GoDaddy Global Technology Center

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GoDaddy Global Technology Center


GoDaddy Global Technology Center

Location: Tempe, Arizona


As one of the biggest technology companies in the world, GoDaddy requires ample space to serve its more than 12 million clients. But the company also wants to stand out as a great place to work for the highly skilled tech workers it employs.
So when GoDaddy set about building a new 150,000 square foot facility in Tempe, Ariz., it had a fluid design process that allowed it to incorporate trendy new design and security elements as it went along. This approach, however, presented a series of logistical hurdles that were difficult to address.


As the provider of all openings on the project, American Direct identified the best product for the new facility — but was also instrumental in helping the contractor adapt to changes midstream. For example, the client requested the incorporation of access control, including electronic strikes, midway through the project.
Because this was a significant change from the original specifications, the door frames had not been prepped for this kind of access control. American Direct took on extensive field prep of the frames and doors on site to add access control functionality, as well as the mounting of the power supplies for the electric strikes and electric