- Work platforms to provide researchers with a safe environment in which to work and help engineers, welders, and other skilled laborers access high or hard-to-reach areas safely.
- Equipment platforms to keep equipment safe from unauthorized access and seismic events
- Storage platforms to keep materials safely out of the way of the main floor
When it comes to storing or operating expensive or sensitive equipment, military bases need it to be as efficient and safe as possible. Here’s one conflict of interest you may have encountered: Equipment needs to be easily accessible at any moment, but when it’s not in use, equipment on the floor can get in the way of military operations.
Elevating equipment with equipment platforms keeps everyone and everything safe from potential abuse or damage as military personnel work nearby. These platforms can hold equipment like HVACs, air compressors, and other equipment critical to base operations.
Added Security Increases Workplace Safety
Equipment platforms can be designed with a gate to allow only those who are permitted to interact with the equipment to gain access to it. This measure prevents potential injury to personnel or accidental damage to equipment. [Read more…]
Porta-King has designed new office space for Scott Air Force Base (SAFB) to merge an entire department that was relocating from another building. This unique project required Porta-King to work within the support structure of a very old building to create the mezzanine bays and modular offices required for the new space.
Reusing Older Buildings Reduced Overall Cost
Mezzanines can be installed in buildings at a fraction of the cost and time it would need to build new space. Since there was enough usable ceiling space available in a pre-existing building, there was no need for SAFB to build an entirely new structure to accommodate the move. [Read more…]
Power plants are important to our country as they are the main source of producing power for home and businesses. If something goes wrong and the power plant shuts down, thousands of people will be left without power. To prevent this scenario, power plants have to make sure that they run as reliably, efficiently, and safely as possible.
St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Illinois was concerned that only a ladder was being used to reach HVAC units on their roof. This system posed many safety threats, especially during inclement weather. Porta-King was able to negate these concerns by installing a rooftop catwalk in a timely manner while taking into consideration preexisting structures.
Mezzanines as Catwalks
Mezzanines aren’t just for adding more work space or to create reinforcing structures to support machinery. They can also be used as catwalks. Catwalks are used to access spaces above the ground floor, like along a roof connecting buildings together. [Read more…]