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Energy-Efficiency Program Includes Escalator Renovations

By Elevator World | July 1, 2012

The Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, is to receive several renovations to improve its energy efficiency, including the upgrade of 64 escalators and moving walks. In addition, BWI recently unveiled plans for a 505-kW solar system to be installed atop its parking facility. Energy from its panels will be…

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Schindler To Equip The Emporium

By Elevator World | June 1, 2012

Australia In April, Schindler Lifts Australia announced its contract to design, supply and install vertical-transportation equipment for Emporium Melbourne. The contract calls for Schindler to provide 32 escalators and 11 passenger and goods lifts. Scheduled to open in late 2013, the Emporium is located in the city’s center and will feature a mix of international…

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United Announces Educational Topics

By Elevator World | June 1, 2012

The hosts of United in Atlantic City 2012 have set educational topics for the upcoming event on September 10-13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Among the issues to be discussed include: ASME A18.1: Comparison between 2008 and 2011 The Americans with Disabilities Act Architectural Metal Finishes Destination Dispatch Elevator Modernization Elevators: Preventative Maintenance Escalators: Skirt…

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Melbourne CBD Expansion Proposed

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012

Australia A plan to expand Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) was proposed in February. If the plan comes to fruition, the CBD’s boundaries would be redrawn to a new capital city zone, which would abolish height restrictions placed on structures. This would allow the city’s tallest buildings to be constructed at Fisherman’s Bend or north…

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Lift Solutions/Adams Announcements

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012

Adams Elevator Equipment Co. announced in March that its sales and service partner Lift Solutions, Inc. would begin serving customers throughout the U.S. The companies have been in cooperation since 2006 and agree they have a strong working relationship. “We are happy to represent Adams across the country and to grow our relationships with its…

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One-Kilometer-Tall Building Planned

By Elevator World | April 1, 2012

Azerbaijan The president of the Avesta Group of Cos. has announced plans to build what some are calling the world’s next tallest building on the Khazar Islands, a development of artificial islands southwest of Baku. Named the Azerbaijan Tower, the high rise is expected to reach 1 km (1,050 m) when completed, making it 200…

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Three High Rises for Connecticut

By Elevator World | April 1, 2012

In January, Meriden, Connecticut, and its housing authority applied for a federal grant to raze and redevelop the downtown Mills Memorial Apartments into 1,000-plus residential units and commercial space. City Council Majority Leader Brian Daniels described the city as “land-poor,” a situation that has led to a proposed three mixed-use high-rise buildings on the site.…

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Thyssenkrupp Elevator Receives Energy Certification

By Elevator World | March 1, 2012

China The four double-deck elevators supplied by ThyssenKrupp Elevator for the Shanghai World Financial Center have been certified in accordance with the VDI 4707 energy-efficiency Class “A” rating. With specially designed drives and aerodynamic cladding for cabs and doors, these units were among the first such installations in the world (ELEVATOR WORLD, October 2010). The…

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BCA’S Best Practices In New Construction Available Online

By Elevator World | March 1, 2012

The Building Commissioning Association (BCA) officially released its New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices in December 2011. Publicly available, the document is intended to distill the list of guidelines and tasks for most building types into easy-to-navigate activities that represent the ideal commissioning process. The document represents a collaborative effort on the part of several…

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MP to Supply Nato Headquarters

By Elevator World | February 1, 2012

Belgium In November 2011, Spanish company MP Ascensores received a contract to supply the new NATO headquarters in Brussels with vertical-transportation solutions. MP will supply the building with 56 units, including A-rated, energy-efficient elevators, a complex remote-control system, destination selection control and cars with panoramic ceilings. Designed by architectural firms Skidmore Owings & Merrill and…

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