Location: Houston, TX
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
Austin Commercial was the general contractor for The Quad and they were familiar with the opening solutions that American Direct and AccessNsite had provided for the Sugar Land campus and for the Katy campus (while partnering with Skyhawk). Their organized and effective work to provide Division 8 and 28 products on those campuses strengthened the decision to utilize them again on The Quad.
…the master specifications for The Quad had sat idle for some time. Austin Commercial Senior Project Manager Bill Brown says, “American Direct and AccessNsite provided feedback that the master specifications should be re-written. They helped us identify the problems, helped us mitigate those problems and come up with a complete redesign, all within the confines of the schedule and the current expectations of the University of Houston.”
The collaboration between the project managers across the entire design team was imperative. American Direct Client Account Manager Kellie Volz says, “I met with Austin Commercial Project Coordinator Jordan Price every week in addition to supplemental meetings as necessary so we could always be on track. We provided more than 2,000 doors on this project and construction for all seven buildings was happening at the same time, even while students were on campus.” These meetings allowed Price and Volz to continually review the product selection and the functionality for each opening, ensuring successful results for the owner.
“We gave the client a lot of help with hardware choices and it was successful because Austin Commercial acknowledged our expertise to make the best decisions about the openings and that is how our trusted business partnerships grow.”