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Keihin Automotive Manufacturing, Michigan Division

Smart Space Mezzanine – Keihin Automotive Manufacturing, Michigan Division. Keihin, an automotive systems management company reached out to Smart Space Mezzanine with concern for growing more space in their Capac, Michigan facility. When companies run out of ground floor space, they get smart and move their business upwards. The versatility and ease of mezzanines are great ways to provide your company with more room to grow. Keihin’s required a 60’ x 90’ mezzanine to help with their space issues. Smart Space [...]

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2012 International Building Code IBC

A new project built to 2012 International Building Code   IBC Section 1009 Stairways 1009.4 Width.  The width of stairways shall be determined as specified in section 1005.1, but such width shall not be less than 44 inches (1118mm). see section 1007.3 for accessible means of egress stairways. Exceptions:  Stairways serving an occupant load of less than 50 shall have a width of not less than 36 inches (914 mm).  Solid risers are not required for stairways that are not required to comply with section [...]

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Clear Span Structural Steel Mezzanine

Tiger Material Handling, Inc. recently purchased a clear span structural steel mezzanine from Smart Space Mezzanine. The 25’ clear span was achieved by using bar joists and structural I-beams. Due to the heavy loads foundations were necessary. Service Spring elected to go with hidden base plates. The concrete footer is set 6” below the finished floor. The baseplates were anchored below grade and poured over. The benefit to this design is eliminating trip hazards. The structural steel stairs have diamond plate [...]

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IBC – Custom Stairs with Landings

Smart Space Mezzanines and Structures recently built two custom stairs with landings. The code used was IBC 2012. The stairs were constructed C10 x 15.3 for the stringers, 1-1/2” schedule 40 pipe handrail, HSS3x3x1/4” support legs, 3/16” x 1-1/2” serrated bar grating treads and deck. UPS contracted Smart Space at the following locations: Project Sales Agent: Industrial Products, Ltd 180 Bilmar Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205 Subcontractor: Andrew J. Uhrik Plumbline Construction, Inc. 1102 Baltimore Pike, Suite 205 Glen Mills, Pa 19342 Construction Manager: Nicholas Tizol Construction Management Associate Integrated Project Services – IPS 721 Arbor Way [...]

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UPS Ramp Project

We were contacted by UPS. Their buildings had no safe and efficient way for ground access. Smart Space Mezzanines and Structures designed heavy duty steel ramps. The ramps allow fork trucks, carts and other equipment to get from the building floor to the ground floor; a 50” elevation change. UPS contracted Smart Space at the following locations: UPS 3083 Charleston Hwy West Columbia, SC. 29172 UPS 4150 Azalea Drive Charleston, SC. 29405 UPS 250 Belle Hill Road Elkton, MD. 21921 The alternative to the Smart Space ramp was to install [...]

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IBC – Public Access Handrail System

Smart Space Mezzanines and Structures recently upgraded a local church’s stair handrail system.  As you can see from the original photo the rail isn’t high enough and doesn’t appear that it could withstand a 200lb concentrated load. The stairs and landings rail was replaced with what you see in the three new photos.  This rail was built to the most recent code, International Building Code (IBC) 2012; a few points in the code are: • Pickets and intermediate railings shall be provided [...]

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Husky Lima Refining Company

Husky’s main lobby atrium staircase was custom built by Smart Space Mezzanines and Structures. This staircase is both elegant and functional. This is a switchback style staircase has an extra-large mid landing and top landing. The 7′ wide concrete pan treads allow multiple personnel to easily access the second floor. This staircase was built to IBC public access code. The finish work consisted of tempered safety glass and aluminum. The railing is completely filled in with glass, preventing anything [...]

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IAC Huron

A custom designed Smart Space Mezzanine was an integral part of a recent project for the IAC Huron, Ohio Manufacturing Facility. The project included a mezzanine extension off an existing mezzanine, structural handrail and a lift out gate. All of the railing is construction from 1-1/2″ schedule 40 and 80 pipe with 1/4″x4″ toe guard. Smart Space then enclosed the entire finished structure with wire partition below. With man doors and slide gates all having keyed locks. It allowed IAC to [...]

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BP Oregon-Ohio Refining Facility

A custom designed Smart Space Mezzanine and Structure was an integral part of a recent project for the BP Oregon, Ohio Refining Facility. The project included a mezzanine with two IBC metal stairs, structural handrail and a lift out gate. The mezzanine is constructed from 18K6 bar joist.   The joisted are welded to bearing plates and supported by masonry walls.   The deck is  4″ thick concrete poured on a 0.6C22 metal deck manufactured by Vulcraft Group -Nucor Steel. All of the railing on this [...]

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Designetics Production Storage

Smart Space recently sold a mezzanine utilized for production storage. Designetics’ had to make a choice to either do a building expansion or to utilize existing floor space. They chose to build up with a Smart Space Mezzanine. This mezzanine is a freestanding structure that fits tightly against the plants exterior wall and around the plant’s building columns. The deck cantilevered to the block wall in order to avoid electrical and air lines. The stairs on this project are an OSHA steel [...]

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