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Codes and Standards

Breaking Up Is Hard — and There’s No Standard Formula

Among the questions most frequently asked by Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) members about the implications ...
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Establishing an Elevator Compliance Organization

An elevator, or lift, is a type of vertical transportation that moves people or goods between floors of ...
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Consultant’s Perspective

Industry Standard for VT Maintenance

An introduction to the important NEII-1 Part 7, with which every elevator professional should be familiar by John ...
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Educational Book Chapters

Educational Focus – Chapter 19

Click the image to read the full chapter Elevator management systems with traffic analysis capabilities are a common component in ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 18

Click the image to read the full chapter To many people in the industry, freight-elevator-door control systems seem complex. When ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 17

Click the image to read the full chapter In many areas of technology today, it is entirely natural to observe ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 16

Click the image to read the full chapter Introduction Accidents caused at the elevator door entranceway are either caused by ...
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Educational Focus – Chapter 15

Click the image to read the full chapter Qualitative elevator performance analysis is becoming increasingly important. Until now, elevator performance ...
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Special Sections -Paid Content

The People Issue 2019

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Special Regional Section: The South

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Special Regional Section: The Midwest

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Project of the Year 2019

EW is pleased to present the 2019 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. We received many outstanding ...
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Special Section – Canada

Our “well-behaved” neighbor to the north is the second-largest country in the world. Since almost 90% of Canada is uninhabitable, ...
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June 2018 Special Section: Cabs & Cab Aesthetics

Clear Vision for the Future In this Industry Dialogue, SnapCab President Corinna Mossberg talks about how the company, is evolving with ...
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Control and Safety (With A Twist Of The Wrist)

A rare case of complexity finding success is described in this historical look at the Randall elevator door controller. by ...
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William Baxter, Jr., Conclusion

The final phase of Baxter’s career included significant contributions as a technical writer, new engineering projects and pursuits, and a ...
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William Baxter, Jr., Part Two

The continuation of this industry innovator’s biography focuses on his elevator-industry engineering and attempts at forming electric companies. by Dr. ...
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William Baxter, Jr., Part One

William Baxter, Jr., author of Hydraulic Elevators, one of the first books on elevator technology (published by Engineer Publishing Co. ...
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Modernization and Maintenance: 1956

This History article examines early, comprehensive G.A.L. materials that guided installation and maintenance. by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent In ...
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Potential Pitfalls in Public Procurement

Contracting with local, state or federal governmental entities can be an exciting prospect on the one hand but pose daunting ...
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Overseeing Insurance Defense: When Does It Make Sense?

Many claims against companies involved in the vertical-transportation (VT) industry are covered by insurance policies and, typically, any such claims ...
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You’ve Been Served: How to Respond to a Subpoena

Avoiding litigation these days is not easy. Sometimes the net is cast wide enough in civil litigation, particularly in the ...
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The Best Option: A Lawyer With VT Industry Experience

While seemingly narrowly focused, the vertical-transportation (VT) industry is, indeed, multifaceted and affects, or is affected by, a substantial cross-section ...
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The Best Defense

A thorough employee training program is an essential element of every employer’s safety and health management system. First, OSHA’s standards ...
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Maintenance & Modernization

What’s New in Modernization

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Energy and Operational Saving Strategies

Benefits of modernization projects for escalator and moving walk drives by Alfonso Molina-Spínola Most vertical-transportation industry stakeholders — and people ...
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Periodic Maintenance and Modernization of Elevator Doors

by Ömer Gürkan Gürbüz   “Periodic maintenance” refers to the maintenance processes carried out periodically — typically, every month — ...
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Elevator Drive Maintenance

How to extend the life of VFDs, including an overview of maintenance inspection points and procedures Everyone in the elevator ...
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The Care and Feeding of Escalators and Moving Walks

In this Industry Dialogue, an expert shares his informed opinions with EW. If anybody knows escalators and moving walks, it’s ...
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Market Trends

A Shining Star in Nairobi

Weak office market fails to prevent an efficient, flexible tower with a Schindler VT system from earning CTBUH award. by ...
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Land of Opportunity

