House Furniture-Case Study:
House Furniture, a large retail distributor, was in
need of more space, to better serve their customers
by increasing their inventory. After researching new
locations and the cost to construct a new building,
a more efficient use of the existing buildings’
cubic space was considered. The solution was to create
a pair of two-story mezzanines that would increase their
floor space by 14,000 sq. ft. at a fraction of the cost
of new construction.
The building condition did present some obstacles. Concrete
piers and footings were added to support the massive
mezzanine loads. Also, the mezzanines had to meet stringent
code requirements relating to IBC 2003 for St. Louis,
MO, a high seismic area. Engineering by Prest Rack was
a major factor in securing this project.
Critical to Carol House Furniture was to partner with
a distributor capable of providing a ‘Turn-Key
Project’. The distributor, Bommarito Industrial
Sales, Inc. was required to coordinate all materials
and labor ranging from concrete to sprinkler systems
in conjunction with city inspectors and requirements.
Tred-eXtra flooring was provided for these mezzanines,
which is a unique, moisture resistant, high-density
composite flooring to provide a strong smooth surface
with long life.