Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials.
Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.
There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.
The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago. A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.
thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.
Higher expectations … Any Height or Shape in Any Direction – Going Up and Sideways … Unconventional Moving Walkway … Test tower for magnetic levitation elevators almost ready--- These are some of the headlines in the press this week, much of it in the latest issue the architectural trade magazine, Architectural Products.
All focus on the results of ThyssenKrupp’s dedication to innovation, which gets it start at the company’s nearly 90 Research Innovation Centers (RIC) located around the world. Stateside, it is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
There, ideas are turned into innovations with the help of a collaborative environment, a lab and sometimes switching on a 3D printer or flying a drone. The location couldn’t be better. The campus of Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is one of the world’s most prestigious hubs for creative engineering. It offers a unique blend of business, education and research, so we can collaborate with students and the other research facilities. Georgia Tech also gets top marks in all the academic disciplines relevant for our business. The university welcomes the opportunity to work with industry partners and have the necessary infrastructure in place, including access to 400 start-up companies and a global outreach with campuses in Shanghai, China and Metz, France.
We also work closely with our company’s other RICs. Collaboration with the engineers in our own organization is also key to our success, but as with any occupation, our field and engineering employees are busy with daily operational demands. In that environment, there is potential for bias. After all, when you work with elevator technology every day, you become very familiar with limitations as well as capabilities. At the RIC, staff can focus on researching technologies, remain creative and keep up the momentum necessary to visualize how new technologies can be used.
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