Distribution/Warehousing

Our reputation was established on Telgian’s ability to assist clients with the challenges of material storage. Our experience in fire testing, interfacing with code officials and design innovation yields cost-effective solutions that help our clients operate at the highest level of efficiency.  Some of our very first customers, still with us today, are retailers that store product in warehouse-style environments. Telgian assists those customers by working closely with fire marshals, building officials, and code development committees to find the best solutions to protect lives and property.

Distribution and warehouse occupancies present significant challenges to fire and life safety that we are well-equipped to address. Understanding the impact of classifying the commodity to be stored or moved through the facility, how the commodity is stored, how high the commodity will be piled, and the height of the ceiling are just a few of the essential factors that determine the appropriate protection criteria.

Telgian’s founders, engineers and consultants were vital to reshaping the protection requirements applied to these facilities as a result of being the lead engineering firm conducting full-scale testing since the 1980s. As a direct result, protection levels have improved, while being more easily applied and less costly for building owners.

For more information about Telgian’s expertise in this area, please read our recently published articles addressing storage type occupancies.

Challenge
Solution
Challenge
High Pile Stock Plans/Permits
Solutions
Full scale fire test management performed in the design and engineering phases.
Challenge
Commodity Classification/System Design
Solutions
Engineering and design services provide the most cost-effective solutions to suit facility fire protection and life safety needs.
Challenge
Security Concerns
Solutions
Risk solutions integrates security concepts with sound engineering principles and best practices to address the unique characteristics of each project.
Challenge
System/Device Inventory Tracking
Solutions
Centrally managed testing and inspections utilizes an online system to capture all inventory data and report through a secure portal.
Challenge
Protection Criteria
Solutions
Code consulting and engineering experts to mitigate code officials’ concerns and recommend most efficient solutions.
Challenge
Construction Cost Containment
Solutions
Managed construction to ensure effective engineering and change order management.