July 19, 2021 posted in Construction, Design and Engineering
In this age of advanced machinery, robotics, and complex logistics systems, superflat floors are critically important to operations. Superflat floors can:
Installing superflat floors allows for taller storage systems and, potentially, tighter aisles, faster operations, less maintenance costs, and, oftentimes, a safer operating setting. All are desirable benefits for industrial plant and facility owners.
Austin has been designing and constructing floor systems to tight flatness and levelness specifications since the 1950s. However, it wasn’t until the 1970s that industrial and warehouse owners started increasing the density of their storage configurations to minimize investments in land and facilities to optimize operations.
In 1987, Barry Rogers, PE, Senior Project Manager and Project Executive with Austin’s Research and
Development department, patented one of the first formal measuring devices for floor flatness allowing for a scientific method of testing and laser measuring these special floor systems.
In 2017, and our partners set the world record for floor flatness and levelness design and construction.