Company: City of Guelph
Industry: Municipal Government
The Spacefile System: 4 Mechanical Assist Mobiles (SDS)
“Spacefile met our detailed accessibility requirements. The track is great. The reduced slope ensures easy access for people who use wheelchairs.”
Manager, Corporate Property Management, Community Services Group
With roughly 300 employees moving into the new state-of-the-art facility in early 2009 (and many more to follow), the City of Guelph was faced with the challenge of accommodating everyone under one roof. In addition, the design and construction of the new facilities had to meet the requirements of the City of Guelph Facility Accessibility Design Manual, which addresses the specific needs of persons with disabilities.
The City of Guelph issued an RFP including the Accessibility Design Manual. Spacefile and Brenneman Filing Systems Limited, an independent service company specializing in filing and storage, worked on the proposal together and ended up winning the tender based on a number of factors, including accessibility and price.
In order to meet the accessibility requirements for “Space and Reach”, “Accessible Routes, Paths & Corridors” and “Controls and Operating Mechanisms”, Spacefile and Brenneman collaborated on an innovative low profile track design and developed a solution that includes four Mechanical Assist Mobile (SDS) systems that incorporate Spacefile ThinLine tiers and existing shelving from other manufacturers.
The City of Guelph has successfully amalgamated a number of departments under one roof. The City has even been able to store all of its Building Services, Engineering Services and Planning department files in one Spacefile Mechanical Assist Mobile (SDS) system.
The 1:12 slope tracks and large aisles enable wheelchair accessibility. The handwheels on the Mechanical Assist Mobiles only require 2 pounds of pressure to turn and open the large storage systems. Spacefile’s ThinLine tiers ensure more linear filing inches in less height, maximizing storage capacity and allowing people who use wheelchairs the ability to reach more documents.
Spacefile’s Mechanical Assist Mobile (SDS) maximizes filing and storage capacity
Low profile track with a slope of 1:12 enabling wheelchair accessibility
Spacefile’s mobile carriages accommodate existing shelving from different manufacturers, allowing resource reuse and keeping costs down
About City of Guelph:
The City of Guelph is a vibrant community of over 100,000 people situated in the heart of southern Ontario, just 100km west of Toronto. With one of the premier research universities, and a diverse variety of manufacturing, service, and high technology enterprises, it’s also one of the fastest growing economic regions in Canada.
Spacefile International Corp is a leading North American manufacturer of high density storage and filing solutions. For over 40 years, Spacefile’s ThinLine products have offered storage solutions to a wide range of markets.
About Our Dealer - Brenneman Filing:
Since 1971, Brenneman Filing Systems Limited has specialized in filing and storage. Service is key to the company. From the small family business to the large corporate conglomerate, Brenneman treats every customer as importantly as the next.