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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...

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?
Business
Friday July 10 2015

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?

A critical component for successful movement and way-finding in any multi-storey building is a well designed system for vertical transport.

How Do We Expect People with Disabilities to Evacuate?
Strata
Monday May 18 2015

How Do We Expect People with Disabilities to Evacuate?

Australian building legislation does not currently mandate an inclusive approach to the safe evacuation of buildings.

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...

Elevator Trends and Technologies Transforming Tall Buildings
Buildings
Thursday February 12 2015

Elevator Trends and Technologies Transforming Tall Buildings

Our cities are getting taller. Today there are more than 250 million elevators in use worldwide. So what are some of the vertical transportation trends and...

Otis Elevator Strike Resolved
Buildings
Thursday December 18 2014

Otis Elevator Strike Resolved

Otis lift workers claimed victory on December 17 after an 8-week lockout when they voted to accept an agreement that included all but one of their...

World’s Fastest Lift
Buildings
Tuesday April 22 2014

World’s Fastest Lift

Japan's Hitachi says it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres an hour, to a high-rise building in...

Getting Lift Call Destination Systems Right
Buildings
Thursday February 27 2014

Getting Lift Call Destination Systems Right

Elevator call destination systems have been making their way into Australian buildings since the 1990s.