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Overview

The bible of elevator and escalator system design for more than three decades-now completely revised and updated

Over the past thirty years, profound changes in technology, building codes, and the demands of the marketplace have transformed the vertical transportation industry. The Vertical Transportation Handbook, Third Edition incorporates all of these changes and innovations as it surveys the entire range of VT mechanisms from elevators and wheelchair platforms to escalators and moving walks.

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
* 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: 9780471162919
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 1.31 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE R. STRAKOSCH is one of the world's leading authorities on vertical transportation. His concepts and principles established the elevator systems for numerous projects, including the World Trade Center, Sears Tower, and John Hancock Tower. His practical approach included project management of facilities such as Cape Kennedy Space Center, MGM Grand in Las Vegas and Reno, as well as a multitude of major commercial buildings.
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Table of Contents

The Essentials of Elevatoring.

The Basics of Elevatoring a Building.

Passenger Traffic Requirements.

Incoming Traffic.

Two-Way Traffic.

Outgoing Traffic.

Elevator Operation and Control.

Space and Physical Requirements.

Escalators and Moving Walks.

Elevatoring Commercial Buildings.

Elevatoring Residential Buildings.

Elevatoring Institutional Buildings.

Service and Freight Elevators.

Non-Conventional Elevators, Special Applications, and Environmental Considerations.

Automated Material Handling Systems.

Codes and Standards.

Elevator Specifying and Contracting.

Economics, Maintenance, and Modernization.

Traffic Studies and Performance Evaluation.

The Changing Modes of Horizontal and Vertical Transportation.

Appendix.

Indexes.

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