Fire & Seismic Consultation
1 Stop Rack Services has the capacity to perform detailed in-house seismic analyses and designs for all types of structural and roll-formed rack systems. Reviews can be done for both new and existing structures. Reviews for existing structures are typically done to determine remaining institutional seismic strength, the ability of the system to withstand modifications or the remaining capacity when analyzed in light of new code requirements. For new structures, this in-house capability allows us to avoid potentially costly issues related to code changes and permitting reviews.
We believe safety (especially fire safety) is extremely important to understand upfront in the design of any storage system. 1 Stop Rack Services works with the leading fire consulting firms to ensure our customers have availability to professional fire consulting if they do not already work with a fire and life safety expert.
The fire and life safety consultants give you an unbiased, independent evaluation of your needs based on code requirements and sound industry practices. They also offer cost effective solutions without influence from contractors or other sources.
Items reviewed by the fire and life safety consultants:
- Facility operations and commodity classifications for product being stored.
- Racking arrangements and use.
- International Building Code, International Fire Code and NFPA Standards.
- Fire protection systems and requirements.
- Overhead sprinkler systems and in-rack sprinkler design.
- Longitudinal and transverse flue requirements.
- Hose stations, fire extinguishers, fire pumps, standpipes and hydrants.
- Smoke and heat vents, draft curtains, bulkheads.
- Fire department connections and FD access.
- Fire alarms systems, smoke detection systems, smoke and heat venting systems.
- Exiting review and travel distances, exit locations and exit signage requirements.
- Stairway locations for multilevel pick modules and catwalk systems.
- Aisle widths, egress path illumination.
- Accessibility for physically disable.
- Lighting system review.
- Meeting with building and fire department officials.
- Meeting with project team.
- Development of bid documents for sprinkler systems and alarms.
- Development of fire protection plan and reports.
- Professional drawings.