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PROJECT doors Delaney Honda uses Spiral rollup doors from Rytec Corp. to promote the clean, architectural look of the building and save time and energy in the facility's service center. High-Speed Doors Add Zip To Service Center Rollup doors save space and energy for a car dealership. C ar dealerships from a street view feature layout, materials, finishes, furniture, fixtures, Headline Text glittering new cars in an architecturally attractive showroom. Usually hidden away around the back is the typically rough-looking and grimy service center, the ugly duckling of the operation. Dealerships have been increasing signs, and space specifications for all areas of the facility and site. The frontage consists of gleaming white panels, with a Honda Blue portal into the dealership. According to business manager Ed Loyconi, Deck. the profit-making contribution of their service "The doors are an important part of enhancing centers by making this part of their facility more our image when our customers come by to have appealing. The goal is to make the car-servicing their cars serviced." Of course, whatever doors experience as professional as possible in an en- they use must provide a lower cost of ownership vironment as appealing as the front of the store, and prevent energy loss for the conditioned air in communicating to customers that they are in the service facility, but according to Loyconi, good hands. The door's tight coil saves headspace. A rubber membrane connects the door slats to minimize conditioned-air loss. DOORS AT YOUR SERVICE "speed is also important." RESPECTING THE CUSTOMER'S TIME Quality: that's the impression four Spiral rollup doors from Rytec Corp., Jackson, WI, provide for Del- The 9,000-sq.-ft. dealership is part of the three-loca- The four 12-ft. x 12-ft. Rytec doors provide speed. Cus- aney Honda, Indiana, PA. The doors give the facility's tion Delaney Auto Group. The Group wants their facility tomers who bring a car in for service are many times on service center a sleek appearance, provide a tight seal to to create a customer-satisfying experience-by providing a tight schedule and in a hurry. The door's roll-up speed prevent energy loss, and offer security during off hours. the thrill of buying a new car and by making the service of 60 in./sec. is the first indication to customers that their The doors fit the clean, architectural look of the build- center as welcoming as possible. service needs will be taken care of efficiently. The opening speed is five times faster than conventional doors. ing, part of Honda's signature architecture, enabling the The Indiana facility was designed in accordance with dealership to proudly have their service center facing the Honda's Dealership Image Program, and the high-speed "The customers," according to Noel, "are very im- street, not hidden around the back. doors complement this look. The image program includes pressed with how fast the door zips open, enabling them MAY 2016 COMMERCI A L A RCHI T EC T URE 37

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture May 2016

The Architects
Regulations Shape Hospital Design
Architectural Glass Goes First Class
Healthcare Green Design
Interiors Products
Insulation Chills Cold-Storage Facility
Exteriors Products
Dynamic Glass Transforms Elevated Oasis
High-Speed Doors Add Zip To Service Center
Windows & Doors Products
Controlling The Sun
Building Technology Products
VRF Holds Key To Detroit Renovation
Tankless Units Heat Water For 17 Stories
HVAC & Plumbing Products
Retrofit Cuts Operation Costs by 85%
Power Monitor Tracks Non-Light Loads, Too
Lighting & Electrical Products

Commercial Architecture May 2016