College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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CaseHistories REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS College Finds Gym Floor Solution W HEN YUBA CITY COLLEGE (CA) planned to remove and replace its old gymna- sium wood fl oor, nobody expected what would be found beneath the old surface. The project called for the installation of an EN Certifi ed, Action PowerChannel solid maple anchored athletic fl oor — a high-performance system with engineered sleepers, 100 percent natural rubber pads and ¾-in. plywood deck. The PowerChan- nel system usually requires a slab depres- sion of 2-7/8-in. Upon removing the existing fl ooring, instead of the anticipated 3-in. depression, a depression measuring 5-1/2-in. to 7-in. was discovered. Further, in bathtub fash- ion, the slab had sloping sides and a shal- low end sloping to a deeper end. Industry standards for wood athletic fl ooring call for a concrete slab with less than 1/8-in. variance in a 10-ft. diameter. The fl ooring contractor (Merit Floor Care of Stockton, CA) — and the College — had a prob- lem: the scope of the project had changed signifi cantly. Merit Floor Care turned to Action Floor Systems for a workable, cost-effective solution. Ron Fenhaus, Action VP of Sales and Matthew Lyman, Action West Coast sales manager, had seen this situ- ation before, a common occurrence in the Los Angeles area. Action had already developed a method to accommodate a less-than-desirable slab. The solution for the too-deep and uneven slab was a factory assembled truss system to sup- port the channels with a base attached to "blocks" every 16 in. Throughout the industry, no other system designed for The solution for Yuba City College's gym fl oor was a factory- assembled truss system to support the channels with a base attached to "blocks" every 16 in. No other system designed for a poor slab is able to accommodate the needs of a high- performance fl oor like the PowerChannel. a poor slab is able to accommodate the needs of a high-performance fl oor like the PowerChannel. The only other option was cost-prohibitive: to cap the slab with a 3-in. to 5-in. layer of cement. www.actionfl Security Improves for Education Center R EGIS UNIVERSITY, DENVER, CO, recently deployed Brivo Systems LLC's ACS WebService for managing security at its new Cyber- Security Education Center at the Univer- sity's Denver Technology Center campus. When the University began building its new CyberSecurity Education Center in the fall of 2010, staff knew the facilities would be much more than just a classroom and that there would be a lot of expensive equipment onsite. Visitors would be utiliz- ing the facilities in addition to the adult students. "Clearly, we had to have en- hanced control over the doors at the center and who was coming into and out of the classrooms and meeting rooms," explains Dan Likarish, director of the Center on Information Assurance Studies at Regis University. Rueben Orr with Security Install Solu- tions provided them with a demonstration of the Brivo access control technology. "I realized not only could we use the Brivo system to improve our building security, but it represented a teaching opportunity, too," Likarish recalls. All students earning their master's degree in information assurance do a walk-through of the University's security systems and that's when they are intro- duced to Brivo ACS WebService. "Utilizing the Brivo system, we demonstrate the one, two, and three factor combinations of iden- tifi cation — card, biometrics or fi ngerprint reader, and PIN." Another purpose for the Center is to provide education for fi rst responders at the tribal, local, state, and federal levels. So, the University has many different groups coming through and recently was preparing to receive 70 new visitors in just a few days. "The Brivo system gives us the fl exibility to control our rooms for our 76 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 "With Brivo, we have what I call constant vigilance moni- toring and that reduces our worry factor," says Likarish. "Add to this that our students get the practical experience of working with this system in a higher security environ- ment, and that's a positive experience all around." many different needs," says Likarish. Has the Brivo system met Regis University's overall needs? "It has met and exceeded our expectations," reports Likarish. Once the system was in and we established a baseline, we've found it even better than we thought it would be." Look for more Case Histories online at WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM

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