Structural Steel Mezzanine
July 10, 2006
Expand your operation by making use of unused space above your existing floor and eliminate the high cost of adding on to the perimeter of your building. It's less costly to go "up" than "out."
Every structural steel mezzanine system is designed to be compliant with the International Building Code (IBC) as a standard regardless of the physical location of the installation. IBC is a combined effort of the three model code groups, and was drafted by representatives of BOCA, ICBO, and SBCCI. This code is a comprehensive set of regulations for building systems, consistent with and inclusive of the latest existing model codes.
Compliance with the IBC is accomplished in part through Porta-King's utilization of an exclusive Type 3 beam-to-column connection. Only a Porta-King structural steel mezzanine includes gusseted, beam seat connection as a standard design feature in all Type 3 connections. This unique design creates an incredibly rigid mezzanine platform with outstanding resistance to sway, while eliminating the need for additional bracing in most applications. Fully rigid beam-to-column connections are available for areas with extreme siesmic requirements. By utilzing a Porta-King mezzanine in combination with a Porta-King modular building offers complete integration for any application that includes mezzanines and an enclosed space or wall system.