Yesterday, nearly 1000 people gathered in Middleton, Tennessee to celebrate that ThyssenKrupp Elevator earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
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.
Recently URBAN HUB interviewed Daniel Safarik from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) about some of his favorite skyscrapers and was inspired to host a contest of our own. The CTBUH regularly publishes statistics and reports on the world’s tallest skyscrapers. The organization’s data on high-rises is an important resource for the designers and builders as they prepare our cities for future growth.
There are over 200 ThyssenKrupp Elevator branch offices in North America, this means that we never far away from the elevators and escalators we maintain. But it also means that each day, our service technicians are out there interacting with others in our cities and our communities. We have learned, thanks to letters we receive, that our employees also help out – holding doors open, helping people start their cars and even saving lives.
We Got the Gold!
Our 50 –year old U.S. factory has earned LEED for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance Gold Certification. This achievement makes our facility, located in Middleton, Tennessee, the only elevator factory in the world to receive this certification.
Call it a coincidence, a lucky break, a fluke -- but chance encounters with technicians from our Charlotte, North Carolina branch – led to an incredible experience for 15-year-old Micah Boovy.
Noise, jerky stops and starts and frequent callbacks - these are just a few warning signs that your elevators may be leaving your tenants at a standstill. Although professional maintenance will keep your elevators safely on the move for nearly 20 years, eventually your elevator, just like any machine, will reach the end of its service life.
An elevator modernization is a considerable investment, so use the following list to help you determine if the time is right.
Warning signs your system is likely to fail sooner than later.
If your elevators are 10 years old, there is a good chance that the doors have opened every three minutes of every day. Based on that average, in ten years, the doors would have opened more 1.75 million times.
A modern elevator is a combination of hundreds of heavy duty mechanical and sensitive electronic parts. And maintaining your equipment will keep equipment operating properly, save money and help you avoid inconvenient shut downs.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Best of 2014!
As 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to share some of our successes. Some were noteworthy, others newsworthy and all designed to engineer our customer’s confidence in us. Thanks for your interest and your business in 2014 and Happy New Year!