Warehouse Mezzanines and Mezzanine Designs

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Our custom warehouse mezzanines and industrial structure platforms are designed to fit your size, load, and span specifications at an economical price that also fits your project budget.

We offer a broad range of industrial mezzanines including single or multi-level mezzanines at affordable prices.

Our Structural Steel Mezzanine systems and Industrial Platforms typically add second or third production floor or storage levels in:

  • Processing Plants.
  • Industrial Facilities and Warehouses.
  • Distribution Centers.
  • Retail Stores.
  • Office Buildings and more.

Our experienced and well-trained engineering team will use their best acumen to create a mezzanine design structure adapted to the layout of your facility.

Our mezzanine design will accommodate your production flow and exact performance needs, thus ensuring a safe and profitable work environment for your expanding company.

KABTech Offers Structural Steel or Cold Roll Mezzanines

Mezzanine Flooring & Decking Options

Resin Composite

Resin Composite Flooring

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Plywood or OSB Flooring

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Welded Bar Grating

Mezzanine With Bar Grating

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Diamond Plate Flooring

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Poured Concrete

Mezzanine Concrete Floor

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Our services allow you to quickly double or even triple your existing space without added property taxes and insurance fees that a new building construction would incur.

The list of versatile mezzanine options is endless. Some of these options include;

  • Mezzanine Design Options – From quick and simple to complex custom mezzanine structures and elevated equipment platforms.
  • Add vertical product material lifts to your mezzanine for improved safety and accessibility or incorporate the mezzanine with cranes, conveyors or other needed machinery and equipment.
  • Multiple Mezzanine Floor systems to choose from including concrete and high pressure composite flooring for high traffic from pallet moving equipment.
  • Several steel mezzanine and platform structure finish treatments available including hot-dipped galvanized or a variety of powder coating colors to last for years against the elements.
  • Mezzanine offices and multipurpose raised in-plant rooms designed for your specific purpose with many design options.

KABTech’s Industrial Warehouse Mezzanine Structures Offer Many Benefits

KABTech’s warehouse mezzanines and mezzanine designed structures offer a quick and easy installation process to ensure minimal disruption of productivity and work time.  

Warehouse mezzanines are the perfect solution for adding production floors, storage space, crossovers and stair towers, equipment platforms, in-plant offices, staging areas and more.

Many other options can would to a mezzanine, either under or above like wire mesh security cages, wire mesh dividerspallet rack storage or a conveyor system!

Elevated Warehouse Storage MezzanineKABTech’s in-plant warehouse mezzanines provide all the advantages of modular construction while utilizing existing floor space.

The high cost of new buildings and facility expansion includes extensive site work, new floor slab installation, structure, and roof work but also includes those overlooked issues such sprinklers, electrical and HVAC.

Using existing under-utilized floor space to go UP instead of OUT offers distinct cost benefits, with costs savings that are frequently in the 65%-75% range depending upon location.

The primary issues in the planning stages of industrial mezzanines will include the additional load that will be imposed on the existing floor, slab strength and subsoil integrity. These items can usually be adequately verified with simple tests if valid data is not available.

In the interest of safety, we recommend and encourage owners/buyers to contact KABTech and address these issues before moving forward.

KABTech’s fast track installation methods assure the unique adaptation of a modular mezzanine within an existing facility with minimal disruption.

Our design expertise addresses safety and functionality in a seamless, single-source responsibility approach.

Warehouse Mezzanine Floor Systems include a variety of flooring and deck surfaces, designed with consideration for future changes. With each project, we bring our seasoned installation crews and on-site management to ensure that the mezzanine details are integrated with the highest quality.

Mezzanine Design Options

Our mezzanines and industrial platforms are carefully designed by the engineers at KABTech for our clients, with the highest quality materials available.

From simple warehouse storage mezzanines to multi-level platforms and in-plant raised office structures, our tech staff is ready to assist you to quickly and economically complete your project. All of our industrial mezzanines meet or exceed the latest building codes and can even be designed to meet strict Seismic 4 capabilities.

