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Fear of Covid Leads to Escalator Falls in London

Fear of Covid Leads to Escalator Falls in London

By Elevator World | September 21, 2021

Officials with the London Underground report that passengers are falling down Tube station escalators because fear of catching COVID-19 is making them reluctant to hold onto the handrail, Evening Standard reports. London Underground chiefs say a spike in accidents is also being blamed on intoxicated passengers celebrating the end of lockdown. Twelve deaths or serious injuries have been reported on…

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Phase Three of Provost Square Set to Rise This Fall

Phase Three of Provost Square Set to Rise This Fall

By Elevator World | September 15, 2021

The third component of a prominent multi-tower development will soon start to rise in the Powerhouse Arts District in Jersey City, New Jersey, after months of delay due to COVID-19, Jersey Digs reports. Designed by SLCE Architects, phase three of Provost Square will restore the façade on the existing A&P Annex Building and repurpose it as a…

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Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

By Elevator World | September 15, 2021

Just as the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in NYC prompted significant changes in skyscraper design, the COVID-19 pandemic of the past couple of years and ongoing concerns about climate change are likely to have an impact on new tall buildings over the next 20 years, experts told Dezeen in a recent article.…

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NAEC Provides COVID, Ida Updates Ahead Of New Orleans Event

NAEC Provides COVID, Ida Updates Ahead Of New Orleans Event

By Elevator World | September 2, 2021

In response to questions and concerns about COVID-19 cases in New Orleans, the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) believes it can safely hold its planned, in-person 72nd Annual Convention and Exposition, David Smarte, the association’s Global Education & Safety Officer, said recently. “We wanted to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation…

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Online 2021 Lift & Escalator Symposium Planned in September

Online 2021 Lift & Escalator Symposium Planned in September

By Elevator World | August 23, 2021

Organizers of the 2021 Lift & Escalator Symposium recently announced that, due to the ongoing pandemic situation, the event will be held online on September 22-23. The symposium has scheduled speakers from Hong Kong, Australia, the U.S., the Middle East and the U.K. There will also be two panel discussions on modernization and safety. Space…

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NEII Again Providing Coronavirus Updates

NEII Again Providing Coronavirus Updates

By Elevator World | August 20, 2021

National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) is again providing updates on the coronavirus on its coronavirus resources page, including a spreadsheet of jurisdictional restrictions and information on current requirements, mandates and policies in jurisdictions throughout North America. Information about face-mask and proof-of-vaccination requirements in various states and provinces is included. NEII states it is “continually striving to…

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Elevator Industry Fifth COVID-19 Survey Results Analysis

Elevator Industry Fifth COVID-19 Survey Results Analysis

By Elevator World | August 10, 2021

Elevator World, Inc., the German elevator association VFA interlift e.V. and fair organizer AFAG, in association with Credit Suisse, recently shared results of their fifth survey of elevator industry representatives on current industry status and future business outlook during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey received 385 responses, compared with 400 in the fourth iteration, 600 in the…

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NAEC NOLA Convention Safety Update

NAEC NOLA Convention Safety Update

By Elevator World | August 5, 2021

As the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) Convention and Trade Show on October 4-7 approaches, the NAEC team is keeping an eye on the COVID-19 situation in New Orleans and staying in contact with the New Orleans Convention Bureau and the Louisiana Governor’s Office. In an email sent on August 3, NAEC reported the…

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New Deadlines Set for VFA Forum Interlift Presenters

New Deadlines Set for VFA Forum Interlift Presenters

By Elevator World | July 29, 2021

Because of health and safety issues spurred by the pandemic, VFA Interlift e.V.-Association for Lift Technology has postponed the biennial interlift trade fair until spring 2022. The accompanying event, VFA Forum interlift, is accepting abstracts from those who would like to present an approximately 20-min. lecture. Potential presenters should send their lecture offers by Friday,…

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LEIA Urges U.K. Government to Reassess Self-Isolation Rules

LEIA Urges U.K. Government to Reassess Self-Isolation Rules

By Elevator World | July 22, 2021

The U.K.’s Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) has joined a call from industry sectors including retail, manufacturing and construction to re-examine current COVID-19 self-isolation rules, citing fear of a worker shortage as the holiday season approaches, LEIA announced on July 20. While LEIA welcomed the U.K. government’s announcement that self-isolation is set to end…

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