Monthly Archives: January 2016

Research and Markets Assesses Elevator Industry

Research and Markets, the world’s largest research provider, recently released a strategic assessment of the emerging technologies in elevators. The report focuses mainly on emerging elevator technologies like smart elevators and magnetically-motivated elevators. An increased focus on time management and maximizing capacity are key. It also provides a valuable overview of the state of the global elevator market, which is expected to grow by 12% by 2019. Continue reading Research and Markets Assesses Elevator Industry

Pets and Residential Elevators

If you’re the owner or manager of a residential property, the decision to allow pets in your building presents a quality-of-life challenge from many angles. Some prospective residents won’t live anywhere that isn’t pet friendly, while others may want to live in your building but don’t want to interact with animals. One place this tension is often exposed is in the building’s elevators. Continue reading Pets and Residential Elevators

New Mobility for Long Island Rail

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is on track to overhaul six stations in need of improved accessibility. The overhaul mainly involves replacing escalators at six stations in Rockville Center, Freeport, Amityville, Copiague, and Lindenhurst. The $14M project is the latest phase of LIRR’s mission to improve the amenities at their stations. In 2013 they completed modernizations at eleven other stations. Both elevators and escalators have been modernized, though when the stations were built in the 50s, 24 inch escalators were installed as the main mode of passenger transport. Today, LIRR is updating these by widening them to 32 inches and installing heavier-duty equipment which can handle all kinds of weather. Continue reading New Mobility for Long Island Rail