of filtration and pressurization. B.I.G. booths, shelters, and security command centers are tough, innovative, and enduring.

About B.I.G. Enterprises:
Since 1963, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. of California has engineered and manufactured a comprehensive line of high quality, high-end, prefabricated security and revenue control booths. Their state-of-the-art selection of pre-assembled buildings includes guardhouses, cashier booths, portable shelters, and a variety of custom-made kiosks.