Versatile Mezzanine Modular Construction vs. Structural Design

We offer both modular and structural industrial mezzanine systems. We customize each mezzanine to reach the desired service and safety goals using I-beams, Structural Bar Joist or Tub-Steel. All of our structural connections are bolt together assembly. This allows the customer to relocate or change the mezzanine as facility needs change.

Structural Steel Mezzanines

steel mezzanine systemA structural mezzanine can take the form of any needed raised work platform or freestanding structure inside or outside of your facility. These structures can be designed and constructed to perform many custom industrial tasks.

KABTech has designed and installed structural mezzanines to support elevated machinery, liquid storage tanks, long heavy duty storage racks, industrial catwalks and crossovers, elevated office structures and can support different parts of your work process by elevating it and doubling your usable work floor space.

If it can be done on the factory floor, it can be done on a KABTech elevated mezzanine floor. Their unique design allows openings, stairways, walkways and equipment options to be placed almost anywhere they are needed. Load capacity can be increased for heavy load requirements, and special handling systems can be integrated into the design.

Galvanized Steel Mezzanine

KABTech’s steel mezzanine components can be hot-dipped galvanized to meet your specification. We understand that in certain environments, paint or powder coated material is not acceptable. That is why we offer several choices of coatings.

KABTech Structural mezzanines can be dismantled and re-assembled if your facility moves so that you can take your investment with you.

Mezzanine Features

  • Powder Coat Color Finishes
  • Stair Systems Designed as Needed
  • Fits Your Warehouse Requirement
  • Durable and Versatile
  • Adaptable for Military Specifications
  • Will Integrate with Your Equipment
  • Modular bolt-together systems
  • A variety of Flooring Choices
  • Sturdy Handrail & Gate Options
  • Maximum-duty Support Columns & base plates
  • Prefabricated Industrial Stairs, Landings, and accessories
  • A Variety of Finishes, Protective plating’s and colors

Cold Roll Steel Mezzanines

KABTech Structural MezzaninesCold Roll steel mezzanine channels are used to gain industrial quality floor integrity incorporated into lightweight modular tubular steel columns. Using this type of modular mezzanine system over structural mezzanines has a couple of significant benefits.

  1. The structure is manufactured with lightweight steel, but its unique design maintains high integral strength. This means lower shipping cost and an easy install and setup process.
  2.  Another benefit is that the cold roll mezzanine can be pre-galvanized without the hot-dip process or powder coated in a variety of colors.

Shelving or Rack Supported Storage Mezzanines

We custom design these long structures to fit your purpose and application. If you are using industrial steel rack shelving or a pallet rack the mezzanine floor can verify point loads. This will allow us to prove that if the shelving or racking systems are fully loaded it will be supported.

Mezzanine Flooring & Decking Options

Resin Composite Decking

One of the most popular decking options for a hard working, long lasting surface is high density resin composite fiber board. This surface is used when standard oriented strand board (OSB) will not hold up due to the repetitive use of pallet jacks, transport dillies, carts and high traffic areas where heavy items are regularly moved.

This composite flooring is available in a range of thicknesses between ½” to 1″ and 1/8″ and is engineered to outperform plywood in many weather and surface traffic conditions. It is installed over corrugated steel decking making this floor system the strongest floor available with the highest lbs. PSI for the money.

Moving pallets on the mezzanine floor?

If you plan to move pallets on the mezzanine floor, we recommend using composite flooring or concrete systems. These mezzanine flooring options will hold up to the point loads of the pallet jacks as they move pallets across the floor.

Plywood or OSB

Plywood flooringPlywood or OSB sheeting can be installed as a durable, economical choice of flooring.

Plywood or OSB is a suitable and economical choice for mezzanine storage flooring. It can also offer economical flooring for in-plant offices, enclosures, storage, and a variety of other uses. 20-gauge corrugated sub-deck is used as the standard.

Plywood sheeting can be doubled up to increase load point durability and strength for either mezzanines or second-floor offices.

Welded Bar Grating

Another option is in using bar grating for flooring, which allows light from above the mezzanine to shine through to the floor below. This also allows the HVAC of the room to work still as designed.

