Monthly Archives - March 2015

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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