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First impressions matter – and it's the entry that sets the tone and character for what follows at AECOM House. The design team specified a Dorma KTC2 two-way revolving door with integral bi-parting automatic doors for the main entry on Beach Road.

To provide a sleek, contemporary aesthetic, the outer skin of the drum walls are glazed, and the door is contained within a highly polished stainless steel framework, beneath a stainless steel ceiling.

Special features of the KTC2 revolving door include bulbous rubber seals on the leading edges of each of the two wings. These incorporate pressure centres, which can detect an obstruction and ensure the doors stop revolving. Stephen Piner of Dorma NZ says the door is top hung so there is no pivot on the floor, ensuring a clean, uninterrupted circulation.

"There is also an onboard UPS, which is used in the event of a power failure or fire emergency. The system can be programmed to keep the door in a secure mode, or it can default to stay open in an egress-compliant mode. This system does away with the need for separate fire safety doors on either side. There is also a blue disability button on one side, which slows the unit down to give people time to pass through."

Dorma NZ also supplied all the automatic doors for the retail tenancies on the ground floor, and a Horizon HD10 bi-parting automatic door for the other entry on the north side of the building.

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DORMA NZ (AUCKLAND)

PO Box 71025, Avondale, Auckland 1348Phone (09) 830 2052 or 0800 4 Dorma (367 62) Fax (09) 820 4909www.dorma.com.au stephen.piner@dorma.com

First published date: 19 November 2012

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Signage ASI Signage Systems; Xibitz Inc
Drywall B+G
Movable wall Teknion Altos
Decorative glass panels Jamco
Window treatments Nysan exterior motorised roller shades
Flooring Stained concrete and TecCrete raised flooring by Haworth; carpet by InterfaceFlor
Paints Benjamin Moore; Sherwin-Williams
Wall fabrics Carnegie Xorel
Wall laminates Formica
Ceilings Armstrong
Lighting Task by HumanScale; fluorescent by Lutron, pendants and chandeliers by Axis Lighting with Lutron EcoBallast; exterior bollards by Bega
Workstations Herman Miller; Fritz Hansen; Knoll Studio
Lounge and reception seating Herman Miller
Cafeteria, breakout area and collaborative area seating Fritz Hansen Conference table, reception furniture Skylar Morgan through Coalesse
Other tables Knoll Studio
Location 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
Developer 1315 Peachtree, LLC
Architect Perkins + Will, Atlanta
Construction company Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Civil engineer Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc
Mechanical and electrical engineer Integral Group
Quantity surveyor and earthworks ATC Associates, Inc
Landscaping Perkins + Will
Cladding Existing block and storefront
Facade design and construction Custom curtainwall by Bruce Wall Systems Corporation; Jamco Installation; architectural glass from Viracon