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Learned Hall Engineering Expansion University of Kansas

Client:

Turner Construction Co.

Location:

Lawrence, KS

Market:

Education

Challenge

Demand for engineers is as high as it's ever been and just continues to grow. So when the University of Kansas decided to expand its well-respected engineering graduate and undergraduate programs, it knew it would need space that would be able to accommodate not only immediate growth, but future growth as well. The school undertook a project to add more than 185,000 square feet to its engineering facilities in 2012 — and time was of the essence. The school indicated it wanted to be able to manage access control for the project through electronic systems at most openings, but the project budget didn’t allow for installation during the initial build out.

Solution

American Direct worked with Turner Construction on a hardware scheme for openings that provided traditional access control during the initial build out, but that could be easily converted to electronic access in the future once funding for the upgrade was allocated. With American Direct’s deep industry knowledge, the contractor was able to provide a flexible solution for the school that met their current budget needs and saved them unnecessary spending in the future.

Contributors


Hollow metal doors
Ceco Door Products

Wood doors
VT Industries

Overhead stops
Glynn-Johnson

Hinges, flush bolts
Ives/Ingersoll Rand Security and Safety

Closers
LCN Closers

Cylinders
Medeco-High Security Locks

Locks
Schlage Lock Company

Exit Devices
Von Duprin, Inc