By: D&D Elevator
For you as a property owner or manager, there exist many reasons why modernizing your elevators is desirable or a necessity. “Desirable” upgrades include enhancing performance, making your elevators more energy efficient, and creating “peace of mind” by heading off potential shutdowns and unexpected expenses. Also included is aesthetically and functionally modernizing your elevators to delight and retain your current tenants and attract new ones. But upgrading becomes “urgent” when it involves correcting matters of tenant dissatisfaction, system dependability, code compliance, violation removal, and, far above all, safety.
Of course, we at D&D are aware that money is always a consideration and modernizations are not always planned for, or “in the budget.” Therefore, we have created a plan for you to upgrade your elevators and enjoy the benefits without a major one-time budget hit.
In most cases, with an eye on practical capital planning, D&D can help you implement an upgrade program over a period of time, spaced over 3-5 years. How the stages are strategized depends on the priority of your needs and budgetary considerations. This can help you achieve the ongoing benefits of an upgrade, including resulting cost savings and efficiencies, while comfortably managing your financial resources and business considerations.
These are some suggested early-stage upgrades:
If your elevators are constantly breaking down and causing repeated call-backs, or they have aged more than 12-15 years without a significant upgrade, it’s time to consider at least some immediate action to avoid major problems, and strategize a phased modernization plan over the next several years.
Call us for a free evaluation of your elevator systems and developing an upgrade plan customized to your specific needs and financial considerations. Regardless of the path you choose, or the size of your upgrade, your job will require permits and inspections, with which D&D will assist you. We stand ready to serve you at (914) 347-4344
By: D&D Elevator
For property owners and managers providing elevator service to their tenants, it’s an open-and-shut fact that 80-90% of potential problems are attributable to the doors. The reasons for this are several and readily apparent. Aside from unpredictable and hopefully rare vandalism, passengers routinely bash into the doors with all manner of objects, hold the doors open and jam things into the mechanism to prevent them from closing. But above all it’s that the doors operate two times as often as the elevator itself, since with each run, they open and close twice. The door equipment tends to reach end-of-life in half the amount of time as the rest of the elevator and becomes increasingly troublesome along the way, exposing occupants to the heightened possibility of major inconvenience and the building owner to tenant complaints and undue costs. Therefore – to help keep the tenants happy and callbacks and costs to a minimum – of all components in an elevator system, the doors require a particular focus of attention and care.
Typical components of a door system are as follows, with items 1 through 6 statistically most likely to fail:
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The experts at D&D can evaluate your system and advise what is best to maintain the reliability of your elevators, the safety and convenience of passengers, and the ways to maintain these standards at maximum cost-efficiency.
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By: D&D Elevator
For property owners and managers, life today brings the major challenge of maneuvering through a pandemic, the uncertainties of the current rapidly-evolving real estate landscape, and the intricate maze of tenant relations. Across the commercial real estate landscape, tenants are actively considering their future strategies: whether to stay put where and as they are, downsize by converting to a full or hybrid remote work model, or relocate entirely to another building. In this environment, one of the surest ways to retain and attract tenants is to operate a building that is known for adhering to the highest standards of safety and caring for its occupants and visitors.
A prime component of this is the safety of the elevators, both for passengers, and for the technicians who service the systems. To support our customers, D&D has prepared a comprehensive Safety Guide for Building Managers, addressing the following key topics:
The Guide outlines various practical steps that property managers can take to create the safest possible environment for all those moving around the facility. It also addresses various commonly-asked questions, including whether elevators are hot spots for Covid-19 transmission and the relative dangers of various surfaces.
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