Louis Bialy

Louis Bialy, PE, has 55 years of engineering experience, including 41 years in the elevator industry. He is a contributing member and past chair of the US TAG to ISO/TC178, as well as a member of WG4 and WG6. He is past chair of the ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards, and an Honorary Member of the A17 Standards Committee. He has a B.Sc. (Eng.) (Witwatersrand, South Africa) and an M.Eng. (McMaster, Canada). He was 1991 ASME Distinguished Engineer of the year, the 2008 ASME Safety Codes and Standards Medalist and recipient of the 2012 ASME Distinguished Services Award. He has been elected as an Otis Fellow (2008) as well as an ASME Fellow (2018). He is the recipient of five United Technologies special awards and has been awarded many U.S. and international patents. He has authored many articles for engineering and elevator journals. After a 33-year career with Otis Elevator Co., he became president of Louis Bialy and Associates LLC.

Elevators 2030 — A Global View

Your author takes a wide ranging, deep look at macro trends and their implications for VT. The symbiotic relationship between elevators and cities is well recognized and will likely endure...

Education in the Worldwide Elevator Industry

An overview of existing education and a summary of the needs for educating personnel The advent of safe elevators has been a vital enabling factor in the development of cities...

Third International Lift Expo Korea 2014

Well-attended events provide a wealth of information about products, safety and the state of the global industry in vibrant, progressive South Korea. South Korea evokes images of Hyundai and Kia...

The Global Relevance of Performance-Based Codes

This paper was presented at  Paris 2014, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 20, edited by A. Lustig. It is a...

ISO TC 178 Plenary Meeting in South Africa

Lush Blooms in, around Pretoria herald productive meetings; “Big Five” spotted. “Once you have tasted the waters of Africa, you will always be thirsty until you drink them again.” This...

New Technology and the Performance-Based Code – Part V Inspections and Tests

In this installment of the on going series, the role and responsibilities of inspectors is discussed. by Louis Bialy and Davis L. Turner Introduction In the March 2010 issue of...

Rome Metro map; image courtesy of Rome.info

2N Selected by Schmersal Italy for Rome Metro Lift Emergency-Call System


Otis India Introduces Online Order Booking for Gen3 Nova Range


GM Riva Assumes MD Role at TKE Italy


EW Announces 2024 Project of the Year Winners

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India Railway Station Elevator/Escalator Construction Ongoing