There are many reasons to install a mezzanine in your facility. Many businesses find that they can avoid moving to a new location by simply adding a mezzanine to their existing space to maximize what they have. If you’re considering adding a mezzanine to your facility, there are some things you will want to consider.
Codes and Permits
Before you even start to look for mezzanine options, you should first familiarize yourself with building codes. Even though you may own the building, most counties and cities will have certain codes and guidelines that need to be followed. On a Federal level, the Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) will also have guidelines for building that will help keep workers safe. Safety should be a top priority, and OSHA violation fines are steep so make sure you know their regulations as well.
Sizing and Design
How large will the mezzanine be? How much space is available for building it? Will you be using the space underneath? How will you space out the columns? How much weight does it need to support? There are many questions that will need to be answered when designing your mezzanine level.
How will the Mezzanine be Used?
Once you’ve figured out a good size for your mezzanine, it is important to determine how you would like to use the space. The great thing about a mezzanine is that they are fully customizable, so it can be whatever you need, from offices and storage to production and distribution. It can handle a wide variety of jobs.
Depending on what you plan to use your mezzanine for, there is a number of different things you could add to it. Conveyors are helpful in production and distribution. Racking systems drastically increase the amount of available storage space. Stairs, railings, and lifts increase accessibility and versatility. You can even build modular offices on top of or underneath the mezzanine level.
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