This is a great option if you build a mezzanine that covers the majority of a room or space below. This is commonly used flooring in the food service industry where the floor may have to be washed down from time to time.

It is the strongest and most versatile type of open grid deck available. It allows maximum transfer of heat, sound, and ventilation between levels. Steel bar grating also Eliminate the need for a lower level sprinkler system or additional lighting. The 82% open grid area allows light penetration and excellent air flow.

Diamond Plate Flooring

Diamond-Textured Steel Plating is a 12-gauge diamond textured steel surface flooring that is an excellent option for surfaces subject to heavy foot traffic, periodic floor cleaning or abuse.

This is commonly used for landings, stairways and may also be specified for part or all of the flooring area of the mezzanine project.

Poured Concrete Decking

Mezzanine Concrete FloorPoured concrete decking offers a high load point and excellent sound deadening property.

Concrete is poured-in-place over the pour stop sub-decking to form an integrated floor system up to 6” thick. Concrete is often installed in locations which require the use of fireproof materials or fire blocks.

It can be installed in any facility which needs a mezzanine floor that is permanent and has the strength and durability that you can only get with a concrete floor.

Versatile Warehouse Mezzanine Platforms

KABTech offers a wide variety of modular mezzanine design systems including industrial mezzanine stairs and landings and modular mezzanine offices to increase valuable floor space or storage space in your production plant or office facility.

Prefabricated or modularly constructed office mezzanines can be designed to fit an existing mezzanine or add a new structure, custom designed to work around obstacles such as machinery, conveyors or pre-existing structures on your in-plant production floor.

With the need to continually change and adapt your facility to newer requirements and expanded industrial and commercial production space and office workspace, the industry is turning to In Plant modular construction.

This is one reason that modular mezzanine structures for storage, production and office floor space are the perfect solution, adding economic versatility with safety and reliability in a short amount of time.

Prefabricated steel mezzanines mean less interrupted production time during installation and can be modified and custom designed to fit your exact needs to complete your expansion project. We can offer a wide variety of flooring and deck surfaces that are easily adapted for future expansion when needed.

Lets look at some of the ways Warehouse Mezzanines can work for you.

Vertical Material Lifts For Mezzanines, Multi-Level

Mezzanine Lifts

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Food Industry Grade Mezzanines For Quick Clean

Bar Grating

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Add Integrated Equipment To A Mezzanine

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Ladders, Stairs, Walkways, Landings & Crossovers

Outside Stair Tower

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Vertical Material lifts for Mezzanines

Mezzanine LiftsIncrease the production value of a mezzanine by adding conveyors or vertical material lifts for easy and safe product handling. Material lifts can be added to any mezzanine level to move products safely from one level to another. The mezzanine storage systems can be two and three levels high and each level is accessible by lifts, conveyors, stairs and gates.
We carry a line of vertical material lifts manufactured by CIP that is designed to provide continuously dependable transportation of parts and equipment to any number of levels of your warehouse facility or mezzanine platforms.

Shelving, warehouse dividing partitions and rack supported steel mezzanines are an excellent option if the goal is to create more accessible rack shelving and rack supported space for pallet storage. We can design systems that utilize the structural strength of the shelving or rack uprights to support the floor of the structure for specific material handling purposes.

Mezzanines for the Food Industry

KABTech Food Industry Grade Mezzanines are designed with structural tube steel components. These are intended to allow the customer to clean the entire industrial storage structure quickly. Cold storage modular rooms can be quickly added for above or below mezzanine cold storage.

The tube steel does not collect dust or other particles like a mezzanine structure with I-beams or bar-joist would.

We can match any decking option to the design of this structure to meet your service goals. This product is galvanized to reduce the risk of contamination.

Integrated Equipment

KABTech can integrate other equipment into the function of your mezzanine or industrial platform.

Some examples of equipment that can be incorporated into your mezzanine structure are bridge cranes, cantilever cranes, conveyor, vertical material lifts, shelving, and pallet rack.

Our industrial platform structures are custom designed to support equipment or storage containers to your specifications.

