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Historically, the focus of elevator improvements has been on reliability and efficiency. With COVID-19, these still important aspects have given way to a focus on touchless elevator technologies.
Powering Chicago, the voice of the unionized electrical industry in and around Chicago, highlights technologies to create "The Contactless Office".
In addition to the now-familiar precautions we should take, elevator technologies are helping people be safe as they transition back to normal routines.
The Elevator Call System from Mitsubishi Electric US gives users the ability to call an elevator remotely from anywhere in the building, utilizing an intuitive, user-friendly interface.
The Building Owners and Managers Association International shares steps for: planning and preparation; social distancing and PPE; common areas; elevators; security; janitorial; and mechanical systems.
The centerpiece of the 102nd Floor renovation was replacing the old windows with 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed, panoramic views of the city.
Incorporating the elevator interface with delivery robots allows them to move freely throughout hotels, hospitals and other buildings.
When it comes to vertical transportation, prevent downtime and foster safety with regular inspections of elevator and escalator systems.
The company’s elevators in this San Francisco high-rise are equipped with technology that will shut the equipment down if an earthquake of more than 3 on the Richter scale is detected.
The new leadership team for the elevator industry association will serve a one-year term.
NEII illustrates how building transportation codes and standards provide the necessary foundation for safety and innovation, enabling modern cities to reach new heights.
Although recent advancements in technology have made elevators more energy efficient than ever, regenerative type of drives in elevators can prevent a building’s generator from performing its essential job.
The LP Series Intelligent Controllers from Mercury Security provides a next generation advanced access control platform that runs on embedded Linux. The company’s President, Matt Barnette, elaborates on its capabilities.
There’s a lot riding on the reliability and effectiveness of your elevator maintenance plan. Make sure you thoroughly understand what the agreement states and how much liability you have.
The theme for 2018 Building Safety Month, taking place during the month of May, is "Building Codes Save Lives." And that includes building codes for elevator safety.
An enhanced suite of offerings from Otis, manufacturer and maintainer of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways, will provide a higher level of customized service.
The new AGILE elevator enhancement package improves passenger wait and travel times in a safer, more personalized environment.
The new Atlanta Braves ballpark opened in April 2017, operating with products from the Carrier, Automated Logic, Edwards, Otis Elevator brands.
Interior design technology startup Panoramia launches the world’s first 3D visualization solution for elevator interiors.
The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. With flooding one of the most damaging effects of a big storm, here are some timely tips from thyssenkrupp Elevator.
thyssenkrupp’s latest technology will support elevator technicians prior to and on the job site, significantly reducing service intervention times.
On-car remote amplifiers deliver seamless coverage in moving elevators.
What happens when eight college offensive linemen cram into one elevator, testing the 2,500 pound weight limit?
Before and after the hurricane tips from KONE, along with an article on regular maintenance for elevator and escalator safety
A significant building feature has been omitted from this problem plagued Spanish structure, scheduled to open shortly.
Visitors and employees in healthcare facilities often wait for elevators only to see that a patient bed is occupying the space. Bedbound patients need something else too — privacy.
These elevators do not require a separate equipment room and occupy less space than other types of elevators.
Schindler Elevator offers the following tips to consider when preparing for weather related events.
One way to minimize vandalism is to make sure elevators are operating efficiently. A defective relay or a damaged door track can slow performance and create long wait times. More tips are available.
Maintaining a "smooth ride" for building occupants keeps image, performance, and safety in check.
This past week, there were two interesting elevator related news items. The first was a piece examining elevator rider body posture. The second explained the safest way to survive a free fall in an elevator.
This human interface system enables facility managers to control elevator traffic by personalizing passenger access.
With a growing emphasis on cost-effective building maintenance practices, many facility managers are looking for ways to increase elevator efficiency and performance,
The National Elevator Industry, Inc. was formed by elevator contractors to create standard guidelines that promote safe building transportation.