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Otis Introduces BIMCreate™ 3D Elevator Design Tool

Otis Elevator has just introduced BIMCreate™, an online tool that architects can use to create customized 3D building plans. The tool was developed as a complimentary add-in for Revit® building information modeling (BIM) software. By using BIMCreate™, architects can design a precise Revit® file for a project, rather than selecting from templates. BIMCreate™ can read [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Elevator Services|Comments Off on Otis Introduces BIMCreate™ 3D Elevator Design Tool

Choosing an Elevator Maintenance Company and Contract

Elevator maintenance is a critical task for a building owner or manager to ensure the safety of residents, employees, and visitors. If you own or operate a building that uses elevators, it is essential to have your lifts serviced by competent professionals. You have several options. Many elevators use proprietary software and require specialized tools, [...]

By | May 19th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services|Comments Off on Choosing an Elevator Maintenance Company and Contract

Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Have you ever wondered what an elevator mechanic is doing while servicing your elevator? Here is an insider’s look at the steps that most elevator companies use in their inspections. These are general guidelines. The steps the elevator mechanic takes during an inspection can get much more involved. Inside the Car: • Examine the interior [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services|Comments Off on Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Wheelchair Lift Weekly Test Procedure

Wheelchair lifts must undergo routine maintenance performed by an elevator service company every six months. Since this is a long period of time between service visits, building owners or facility managers are required to conduct weekly tests. The person conducting the test should stand outside the wheelchair lift on the lowest level and try to [...]

By | May 14th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services|Comments Off on Wheelchair Lift Weekly Test Procedure

Elevator Inspection Checklist

The elevator must be in compliance with all requirements to be certified for use. The elevator inspector will have a checklist of items that includes (but is not limited to) examining/testing the following: Car Buffers Counterweight Buffers Safeties Overspeed Governor Slack-Rope Devices Normal Limits Final Limits Firefighters’ Emergency Operation. Standby Power Operation. The above items [...]

By | May 12th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services|Comments Off on Elevator Inspection Checklist

The Benefits of Elevator Modernization

Elevators typically have service lives of over 20 years, but over time their performance can begin to decline. When that happens, it might be time to consider modernization. The decision on whether to modernize elevators depends to a large extent on tenant satisfaction. If many complaints are being received, the building manager might want to [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services|Comments Off on The Benefits of Elevator Modernization