777 Tower at Novus
Location: Tempe, AZ
General Contractor: Ryan Companies
Ryan Companies US, Inc. built 777 Tower at Novus. This six-story, multitenant Class A office building features 160,000 sq. ft. open floor plan with penthouse office space, 8,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the first floor and a public urban plaza. This building is the cream of the crop with high-quality standard finishes, state of the art systems, exceptional accessibility and a prominent presence in the corridor.
American Direct Senior Sales Representative Tyler Bardwell met with Ryan Companies Project Engineer Vance Arnold to go over their high level plans and considered every opening; where they wanted card readers, how they wanted the doors to function and who should have access to those doors. After this meeting, some card readers were actually deleted from the original plan because Bardwell analyzed each opening to consider who really needed access to that particular room. For example, the IT room had only one person who needed the access and that person could have a key to that door, eliminating the card reader and the expense associated with it.
Arnold says there are benefits to using one source for doors, frames, hardware and access control software. “There is a definite convenience to having one point of contact for everything. Sometimes if you have one vendor for doors and another for access control, things can get complicated, but working with American Direct and AccessNsite together provided us with the total security we needed and the expertise to guide us along the way.”
AccessNsite software allows Ryan Companies to be in total control of the core shell security. Arnold says, “We can go into the access control software at any time and make changes that happen immediately so if we should need to lock or unlock all doors at once, we can do that instantaneously. It is also very convenient that we can make those kinds of changes on our laptops, desktops, or our phones — from wherever we are with Wifi.”