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NEIS Goes to School

By Elevator World | June 1, 2017

Inspection service finds the complexities of working on UC Berkeley campus provides a learning experience. The campus environment presents a challenging situation for elevator service and inspection companies. With numerous activities (such as high-profile sports events and political speeches and gatherings), security requirements, access issues, parking, 24-hr. operation and a mix of building types (residence…

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University Cab Interiors from Eklund’s

By Elevator World | June 1, 2017

Unique installations from the company can be found at Yale, Kansas State and North Carolina State. Over the past 34 years, Eklund’s has had the opportunity to work on several academic institutions’ custom elevator cabin projects. Each university’s cab interiors are as unique as they are rich in history and school spirit. From university art…

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UNCC Elevator Renovation

By Lee Freeland | June 1, 2017

Fifteen elevators across campus are given much-needed restoration. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), North Carolina, undertook a US$3.5-million renovation project between January 5, 2016, and February 14, 2017, to modernize multiple elevators across its campus. Having withstood constant abuse for many years, the previous elevators sorely needed refurbishment. The impetus for most…

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University of Virginia Emergency Room Expansion

By Lee Freeland | June 1, 2017

Growing hospital department gets much-needed new wing and tower. The expansion of the hospital emergency department, operating rooms and inpatient beds at the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, Virginia, involves expansion of the current emergency department into an adjacent site no longer in use, expansion of the surgical services suite on the second level,…

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“Making It Work”

By Kaija Wilkinson | June 1, 2017

University systems managers throughout the U.S. agree: aging equipment (and, often, a whole lot of it), higher rates of vandalism and heavy use mean that taking proper care of their elevator systems is critical to ensure fast, efficient travel and, above all, passenger safety. This can be challenging, however, in an era of shrinking budgets…

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Marquette University’s Schroeder Hall

By Elevator World | June 1, 2017

College life can be hectic. Between mountains of homework, impossible class schedules and part-time jobs, many students are lucky if they can find even a few spare minutes each day. The 650 college students living in Marquette University’s Schroeder Hall were no exception. When frequent elevator service issues began to have a negative impact on…

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Quiet, Dignified Lifts to the Second Floor for Schools and Universities

By Ascension | June 1, 2017

Compact wheelchair lifts allow mezzanine and second-floor access for those with mobility challenges. One challenge for K-12 and university facility managers tasked to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been offering full access to elevated areas on campus. These areas can range from stages and raised platforms to theater, auditorium, library, administrative offices…

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Upholding Honor

By Elevator World | June 1, 2017

Handi-Lift supplies accessibility solution for Air Force Academy’s Polaris Hall. For centuries, mariners and travelers have used Polaris – the North Star – as a guiding light, a navigation beacon that helped them reach their destinations. Its steadfast, unwavering placement in the heavens meant that it was always there to shepherd souls who may have…

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Elevator U Through the Years

By Matt Irvin | June 1, 2017

Association has come a long way since the early days of the “Big Ten Plus Friends Elevator Conference.” Institutions of higher learning – colleges and universities – are more than classrooms, professors and students. They are generators of ideas, often housed on sprawling campuses that bring leaders of thought together with young minds eager to…

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