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Lifts Time To Modernize? New vertical transportation technology on the rise. By Jack Tornquist E ver since the first passenger elevator was installed in New York City in 1857, elevator manufacturers have been developing new technologies that not only optimize the performance but also improve the efficiency of their vertical transportation systems. Conversely, elevator companies have traditionally been more conservative. They tend to employ proven technologies in lieu of short-lived trends, as their vertical transportation systems must be exceptionally safe and reliable while operating for extended periods of time. Today, there are two new technologies that are improving elevator performance and are rapidly being used by elevator companies throughout the world. 8 April - May 2013 BMH Destination Based Dispatch Systems The majority of conventional elevator systems around the world utilize up and down call buttons to summon elevator cars for passengers. This somewhat antiquated system typically results in longer wait periods and inefficient extended travel times for passengers. During peak periods, particularly early mornings, passengers can be seen huddling around elevator doors waiting for the next elevator to arrive. But more and more mid- and high-rise property owners and managers are interested in destination based dispatch systems, a technology that has typically been reserved for only the tallest high- rises. Destination based elevators, or destination dispatch systems, are changing how we use vertical transit and are quickly becoming the industry standard when modernizing buildings with three or more elevators, making older buildings more competitive. With destination dispatch, passengers enter their destination floors on entry terminals located adjacent to the elevator shafts. The optimization process groups riders who are travelling to the same floors and the elevator controller system dispatches the most efficient car available, optimizing time-todestination for passengers. Passengers are then instructed which elevators to enter. Other optimization functions are

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii April/May

Lifts: Elevators & Escalators
Service Providers Leverage Cutting-Edge Technology
Time To Modernize?
Ready To Switch Gears?
Concrete: Restoration & Repairs
When To Test For Lead
3 Steps For A Solid Spalling Job
Deep Secrets
Phase The Work
Concrete Restoration
Tips On How To Reduce Spalling On Newer Buildings
The Difference Between Repair & Restoration
Equipment Breakdown Insurance
High-rise Hotspot
Toolbox Talk: How to choose the correct ladder for the job.
Industry News and Movers & Shakers
On Site: Saving Staff

Building Management Hawaii April/May