3 Elevator Innovations That Reshaped the Industry

The skylines of major cities like New York and San Francisco would not exist were it not for elevator innovations that made high-rises possible. Like all other industries, the elevator industry has been reshaped by innovation and technology over the years. Let’s look at some of the most notable advances that made urban lifestyles possible. Continue Reading…

How to Keep Your Elevator from Making Your Customers Sick

We all know that door handles and knobs are common germ carriers – simply due to use. Elevator buttons are similar. Many hands coming into contact with these buttons means they need extra care during cleaning. Elevator buttons provide a place for germs to colonize, because people may be touching buttons all day. During cold and flu season, elevators are a good place to pick up bacteria or viruses that might make you sick. Thankfully, there are several ways you can help keep your elevators clean for occupants and customers: Continue Reading…

Elon Musk’s Elevator Transports Cars to Underground Tunnel Network

Billionaire Elon Musk recently revealed the latest innovation in his underground tunnel system — an elevator for cars. Musk theorizes that underground tunnels can help traffic move more efficiently. Cars ride in the elevator to the desired tunnel, then ride in pods, using the tunnels like a railway system. This idea may seem far-fetched or futuristic, but it’s gaining traction in tech circles. Can Musk’s Boring Company pull off this innovative transportation network? Continue Reading…

4 Consequences of Poor Elevator Maintenance

Elevators play integral roles in building performance. Elevator failure translates into measurable business losses for property management companies, tenants, and sometimes for visitors. Here are the warning signs of poor elevator maintenance and steps business owners and managers can take to avoid a variety of undesirable outcomes. Continue Reading…

Commercial Elevator Purchasing Factors to Consider

In new building projects and building renovation projects, teams must often evaluate and choose new elevator systems. Some feature proprietary components, while others feature more universal and nonproprietary systems. These and other considerations will determine the long-term outlook of elevator performance. When purchasing an elevator, consider these crucial factors. Continue Reading…

3 Reasons to Modernize Your Elevator

Elevators serve one purpose – to efficiently transport people vertically within a structure. Many building maintenance teams feel that as long as their elevators continue to move up and down and meet safety codes, they do not need replacement or modernization. While functionality matters, form matters, too. Buildings with elevators that match their interior design and décor provide a much more effective user experience than their outdated counterparts. Continue Reading…

Choosing Elevator Sizes

Choosing the right size and configuration for your elevator can be tricky. You want to make sure you have enough space to carry the amount of traffic your elevator manages, but also avoid wasting space or creating other complications. The size of your building can also dictate the amount of space you are allowed to take up with an elevator, and certain buildings must feature elevators that are ADA compliant. Here are four factors to consider when choosing the right elevator size. Continue Reading…

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Stuck in an Elevator

You have probably seen a movie or read a book where someone got stuck in an elevator. This can be a stressful time, and many people do not know how to react. In order to avoid injury, it is recommended that you try to remain calm and stay put until help arrives. Here are some do’s and don’ts for when you may be stuck in an elevator.  Continue Reading…