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Renaissance Man

Renaissance Man

By Lucy Faerber | April 1, 2021

Remembering the “one-in-a-million” Bill Casey of New York

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Insurance Market Considerations

Insurance Market Considerations

By Matt Dennett | March 1, 2021

This Readers’ Platform from Chicago-based insurers details best practices for U.S. industry decisionmakers in the U.S. in these unprecedented times.

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Not Just for Code Compliance

Not Just for Code Compliance

By Dennis Finn | March 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your authors from Chicago-based Colley Elevator explain how a simple upgrade can improve customers’ bottom line.

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Preventive Maintenance

By Craig Zomchek | February 1, 2021

This Readers’ Platform tackles the question, “Is technology a complement or substitute for the technician?” by Craig Zomchek As technology advances, there seems to be a misconception that skilled technicians have become less relevant. In reality, they are more vital than ever. Though there’s no doubt that automation can reduce human error, regular preventive maintenance…

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Taking the Highway to Safety

By Åsa Christina Magnusson | January 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your author describes how American Elevator Group is striving to transform the role of safety management. by Åsa Christina Magnusson Safety has always been an important emphasis for elevator service companies. Yet, we still see way too many accidents in the field because of poor safety practices. What if there were…

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Engineering for Safety

By Muharrem B. Çakirer | January 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your author says cab manufacturers’ involvement in design and testing of safety gears is vital. by Muharrem B. Çakirer One day, several years ago, I parked my car on a busy street in Ankara, Turkey. I had two problems: to take the elevator construction project documents to the building audit company…

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A Woman in Welding

By Charley Meeks | January 1, 2021

Delaware Elevator’s Dana Calder exceeds expectations, sets example. by Charley Meeks On the Delmarva Peninsula in an area often referred to as the Eastern Shore, the small town of Salisbury, Maryland, pulls quite a bit of weight in the elevator industry, and that’s primarily due to it being the home of Delaware Elevator Manufacturing (DEM).…

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National Elevator Industry: From 2020 Review to 2021 Vision

By Amy Blankenbiller | December 1, 2020

Your author, NEII’s new executive director, assesses the state of the vertical-transportation industry and the “new normal.” Stepping into the National Elevator Industry, Inc.’s (NEII) executive director role in mid-October (p. 20) offered me a chance to both look ahead with fresh eyes to the industry’s goals and reflect on the challenges and opportunities we…

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U.K. Evolution

By Colin Craney | December 1, 2020

In this Readers’ Platform, your author discusses codes and events that have influenced escalator design. This issue’s focus topic presents an opportunity to consider the evolution of the U.K. escalator sector, with reference to some key developments and a comparison between jurisdictions. Table 1 compares some requirements of U.K. BS 2655-4:1969 with those of the…

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Otis continues to build on the technology of its bestselling Gen2 elevator

20 Years of Innovation

By Ricardo Muñoz | December 1, 2020

Otis continues to build on the technology of its bestselling Gen2 elevator. When Otis introduced the machine-room-less (MRL) Gen2® elevator in early 2000, it featured something entirely new: belts in place of steel cables — an innovation that allowed Otis engineers to create an efficient, compact machine that would fit easily inside the hoistway. The…

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