When it comes to modernizing an elevator, price is one of the primary concerns on many owners’ minds. Depending on the use of your building and the reasons for the modernization, you may qualify to receive public assistance or tax abatements to offset the cost of the improvements.
ADA compliance is not only the law, but also equips your building to serve the most tenants and clients possible. Here’s a basic rundown of the standards.
Anyone who owns or manages a historic building has felt the tension which exists between the desire to preserve its integrity and the necessity of keeping it cutting-edge to attract high-caliber tenants. If you’re in this situation now, keep the following in mind while moving forward.
An elevator isn’t just a means for moving people throughout your building—it’s an investment you’re making in your property. A new elevator (or even a refurbished cab) can add value to a property, whether through aesthetic means or by making a building more energy efficient. As an investment in your property, it’s important to protect it to make sure it continues working properly well into the future.
Elevators may be one of our safest forms of mechanical transportation today. Collectively, elevators take thousands of trips a day and almost always deliver their passengers safely to their floors. There are, of course, some instances of passengers getting stuck in elevators that have shut down. But even these instances are usually resolved with the passengers being safely rescued. Modern elevators have numerous safety devices in place to keep anyone stuck in an elevator safe. Still, it’s important to be aware of situations that may cause an elevator to shut down.
Elevator advertising enables companies to target a captive audience, usually in office buildings, high-rise residences, and hotels. Advertisers are willing to lay down big dollars to use your elevator to share their message. This also provides a targeted avenue for your tenants to advertise. Here are some tips for property managers looking to profit without alienating the users of the elevator.