Industry News for April 15, 2015

LERCH BATES DESIGNING SYSTEM FOR NEW ATLANTA STADIUM

Lerch Bates Inc. has been hired to design the vertical-transportation system for the US$1.4-billion stadium being built in downtown Atlanta. Boasting a first-of-its-kind, eight-piece, retractable roof that mimics a camera shutter, the stadium will replace the Georgia Dome as the new home of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, in addition to a yet-to-be-named professional soccer team. The complex is scheduled for completion in 2017.

NAESA CODE UPDATE SEMINARS APPROVED

NAESA International has announced its one- and two-day Code Update Seminars have been confirmed as meeting the continuing-education requirements for the following organizations and states: the Qualified Elevator Inspector Training Fund, the National Association of Elevator Contractors (Certified Elevator Technician [CET®] and Certified Accessibility and Private-Residence Lift Technician [CAT®]) and the states of Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Additionally, Florida has approved the 2015 Florida Code Update course held by NAESA for eight credit hours. To download agendas or register for upcoming seminars, visit www.naesai.org/calendar.php.

EW PHOTO CONTEST: ONLY 15 DAYS LEFT

The third ELEVATOR WORLD Photo Contest is accepting entries through April 30. Last year, more than 250 submissions from 15 countries were received. Both companies and amateur photo enthusiasts have competed in each previous iteration for cash and the chance to be published in EW. Due to overwhelming response in the “Elevators (in any capacity)” category last year, the category has been separated into two: “Elevators (Commercial)” and “Elevators (Private Residence).” 

UPCOMING EW FOCUS TOPICS 

The deadline for the “Communication Systems” Focus Topic for the June issue of ELEVATOR WORLD has been extended until the end of the week. The July issue will focus on suspension means, including ropes, clamps, sheaves and plastic gears. Its submission deadline is May 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EW Editorial Department at phone: (251) 479-4514, ext. 30 or email: editorial@elevatorworld.com.

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