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Residential Meets Technology

Residential Meets Technology

By Undine Stricker-Berghoff | January 5, 2022

The “Future Living® Berlin” quarter in Adlershof, Germany, paves the way to the future.

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Safety, Accountability in Canada

Safety, Accountability in Canada

By Catharine Bothwell and Brandy Hancock | January 5, 2022

CECA PRD has important information for those involved in home elevators.

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Accessibility for “Showcase of Czechoslovakia”

Accessibility for “Showcase of Czechoslovakia”

By Kaija Wilkinson | January 5, 2022

Schindler escalators, BREMA elevators, are part of revitalization of Prague Metro station that opened in 1980.

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Rising to the Challenge

By Bill MacLachlan | February 1, 2020

Curved inclined elevator helps family of disabled former athlete enjoy their lake home together. by Bill MacLachlan The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is arguably one of the nation’s most beautiful places to live, and the crown jewel of the Finger Lakes is Lake Skaneateles in Skaneateles, New York. This 8,800-acre lake, known…

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Prepared for Impact

By Lee Freeland | February 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight highlights the fruits of Niagara Belco’s recent labor. by Lee Freeland Niagara Belco Elevator Inc. of Hamilton, Canada, focuses on elevators for residential and light commercial applications. It also offers mobility products, such as vertical platform lifts and stairlifts. In addition to standard applications, the company designs and manufactures panoramic elevators, custom…

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Bringing-It-Home

Bringing It Home

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

This Readers Platform traces the history of the modern residential elevator and looks to its future. Elevators, once found primarily in commercial and institutional environments, in apartment buildings and the occasional private mansion, today are on the way to becoming mainstream in the individual residential space. No longer is it startling to see an elevator…

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Choosing-Safety-over-Aesthetics

Choosing Safety over Aesthetics

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, your author talks about home-elevator safety and how his company’s products supply solutions to the problem. With news of small children being severely injured or even killed in some types of home elevators, home elevator safety is a hot topic these days. Some incidents are due to poor maintenance, bypassed safeties…

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Home, LU/LA Elevators

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

Elevator collective Symmetry Elevating Solutions provides built-to-order home and LU/LA elevators. Owned by a group of experienced residential elevator companies throughout the U.S., Symmetry Elevating Solutions provides custom home elevators and limited-use/limited-application (LU/LA) units with features such as user-friendly car-operating panels (COPs), quiet drive systems and furniture-quality cabs. Symmetry’s residential units offer: Multiple drive systems,…

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U.S. Codes and Standards Inhibit Innovation

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, Elevator Boutique’s Les Katz discusses the restrictions of the U.S. code for private-residence elevators. Standards follow innovation but often to its detriment. Once applied, standards tend to inhibit creativity and new ideas, and are often anti-competitive. Henry Ford didn’t have a driver’s license when he developed the Model T; the Wright…

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Climate Change and the City

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, your author examines vertical transportation’s ever-increasing role in a more urban, environmentally conscious future. We live in a world of astounding and ever-increasing change. In the U.S., slogans from both the right and left call for change without specifying content. Change in itself is the desired goal. Does that apply to…

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