31. August 2010 04:12
The elevator problems, be it of any form which means a large scale modernization effort or a simple maintenance procedure, in order to solve them the property manager first need to determine the clear definition of the problem. Lift consulting engineer helps in identifying and providing measures to the problem.
There occurs a time when you hear complaints of long waits, slow trips between floors and delayed opening and closing of elevator doors. A manager facing this situation should answer few questions before consulting lift consultant. The most important question of all is to find if the existing elevator equipment is capable of handling the elevators needs of the building. Perhaps the system simply is too small to accommodate all of the building’s current traffic, and so needs more than modernization to bring it into line with building demands.
You need to also check if the equipment is in proper state or outdated, run down or is unserviceable- that it requires a major overhaul. If so, which components can be upgraded and which are the ones that must be replaced. Look out if the existing maintenance program is adequate to maintain the system’s volume of use.