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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Loading Dock

The loading dock design and construction are part of the basic architecture of the building, and an adequate loading dock should be part of your site selection criteria. If your company has a separate Shipping and Receiving department, they will probably have the last word in determining how the loading dock is set up.

Figure 10-1. Loading Docks With a Large Area in Which Trucks Can Easily Maneuver

It is not within the scope of this book to look at all the possible configurations, but some important factors should be kept in mind during the planning stages:

  • Safety. Safety should be the primary concern of loading dock design. Loading, ...

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