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Airflow and Elevators

Airflow and Elevators

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Highlights of an airflow study conducted to determine the relative risk of exposure to COVID-19 among elevator passengers

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SARS-CoV-2 Mitigations in Elevators

SARS-CoV-2 Mitigations in Elevators

By John W. Koshak | May 1, 2021

Identifying the characteristics of the coronavirus and elevator enclosure and examining the technical solutions for sanitizing the elevator

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Safety in VT Systems — An Enduring Journey

By M.J. Mohamed Iqbal | October 1, 2020

A call for a central worldwide data pool with all VT incidents in the hands of an independent authority by M.J. Mohamed Iqbal, EW Correspondent This article was first presented at the 2019 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 6-7, 2021’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit…

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Response to “Voluntary Egress Elevators”

By Giuseppe Iotti | February 1, 2020

Your author feels important points need to be presented regarding emergency evacuations. by Giuseppe Iotti The article “Voluntary Egress Elevators: Enhancements to the 2004 CTBUH Guideline” by Johannes de Jong (ELEVATOR WORLD, December 2019) was quite interesting, but there are points that deserve to be discussed in his description of the situation in Europe. The…

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Voluntary Egress Elevators: Enhancements to the 2004 CTBUH Guideline

By Johannes de Jong | December 1, 2019

Updates are evidence of efforts by several vertical-transportation organizations to solve barriers to public safety in new and even existing buildings. by Johannes de Jong In 2004, the CTBUH published its Emergency Evacuation: Elevator Systems Guideline.[1] After the tragic events of 9/11, it was clear that it was time to enhance egress methodologies for high-rise…

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Panoramic Car Safety

By Dr. Iraklis Chatziparasidis and Dr. Dimitrios Giagopoulos | November 1, 2019

Engineering study considers attributes of SGP with directly mounted handrails. by Dr. Iraklis Chatziparasidis and Dr. Dimitrios GiagopoulosThis article was first presented at the 2018 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on December 3-4, 2019’s event in Las Vegas and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. The car is one of the most…

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Safety Chain

By Tricia Derwinski | June 1, 2019

A look at safety systems in a modern high-rise elevator in light of 2018 Chicago incident While the below information may be familiar to the seasoned elevator professional, it is particularly useful to laymen and those new to the industry Editor In late 2018, an express elevator in a Chicago skyscraper was traveling down from…

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Elevator and Escalator Data Study

By Elevator World | May 1, 2019

Construction researcher releases detailed report on death and injuries in the U.S. CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training has released Deaths and Injuries Involving Elevators or Escalators in Construction and the General Population by Dr. Xiuwen Sue Dong, Dr. Xuanwen Wang and Rebecca Katz. The free study, published in December 2018, displays…

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Integral Safety Vision

By Robert Kaspersma | March 1, 2019

A look at improving equipment safety via awareness programs around the world This article was first presented at the 2018 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Istanbul. For more information on 2019’s event in Las Vegas and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. Liftinstituut believes elevator and escalator safety is not a responsibility with one dimension or…

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Use of Lifts Increasingly Important in Evacuations from Buildings

By Elevator World | October 1, 2017

New European standard prEN 81-76 is in development to address the issue. The use of lifts in the evacuation of persons is getting increasing attention. Whereas the motto used to be, “In case of fire do not use elevators use stairs,” realization that the lift is critical in an evacuation, particularly where elderly and disabled…

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