ELEVATOR WORLD’S 21st Annual Project of the Year


EW is pleased to present the 2019 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. We received many outstanding entries in all nine categories. Judges scrutinized each entry and, again, had difficult decisions to make. Each entry exemplified team members joining together to overcome challenges, while being focused and innovative to complete their projects on time, on budget, 100% complete and to the clients’ satisfaction. Winners in each category have been presented with trophies commemorating their outstanding work.

The EW staff and Project of the Year judges appreciate the many entrants for their participation. We hope readers will enjoy some of our industry’s most significant accomplishments from the past year. Start thinking now of any noteworthy projects your company is working on that may be eligible for entry in next year’s competition. The project should be composed of a vertical, horizontal or inclined transportation system consisting of an innovative design, special application or approach that solved a major problem or overcame a unique challenge.

Complete contest entry details are available at www.elevatorworld.com/poy. The submission deadline is September 30. The transportation-system portion of the project must have been completed within two years of the opening of the contest (April 2017 or later). Don’t forget about the new categories for 2020: Elevators, Upgrades & Repairs and Escalators, Upgrades & Repairs.

Project Categories

  • Elevators, New Construction
  • Elevators, Modernization
  • Escalators, New Construction
  • Escalators, Modernization
  • Moving Walks
  • Inclined Elevators
  • Platform Lifts & Stairway Chairlifts
  • Private-Residence Elevators
  • Special-Purpose Lifts

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