Architecture & Design

We offer many services to assist architects and designers with the storage planning resources they need, particularly in regards to trends and challenges.

Architecture & Design— Space and Storage Planning Resources

For us, the A & D partnership is a two-way street. We view our work with the architecture and design (A & D) community as a grand avenue of sharing ideas and educating in both directions—and we like to think that we help this group as much as they help us.

To that end, we are proud to offer several storage planning resources and learning opportunities that educate the A & D communities on the trends and challenges we’re seeing in storage, our capabilities to solve those issues, and the endless applications we can help them with. By sharing these strategies, we can provide you—and by extension, your clients—with the endless benefits and cost-savings of innovative storage solutions.

Take a look at our storage planning resources—including Lunch & Learn education seminars, floor loading and design considerations, and BIM object information—below:

Education Seminars

Lunch & Learns

We offer complimentary, onsite educational seminars to architectural and design firms, corporations, and all others who are interested in learning for storage and workflow solutions. These “lunch and learns” allows us to not only educate businesses, firms, and organizations about the many “stuff storage” applications there are out there, but also allows us the opportunity to learn from our audience as well.

Attendees receive complementary lunch during the hour-long seminar. The seminars are specific and we do not offer custom topic presentations, however, the speaker may address specific pre-determined issues if necessary. We do not allow electronic recordings of the seminars, but photos may be taken.

Interested in Systems & Space hosting a lunch and learn at your firm or business? Contact us to learn more about the seminars and to schedule a time.

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Storage Planning for Today’s Evolving Workplace

Today’s workplace is an ever-changing environment. Trends, legislation, the economy, the environment, and many other factors play a large role in how the workplace is designed and defined.

This AIA/CES-registered presentation will take a look at storage trends, and determining storage needs/requirements early in the programming or schematic design phases. In addition, various storage options will be discussed as they relate to: aesthetics, capacity, cost, growth, security, and speed of access. Finally, market-specific examples will be discussed and a dialogue will be started about “green” storage.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify trends affecting storage
  2. Discuss materials planning and architectural considerations for storage
  3. Illustrate storage options
  4. Compare the cost and capacity of various storage options
  5. Present case studies and market-specific storage applications
  6. Examine the role of storage in green building design

Length: 60 minutes with Q&A

The Role of Compact Storage in Green Building Design

The focus of this AIA-registered presentation is the role of compact storage in green building design, and how compact storage can help contribute to green building goals and possible points towards LEED Certification. Compact storage (also known as high-density mobile storage) reduces space needs, which in turn can minimize a building’s total volume and reduce construction costs, as well as saving energy and reducing operating costs over the life of the building.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define common “green” terms
  2. Understand motives for green buildings
  3. Describe role of the U.S. Green Building Council & LEED
  4. List ways you & compact storage can support green building goals and possibly contribute to LEED credits
  5. Things to look for in a compact storage equipment supplier

Length: 60 minutes with Q&A

Point-of-Need Storage for Acute Care Environments

Storage location and configuration, if correctly designed, can influence staff functions, staff efficiency, staff productivity, and ultimately… patient care. In addition, careful planning can produce marked improvements in inventory control– a prime importance in healthcare facilities today. Learn how to bring storage closer to the point-of-care, closer to the patient… healthcare’s point-of-need.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify major storage concerns within specific areas of the Acute Healthcare market
  2. Discuss trends that healthcare providers are currently facing and how storage can play a part
  3. Identify storage options that maximize efficiency, floor space, reduce constructions costs and allow healthcare professionals to spend more time caring for their patients
  4. Identify the elements to consider when planning storage spaces in order to meet customer and regulatory requirements

Length: 60 minutes with Q&A

Optimizing Storage From Evidence to Incarceration

Optimizing Storage: From evidence to Incarceration will identify major storage concerns within specific areas of the Justice Market, including Law Enforcement, Crime Labs, Courthouses and Correctional Facilities. While identifying major storage concerns (especially evidence), this presentation will also identify storage solutions for those concerns that maximize efficiency, save floor space, reduce construction costs and keep criminals behind bars. Finally, the presentation will touch upon other major planning considerations, such as floor loading, fire codes and safety requirements.

Leaning Objectives:

  1. Identify major storage concerns within specific areas of Justice (Law Enforcement, Court Houses, Crime Labs, or Correctional Facilities)
  2. Identify storage options that maximize efficiency, floor space and reduce constructions costs
  3. Identify the elements to consider when planning storage spaces in order to meet customer and regulatory requirements

Length: 60 minutes with Q&A

Modular Millwork – Making Change Easy and Green

This course discusses the benefits of Modular Millwork over conventional millwork. Hundreds of items are involved when making changes to a new or existing tenant space, so we’ll follow Millwork from demo to rebuild, discussing green aspects, modularity, how modular millwork areas can be quickly formed, broken down, and reformed, eliminating problems that arise over location and availability of space. We also go into deprecation and cost competitiveness of modular millwork vs. conventional millwork. The components and construction are also discussed in detail to provide the A&D community with all the pertinent information to understand how, why and where this product is applicable.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the difference between custom millwork and utility millwork
  2. Learn how modular millwork is “Designed to Change”
  3. Explore the green attributes of using modular millwork in active workroom interiors
  4. Learn the many benefits and applications of modular millwork

Length: 60 minutes with Q&A

Progressive Storage Solutions

An introduction to Systems & Space, Inc. (SSI), we develop and provide storage, space, and filing solutions for all types of industries and business needs. When it comes to storage and workflow solutions, SSI is an expert at individual systems analysis, hardware, engineering and implementation. Since 1988 we have been developing complete storage strategies that include all hardware, system design, project management and installation, for all types of companies – throughout the bay area and Northern California.

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce new ideas to your firm and help you to identify current, or future applications for these solutions. We would like your opinions and thoughts to be part of every aspect of our presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Project design and implementation process
  2. Explore markets and applications
  3. Design services and solutions
  4. Project overviews

Length: 60 minutes with Q&A

Floor Loading & Design Consideration

ADA Compliance

Convenient, accessible storage areas create an environment in which people with disabilities—as well as those without—can contribute to their full potential. Making storage facilities accessible benefits not only people who are permanently disabled, but also those who are temporarily disabled due to an accident or illness. No matter what the situation is, our priority is making sure it is easy for anyone to get what he or she need from our storage systems.

Floor Loading

We’ve worked with architects and their teams on countless new and existing construction for a variety of applications— and we know there are plenty of factors for an architect to consider when planning for use of high-density mobile storage systems.

Seismic Zone Storage Planning

When an earthquake takes place, it’s important to have storage solutions that are not only reliable, but also limit the probability that the occupants of a building will be harmed by falling architectural, mechanical, electrical and other non-structural components in a building. For many years, we have partnered with architects and structural engineers to create seismically reinforced storage solutions.

Sustainability & LEED Considerations

All Spacesaver products meet the more stringent requirements of Indoor-Advantage Gold Certification. SCS indoor air quality certification programs are compliant to CA 01350 and ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 test methods.

We also recognize the importance of supporting the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. It is because of this commitment that we became members of the US Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council. We, along with Spacesaver Corporation, have already helped many buildings gain LEED certification through the implementation of our high-density mobile storage systems.

Early on in your project planning and looking for additional storage planning resources? We can help. Contact us to get your questions answered.

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