Industry News for July 7, 2015

APEX COMPLETES WORK AT LONDON LANDMARKS

Apex Lifts has completed work for the City of London on passenger lifts at Tower Bridge and Waterloo Block at Tower of London. At Tower Bridge, two lifts were outfitted with new ceilings, LED lighting that changes color, fresh landing-door paint, landing architrave protection and a Disability Discrimination Act-compliant car-operating panel with an LCD position indicator and City of London logo. New flooring installed by Apex includes instructional signage. Vinyl graphics with instructional signage were added to exit walls. At Waterloo Block, Apex engineers replaced control panels, the door operator and signaling equipment.

LERCH BATES PROMOTES CONSULTANTS IN FLORIDA, OHIO

Mike Lagana and Jeremiah Potter have been promoted to general managers of the Florida and Ohio regions, respectively, of Lerch Bates Inc. Both men are described as being instrumental to the company’s growth. Lagana covers north and central Florida, as well as Puerto Rico, and Potter covers Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Indiana, Virginia and Kentucky. Lagana was a senior account manager and assistant service manager for KONE prior to joining Lerch Bates in 2010. Potter was a territory manager and maintenance supervisor for Otis prior to joining Lerch Bates in 2012.

BIG WINS COMPETITION TO DESIGN FRANKFURT TOWER

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has won a competition to design a 185-m-tall, mixed-use tower in the downtown Frankfurt, Germany, financial district, Dezeen reports. The traditional, linear design is distinguished by architecturally shifting floorplates that create terraces at the building’s base and center to signify different uses. The 65,000-m2 tower will house public space on the lower level, residences at mid level and offices on the upper floors. Demolition of existing structures has begun, with the project scheduled for completion in 2018.

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