Permitting: Challenges and Opportunities

July 26, 2018

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Presented by Sal Fateen, CEO Seizmic Engineering

Registration Fee: $99 Members; $199 Non-Members




This presentation by Sal E. Fateen, will provide general insight into current codes, warehouse storage design factors and permitting requirements for material handling products.

It will take you on a brief but valuable walk through frequently asked questions and recurring issues. You will learn key terminology and definitions that will make it easier to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and city personnel. Learn about seismic maps, R-mark certification, required testing, rack sway allowances, anchoring issues, slab and soil challenges, necessary inspections, permitting and more.

This program is specifically geared toward anyone involved in the supply chain that deals with storage equipment. You will be given the opportunity to ask both general and project specific questions.


Here are just a few of the questions that will be addressed:

  • What is the difference between a seismic zone map and a hazards map?
  • What is the RMI R-Mark?
  • How far does my equipment need to be from walls & building columns?
  • What do I need to know about anchors?
  • Who is responsible for the slab?
  • How do I know the maximum allowable travel distance to an exit?
  • Why do I have to worry about fire department and disabled access issues?
  • What inspections are required?
  • Who is responsible for permits?


  • Project managers.
  • Inside sales personnel
  • Systems sales personnel
  • CAD operators, that provide systems layout.


Sal Fateen is the founder and CEO of Seizmic, Inc., the only engineering and consulting firm within the material handling industry that has engineers licensed in all 50 states for certifying equipment to meet building department requirements. A recognized leader for his understanding of structural engineering and more than 45 years in the industry, Fateen is often regarded as one of the most knowledgeable experts around and is an influential member of several industry associations, including MHI and MHEDA, which help drive industry policy and regulation.




Can’t make the time or date? Webinars will be available on-demand once it's completed. It’s affordable and available when and where it’s convenient for you. The cost is $99.

If you have any questions about this program or any other MHEDA events, send us your questions or comments at connect@mheda.org or call us at 847-680-3500.

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