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The Americans with Disabilities Act Has Improved Accessibility for All

July 28, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The law prohibited discrimination in employment based on disability and mandated access to government services and public accommodations for people …

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IGV Opens Showroom in Miami

July 16, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Italian elevator maker IGV, which created the DomusLift, a high-end home elevator, opened a new showroom in Miami, Florida in December, its first in the United States. DomusLifts are well known for their quality Italian craftsmanship.   Over 30,00 …

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What Is Destination Dispatch?

July 7, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

Destination dispatch is a way of optimizing elevator travel to reduce wait and travel times. Passengers are grouped by their destinations so that people traveling to the same floor ride in the same elevator. This reduces the number of stops the elevato …

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Freight Elevator Classes

July 1, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators

Every elevator is assigned a classification related to its weight capacity and the type of loading method that can be used. The loading classification must match the elevator’s intended use for it to operate safely.   Most passenger elevators and …

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Porsche Design Tower in Miami Will Have Elevators for Cars

July 1, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach in Miami will have a unique feature when construction is completed. Three elevators will transport vehicles straight to garages in each condominium in the luxury development.   Residents will be able t …

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Elevator Etiquette Tips

June 30, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

Being crammed into an elevator with a group of strangers is an awkward experience for many people. Passengers often don’t know where to stand and how to behave toward their fellow riders. Here are some practical tips to help you on your next elevator r …

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