Despite challenges, the future looks bright for Ghana’s VT market. by Shem Oirere, EW Correspondent Ghana, a former British colony ...
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Cautiously Optimistic

OEMs and independents paint a picture of the Midwest that reveals market trends that promise to drive steady growth for ...
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U.A.E. Seeing Lots of Activity

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are bustling, with projects announced, ongoing and handed over. One of the handed-over projects is the ...
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Hydraulic Elevators in Europe – The Return

High-rise elevators that travel at 15 mps are on the exciting new edge of the elevator industry, but most machines ...
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Project Spotlight

A Remarkable Milestone in Stockholm

thyssenkrupp delivers largest-ever Sweden order to new mixed-use city block, Urban Escape. by Kaija Wilkinson The installations incorporate lots of ...
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Nestled on a street known as Apple of Discord in Barcelona, Spain, Casa Batlló is a house borne of romance ...
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Amos Rex: Futuristically Embracing the Past

New, carefully applied technology blends with the 1930s aesthetics of a Helsinki heritage building. A one-of-a-kind building opened in the ...
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Westend Gate

With a height of 159 m and 47 floors, the Westend Gate in Frankfurt, Germany, is an unmistakable part of ...
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Museum of the Bible

With corporate offices in Salisbury, Maryland, and a strong presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast U.S., Delaware Elevator, Inc. ...
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Your Safety Manager Is on Your Side

Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a safety manager in today’s elevator industry? Well, we can tell ...
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Integrated Safety Valves for Unintended Car Movement

An additional unintended-car-movement (UCM) safety requirement has been mandatory for new elevators and major modernizations since January 1, 2012, per ...
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Protect Yourself

Maintaining a safe environment for employees, contractors and other visitors to your facility or jobsite is an essential element of ...
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Beware of Little Hands Getting Trapped in Glass Lift Doors

In recent years, Liftinstituut received accident reports of children getting trapped in glass lift doors as their little hands were ...
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Safety in the Workplace – Changing How People Think

Safety in the workplace can no longer be an afterthought or an excuse for a lack of efficiency on a ...
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Fulfilling the Potential of DD DCS

The double-deck destination-control system (DD DCS) combines two well-known approaches to boost morning up-peak traffic in office buildings and save ...
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Harmonized Elevator Dispatching and Passenger Interfaces

Introduction and Credits This article is based on an unpublished paper, “Intent of Specifications for Harmonized Dispatching — Groups of ...
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Encoder Position for PM Motors

Permanent-magnet (PM) motors have become popular options in elevator applications over the years due to their increased efficiency and performance ...
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Can a Motor Drive Harm an Elevator or Escalator System?

Most modern elevator electric motors run via a variable-frequency drive (VFD) for AC motors and a DC controller (usually silicon-controlled-rectifier ...
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Escalator Truss Design

Escalator trusses are manufactured for the installation of subsystems, such as the motor, gearbox and control panel. Every nonstandard truss ...
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Web Exclusives - FREE CONTENT!

Accessibility for The Jefferson

The Jefferson is a new office and retail building in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Leeser Architecture contacted ...
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Alimak Hoists at Work on Norwegian Suspension Bridge Deck

The Hålogaland Bridge in Narvik, Norway; photo by TorbjørnS Two dual Alimak construction hoists are onsite for the construction of ...
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Technology and Prevention through Design

A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics reveals the engagement with and impact of two critical trends for improving ...
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Code Requirements for NYC Elevator Systems: An Update

Elisha Graves Otis’ demonstration of an elevator safety device at the Crystal Palace in New York City (NYC) in 1852 ...
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Taking On the Big Guys

South Africa’s Nu-Line has a strategy for success. As international vertical-transportation (VT) companies continue to expand their operations in Africa ...
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Readers Platform

The Impact of Pre-Stretching on Elevator Ropes

In this Readers Platform, the authors examine whether factory-stretched ropes deliver desired results. by Konrad Stahr and Dr. Andreas Franz ...
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The Hydraulic Crossroads

In this Readers Platform, the author makes the case that the hydraulic-elevator segment is alive and well. by Emery Thran ...
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