The Vertical Transportation Handbook

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The Vertical Transportation Handbook

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This new edition of a one-of-a-kind handbook provides an essentialupdating to keep the book current with technology andpractice.  New coverage of topics such as machine-room-lesssystems and current operation and control procedures, ensures thatthis revision maintains its standing as the premier generalreference on vertical transportation.  A team of newcontributors has been assembled to shepherd the book into this newedition and provide the expertise to keep it up to date in futureeditions.  A new copublishing partnership with Elevator WorldMagazine ensures that the quality of the revision is kept at thehighest level, enabled by Elevator World's Editor, Bob Caporale,joining George Strakosch as co-editor.

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The bible of elevator and escalator system design for more thanfour decades—now completely revised and updated

Over the past forty years, profound changes in technology,building codes, and the demands of the marketplace have transformedthe vertical transportation industry. The Vertical TransportationHandbook, Fourth Edition incorporates all of these changes andinnovations as it surveys the entire range of verticaltransportation (VT) mechanisms—from elevators and wheelchairplatforms to escalators and moving walks.

Emphasizing modernization of existing systems, The VerticalTransportation Handbook, Fourth Edition enables the layperson tounderstand how specific elevators and escalators are applied,installed, operated, regulated, specified, and maintained. Newcoverage of topics such as machine room–less systems andcurrent operation and control procedures ensures that this revisionmaintains its standing as the premier general reference on VT.?

Other outstanding features of this new edition include:

  • A complete overview of all aspects of vertical transportation,including unconventional applications and the latest trends

  • A nontechnical introduction to elevatoring principles

  • Expanded coverage of international practices and procedures

  • Samples of actual maintenance contracts

  • Current safety requirements for escalators and elevators duringfires, earthquakes, and other emergencies

The most comprehensive publication of its kind, The VerticalTransportation Handbook, Fourth Edition is an indispensable toolfor architects, contractors, and real estate professionals who mustassess the best and most efficient mechanisms for moving people andfreight in buildings of any type.

About the Author:

George R. Strakosch was president and founder of George R.Strakosch & Associates, an elevator consulting firm from whichhe has since retired. He has been associated with Elevator Worldmagazine from 1987 to the present, where he was a technicaldirector and worked with their Editorial and EducationalDepartments. He has been involved in the elevator industry for morethan fifty years, thirty of which were spent with the Otis ElevatorCompany, ten of which were spent as an associate with theengineering firm of Jaros, Baum & Bolles, and twenty-three ofwhich have been with Elevator World.

Robert S.Caporale is Senior Vice President and Editor ofElevator World. Before joining the magazine in 1992, he worked fortwenty-seven years as an elevator system designer, project manager,and associate with the engineering firm of Jaros, Baum & Bollesand later as vice president and director of the Transport SystemsGroup of Syska Hennessey Group. He was involved in various designphases of major elevator systems throughout the world, includingthe World Trade Center, the Bank of China in Hong Kong, the SearsTower, and Broadgate Development in London.

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