The qualities that make a maintenance and repair person the best in their field can be hard to define. Below, we outline some of the attitudes and habits that we think set leaders in all industries apart from the rest.
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Hydraulic elevators are commonly used in buildings of eight stories or less. There are two subcategories of hydraulic elevator, holed and hole-less. Both use pistons and fluid to carry their cabs upward. These elevators are typically the lowest-cost to both install and maintain. However, their energy usage is higher.
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As a building owner, the last thing you want is someone having an anxiety attack in your elevator. While you can’t control everything, here are some standard practices to adopt to keep everyone feeling as comfortable as possible on their ride.
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The days of waiting in an elevator that stops at every floor are numbered. New advances in technology have produced elevators that communicate with each other about the passengers waiting for a ride. What does that mean for the industry? Read on for all the details.
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Elevator music has become less common in recent years thanks to headphones and portable stereos. However, back in the 1930’s and 40’s elevator music was fresh and innovative. Continue reading A Brief History of Elevator Music
Hydraulic elevators are commonly used in buildings of five stories or less. There are three subcategories of hydraulic elevators: roped, holed and hole-less. All use pistons and fluid to carry their cabs upward. These elevators are typically the lowest cost to both install and maintain; however, their energy usage is higher. Continue reading Different Kinds of Elevators
National Elevator Industry Educational Program
The National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) provides a firm educational foundation for aspiring elevator mechanics. They offer hands-on training and lab experiences for all their students, and work under both national and local guidelines. Continue reading Continuing Education for Elevator Technicians