If you’ve been keeping up with your elevator’s regular maintenance, there are still many small issues that can cause your elevator to fail an inspection. In fact, failures are not entirely uncommon. For example, it was found that between 2004-2008, almost none of the elevators in public housing buildings in New York City passed routine inspections. If an elevator in your building has failed an inspection, action needs to be taken quickly. Continue reading What Happens if my Elevator Fails an Inspection?
In 2016, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration passed a new rule that requires employers to submit injury and illness information electronically starting Jan 1, 2017. This information will help OSHA track compliance, and it will also be made publicly available in what OSHA calls a “nudge” to employers to be more focused on safety. Continue reading OSHA Electronic Reporting in 2017
In the 20th century, the term “skyscraper” evolved to generally mean a building taller than 164 ft. Steel and concrete were readily-available materials in cities like Chicago and New York that made these constructions possible. But with a record number of 106 skyscrapers, over 656ft tall built in 2015, these classic structures are surging in popularity as they undergo their own revolution to match evolving technology, ideological shifts, and modern needs. Continue reading The 21st Century Skyscraper
Elevator safety is an important thing—but what exactly makes an elevator “safe”? Outside the legal standards established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there’s value to be found in examining what a safe elevator looks like from the perspectives of owners, users, and maintenance technicians. Continue reading What Do We Mean When We Say an Elevator is “Safe”?
Liberty Elevator—News Post
On New Year’s Eve 2016, one of the most anticipated parties in New York wasn’t in Times Square or at a hot nightclub, but rather in the newly-completed subway station at Second Avenue. An invitation-only group of attendees put on their cocktail attire and rode the new rails into the New Year as the clock ticked down. Continue reading NYC’s Second Ave. Subway Station to Open NYE
The Washington Monument has been closed to visitors since August of 2016 due to mechanical, electrical, and computer issues with the elevator that carries visitors to the observation deck. Earlier this month, businessman and philanthropist Davin Rubenstein, announced he’d fund the elevator’s modernization himself; a bill expected to total between $2-3 million. Continue reading Philanthropist Funds Washington Monument Elevator Repair
Throughout the year, building owners can find it difficult to prioritize improvements and stay diligent with maintenance. If you’re wondering what New Year’s resolutions will pay off for your building in 2017, here are a few you might not have considered. Continue reading 2017 Resolutions For Your Building