It’s been said that what goes up inevitably must come down. But when it comes to the ups and downs of a building’s elevators, it’s critical that building owners and property managers keep up with equipment testing to ensure the safety of tenants and prevent costly repairs. The most effective way to accomplish this maintenance component for any high-rise building is through a process known as “elevator commissioning.”
The Commissioning Process Explained
Elevator commissioning is a broad, systematic review of the system to ensure that all mechanisms are performing as designed.
Schindler Elevator Corporation now offers architects a “Cutting Edge Elevator Technology: Elevating architecture with destination dispatch controls" course approved for 1 LCU (Learning Credit Units) from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). The course qualifies as HSW (Health, Safety, Wellness). Architects can take the course online at www.architecturalrecord.com.
The Course Learning Objectives include:
Developments in elevator technology, with particular emphasis on controls
New destination-based dispatching technology, and how it is installed and implemented in both new construction and modernization projects
Destination control systems can further optimize system performance with artificial intelligence that is capable of learning and forecasting the traffic flows of a building. When the traffic intensity alters, the control system measures the changed traffic patterns and switches its optimization routines accordingly.
Enhance Tenant Experiences
Any time elevator efficiency increases, customer experience is enhanced; however, the unique benefits of destination control systems increase passenger comfort from floor selection to destination arrival.
During a season in which weather can be potentially hazardous, it’s important that building and facility managers take the proper precautions to help prevent elevator damage and protect the safety of building occupants. Schindler Elevator offers the following tips to consider before, during and after weather-related events.