Uses the project checklist to be sure all items are covered.
Understands all design aspects of rack systems.
Completely understands specifications for rack layouts and elevations. -> Able to teach others the specifications. -> Understands communication expectations with customer.
Understands how to conduct site surveys. -> Has reviewed the checklist of things to be measured. -> Knows how to use a Disto laser and tap measure. -> Takes accurate dimensions. -> Conducts site surveys before and after projects are completed (for "As-Built drawings).
Understands how to order all products in an integrated system from all our vendors. -> Placing purchase orders. -> Working out terms and conditions. -> Scheduling for delivery (and/or completion in the case of installers). Racks arrive first, then decks, etc. -> Checking acknowledgements. -> Part numbers, quantities, and delivery confirmation. -> Follow up with vendors prior to project starting.
Understands fire code requirements. -> Exiting and stairway triangle analysis. -> Knows the various fire consultants we use.
Understands how to get information from the local fire and life safety reviewers at the local municipalities.
Understands who to talk with at local fire sprinkler contracting companies (Allan Automatic, Grinnell, etc).
Understands the building code requirements. -> Has a basic understanding of the building codes and/or where to find info in the IBC or CBC code book. -> Understands the basic permitting process and time constraints. -> Understands how to obtain permits, or hire a permit service. -> Where to get application and how to fill it out. -> Permit services-- do they have the list of companies who do all the processing.
Understands structural requirements for racks. -> Knows the structural engineers we work with (Seizmic, Kirby, SCE, etc). -> Knows the balance of designing safe systems and cost-effective systems.
Understands the integration of other major systems components and suppliers. -> Electrical contractors. -> Sprinkler contractors. -> General contractors. -> Lift truck equipment.
Understands roles of our suppliers. -> Who are all our suppliers-- database. -> How they fit in and when to utilize them. -> Discounts. -> Reservations at the plants. -> Specials, vendor capabilities. -> QC reports. -> Complaints. -> Plant back-charges.
Understands all aspects of ordering VRCs. -> Size and capacity. -> Locations of lift and obstruction check. -> Pit design and cutting. -> Safety cage design and integration with racks. -> Mechanical design and installation. -> Manufacturer sign-off. -> Electrical design, pushbutton and panel inspection location.