Modular Office on Mezzanine Serves Unique Purpose


Located at a large steel mill in Kentucky, this is not your average in-plant office on a mezzanine.

Around the clock inspectors at the mill needed a safe and comfortable environment to check steel sheeting for imperfections, with minimal disruption to the line. Panel Built designed a unique solution that maintained production flow while allowing every inch of the steel to be examined.

This custom structure has cut-outs in both the office and the mezzanine for the steel sheeting to be fed directly through the bottom of the building, passing by high speed cameras that detect any imperfections. The steel then goes up through the roof to an outside roller and returns again through the roof on the opposite side, where an operator can stop the line and personally inspect the steel in question before it continues down the line to be put on rolls and stored.

The building is fully air conditioned and maintains a constant temperature of 72 degrees even though the steel is 115 degrees when passing through. There are custom brush wipers on all four openings to help keep the air in an almost positive pressure situation.

Project Specs: A 23x25 mezzanine with custom cut-outs and a 14' deck height. Mezzanine supports a 23x25 stucco embossed aluminum control cabin, also with custom cut-outs. Building panels are powder-coated to match the mezzanine.

For more information visit www.panelbuilt.com or call 1-800-636-3873.

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