Louis Bialy, PE, is president of Louis Bialy & Associates LLC, a post that follows a 33-year career with Otis Elevator Co. Bialy has 49 years of engineering experience, including 36 years in the elevator industry. He is chair of the US TAG to ISO/TC178 and an active member of ISO/TC178. He is a member of the ASME Council on Standards and Certification and chair of the ASME Board on Safety Codes and Standards. He serves on the ASME A17 Standards Committee and chairs several working committees. He holds a BSc (Eng.) and an M.Eng. He was the 1991 ASME Distinguished Engineer of the Year and the 2008 ASME Safety Codes and Standards medalist. He is also the recipient of an ASME Dedicated Services Award.
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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 reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers (website: www.elevcon.com). This paper is an exact reprint and has not been edited by ELEVATOR…Read More
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