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The Solutions to the Elevator: From Basics to Calculus

The Solutions to the Elevator: From Basics to Calculus

By Matt Irvin | September 1, 2021

The author expands on his previous book meant to promote an undergraduate program in VT engineering.

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CIBSE Guide D: Transportation systems in buildings (2020)

CIBSE Guide D: Transportation systems in buildings (2020)

By Adam J. Scott | June 1, 2021

Chairman of document creation committee gives an overview of the many changes in this updated guide.

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Defending the Company

By Lee Freeland | May 1, 2021

A compilation of the popular Legal Issues column and more by Marvin A. Jacobs has been a long time coming. Defending the Company: A Compilation of General Legal Advice and Cases by Marvin A. Jacobs, a Specialist in Product Liability collects the late author’s many articles that appeared in ELEVATOR WORLD throughout the November 1998-December…

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Vertical Transportation: A Primer

Vertical Transportation: A Primer

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2021

New CTBUH e-book focuses on putting and keeping our industry in the minds of supertall designers. Vertical Transportation: A Primer is a 118-page publication by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Vertical Transportation Committee. Robin Cheeseright is principal author of the e-book, which focuses on the interconnection of elevators and tall buildings…

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Elevator Troubleshooting & Repair

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

Study guide aimed at technicians to help prevent them getting in over their heads. by Lee Freeland David Herres’ new book, Elevator Troubleshooting & Repair: A Technician’s Certification Study Guide, was recently published by Industrial Press, Inc. and made available on elevatorbooks.com and other websites. The 256-page hardcover book begins with an introduction for those…

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2020 Elevator Industry Field Employees’ Safety Handbook

By Ricia Sturgeon-Hendrick | July 1, 2020

“9 Safety Absolutes,” silica information among updates to popular portable guide. by Ricia Sturgeon-Hendrick The 2020 Elevator Industry Field Employees’ Safety Handbook is now available at elevatorbooks.com. As part of the five-year revision, all other safety materials based on the handbook have also been edited to complement it. The other materials include Safety Meetings, 2020…

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Electronic Variable Speed Drives, 4th Edition

By Lee Freeland | April 1, 2020

“Total revision” is targeted at maintenance technicians and focused on AC drives. by Lee Freeland Electronic Variable Speed Drives, 4th Edition, by Michael E. Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade, is a thorough, updated look at variable-frequency drives (VFDs) and their maintenance, operation, installation and more. The 305-page softcover is full of clear drawings and photos…

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Electrical Safety Handbook, 5th Edition

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2020

Thorough revision updates on-the-job electrical safety essentials. by Lee Freeland Greatly revised for the latest procedures and standards in electrical safety, Electrical Safety Handbook, 5th Edition by Dennis K. Neitzel, Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer and Al Winfield is an illustrated source of information the book calls “life- saving” and “practical.” Designed for the work environment, the…

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The Elevator: From Basics to Calculus

By Lee Freeland | December 1, 2019

One need not necessarily be an expert to learn details of motor control, ropes and traction and traffic analysis. Elevator World, Inc.’s latest book offering is The Elevator: From Basics to Calculus: Motor Control; Ropes and Traction; Traffic Analysis by Dr. Albert So. The 136-page book includes an introduction serving as an overview of elevator…

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Rigging Handbook, 5th Edition

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2019

“The complete illustrated field reference” brings clarity to complex topics. The fifth edition of the Rigging Handbook by Jerry Klinke is a clear, well-illustrated reference for millwrights, rigging professionals, crane operators and anyone involved with performing or teaching rigging and hoisting operations. The small-format book can easily be slipped into a back pocket, yet is…

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