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Update on Emergency Use of Elevators

By rc-Admin | June 1, 2020

Clarifying OEO requirements in the recently released A17.1-2019/B44:19 by David McColl The use of elevators during building emergencies continues to be a topic of interest and debate. Code requirements are evolving as the number of buildings using elevators for occupant evacuation increases, and building designers, authorities, elevator manufacturers and life safety system providers gain experience.…

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Rethinking “Rescue”

By rc-Admin | June 1, 2020

In this Readers’ Platform, your author makes the case for abolishing the term. by Michael J. Ryan I have long been troubled by the general public’s attitude about a stalled elevator. A stall happens infrequently, yet there’s a rush to escape the car. Just look at recent media headlines about those being assisted in a…

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Rationale for Developing a Brake Tester

By rc-Admin | June 1, 2020

How addressing an accident and preventing future similar ones resulted in a generic brake monitor. In May 2018, a fatal accident related to the failure of an elevator brake occurred in Hong Kong. The victim waited at the seventh floor for the elevator, which was traveling upward from the ground floor. Owing to various causes,…

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MRLs in Emergencies

By rc-Admin | June 1, 2020

The space-saving design must meet vital criteria for use as firefighter and emergency-evacuation elevators. by TAK MathewsThis article was first presented at the 2019 International Elevator & Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. The requirement for firefighter elevators has been recognized…

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Clearly Protected

By rc-Admin | June 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight details how Flood Glass can be the answer for lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy. by Gene Kennedy One of the enduring images of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the NYC area with winds and storm surge in October 2012, is that of water cascading down the stairways leading to the city’s subway stations.…

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Elevator World | April 2021 Cover

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