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The Vertical Transportation Handbook, Third Edition

ISBN/ASIN: 9780471162919,9780470172865 | 1998 | English | pdf | 562/562 pages | 42.4 Mb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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.
Content:
Chapter 1 The Essentials of Elevatoring (pages 1–31):
Chapter 2 The Basis of Elevatoring a Building (pages 33–62):
Chapter 3 Passenger Traffic Requirements (pages 63–69):
Chapter 4 Incoming Traffic (pages 71–96):
Chapter 5 Two?Way Traffic (pages 97–116):
Chapter 6 Outgoing Traffic (pages 117–127):
Chapter 7 Elevator Operation and Control (pages 129–167): Mr. Jon B. Halpern and Lawrence E. Pike
Chapter 8 Space and Physical Requirements (pages 169–218): Robert S. Caporale
Chapter 9 Escalators and Moving Walks (pages 219–244): Mr. Davis L. Turner
Chapter 10 Elevatoring Commercial Buildings (pages 245–280):
Chapter 11 Elevatoring Residential Buildings (pages 281–302):
Chapter 12 Elevatoring Institutional Buildings (pages 303–326):
Chapter 13 Service and Freight Elevators (pages 327–352): Mr. Al Saxer
Chapter 14 Nonconventional Elevators, Special Applications, and Environmental Considerations (pages 353–417): Mr. George W. Gibson
Chapter 15 Automated Material Handling Systems (pages 419–450): Mr. Wayne A. Gilchrist
Chapter 16 Codes and Standards (pages 451–469): Mr. Edward A. Donoghue
Chapter 17 Elevator Specifying and Contracting (pages 471–484): Mr. Joseph Montesano
Chapter 18 Economics, Maintenance, and Modernization (pages 485–506): Mr. Len Levee
Chapter 19 Traffic Studies and Performance Evaluation (pages 507–526): Mr. Len Levee
Chapter 20 The Changing Modes of Horizontal and Vertical Transportation (pages 527–542): William Sturgeon

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