The Vertical Transportation Handbook / Edition 4

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Overview

Emphasizing modernization of existing systems, VTH, Third Edition enables the layperson to understand how specific elevators and escalators are applied, installed, operated, regulated, specified, and maintained. New chapters focus on advanced technologies, the growing impact of microprocessors, emergency operating systems, the role of the consultant, traffic studies, and more. Other outstanding features of this new edition include: complete overview of all aspects of vertical transportation, including unconventional applications and the latest trends; expanded coverage of international practices and procedures; samples of actual maintenance contracts; current safety requirements for escalators and elevators during fires, earthquakes, and other emergencies; and extensive use of tables and an appendix of sources. The most comprehensive publication of its kind, The Vertical Transportation Handbook, Third Edition is an indispensable tool for architects, contractors, and real estate professionals who must assess the best and most efficient mechanisms for moving people and freight in buildings of any type.
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Surveys vertical transportation mechanisms such as elevators, wheelchair platforms, and escalators, emphasizing modernization of existing systems. Coverage includes installation, operation, regulation, specification, and maintenance, plus unconventional applications and the latest trends. Useful for architects, contractors, and real estate professionals. This third edition incorporates changes in technology and standards since 1983, and offers greater emphasis on accessibility. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470404133
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,173,314
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George R. Strakosch was president and founder of George R. Strakosch & Associates, an elevator consulting firm from which he has since retired. He has been associated with Elevator World magazine from 1987 to the present, where he was a technical director and worked with their Editorial and Educational Departments. He has been involved in the elevator industry for more than fifty years, thirty of which were spent with the Otis Elevator Company, ten of which were spent as an associate with the engineering firm of Jaros, Baum & Bolles, and twenty-three of which have been with Elevator World.

Robert S.Caporale is Senior Vice President and Editor of Elevator World. Before joining the magazine in 1992, he worked for twenty-seven years as an elevator system designer, project manager, and associate with the engineering firm of Jaros, Baum & Bolles and later as vice president and director of the Transport Systems Group of Syska Hennessey Group. He was involved in various design phases of major elevator systems throughout the world, including the World Trade Center, the Bank of China in Hong Kong, the Sears Tower, and Broadgate Development in London.

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
1 The Essentials of Elevatoring 1
2 The Basis of Elevatoring a Building 33
3 Passenger Traffic Requirements 63
4 Incoming Traffic 71
5 Two-Way Traffic 97
6 Outgoing Traffic 117
7 Elevator Operation and Control 129
8 Space and Physical Requirements 169
9 Escalators and Moving Walks 219
10 Elevatoring Commercial Buildings 245
11 Elevatoring Residential Buildings 281
12 Elevatoring Institutional Buildings 303
13 Service and Freight Elevators 327
14 Nonconventional Elevators, Special Applications, and Environmental Considerations 353
15 Automated Material Handling Systems 419
16 Codes and Standards 451
17 Elevator Specifying and Contracting 471
18 Economics, Maintenance, and Modernization 485
19 Traffic Studies and Performance Evaluation 507
20 The Changing Modes of Horizontal and Vertical Transportation 527
Appendix: Literature on Elevators and Escalators 543
Index of Tables and Charts 547
Index of Examples 549
Subject Index 551
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