Prairie Art Gallery

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.


City of Winnipeg Art Collection

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.


City of Edmonton Archives

A turn of the century armouries building was being converted into the new City of Edmonton Archives facility to house historical documents, and space was at a premium.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.


Museum of the Highwood

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.


Art Storage VS Learning Space

An Alberta School was looking for ways to create a break-out space for student learning. Expansion of the facility was not an option, and the existing space was already at capacity. They were conflicted with the storage space they had- on one hand storing art supplies was important. On the other hand, they felt they had to prioritize learning space. There did not seem to be a solution.


School Shop Supplies

A High School was low on space and needed to store shop supplies in an accessible, limited footprint. The supplies were an important resource for the courses and had to be secured, and accessible on demand when classes required them. The ceiling in the storage space presented a challenge because there were low hanging bulk heads that had to be cleared by the mobile system.


Calgary College Bookstore

A Calgary College was undergoing a major renovation and expansion project. A new bookstore was a vital part of the plan, and would serve as a learning resource to students and a revenue generator for the college. The store would not only carry texts books and supplies, but also college branded clothing, mugs, plush mascots, and more. To make the best use of the space long-term, they required as much flexibility as possible while still offering an attractive retail shelving display of merchandise.


Central Alberta Auto

A central Alberta auto dealership needed more space to devote to profitable areas of their business like service and shop bays; however expansion was a costly venture that would eat up inventory space that was already at capacity. The sheer volume of parts and inventory was tough to control and access, creating a concern for security, inventory damage, and employee safety.


Foothills Hospital

The Foothills Hospital, one of Calgary’s busiest hospitals, needed a way to maximize space and cleanliness in their Infection Prevention and Control unit. As this is a high traffic hospital and these areas are used regularly throughout the day making these spaces easy to clean was paramount. The shelving would hold various samples used in treating patients in the hospital; as such any risk of contamination needed to be eliminated to ensure the best treatment was being provided.


Alberta South Health Campus

The Alberta South Health Campus is located in the brand new, under construction facility in South Calgary. It’s a leading edge facility with the latest technologies, including unique healing environments and progressive environmental design. Part of the environmental goals entail that the best use of storage space is imperative throughout the facility. Any space that can be saved during construction can significantly impact their budget, and long term cost of maintenance and utilities.


Health Care Provider

When strict privacy laws came into effect, an Alberta health care facility was forced to evaluate their current Mizer compact filing system. The new legislation meant that all files had to be secured 24/7. Although the files were supervised as much as possible, they were accessible by both staff and patients; and the gaps in supervision created two major problems. Losing a file could seriously endanger patient health, or cause a leak of private information. Either of these problems could also create devastating legal troubles for the facility. Increasing supervision for the area would require additional staff, increasing operational costs.


Imaginea Energy

Imaginea Energy is acutely focused on sustainability as a core value of their business. Part of that focus is working within as small a space as possible, reducing the use of utilities, and reducing their environmental impact. Their storage requirements were growing as their company grew, so they needed a space-efficient storage system that would match their décor, and be consistent with their eco-friendly business philosophy.


Global Training Expansion

Global Training had experienced growth at their facility near Strathmore east of Calgary, as their safety training reputation gained recognition in the Oil and Gas industry. Their new facility is outfitted with beautiful designs, creating a welcoming work environment that communicates the core values of the company. They needed a storage system for their active, and archived files, and they needed the active files stored in the least amount of finished space as possible. The archived files would be stored in boxes in their warehouse facility, so the shelving had to be economical and strong.


Cardinal Energy LTD

When Cardinal Energy LTD began to grow and amalgamate with other energy companies, their file storage needs changed dramatically. They now had to find a way to stay organized with various filing systems and a higher volume of records than before. They had already maxed the space they had with static shelving, and were looking for a creative solution to add storage to the space without expanding the footprint.


Architectural Dilemma

Marshall Tittermore Architects were running out of space to securely store their sprawling Boxed Files and Rolled Plans which they were required to retain. The options they considered were to store their files off site, expand, or renovate the storage area. The files had to be accessible; off-site storage would not accommodate this, and would be too costly to be viable. Protection and preservation were of the files was of the utmost importance.


F12 Networks: Piled High

A local drilling company had moved into the beautiful new skyscraper at Eighth Avenue Place. With downtown Calgary real estate coming at a premium, they had to maximize the space they had for profit producing people, while still keeping important records accessible. The space they reserved for records and storage was too small to hold their files. The challenge was in deciding where the compromise should be made: Should they have fewer offices? How about paying for off-site storage and consequently interrupting workflow? What about the sensitive information that had to be accessed frequently, such as HR files?


Storage for Law Office

A national law firm was planning a major move, and required filing cabinets for their records. They contacted us to place a simple order of traditional cabinets, which was a viable solution for them in the short term. When a McLennan & Company consultant began looking at their long term needs, they realised the space these cabinets would occupy was very wasteful, and left almost no room for future growth.


Oil Well Files

An exploration company needed an efficient storage and access solution for their well files. The financial resources used to find and drill for oil demands that the information retrieved is kept in easily, and instantly accessible files. When the number of files begins to build up, the options for how to store them becomes limited. Storing files off-site means extra storage costs, and delayed access, causing lapses in diligence by staff. Storing them on-site required expansion of the filing area, meaning down-sized employee workspaces, or a costly expansion of the building. Even if the files were stored on site, how could they manage such a large and growing quantity? What if a file was misplaced, how could they find it? How much time would employees waste looking for it?