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B.I.G. Enterprises builds guard booth for Texas Instruments

LOS ANGELES Sept. 23, 2016 Widely known for their ability to take custom designs and turn them into affordable prefab units, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.bigbooth.com) has just unveiled its innovative ‘Wedge,’ 2.0. This updated model was recently selected by global semiconductor design and manufacturing company Texas Instruments, to provide protection for all of its access control points at the company’s extensive campus in Texas.

The original design for the facility was created by an architect who soon discovered that the design on paper would be way over budget to build on-site. But turning to B.I.G. and its reputation for creating reasonably priced pre-fab units, the same architect was able to realize an architecturally superior and under-budget prefab booth fully factory built and delivered ready for installation.

Though intricate in design, ‘The Wedge 2.0’ booth achieved a 25% cost savings through B.I.G.’s pre-fab construction.

For durability and longevity, the unit is all galvanized steel construction with galvanized steel floor and floor frame, and galvanized steel roof and ceiling. The roof is what stands out and is how the name “The Wedge” was created: A unique wedge overhang design with clean lines and architectural detail.

Other key features to these booths are the butt joint glass corners, large full-height sliding glass door with concealed hanger track and rollers, factory prep including flashing and lath on the outside walls for on-site application of the smooth-coat concrete detail at the lower front and rear walls.

Further key components include steel framed shelves with MDF board covered with plastic laminate with anodized aluminum trim, interior and exterior LED lighting, fan forced electric heater, prewired breaker panel, outlets and J-Boxes for data & communications. Conduits and mounting provisions were made for security cameras, and the booth is finished with multi-color 3 mil coat of marine grade primer with the finish coat 3-4 mils of high solids polyurethane that is impact, fade, chemical and graffiti resistant. System provides for a salt-spray test analysis of over 3500 hours.

Another bonus is the fact that B.I.G. manufactures this unit, as well as all their units to be in full compliance to all State codes including energy code. Additionally, B.I.G. takes great pride on incorporating materials and components to make the unit meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

LEED is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) it includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

B.I.G. specializes in truly custom design fabrication – not cookie-cutter solutions.

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.

About B.I.G. Enterprises:

Since 1963, B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc. of California has engineered and manufactured a comprehensive line of high quality, high-end, prefabricated security and revenue control booths. Their state-of-the-art selection of pre-assembled buildings include guardhouses, cashier booths, portable shelters, and a variety of custom-made kiosks.


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