Facility Design Hints


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Are you planning a new facility? Yesterday I got a question from a friend just getting ready to put the finishing touches on a new facility plan. The basic question was “Tell us what we might overlook?”

Here’s the list I sent him:

Ceiling fans like the Big Ass Fan ( really awesome)
Electrical outlets every 10-12 feet ( we have very few in our MBSC facility and often need them)
Rubber flooring wrapped up the wall 24″ in case you lean plates on the wall.
Mirrors 24″ off the floor ( again in case you lean plates)
Platforms built into the flooring, not raised.
Lots of masonry wall for throwing ( architects like to fur out and sheetrock.)
As much ceiling height as attainable
“Daylight” quality lighting. ( our architects at BU gave a a dark dingy space when we asked for bright)
Slideboards recessed into the floor (…

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Author: Smithfitness

A former basketball player now fitness professional. Alex holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Kinesiology and certified NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS). Alex loves lifting heavy things repeatedly and going for long runs or rides and helping others achieve high levels of fitness and health. If you love fitness and health follow this blog and submerge yourself in all the fitness and health knowledge.

One thought on “Facility Design Hints”

  1. At those walls where you fur and drywall them, use Abuse Resistant Drywall up to 8’… The cost is nominal (roughly double that of drywall), costs no more than regular drywall and will stop a pretty hefty force. Make sure to specify “Abuse Resistant”, NOT “High Impact”… High Impact is awesome stuff but it costs an arm and a leg (up to five times more than standard drywall). Now, if you’re only doing one or two short walls, go with the high impact. That can stop quite a bit. 😉

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