Rent the Runway Arlington
Size: 300,000 SF
Location: Arlington, TX
Project Team: ASD, Inc.
Scope: IT Cabling Infrastructure and Security
Rent the Runway was co-Founded in 2009 by two best friends Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss. Jenn had the idea to rent designer items instead of purchasing them after she had seen her sister buy an expensive dress for a wedding. Started out of Harvard Business School, Jenn and Jenny brought their idea to life and had a pop-up shop on Harvard's campus which was a success. Since then, they have had pop-up shops in various cities. The girls eventually opened a standalone store in New York City. Their first fulfillment center is in Secaucus, NJ, and has about 1,100 employees and 200 more in the call center.
NTI had the pleasure of working on their second fulfillment center in Arlington, TX which is also their first fully automated warehouse. RTR said that this fulfillment center will help cut shipping times and continue to expand its merchandise.
NTI provided technology planning and design services for the facility's 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, and wireless networks.
Facility Technology Design – NTI designed and produced drawings and specifications for the facility's technology infrastructure by coordinating with the architect and the ownership group. The drawings detail all cabling, technology equipment rooms, power and HVAC requirements, cabling pathways, and other ITS elements. 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, and wireless systems.
Security – NTI designed the CCTV and Card access systems within the scope area. The CCTV system design includes specifications and elevations for security cameras, monitors, and DVR units (digital recorders).
Construction Administration – During the construction phase, NTI personnel responded to inquiries from the contractors about the technology systems' build-out. We also visited the site to observe 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 ensure that Rent the Runway fulfillment center was configured to address tomorrow's technology challenges.