Source Refrigeration & HVAC, Load Rating of Mezzanine & Racks
Conducted an as-built analysis of an existing 2,500 SF wood frame mezzanine, supporting walls and openings, stairs and guardrail to determine if these items could resist minimum code required loads. Gravity loads were applied to the mezzanine. It was determined that the mezzanine was not capable of supporting the code prescribed live load. Additionally, the existing railings, posts, and post attachment to the mezzanine and stair stringer were not capable of resisting the minimum code required loads. Provided recommendations for making several cost effective structural improvements.