Ladders, Stairs, Walkways, Landings and Crossovers

mezzanine stairwayKABTech offers a wide variety of optional ladders and staircase units along with landings and walkways to finish off your mezzanine project. We offer a wide range of structures, stair towers, industrial ladders and cage ladders and landings with an equally wide variety of materials.

You can choose Handrail designs, kick plates, rail gates that lift, swing or slide to give you clear access for loading on to or off of the Mezzanine.
• All stairs and landings are built to meet code requirements for rise, run and width size.
• Many landing options available.
• Kick plates cove any exposed floor edges.
• Handrail post components are constructed of 11-gauge steel tubing and are 1 1/2″ or 2″ Dia. with bolt on mounting plates.
• Rail gate options allow you to access any point of the platform easily and safely.

Modular Mezzanine Offices

Two Story OfficeMezzanine Offices are the perfect solution to adding office space without losing valuable floor space.

Our modular prefab mezzanine offices can be installed on an existing mezzanine or KABTech can design, fabricate, and install a custom modular office to fit a new mezzanine structure.

Our in-plant offices can include everything you needed to create usable space. We also offer modular construction office units that are pre-sized, unassembled that save on shipping costs.

Building and elevated room on a mezzanine or installing a two-story modular office also give supervisors and managers an excellent view of facilities’ functions. Our modular offices are completely prefabricated and easy to assemble and disassemble as your layout needs change. These modular mezzanine rooms can also be built above existing offices or equipment.

If floor space is already taken, we can design a clear span mezzanine that will allow you utilize your available vertical space. The mezzanine office can be used for applications other than just office space. These uses may be a conference room, quality lab, break room, training room, or other similar areas.

Options include:

  • Prefabricated Steel Mezzanine Support Structure
  • Prefabricated Mezzanine Stairs, Railings and Landings
  • Modular Office Wiring
  • HVAC
  • Mezzanine Office Flooring Options

5 Common Questions To Be Answered in Mezzanine Design and Planning

There are several features and options that you should consider when you designing a warehouse mezzanine.  In this section we will discuss the questions, organizations will need to answer and how these answers will affect mezzanine design.

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Question 1: What is the weight of the material that you will be placing on the mezzanine structure?

The weight of material will have a lot to do with how your mezzanine needs to be designed.  For example, you might need a simple storage mezzanine that will be used to keep materials or boxes off the floor.

If you are going to building racks or stacking heavy materials the build-out of a proper mezzanine structure will require an estimated weight of the material to be stored so that an accurate load rating can be calculated.

Finally, if your plan is to build an equipment mezzanine, then the weight load points of the equipment are needed.  This way the design can factor extra support under the point loads and reduce costs for extra mezzanine support steel in areas that will receive standard loading.

Question 2: What is the needed mezzanine deck height, clear height below the mezzanine, and height requirements above the mezzanine?

Textile Equipment Mezzanine

This question will help in value engineering mezzanine construction.  Let’s assume the total available clear height in the area where you plan to build the mezzanine structure is 19 feet.  You hope to have an under mezzanine clear height of 9 feet and plan to use the top of the mezzanine as a modular in-plant office or storage mezzanine space.  For a modular in-plant office, we might recommend at least 8’6” clear space between the top mezzanine deck and the facilities roof structure.  This leaves you 1’6” for the mezzanine structural steel.

Knowing the space available for your mezzanine will help a great deal in how to go about designing the right structure and making assessments on the correct complementary functionality.

Question 3: What is the use of the mezzanine floor?

Mezzanine Floor

There are several different mezzanine floor options.  These options are best narrowed by the utilization of the mezzanine and available budget.

The standard mezzanine flooring is oriented strand board (OSB).  OSB is great if you plan to build a modular in-plant office or store materials that will be moved by hand.  OSB provides a durable surface for foot traffic and provides a great sub-floor if you wanted to vinyl or carpet inside a modular in-plant office on the mezzanine.

OSB is not designed for moving pallets with a pallet jack.  The wheels will eventually start to splinter the surface of the OSB, so if you plan to move materials with a pallet jack on the mezzanine, then it is best to consider composite material. Several composite materials are designed for this particular purpose.

