United Distributors is the largest alcoholic beverage wholesaler in Georgia and Alabama. First started by Hertz and Kugelman families in the 1940s under the name Fulton Distributors Company in Atlanta, GA. Over the years it has expanded and eventually named United Distributors. It has been managed by the Hertz family for over 4 generations.
NTI provided technology planning and design services for the facilities infrastructure and the systems that rely upon it.
We began with space planning. We then planned and designed the infrastructure including the drawings for cabling systems, data, voice, security, audio visual and wireless systems.
NTI scope of services
- Facility Technology Design – NTI designed and produced drawings and specifications for the infrastructure for the technology systems for the facilities. NTI coordinated with members of the architect’s team, and the Ownership group. Our drawings detail all of the cabling, technology equipment rooms, power and HVAC requirements, cabling pathways and other elements of the “Information Transport System” (ITS). Using a globally recognized standards-based approach per TIA/EIA, ANSI, and BICSI guidelines, the completed ITS serves as the information highway for all data, security, TV, AV, and wireless systems.
- Security – NTI designed the CCTV and Card access systems within the scope area. The CCTV system design include specifications and elevations for security cameras, monitors and DVR units (digital recorders).
- Audio Visual Services – To include a Dynamic Background music system that adheres to the owner’s requirements. This system will support up to four (4) sources of audio that can be distributed, as desired. Video systems include flat panels and projectors. Within the large Training Area, we enhanced the audio system with additional support of microphone and line-level inputs, and with enhanced speakers designed to maximize vocal clarity and Multi-media playback. There is also an additional audio channels that can support Assisted Listening devices or other audio needs. Volume controls and source selectors will be accessible to staff to allow for control without the need to go to a central closet to make changes.
- Construction Administration – During the construction phase, NTI personnel responded to inquiries from the contractors regarding the build-out of the technology systems and visited the site to personally witness the contractor’s progress, workmanship and adherence to NTI drawings and specifications.
From concept through implementation, we worked closely with the Architect and Ownership teams to assure that the United Distributors facilities are configured to address tomorrow’s technology challenges today.
Office and Training Facilities
24,846 SF Keg Cooler
19,898 SF Point of Sale
13,486 SF Training Area
Architect: Randall-Paulson Architects
NTI Scope of Services