The Las Vegas World Market Center
Rolling Fire Doors with AlarmGard Closing Systems
The Las Vegas World Market Center (LVWMC) consists of three interconnected buildings – A, B and C, which house, “the most comprehensive furniture, home décor, and gift market in the Western United States” (About Las Vegas Market). The buildings’ owner decided to install new industrial grade doors in order to complement LVWMC’s unique architecture. Each building had different brands of industrial fire doors and motors installed which led to vastly different outcomes and satisfaction levels of the buildings’ owner. In the end, Cornell’s Fire Doors with the AlarmGard Closing System outperformed the rest.
Both buildings A and B of The World Market Center had dissatisfactory experiences relating to the performance of the industrial fire doors and motors that have been installed. Building A had about 60 Alumatec Doors by Harrison Door with (Non-Cornell) motor openers installed. Lesser quality motors from an international company were installed on more cumbersome doors within this portion of the facility.
Building B received 90 Cornell FireGard doors with a fusible link system and Lift-Master motors which were installed by a local company that has since closed. After installation, the mechanics did not work fluidly and issues needed to be resolved which cost the building owner time and money. Also, the fusible link system can be inconvenient due to the time associated with installation and maintenance.
When a fusible link system is assembled, it is situated openly above the door hood and can be unappealing aesthetically when being used in commercial buildings. For this reason, many building owners opt to have it built into the ceiling to conceal it. When it is time to do an annual required maintenance check, someone must climb into the ceiling in order to access the fusible link and manually release and reset it to test the door, which can be cumbersome.
Building C tried a third option – the AlarmGard Closing System. The AlarmGard system is directly wired into the building’s central alarm system or local smoke detector. In the event of an emergency, the response of an AlarmGard system is immediate. When the alarm sounds, the doors close at a safe and controlled speed. When the alarm is cleared, all of the doors reset, and can even reopen, automatically - requiring no human interaction. This distinguishing factor of an AlarmGard system from a fusible link system eliminates downtime and labor costs.
The Cornell Fire Doors with AlarmGard Closing System installed in building C had the highest satisfaction rate and a flawless installation. Initially, 120 Cornell FireGard doors with fusible links were intended to be installed in the facility. However, after being shown the time and costs that would be saved during the installation and maintenance processes by using an AlarmGard Closing System, it was an easy choice for the building owner to switch to AlarmGard. From the installation process onward, the doors and motors operated with precision and resulted in the business owner being content. Cornell confirmed the value of our AlarmGard system through action.
In fact, the doors installed in Building C performed so well that the building owner decided to replace all of the fire doors in Building A with the AlarmGard Closing System. This process was not burdensome because the AlarmGard operating systems can be retrofitted onto other manufacturers’ doors which made it the perfect fit for building A.
Advantages that the AlarmGard closing system offer make it an appealing fire safety option by providing unmatched efficiency and safety while remaining aesthetically pleasing. The Las Vegas World Market Center exemplified these advantages and benefited greatly from Cornell’s advanced AlarmGard system.
"About Las Vegas Market."The Most Comprehensive Furniture, Home Décor & Gift Market in the Western United States. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 June 2017.