Category: Elevator Services

Otis Introduces BIMCreate™ 3D Elevator Design Tool

October 28, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Services

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™, …

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Choosing an Elevator Maintenance Company and Contract

May 19, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services

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 professio …

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Elevator Maintenance Checklist

May 18, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services

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 d …

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Wheelchair Lift Weekly Test Procedure

May 14, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services

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 pers …

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Elevator Inspection Checklist

May 12, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services

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 Ov …

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The Benefits of Elevator Modernization

May 11, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Services

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 te …

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