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JAN-MAR 2018

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10 AL CONSTRUCTION NEWS JAN-MAR 2018 BUILDING ALABAMA | PROJECTS Tusco Perimeter Security Protects Atlanta's New Mercedes-Benz Stadium with Delta Scientific Vehicle Access Control Equipment DELTA SCIENTIFIC, THE LEADING MANUFACTURER OF COUNTER-TERRORIST VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEMS USED IN THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONALLY, TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT ATLANTA'S NEW $1.5 BILLION STADIUM, home to the NFL Atlanta Falcons football team and MLS Atlanta United soccer club and site of the recent NCAA national college football championship, is protecting fans, personnel and athletes from terrorists and errant drivers from using vehicles as weapons. Installed by Tusco using Delta Scientific perimeter protection products, the new access system includes four DSC501 barriers, five DSC720 bollards, 39 DSC2000 barriers and 59 DSC680 fixed bollards. " We are very experienced with installing Delta equipment," relates Brent Martina, president, Tusco. "Mercedes-Benz Stadium was very particular about their security needs and protocols and requested a customized sequence of operations for their security equipment. Delta Scientific's products and experienced engineers made them the obvious choice in meeting both the high quality and technical standards required to integrate with the stadium's sophisticated security system. It was crucial to have a reliable team in place as we received a very compressed schedule to get everything complete by the first football game and, therefore, had no room for errors." DSC501 barriers were used at main entrances where players and VIPs, among others, enter with their cars. The DSC501 is the only K54-certified retractable vehicle barricade in the world. Set in a foundation only 18 inches deep, it will survive and operate after a 5.4-million foot pound impact. That's equivalent to a 65,000-pound truck hitting it at 50 mph.

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