Guard Booth Design for the
New Normal: Advances in Custom Guard Shelter Design Eradicate Cookie-Cutter
B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc.
announces a new guard booth design called ‘The Wedge.’ Its attractive exterior
conceals a battery of high-tech security and traffic control equipment options.
Los Angeles, CA – September 26, 2011 – In tandem with San Francisco architects
working for a major financial services provider, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. (www.bigbooth.com)
has just unveiled its newest design ‘The Wedge,’ to a downtown Bay Area
location. Guard booths and security stations are linchpins in the checkpoint and
perimeter security strategies of numerous organizations. Engineered for
toughness, the stations must be flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of
electronics and monitoring equipment. The design also served as an architectural
statement, defining the image of the facility.
Meeting stringent site-specific requirements, this custom guard shelter
maximized design flexibility and helped manage cost. It featured a completely
pre-fabricated, entirely painted, pre-wired unit featuring a seamless,
innovative architectural roof design, emphasized by full-height sliding glass
doors, and elongated windows accented by a structural wedge. The ergonomically
thoughtful guard shelter was shipped to the site complete with HVAC, storage
units, and full wiring for security cameras, gate controls, and
data/communications electronics. The surfaces were also prepped to accept the
application of a smooth-coat exterior stucco treatment.
This unique wedge design was a manufacturing challenge, one that many pre-fab
manufacturers would be reluctant to undertake, since the structure had to meet
location-specific wind and seismic load requirements, using minimal vertical
frames. B.I.G. specializes in truly custom design fabrication – not
Though intricate in design, ‘The Wedge’ was fabricated by B.I.G. with an eye to
cost control. In many cases, a 25% savings can be achieved through pre-fab
For over 45 years, engineers and decision-makers from hundreds of universities,
transportation, chemical, agricultural, manufacturing and corporate facilities
have turned to B.I.G. Enterprises to produce exceptional products and designs to
meet the exacting requirements of today’s post-9/11 corporate and industrial
security environment. B.I.G. specializes in new designs for the new normal.