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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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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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The People Issue 2019

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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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Special Regional Section: New York

With nearly 100,000 elevators in this region alone, New York is by far the largest and most active market for ...
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History

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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The Anderton Canal Lift, 1875-1908

Historic U.K. boat lift used a pair of hydraulic elevators to creatively overcome a stiff challenge. by Dr. Lee Gray, ...
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Hard Hats Turn (at Least) 100

Centennial celebration breaks record, promotes an essential, ubiquitous worksite safety item. by Lee Freeland The Bullard “Hard-Boiled Hat” for miners, ...
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Elevator Accidents 1870-1920: Causes

The second of two articles examining elevator safety in the U.S. from 1870 to 1920 by Dr. Lee Gray, EW ...
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Legal

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

Fast-Forward Saudi Arabia

Left: Al-Masjid an-Nabawa, also called the Prophet’s Mosque, is a mosque established and originally built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, situated in the city ...
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Africa

Kampala, the capital of Uganda; photo courtesy of the Kampala City Council As urbanization continues in Africa, the continent’s cities ...
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Keeping People Moving in India

As India strives to serve its growing population with safe, reliable, efficient infrastructure, government-owned Indian Railways (IR) has embarked on ...
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South Korea’s Escalator Technology is Climbing

In April 2015, South Korea’s new longest escalator in the country commenced operation. It had been six years since the ...
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Independent Spirit

Decades ago, the Chicago Yellow Pages contained two pages of independent elevator companies. Today, they take up only a fraction ...
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Project Spotlight

Dreamweaver

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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Stylish, Seamless Movement

The expansive entry hall of the new Robert B. Rowling Hall (RBRH) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT ...
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Safety

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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Technical

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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Alternative Testing for Escalators and Moving Walks

Requirements for escalator and moving-walk speed have appeared in the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 standards since 2000 (Requirements 6.1.4.1 and 6.2.4.1). ...
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Web Exclusives - FREE CONTENT!

Moving Walks in Malaysia

The thyssenkrupp iwalk's pit-less design facilitates efficient installation. by David Man Sai Hong thyssenkrupp Elevator considers iwalk its special product. ...
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Lift Safety Revolutionaries

SafeLine, having recently manufactured its 100,000th SL6 emergency telephone, has paved an important technological road for the lift industry. In ...
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Intersecting Style and Function

Cab modernization in swanky Lexus-themed "concept space" rounds out a carefully designed space near NYC's High Line. by Lee Freeland ...
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2019 Tall Building Predictions

CTBUH enters its 50th year alongside several significant tall buildings. by CTBUH The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ...
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And the Winners Are. . .Emporis’ annual Skyscraper of the Year list reveals South Korean winner and a few surprises.

Late last year, Hamburg, Germany-based global data provider Emporis revealed a supertall tower with the world's fastest elevators as its 2017 ...
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Readers Platform

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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