Tactical Training Systems offers our customers significant benefits. In addition to marketing and selling our tactical training systems, we design and manufacture them too. As the industry leader in steel training systems, we provide uncompromised quality and versatility in product and design. Our staff of professionals will assist your organization with concepts and designs that incorporate all aspects fundamental to your needs while maintaining safety.
We approach every project as an individual design to incorporate features, options, and layouts that are specifically matched to your training needs. It is our responsibility to propose the design that best fits your needs and then tailor it to include the training capabilities and safety features you demand. No matter how large or small your project, we will design and manufacture it exactly as you request.
While we have experience designing hundreds of training facilities with individualized features, we continue to develop new features and designs to meet our customers’ unique training needs.
Our structures are designed to withstand windloads and seismic conditions. Regardless of where you are located, every component of your structure will be designed to withstand the extremes of a training environment.
Every floor, attic, and roof deck is designed to withstand a 100-pound per square foot (PSF) live load. Our 100 PSF deck has an allowable live load of 100 PSF in addition to all dead loads, including concrete floors. This means that during training, safety officers can be assured the training is being performed as it should be, without the added concern of overloading a working deck with trainees or training aids.
Each component of our training systems is designed to perform a particular function. You can safely rappel, search, and walk anywhere—not limited to specific areas. We always design the proper component for a specific function rather than compromise by providing an existing part that isn’t the best for the task. Some examples of this are:
Primary Structural Frame
While member sizes vary with building sizes, beam webs normally run approximately 5/16" thick with flanges running approximately 7/16" thick. End plates range from 1½” to 2" thick solid steel plate. This provides the basic “rock solid” structure that will support the rest of the building.
Secondary Structural Framing
Our gable roofs are 100% steel framed (non-combustible) like the rest of the structure. The structural system spans across the entire building width leaving an open attic deck that is rated at a full 100 PSF. If a shingled roof surface is desired to resemble a standard residential roof, it can be applied directly to the steel framing, still providing you the safety of steel and the open attic deck area.
Since all of the screw heads are located below the plane of the panel, there is no possibility of tripping or kneeling on them. Constructed of 18-gauge galvanealed steel, our floor panel provides a strong, slip-resistant surface. Concrete fill can be added to any of our floor decks if desired, however; it is not a requirement of our system.
The formed angles of the wall panels are adjusted to provide a weather tight joint in the vertical wall. Wall panels are also provided with a two-coat, baked-on paint system on both sides of the panels. Wall panels are horizontally lapped providing a similar exterior appearance to residential siding.
All stair and railing components are delivered to the job site with a baked-on primer finish.
Doors and Window Shutters
A specialized slide bolt lock is provided on all shutters and doors which can be used to lock the tower when not in use, or be positively secured in the unlocked position to ensure there is no possibility of accidental latching or locking during a training exercise.
Each door is also equipped with a spring closing device that gently holds the door in the closed position during training to keep the area dark, but can be easily pushed open. These doors and shutters also come with “hold open” clips that are used any time more ventilation or natural light is needed.
Basic system features such as the flat wall panel design, parapet wall design with hidden drainage system, or clear-span gable roofs, can be expanded to include more individualized features such as:
Regardless of the final design, be assured that your TTS training system will
be designed to include all the safety features and quality materials that we
are known for providing. Your facility will be an attractive addition to any
location and you can take pride in knowing that it was designed to meet your
specific needs of your department.