As The Prairie Art Gallery planned for their new facility to be built, a main concern was the safe and protective storage of their collection of art and sculptures. In their old facility, they had been storing ar on a compact wire rack and track system suspended from the ceiling. The out dated storage had two major problems: The wire racking was causing vibration which exposed the art pieces to risk of damage, and the art hung straight down from the flexible wire panels allowing the art to swing uncontrollably and dangerously.
The City of Winnipeg was converting a historical warehouse into a modern archive and art storage facility. The building required upgrades to comply with current archival standards in order to protect and preserve the priceless Hudson Bay collection of art. A major challenge was the threat of off gassing from the old wooden structure of the building. In addition, the collection had grown significantly and the facility was out of space with nowhere to expand.
The City of Medicine Hat had three collections, Museum, Archives, and Art, that they needed to store in a single location. The facility that was allocated to this did not have the square feet to house the shelving required. There were no viable expansion options, and the collections continued to grow. The artefacts, antiques, and old documents, were valuable pieces of the city’s heritage and had to be stored as safely as possible.
A turn of the century armouries building was being converted into the new City of Edmonton Archives facility to house historical documents, and space was at a premium. The archives consisted of historically significant photos, posters, correspondence, scrapbook, maps and blueprints, and were extremely valuable to the city. An area of concern was the threat of flooding due to hydraulic flooring, and the devastating damage it could cause to the lower level collections. The threat of off-gassing from a non-archival grade building also posed significant risk.
The Museum of the Highwood was running out of space for historically significant artifacts They had been renting an off site storage facility that was inhibiting workflow and costing them money that could have been put towards improving the exhibit. They already had some standard steel shelving from a previous solution, so they were looking for an economical, archival grade way to increase their capacity. It also had to be movable as a new building was planned to replace the current facility.
A Data Processing firm needed to economically expand their static shelving system to accommodate their growth. They considered an electric mobile shelving system to increase capacity while maximizing floor space, however they required faster access than electric could provide. Another main concern was the weight load their raised-deck computer flooring could handle.