Monthly Archives: September 2016

When Does Elevator Design Make or Break a Building?

Whether a new high-rise is being constructed or an old one is getting renovated, the design process means property owners, managers, and designers all have a lot on their mind. It is vital to consider the location, function, and appearance of the elevators. It may seem like elevators can be an afterthought during the planning process, but a poor design can prove to be more than just an aesthetic problem. Continue reading When Does Elevator Design Make or Break a Building?

What to Look for in an Elevator Service Provider

Maintaining a building’s elevator is one of the primary ways a property owner can protect their investment. For a property manager, a well-maintained elevator is one of the many elements that contribute to the happiness of tenants and visitors. Further, annual state inspections of the elevator make it a serious liability for both parties to neglect maintenance. With all this on the line, there are several factors to evaluate when judging if an elevator service provider is right for your building. Continue reading What to Look for in an Elevator Service Provider

Elevators in Schools and Universities

Since the 1920s, New Yorkers and other big city residents have been aware of the need for elevators in school buildings with multiple stories. There are many compelling reasons to install elevators in education buildings: the health and needs of students, convenience of access for the mobility challenged, and simple efficiency between classes across the building. However, there are some factors any school system or university board must consider when deciding to install or modernize an elevator. Continue reading Elevators in Schools and Universities