Industry News for November 13, 2013

EW INDIA REQUESTS CONTRIBUTIONS
ELEVATOR WORLD India’s next issue, First Quarter 2014, will receive heightened exposure and be distributed at the International Elevator and Escalator Expo, to take place at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai on March 20-22, 2014. To contribute news, opinions, photos or other elevator/escalator-industry material pertinent to India and nearby markets, e-mail editorial@elevatorworld.com by the issue’s submissions deadline, December 27.

HAITIAN CENTER UNDERWAY IN QINGDAO, CHINA
Qingdao, China, is witnessing a high-rise construction boom, with the Haitian Center being built on the grounds of the former Haitian Hotel. Lerch Bates Inc. was recently selected by Qingdao Conson Real Estate Co., Ltd. to design the vertical- and horizontal-transportation systems for the project’s three towers, the tallest of which will rise 1,210 ft. Work at the site has been underway since early June 2013 on the Archilier Architecture-designed project that will include 685 hotel rooms, Class-A office space, a business club, high-end residential units, luxury retail stores and a convention center. Construction is to be completed in 2017.

SITECOMPLI LAUNCHES SITE FOR VIOLATION COPIES
SiteCompli, which monitors, reports and alerts on compliance issues for New York City (NYC)-area property owners, managers and investors, has announced the launch of VioCopies.com. The website delivers copies of NYC Department of Buildings elevator violations and is available to consumers who need copies of NYC elevator violations in order to resolve compliance issues.

NETWORKING APP LAUNCHED
TigerTracks Development, LLC, a cloud-based networking company based in Chicago, has partnered with air-compressor manufacturer Sullivan-Palatek, Inc. to create a co-branded web app that helps equipment service companies, including elevator contractors, manage and share maintenance records with equipment owners. The service will supply dealers with subscriptions to a version of the TigerTracks platform so dealer employees in the field and office can efficiently manage and share service records, warranty claims and preventative-maintenance records with equipment owners such as metal-fabrication shops.

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