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Defending the Company

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2021
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A compilation of the popular Legal Issues column and more by Marvin A. Jacobs has been a long time coming. Defending the Company: A Compilation of General Legal Advice and Cases by Marvin A. Jacobs, a Specialist in Product Liability collects the late author’s many articles that appeared in ELEVATOR WORLD throughout the November 1998-December…

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ECR Custom Elevator Interiors

By Lee Freeland | April 1, 2021
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The company’s vice president shares how his team approaches the engineering and design of interiors and ceilings.

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Vertical Transportation: A Primer

Vertical Transportation: A Primer

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2021
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New CTBUH e-book focuses on putting and keeping our industry in the minds of supertall designers. Vertical Transportation: A Primer is a 118-page publication by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Vertical Transportation Committee. Robin Cheeseright is principal author of the e-book, which focuses on the interconnection of elevators and tall buildings…

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Landing Door Packages

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2020
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New solutions for modernization and smokeproofing by Lee Freeland Munich, Germany-based MEILLER Aufzugtüren GmbH now offers the MOD Concept landing-door modernization kit used to replace all mechanical parts, while leaving the existing frame and sill unchanged. The process is an alternative to landing-door modernization, of which the company says, “Elevator constructors, as well as specialist…

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Alberto Sassi

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2020
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Venerable manufacturer prides itself on full control of motor, gearbox and brakes, with high flexibility and traceability. by Lee Freeland Alberto Sassi S.p.A. has been manufacturing traction systems for lifts in Bologna since 1946. When ELEVATOR WORLD’s T. Bruce MacKinnon visited the company earlier this year, Veronica Franzoni, owner and marketing & communication manager, explained:…

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10 Questions With Dr. Lee Gray

By Lee Freeland | August 1, 2020
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Longtime ELEVATOR WORLD correspondent, industry author and academic talks about his history, future and passions. by Lee Freeland Dr. Lee Gray (LG), professor of Architectural History and senior associate dean of the College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has written more than 200 monthly articles on the history…

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How Things Will Change, Re: Urban Density

By Lee Freeland | July 1, 2020
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“Global Digital Event Series” kicks off to good attendance, charity funding. by Lee Freeland The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) held an hourlong webinar, “Adapting Urban Density to the Pandemic Challenge,” on May 6. The first of a series of virtual events, the panel discussion saw experts investigating how the city-building industry…

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Data From Global Elevators & Escalators

By Lee Freeland | June 1, 2020
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New analyses and benchmarks of the industry with focuses on China by Lee Freeland Swiss financial services company Credit Suisse, a long-term commentator on and researcher of the industry, released several reports on the elevator and escalator market in March. All headlined Global Elevators & Escalators, their individual titles are “Looking at What Is Key…

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ECA Annual Membership Meeting

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2020
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Multiemployer bargaining group hears a variety of reports and enjoys sunny Orlando. by Lee Freeland The beautiful Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World hosted the Elevator Contractors of America (ECA) Annual Membership Meeting on March 1-3. Your author was happy to represent ELEVATOR WORLD at the first such meeting EW has attended in…

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Newest on the Market

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2020
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This Product Spotlight highlights GENEMEK’s latest fixtures. by Lee Freeland Istanbul-based GENEMEK offers floor and cabin panels, push buttons, call buttons, LCD displays, floor indicators, controlled transition systems and plug-and-play systems, all intended for use in elevators. Citing a 22,000-m2 production facility, the company says one-fourth of its employees are in R&D. Founded in 1999,…

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