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Racking systems Quick links:Examples of Racking system issues commonly found in the field - this contains pictures and explanations of commonly found issues with racking systems observed by field inspections.Frequently Asked QuestionsPlan Review and Field Inspection checklist items - this contains checklist items that are looked for in plan review and in the field on 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.