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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.

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Education in the Worldwide Elevator Industry

By Louis Bialy | April 1, 2016
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An overview of existing education and a summary of the needs for educating personnel

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Third International Lift Expo Korea 2014

By Louis Bialy | May 1, 2015
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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 cars, LG appliances and Samsung mobile phones. Kimchi has become a popular dish in international circles, and followers of pop music are well aware of…

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The Global Relevance of Performance-Based Codes

By Louis Bialy | April 1, 2015
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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…

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ISO TC 178 Plenary Meeting in South Africa

By Louis Bialy | February 1, 2015
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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 old African saying has special meaning for your author, who was born and raised in South Africa and spent many formative years there. Your author…

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

By Louis Bialy | January 1, 2011
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In this installment of the on going series, the role and responsibilities of inspectors is discussed.

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