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Building-and-Growing

Building and Growing

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2020

Urbanization, infrastructure expansion among factors driving Canadian VT industry. by Kaija Wilkinson Residential, commercial and retail construction in Canada’s three largest cities — Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal — is fueling the verticaltransportation (VT) industry. Trends of seven years ago — urbanization, speculative real estate activity and mixed-use construction with a heavy residential component (ELEVATOR WORLD,…

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Antimicrobial passenger protection

By Elevator World | July 1, 2020

Many facets of antimicrobial passenger protection are detailed in this dedicated section. Covers for Elevator Buttons, Panels Kapok 88 of Long Bennington, U.K., has designed protective flameproof PVC Hygiene Covers for lift control panels and push buttons. Intended to make the components much easier to keep clean, thus reducing the risk of spreading germs and…

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See the Light (Source)

By Lawrence Madanda | July 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight details the HoldSafe handrail disinfection unit, which offers visible assurance to escalator riders. by Lawrence Madanda Escalator and moving-walk handrails are typically covered in germs, bacteria and viruses that can lead to the spread of infectious diseases. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Energy, under the right conditions, the…

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An Old Solution With a Modern-Day Twist

By Gregor Vahramian | July 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight describes a copper-alloy application process that can permanently fight microbes in VT applications. by Gregor Vahramian We don’t know how long the COVID-19 pandemic will last or when the next biological threat might occur, but it is good to know that the vertical-transportation (VT) industry can be part of both a current…

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A Smart Way to Disinfect

By Ashla Systems | July 1, 2020

In this Product Spotlight, Ashla Systems describes how its UV-C technology automatically kills microbes, such as the coronavirus. submitted by Ashla Systems The emergence earlier this year of the COVID-19 pandemic has industries searching for technologies that can help in the fight against microbial contamination. Many of these industries have begun to focus on a…

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A Shift in Focus, a Focus on Safety

By Kaija Wilkinson | July 1, 2020

Gianni Cotteta (GC), president of AdRail USA, speaks with your author (KW) about the evolving-but-bright future of its escalator handrail film. by Kaija Wilkinsonphotos by AdRail USA Your author recently spoke with AdRail USATM President Gianni Cotteta, who is based in NYC but had, at the time, been there only a couple of times in…

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“A Cleaner Future”

By Kaija Wilkinson | July 1, 2020

SnapCab’s R&D kicks into high gear. by Kaija Wilkinson SnapCab provides pre-engineered elevator interior kits that can be installed in less than a day. Flexible designs use SnapCab’s patented interlocking paneling system, allowing elevator mechanics to follow a simple process. Building on a successful partnership with Corning® Gorilla® Glass (ELEVATOR WORLD, June 2016), Warrington, Pennsylvania-headquartered…

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Update on Emergency Use of Elevators

By David McColl | June 1, 2020

Clarifying OEO requirements in the recently released A17.1-2019/B44:19 by David McColl The use of elevators during building emergencies continues to be a topic of interest and debate. Code requirements are evolving as the number of buildings using elevators for occupant evacuation increases, and building designers, authorities, elevator manufacturers and life safety system providers gain experience.…

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Rethinking “Rescue”

By Michael J. Ryan | June 1, 2020

In this Readers’ Platform, your author makes the case for abolishing the term. by Michael J. Ryan I have long been troubled by the general public’s attitude about a stalled elevator. A stall happens infrequently, yet there’s a rush to escape the car. Just look at recent media headlines about those being assisted in a…

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Rationale for Developing a Brake Tester

By Dr. Albert So, Dr. K.H. Lam and Chung To “Andy” Kong | June 1, 2020

How addressing an accident and preventing future similar ones resulted in a generic brake monitor. In May 2018, a fatal accident related to the failure of an elevator brake occurred in Hong Kong. The victim waited at the seventh floor for the elevator, which was traveling upward from the ground floor. Owing to various causes,…

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