9. November 2010 08:03
The elevator installation consultant should evaluate the capability of the entire system for you to develop a thorough analysis of the system. The first step in this exercise is to use the information gathered in the study described earlier to create a mathematical model of the elevator system and the demands placed on it. This model will help managers track the effects of any improvements or modifications made to the system later on.
Before spending any money on modernization, managers may decide to implement some changes in elevator assignment or usage that can dramatically improve overall service within the building like eliminating elevator stops in a building’s basement or other seldom-visited floor can reduce undue waiting for tenants. Similarly managers may consider relocating a cafeteria or mail room to allow for easier access and fewer elevator tie-ups.
Other no-cost changes that can do wonders for improving elevator service includes- arranging for freight to be moved on an assigned passenger elevator during off-peak hours; encouraging tenants to stagger starting, quitting, and lunch hours; reassigning to general duty any cars that had been reserved for specific tenants’ exclusive use; and relocating certain offices or departments so that co-workers need not use the elevators in order to meet with one another.