Word-of-the-Month: Access Flooring

Access FlooringAccess flooring, also known as raised flooring, is an elevated floor above a solid surface which creates a void. Varying in height depending on the need, this hidden void is used for the passage of mechanical, electrical and telecommunications services. Typically consisting of a grid framework or substructure of supports with removable floor panels, access flooring is commonly used in office buildings, data centers, computer rooms, laboratories and command centers.

Stahl Construction is currently building a new emergency communication facility for Hennepin County in Plymouth, Minnesota which will feature a significant amount of access flooring to accommodate the inclusion of necessary services. The facility will handle 911 calls, radio dispatch and technical services for 23 law enforcement agencies and 19 fire departments.