Rittner French Associates
Professional Consultants and Representatives of Architectural Hardware, Security Products and Specialties
End User Services

At Rittner French Associates, we pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive and innovative end user services available.  From conception of a new project to beginning of renovation projects, we can help in the evaluation of your door, frame, hardware, access control, fire safety, egress, functions, keying and security needs. 

Our relationship with professional factory authorized aftermarket consulting specialists allow us to offer security and access control surveys to review doors, hardware, access control, security, key systems, ADA, life safety and fire code issues.  Our trained staff of personnel, state of the art computer and communication equipment, access control experience and industry resources, assures you the highest quality product for you and your client. 
We would like to share with you the type of support our company offers.

 In addition to our facility survey services, we offer the following services:

  Planning

  •  Review project requirements with the Architect and  Owners Representative
  •  Select product types, finishes and function based on  use and design requirements
  •  Determine owners needs based on function and  budget
  •  Review egress, life safety, ADA and fire rating  requirements
  •  Develop access control and security requirements
  •  Review door schedules and floor plans in order to  create a comprehensive hardware specification
  •  Coordinate requirements with electrical engineer

   Bidding

  •  Determine qualifications of potential suppliers or  contractors
  •  Review proposed substitutions or alternates
  •  Value Engineer if required

 Construction

  •   Check shop drawings
  •   Provide field inspection support as required
  •   Review bulletins, field changes or change orders as   required
  •   Provide final walk through and punch list for                 architect and owner

Our specifications are written to performance standards.  We are unending in our search and education about today's products.

Our service includes a comprehensive product review with the owner or the owners representative.  We will evaluate all the current and future needs of the facility, and prepare a specification to allow the most competitive price while insuring the performance demanded by our clients.

 Among issues we address are keying and physical security requirements (including how to run a successful key meeting), building type and usage, Life Safety and Fire Code issues, Past problems and successes, Potential future problems and proactive solutions, Access Control and electronic hardware issues and Pre and Post Construction activities to take place (pre-installation meeting, post installation meeting, building walkthrough)

Once the specification is written, we will deliver and discuss the completed document with architect, owner and contractor, to insure that all facets have been covered.

We will address any pre-bid and bidding questions and issues, and finally will check shop drawings and approve final drawings.

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