4 Consequences of Poor Elevator Maintenance

Elevators play integral roles in building performance. Elevator failure translates into measurable business losses for property management companies, tenants, and sometimes for visitors. Here are the warning signs of poor elevator maintenance and steps business owners and managers can take to avoid a variety of undesirable outcomes. Continue Reading…

Commercial Elevator Purchasing Factors to Consider

In new building projects and building renovation projects, teams must often evaluate and choose new elevator systems. Some feature proprietary components, while others feature more universal and nonproprietary systems. These and other considerations will determine the long-term outlook of elevator performance. When purchasing an elevator, consider these crucial factors. Continue Reading…

3 Reasons to Modernize Your Elevator

Elevators serve one purpose – to efficiently transport people vertically within a structure. Many building maintenance teams feel that as long as their elevators continue to move up and down and meet safety codes, they do not need replacement or modernization. While functionality matters, form matters, too. Buildings with elevators that match their interior design and décor provide a much more effective user experience than their outdated counterparts. Continue Reading…

Choosing Elevator Sizes

Choosing the right size and configuration for your elevator can be tricky. You want to make sure you have enough space to carry the amount of traffic your elevator manages, but also avoid wasting space or creating other complications. The size of your building can also dictate the amount of space you are allowed to take up with an elevator, and certain buildings must feature elevators that are ADA compliant. Here are four factors to consider when choosing the right elevator size. Continue Reading…

Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Stuck in an Elevator

You have probably seen a movie or read a book where someone got stuck in an elevator. This can be a stressful time, and many people do not know how to react. In order to avoid injury, it is recommended that you try to remain calm and stay put until help arrives. Here are some do’s and don’ts for when you may be stuck in an elevator.  Continue Reading…

5 Unique Elevators

Urban planners, architects, and contractors spend a lot of time building and designing elevators. After all, the elevator is a unique reflection of your space and building aesthetic. But some designers push the envelope when it comes to riding in style. Check out these wonders of the elevator world. Continue Reading…

Residential Elevators: Can They Work For My Home?

When people think of elevators, they typically think of businesses, residential complexes, or luxury. People often equate residential elevators as necessary home features or a way of communicating wealth. Residential elevators can be very affordable and improve your quality of life. Let’s explore the benefits of having an elevator installed in your home. Continue Reading…

What Happens if my Elevator Fails an Inspection?

If you’ve been keeping up with your elevator’s regular maintenance, there are still many small issues that can cause your elevator to fail an inspection. In fact, failures are not entirely uncommon. For example, it was found that between 2004-2008, almost none of the elevators in public housing buildings in New York City passed routine inspections. If an elevator in your building has failed an inspection, action needs to be taken quickly. Continue Reading…

OSHA Electronic Reporting in 2017

In 2016, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration passed a new rule that requires employers to submit injury and illness information electronically starting Jan 1, 2017. This information will help OSHA track compliance, and it will also be made publicly available in what OSHA calls a “nudge” to employers to be more focused on safety. Continue Reading…