The Limited Use, Limited Application elevator (LU/LA) is an elevator designed to provide access in low occupancy/low rise commercial buildings where a traditional passenger elevator is not feasible or required by code. These elevators are limited in use and in application, and provide an ideal solution for specific settings like schools, churches, multi-family housing units, libraries and more.Read More
An elevator planning guide, also known as a design guide, is a document which contains a number of the details necessary for the inclusion of an elevator into a construction project. These guides are primarily targeted to meet the needs of the architect and general contractor working on the project, but provide everyone with valuable information on the standard and optional features of the elevator.Read More
You have taken the time to plan the best accessible route, and done your best to know the local building and accessibility codes, but have you reached out to the people with the most knowledge of accessibility in your local market; the installing distributor? Accessibility is an industry that is heavily regulated by code.Read More
It is quite simple to have an elevator installed in any home and customized to meet your needs. If the elevator is for use by an individual in a wheelchair, there are specific things that you should consider prior to purchase.Read More
If you are planning to build a new home, you may want to consider how to leverage the available space and plan for long-term viability. Stairs are a standard means of egress in multi-level structures, but adding an elevator is increasingly common.Read More
While sometimes blurred, ADA compliance and compliance with building code are not the same thing. When determining what access is required for your project, it is important to understand how they work together and what distinctions exist.Read More
As the holidays approach, you are probably already caught up in the hustle and bustle, working through details to gather your family and friends. Once the guest list has been finalized and the menu created, you can begin preparing your home for visitors. Your elevator provides an added convenience for your guests and there are a few things you can do to ensure it is ready for the holiday traffic.Read More
Residential elevators are comprised of 3 primary functional elements; the car, rail structure and the drive system.
The car is the most visible portion of the home elevator. It can be made in a variety of sizes and configurations and there are a number of ways that you can customize your home elevator car to match the décor of your home. The elevator car is the piece that transports passengers from landing to landing.
There are several things you need to understand when considering the purchase of a residential elevator. If you are reading this, then you already have a reason to install an elevator in mind. So what do you need to know to make the best choices moving forward? There are a few key items to consider when designing your elevator.Read More
If you are considering the addition of a home elevator, you may wonder how the installation process works. Whether new construction or renovation, your construction team will focus on these four main parts during the installation of a residential elevator: the hoistway, the machine room, the structure and the elevator car.Read More