Because the new housing facility at Indiana University – Purdue University at Fort Wayne consisted of six separate buildings, project managers were concerned about problems trying to sort all of the hardware on the construction site. American Direct helped solve this problem by working to sort the hardware for each different IPFW building at its Kansas City staging area and putting them on pallets addressed to the correct building.
American Direct President, Byron Whetstone, calls upon the construction industry to put safety and security at the forefront of every project to better protect the people who will occupy the buildings being built.
As a building materials supplier for the project, American Direct knew the importance of providing dependable and durable product, but also recognized that the hardware and fixtures needed to be dignified and classy — just like the patrons who would be enjoying their stay at the hotel.
American Direct President, Byron Whetstone, discusses how American Direct is on a trajectory to being an innovative disruptor in the door and hardware industry through its totally integrated security solutions at the door opening.
Among the many special requirements for the facility was a high level of sound control at the door opening so that conversations held in a meeting or training room cannot be overheard in adjacent areas.
The preconstruction consulting offered by American Direct was an important value-added service on the project. When utilized prior to construction, this service provides insurance to the general contractor that with all design concerns considered, the most functional and affordable product has been selected.
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When every moment counts, it always helps to be working with an installer who understands the importance of meeting a deadline. Having materials and installation handled by American Direct allowed for a seamless turnkey situation for the contractor when time was crucial.
DPR hired American Direct as the openings provider on the project, and quickly involved them in the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) project management method they were employing in an effort to shave months off the timeline.
This will no doubt rate as one of the rarest projects American Direct has ever worked on. What is not unique, however, is the synergy that emerged between project partners Deluxe Building Systems, American Direct, Garrison Architects, Triton Structural and the City of New York that put the needs of New Yorkers and surrounding areas first.