Mezzanine composite flooring materials range in thickness from 1/2” to 1 1/8”.  The thickness depends on the weight of material being moved and the material the warehouse mezzanine flooring is mounted on.

For OSB and mezzanine composite flooring, a layer of corrugated steel decking is attached to the mezzanine structure first.  This adds strength to the mezzanine flooring and provides a smooth surface for attaching the material to.

Another option is in using bar-grating for flooring, which allows light from above the mezzanine to shine through to the floor below.  This also permits the HVAC of the room to work still as designed.  This is great if you build a mezzanine that covers the majority of a room.

Finally, plate steel can also be used as a mezzanine flooring.  Plate still can range in thickness, but is usually 1/8” to 1/2”.  Just be aware that if you are using 1/8” plate steel, you will need a layer of metal decking underneath reduce the deflection.

Plate steel can be smooth or have diamond treads.  The latter is the most expensive option but is the most durable.

Question 4: How much space do you have for the stairway and at what angle will the stairway attach to the mezzanine?

Mezzanine Stairway

Stairways can run different lengths based on tread depth and space.  Most stairways are based on either OSHA or IBC standards.  OSHA mezzanine stairways are steeper than IBC mezzanine stair requirements.  This allows you to use less space for your stairway.

For some areas, IBC mezzanine stairs have to be used, thus requiring a longer run.

Also, consider that if you need the mezzanine stairway to run parallel to the mezzanine itself, then you will need to have a landing that is attached to the mezzanine AND the stairway.  A landing is not necessary if the stairway is runs perpendicular to the mezzanine.

One final factor that will impact the design of your mezzanine stairway is the height of the mezzanine itself.  If the mezzanine is over 12’ tall, then the stairway will need to have an intermediary landing.

Question 5: Will you need handrail all the way around the mezzanine?

Mezzanine Handrail system

A handrail is necessary for all sides of the mezzanine that are open to the floor below.  The common way to avoid implementing a portion of a mezzanine handrail is to take advantage of existing walls.

If your organization can design your mezzanine to be against one or more wall spaces, it will reduce the amount of mezzanine handrail required.

A standard mezzanine handrail has two rails with a kick plate and is 42” high.  It is worth noting that if an organization plans to build a wire partition enclosure or a modular in-plant office on the mezzanine a handrail might not be needed if these structures touch the edge (of the mezzanine floor).

Conclusion

These are some of the common questions that are asked or need to be considered when quoting an appropriate mezzanine project for any organization.  While this may seem like a lot of information to absorb, understanding these needs, space available, and requirements will provide the most reliable quote and recommendations for mezzanine development possible. We can also help you with controlled environments in your facilities like noise, dust and temperature control.

Do you have a need for a steel mezzanine project? We’ve love to hear more. Please contact us today!

15 Point Guide To Your Structural Mezzanine Project

Warehouse mezzaninessteel warehouse mezzanine are custom designed and built to fit a particular area.

These mezzanine structures can be single or multi-level and are often installed in manufacturing and processing plants, retail stores, office buildings, industrial plants, warehouses, distribution centers, institutions, universities, government facilities, and more.

An industrial mezzanine adds a second or third level inside the facility and thereby doubles or triples the existing area. Typically, these mezzanines create new production, office, storage, or assembly space, locker rooms, parts departments, stockrooms, cafeterias, company records storage, and work platforms.

Structural Warehouse Mezzanines can be customized to fit around existing plant equipment, building columns, and other obstructions. They can also incorporate large spans, different column spacing, and special cantilevering. These mezzanines are often integrated with conveyors, vertical lifts, rack, in-plant offices, shelving systems, and other material handling products to help maximize existing floor space as well as improve product flow. The final mezzanine design is always based on application requirements.

