Racking Systems

Racking systems plan review and permitting guidelines

The North Carolina Building Code requires that buildings and racking/shelving systems installed therein conform to seismic code requirements and other pertinent code requirements. Based on the height of materials stored on shelving and the classifications of such materials, the North Carolina Fire Code classified certain installation "High Pile Combustible Storage". To ensure code compliance and safety, the department reviews plans on such buildings and shelving systems prior to issuance of permits for construction. Building projects of this type will follow one of the following 3 listed paths for plan approval and permitting. 

Paths for Plan Approval and Permitting