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Destination Control Systems: Accessibility on the Up
Buildings
Friday October 28 2016

Destination Control Systems: Accessibility on the Up

Passenger lift destination control systems are already appearing in buildings, but we need to consider universal design and the needs of people with disability in their...

Destination Control Systems: Going Up?
Buildings
Wednesday October 26 2016

Destination Control Systems: Going Up?

New technology means big improvements to passenger lift destination control systems, and these improvements can help speed up travel times, improve efficiency and provide benefit for...

Compliance is Blind, But Your Building Solutions Needn’t Be
Buildings
Monday January 11 2016

Compliance is Blind, But Your Building Solutions Needn’t Be

Quite some time ago, I was called to a crisis meeting where a retail tenancy was refused occupancy permit in the eleventh hour of its scheduled...

Internet of Things Could Save Centuries of Elevator Wait Time
Buildings
Tuesday November 10 2015

Internet of Things Could Save Centuries of Elevator Wait Time

Software titan Microsoft has collaborated with German engineering firm ThyssenKrupp to develop a new elevator system which is expected to save tens of thousands of years...

Is a Modular Elevator Right for You?
Buildings
Tuesday October 6 2015

Is a Modular Elevator Right for You?

Traditional elevator construction takes time and money. They are often the longest critical path. For low-rise buildings where improved accessibility is paramount, the continuing development of...

Smart Elevators and the Internet of Things
Buildings
Monday April 13 2015

Smart Elevators and the Internet of Things

According to estimates from the World Health Organization, seven in 10 people will live in cities by 2050. Large modern cities depend on efficient and reliable...

Workers on 457 VISA’s Forced to Sleep Office Floor
Business
Friday March 20 2015

Workers on 457 VISA’s Forced to Sleep Office Floor

Overseas construction workers on 457 visas had to live in the office and sleep on the floor after wages dried up, a union says.

Walk This Way: Escalator Trends and New Technologies
Buildings
Tuesday February 24 2015

Walk This Way: Escalator Trends and New Technologies

Escalators have come a long way since inventor Jesse W Reno created the world's first as a temporary amusement ride in 1895. They are now able...

Multi-directional Elevator Inspired by Maglev Train
Buildings
Wednesday February 18 2015

Multi-directional Elevator Inspired by Maglev Train

A revolutionary new elevator system is capable of moving horizontally as well as vertically by employing ultra-strong magnets for independent propulsion in lieu of the traditional...