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A Brief History of Elevators

November 5, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

Elevators are common features in buildings around the world, but most people don’t give much thought to how they work or how they came to be ubiquitous. Elevators are fascinating pieces of technology with a long history. Primitive elevators powered by …

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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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Glass Elevator Designs

October 23, 2015 | Categories: Home Elevators

A glass elevator can improve mobility at home without overwhelming your living space. A glass elevator is a conversation piece that can enhance the appearance of your house and offer a 360-degree view of the interior as you travel between floors. It ca …

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How Alexander Miles Changed Elevators

October 13, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education

On October 11, 1887, Alexander Miles patented his revolutionary invention, the electric elevator. Miles did not invent the first elevator, but he made improvements that are still in use today. Before Miles invented the electric elevator, elevators were …

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Pictures in Elevators Help Politician Win Elections

October 6, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Authors Jacob Smith and Neil Weinberg recently published an article in which they considered the question of whether non-campaign advertising can help candidates win elections. They examined the case of Cherie Berry, the North Carolina Commissioner of …

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Nationwide Lifts Introduces New App for iPad

October 1, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education, Home Elevators, Nationwide Lifts

Nationwide Lifts is excited to announce that we recently launched a new app called Nationwide Lifts Elevator Guide for the iPad. This multifunctional app makes it easy for homeowners, business managers, and architects to learn about elevators so they c …

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