Elevators often play a big role in many action scenes and horror movies, whether it’s a villain trapping a hero in an elevator or a cab plummeting thirty stories. The idea of elevator catastrophe is one that is implanted in our collective consciousness as something to fear. But around Halloween, we’re all spooked enough. Here are some things you might not know about elevator safety mechanisms which have been implemented specifically to prevent the tragedies we fear most. Continue reading Elevator Horror Stories Debunked
Liberty heads to Ellis Island
Liberty pays homage to the national landmark with plans to install two new MRL traction elevators and two overhead traction elevators. The renovation project, headed by Perini Management Services, is in response to damage suffered by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Continue reading The Liberty Lowdown!
At one time, the ground-breaking engineers in the elevator industry were preoccupied with height; specifically, how to make elevators climb higher without risk to the passengers inside. Today, the same ingenuity is applied to speed. As skyscrapers and tourist attractions get taller, the key question isn’t how to get people to the top; it’s how to get them there quickly and safely. Continue reading Elevator Acceleration: History and Forecasts
Elevators in hospitals can be vulnerable to delayed transport times and congestion which can cause efficiency complications. If you’re managing or working in a hospital that depends on elevators to move patients, here are some options you have to become more effective. Continue reading Elevators and Hospital Efficiency
With so many things to manage, it can be difficult to stay on track with elevator and escalator maintenance. However, the City of New York’s Transit Authority has found that keeping up with this critical task has major payoffs for users.
Continue reading NYCT Touts Maintenance Success
When making decisions about maintenance and service providers, a building owner or manager often has to decide between a national brand and a local business. While everyone’s needs are different, if you’re caught in the middle, here are some pros for keeping your contract local.