Careful consideration should be given to specific issues before selecting a company to design and build your mezzanine. A thorough evaluation of your needs and the experience offered by the mezzanine manufacturer are critical. Following are important issues to address before selecting a warehouse mezzanine company and during the design process:

  • Determine how you plan to use the mezzanine. One of the first things you want to look at is where the mezzanine is going to be located inside your facility. Is your ceiling height greater than 14 ft? Will the mezzanine be used for storage? In-plant offices? Equipment support? Or will it be used for multiple applications? Will the mezzanine be tied into an existing production line or assembly process? Should future expansion be considered in the initial design?
  • Know your slab floor capacity. A typical slab is six inches with some temperature and shrinkage reinforcement.  If you do not know your floor slab capacity, conduct a slab and soil analysis. Determine if the slab will support a structural mezzanine or if you need to add proper footings. Application requirements will significantly affect the design and subsequent mezzanine column loads, so it is critical to find out early if your slab provides the necessary support.      Note: Some mezzanine manufacturers will conduct a floor slab analysis for you before designing the mezzanine.
  • Make sure mezzanine column base plates are sized appropriately. Mezzanine column base plates need to be sized appropriately relative to particular column loads and floor slab capacity.  Be aware, however, that with extremely high column loads or low floor slab capacity, even large base plates will not eliminate the need for concrete footings. For example, a six-inch slab cannot support a mezzanine with a 70,000-pound column load. In a case like that, column footings would be required no matter what size base plates are used.
  • Determine an acceptable column layout that works for you. The mezzanine manufacturer should recommend a column layout that meets your needs and will work on your slab. Bear in mind; a custom mezzanine should meet your needs exactly. Therefore, the column layout should accommodate upper-level loads as well as provide the room you need on the lower (floor) level. Perhaps you have an existing manufacturing operation on the floor level that you do not want to change or interrupt – the column layout should accommodate this need. However, fewer columns mean higher column loads, and, therefore, an increased likelihood that you will need concrete footings. In the final analysis, the need for fewer columns should be weighed against the potential cost of new footings.
  • Do guard rails and stairs meet code? Mezzanines that are publicly accessible need to meet specific code requirements for stairways, stair extensions, and spacing of guardrails. If the mezzanine will be used strictly as a storage room, and it is not accessible to the public, then a different set of code requirements apply.
  • Which code is applicable for your building — IBC 2006, IBC 2003, or other? Make sure your mezzanine design meets all applicable building code requirements. This is a primary concern for West Coast states like California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Nevada where moderate to high Seismic Zone requirements come into play. A properly designed structural mezzanine should meet IBC codes, AISC and ASTM standards, and OSHA requirements.    Note: IBC (International Building Code) now governs in most parts of the United States. If a mezzanine job is going to be permitted, it will most likely be subject to IBC requirements. If the mezzanine is not going to be permitted, many customers will be required to use OSHA code as a minimum requirement for items like stairs and railing.
  • Are all structural calculations prepared by a professional engineer? Building plan reviewers do not always evaluate the structural calculations of a mezzanine. However, your mezzanine should be designed by a licensed, professional engineer. The engineer should also provide all structural calculations and detailed drawings that show connection and framing details, column layouts, load factors, etc.
  • Is the warehouse mezzanine PE stamped? A professionally engineered and PE-stamped mezzanine will ensure you of a structurally sound design. PE-stamped drawings should specify the mezzanine layout, column placement, stair runs, gate locations, connections, and all other details. All drawings and calculations should be stamped by a licensed professional engineer to assure you of complete safety and structural integrity. This will also provide you with peace of mind that your mezzanine is safe and built to code.    Note: Permit requirements for structures like these are becoming common in more and more states. While permits typically add time (and aggravation) to delivering the project, PE-stamped drawings and calculations will in most cases expedite the permit approval process.
  • Submit the mezzanine calculation package to your building inspector. A complete mezzanine calculation package should be sent to your building department.    Note: Even if the mezzanine is stamped “approved” by the manufacturer, as the buyer/end-user, you want to be sure that the design you receive (from the mezzanine manufacturer) will, in fact, meet code and that it is structurally sound. Submit the mezzanine design information to your building inspector as a final check.
  • Have you obtained the proper permits? This will vary (depending on the area). However, remember that PE-stamped mezzanine drawings will help to facilitate permit approval for you, your architect or general contractor.
  • What are the mezzanine capacity requirements? Think about what is going on top of the mezzanine and pass that information on to the mezzanine engineers so they can design it to meet the right code category or liability rating.    Example: A mezzanine for light storage might have a load capacity of 125 PSF; heavy storage, 250 PSF; whereas an equipment platform might only have a load rating of 60 PSF. A quality mezzanine company will help you determine the capacity you need.
  • Do mezzanine materials meet ASTM specifications? Make sure that all of the materials used to build the mezzanine meet ASTM specifications — including support columns, base plates, structural framing, joists, roof deck, and handrails.
  • Are mezzanine components powder coated? Powder-coated components tend to be extremely durable and more visually attractive. Powder coat paints are also available in a variety of colors – this may be significant if your mezzanine is grouped with other structures (storage rack, shelving, conveyors, carousels, etc.) inside your plant and/or accessed by customers (as in product showrooms).
  • Is the mezzanine over-designed or under-designed for your application? At times, an end user may contact a local steel fabrication shop to build a mezzanine. Often this results in an over-designed or under-designed mezzanine.  An over-designed mezzanine will be more costly because more steel is used; an under-designed mezzanine could lead to structural failure and a potential collapse. A properly engineered mezzanine will use as little steel as possible to get you the capacity that you need. The final design should maximize material efficiency for optimum strength, using the least amount of material to achieve the desired capacity.
  • Is it a modular mezzanine or is it a custom structural mezzanine? Structural mezzanines are substantially different from pre-designed, modular mezzanines. Modular mezzanines are prefabricated and sold in standard sizes or modules (i.e.10 ft x 10 ft). In essence, the end user purchases a packaged mezzanine with predetermined dimensions and specifications. These mezzanine modules do not always fit the exact area or application load requirements. A module typically includes column uprights, framing, and a deck surface. Stairs, railing, gates, kick plate, and other components are usually considered options or adders. Modular mezzanines are generally installed by the end user or a local contractor.    Note: Manufacturers of modular mezzanines rarely offer on-site field measurements, PE-stamped drawings, and extended warranties.

