Accessibility in Schools: Options to Improve Accessibility

Symmetry Vertical Platform Lift Upper Landing in School Gymnasium

Inclusion within an educational environment goes beyond the rights protected by the ADA. Educational facilities are required to provide equal access to those with mobility impairments. Providing an accessible route and accessible means of egress is important to a safe and accessible administration of education.

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Elevator Options for Churches

Shaftway Vertical Platform Lift used in a church building

Inside a church or other place of worship, there are a number of areas where accessibility is critical. While it may seem like a difficult task, providing access to those that are mobility impaired is not as complicated as it may sound and there are a number of options available.

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Elevator Shaft Construction: Pits, Hoist Beams and More

Home Elevator Shaft

When working on a project which includes a home elevator or limited use limited application elevator, understanding the anatomy of the structure will assist in seamless construction. Whether an elevator is to be installed immediately or the elevator shaft (or hoistway) is being installed for an elevator to be added in the future, a comprehensive understanding of the components is necessary.

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What is a LULA Elevator and What are Their Applications

LU/LA Elevator Applications

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.

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Planning Your Conveyance Project

Symmetry Vertical Platform Lift Conveyance Project

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.

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ADA Versus Building Code

Black VPL ADA Compliance vs Building Code

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.

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The Beginning of Accessibility

Home Elevator for Accessibility

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.

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ADA Compliant Small Commercial Elevators

Symmetry LULA Elevator for church installed by Arrow Lift

Some low occupancy/low rise commercial buildings, along with certain residential applications, require something slightly different than a standard commercial elevator. In these settings, where a small commercial elevator is needed, a limited use/limited application (LU/LA) elevator may be a perfect fit.

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Custom LU/LA Commercial Elevators

Custom LULA Elevators for Commercial Use

Symmetry’s LU/LA commercial elevators are tailor-made to match your customer’s needs and preferences. Upon request, our commercial elevators can be custom-built with wood veneer or hardwood car panels.

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