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EW FOCUSES ON MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY
ELEVATOR WORLD’s January 2020 issue will focus on Maintenance and Safety. It will also feature the 2020 Project of the Year winners. The deadline for submissions is November 15. To participate or for more information, contact the EW Editorial Department at phone: 251-479-4514, ext. 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To advertise, contact ext. 38 or email@example.com.
KONE TO SUPPLY 154 UNITS FOR METRO LINE IN NANNING, CHINA
KONE has won a contract to install 154 units for the first phase of Metro Line 4 in Nanning, China, the company recently announced. The 24.6-km-long line will have 19 underground stations, four of which will be connected to other metro lines. KONE will equip 10 stations with 29 MonoSpace® elevators and 125 TransitMaster™ 140 escalators. The contract includes five years of maintenance. The first phase of Line 4, being developed by Nanning Rail Transit Co., Ltd., is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and, once open, will serve about 100,000 passengers per day.
UPDATE ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT CLASSES
The New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM) continues to address the nuances of managing an elevator system with its concentrated educational approach in professional development for the building manager on elevators’ effect on the overall performance of a building. NYC elevator contractors, consultants and suppliers have been participating in these property managers' professional-development sessions. The curriculum is designed to prepare building managers for modern, intricate software capabilities. Those interested in participating in sessions planned for November 5 and 13, and December 4 are asked to contact NYARM Executive Director Margie Russell at phone: 212-216-0654, text: 516-456-0313 or email.
SMARTRISE ANNOUNCES NEW VP OF SALES
Smartrise Engineering has appointed Greg Zuckett as its new vice president of sales. He will primarily focus on growth in the North American market, as well as expanding into new markets. Prior to joining Smartrise, Zuckett led North American sales for Wittur USA. A graduate of Ohio University, Zuckett said, "I'm looking forward to being part of such a dynamic and growth-focused company, where the sky is the limit, and where the people embrace it.”
33-, 48-STORY RESIDENTIAL TOWERS PITCHED IN SOUTH LONDON
City councilors in Croydon, South London, are weighing Tide Construction's application to build a pair of 33- and 48-story residential towers next to Croydon College, MyLondon reports. Designed by HTA, the taller tower would have 836 coliving units for rent, while the shorter one would have 120 residences with shared ownership. The plan includes a colonnade walkway linking East Croydon Station and Fairfield Halls. Among councilors’ concerns were the long-term feasibility of the coliving model, safety along the walkway at night and tall towers casting shadows over Boxpark. Simon Bayliss of HTA said the 27-m2 coliving-average units would "cater to a full range of people of all ages."