Turn-Key Mezzanine and Equipment Platform Projects

We have extensive experience designing and installing a broad range of industrial warehouse mezzanines throughout national and international markets. Here at KABTech, we’ll help you transform often neglected vertical space into useful storage, distribution, office, production, staging, and equipment platform areas! Our industrial mezzanines create a usable workspace for new in-plant production, storage and office space, assembly systems, work platforms, stockrooms, locker rooms, company record storage rooms and more.

To accommodate the continued evolution of your industrial workplace and buildings, KABTech’s structural steel mezzanine rack storage offers the flexibility to be moved or enlarged quickly and cost effectively. All of our mezzanine level storage systems are custom built, but we utilize pre-fabricated structural components to provide value and easy installations. A KABTech freestanding mezzanine is much more efficient than an addition or new construction. Our custom engineered mezzanine structures will utilize your existing utilities flow without increasing your energy costs.

Our pre-fabricated mezzanine products are available with a broad range of storage surfaces to fit your services and needs. These options include wood, composite materials, metal, or concrete deck surfaces which meet national building codes. They can even be designed to fulfill Seismic 4 requirements.

KABTech’s experienced staff can assist you from start to finish with all aspects of the project and are ready to answer any questions or help you with project concerns. We can also help you with safety products that will keep your employees safe and protect your mezzanine against forklift damage. We will need to discuss topics like the weight of the material that will be placed on the mezzanine structure, how the floor will be used, what deck height you are trying to achieve along with clear height below the mezzanine structure and height requirements above the mezzanine level. What space will be utilized for the stairway and if a landing is required along with barriers and a railing system?

We offer turn-key packages which give the customer a single source of design and install of their project. If you would like to convert your unused overhead space into valuable floor space, KABTech’s Industrial Mezzanines are a cost-effective solution for your plant or warehouse!

To get a quote for our Free Standing Structural Steel, Shelving Supported Steel, Rack Supported Steel, In-plant Mezzanine Offices, Multi-Level Mezzanine Module Structures, or Building Supported Steel Mezzanines, Click on the “Request A Quote”  button or contact our expert team at 800-878-7242 or fax at 864-879-7252.