You didn’t become an architect to calculate floor loading for shelves.
That’s why we’re here.
Architects, designers, and general contractors are often our first-line client, and our goal is to provide you with the best, quickest and most accurate information for you to evaluate design options to then present to your clients.
Our experience and knowledge enable us to respond quickly and knowledgeably to your storage challenges. We’ll partner with you and provide AutoCAD drawings and specifications for your projects, service from planning to post-installation, and resources and technical information including:
- Technical Data Sheets
- Case Studies
- ADA Compliance
- NFPA and Fire Code Compliance
- Floor Loading
Contact us today for resources, or to learn more about how we partner with architects and designers in Virginia and Maryland.
Lunch and Learns
We’ll help keep you up to date on the latest storage design industry trends with one of our CES/AIA Luncheon programs. We can cover a variety of topics, and can even customize a presentation to meet your needs. Presentations are designed for Architects (AIA), Interior Designers (ASID, IIDA), and Facilities Managers (IFMA).
Choose the topic that suits your specialties and needs:
- Healthcare facilities
- Military facilities
- Law enforcement, public safety, and correctional facilities
- K-12, Colleges & Universities
- Manufacturing and distribution facilities
Lunch and Learns are typically held during the lunch hour but can also be scheduled at your convenience. We even offer Waffle Breakfast sessions! Each continuing education luncheon program is approximately one-hour in length and is worth 1 AIA/CES learning credit.
Available Presentation Subjects:
INTEGRATING STORAGE ACROSS CAMPUS: HOW ADAPTABILITY STARTS WITH FLEXIBLE STORAGE Planning spaces for higher education environments is about much more than lecture halls and dorms – A campus is a place of learning and working, socializing and relationship-building, wellness and discovery. This presentation will walk you through how to design facilities that not only help recruit & retain students and faculty, but also manage risk, improve efficiencies and safety, and help create flexible, future-proof spaces. This presentation will also outline trends and challenges that are impacting campus facility design and demonstrates how thoughtful storage solutions can help create highly functional interior spaces and directly influence the campus’ ability to achieve its mission. This counts toward one AIA/HSW LU or one IDCEC/HSW credit Experience Level: Basic
TRANSFORMING LIBRARIES TO MEET USERS’ CHANGING NEEDS Libraries have responded to the changing needs of the communities they serve, and are seeking to create more flexible, open, and technology rich spaces. Architects and designers are required to design for flexibility and openness within existing and limited spaces. In this course, architects and designers will learn how to combat these challenges by using furniture, fixtures, and equipment that are able to reduce the amount of space being used for book storage and increase the availability of space with flexible FF&E. Through the proper design and use of mobile FF&E, designers will be able to design libraries that respond to up and coming trends. This counts toward one AIA/HSW LU Experience Level: Basic
HOW TO DESIGN FOR SPACE CONSTRAINTS IN VARIOUS WORKSPACES Learn how to design for space constraints in a variety of workplaces from the office, to educational institutions, to museums and beyond. This course explores furniture, fixtures, and equipment that contribute to maximizing space through design. This course will provide participants with FF&E solutions that maximize space, are aesthetically pleasing, and contribute to occupant wellness. Participants will learn how functional solutions can be incorporated into a workplace’s design and provide for occupants needs. This counts toward one AIA/HSW LU or one IDCEC/HSW credit Experience Level: Basic
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS STORAGE SPACE PLANNING: DESIGNING SAFE, EFFICIENT AND ENGAGING SPACES This presentation compares and contrasts traditional storage products against today’s flexible storage solutions. The focus is on illustrating how today’s customizable storage solutions can contribute to sustainable design goals and LEED certification efforts by design. Counts toward one AIA/HSW LU Experience Level: Basic
LAW ENFORCEMENT: STORAGE SECURED Law Enforcement: Storage Secured will identify major storage challenges and trends within law enforcement facilities. While identifying major storage compliance concerns, this presentation will also identify FF&E solutions for those concerns that maximize efficiency, save floor space, reduce construction costs, and keep criminals behind bars. Finally, the presentation will touch upon other major planning considerations for these facilities, such as floor loading, ventilation, lighting, and LEED® certification. This counts toward AIA/HSW LU or one IDCEC/HSW Experience Level: Basic
DESIGNING ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENTS WITH POINT OF NEED STORAGE In this presentation, we will follow medical supplies throughout the Acute Care environment in order to see how storage location and configuration, if correctly designed, can influence staff functions, staff efficiency, staff productivity, and ultimately… patient care. In addition, careful planning can produce marked improvements in inventory control–a prime importance in healthcare facilities today. Learn how to bring storage closer to the point-of-care, plan storage with sustainability in mind and understand the various storage planning considerations. This counts toward one AIA/HSW LU. Experience Level: Basic
FLOOR LOADING 101 Speed up the building design and decision-making process by avoiding unnecessary delays and changes with an ability to identify the new construction building types most suitable for high-density storage. Moreover, several strategies exist to accommodate heavy storage system loads. These include the ability to reorient, redistribute, relocate, reconfigure and reinforce. This program contains an illustrated case study as well as several examples of post construction modifications and supplements for high-density storage. This counts toward one AIA/HSW LU. Experience Level: Basic
Contact Us to schedule a Lunch & Learn presentation at your firm.