VDA possesses a healthy respect for the integrity of historic landmarks and regulations governing their modification, and provides the expertise required to facilitate any building’s adaptation that varies from original function. The company has consulted on hundreds of restorations and adaptive reuse projects, maintaining natural elegance while creating stylish, functional structures.
Complementing initial evaluations and maintenance audits, VDA will help develop and oversee maintenance contract agreements that best suit individual client needs. The company calls on its familiarity with anticipated operational issues, identifying and establishing appropriate contract terms to obtain desired levels of equipment availability and performance.
Initial Equipment Evaluation
Intra-building vertical transportation is the heart of smooth operation. Whatever the structure’s purpose - work, study, entertainment, travel - easy access, workable traffic patterns, comfortable rides, and safety are crucial. VDA’s certified professionals perform thorough on-site surveys of all components, with complete reports spelling out recommendations for upgrades and modifications.
Maintenance Quality Control Evaluation
VDA’s Maintenance Quality Control Evaluation Program provides professional evaluation of the level of maintenance being performed on a building’s vertical transportation equipment. For some clients, the firm performs these audits annually although many building owners and managers prefer semi-annual or quarterly evaluations.
The modernization process is a key opportunity to increase your companies ROI and improve a building’s overall performance and value. VDA can provide a complete assessment of the present condition of the elevators, where owners and managers will be advised of what’s required and the most cost effective options.
The building community’s most prestigious architects, engineers, and developers call on VDA during the development phase for all types of new construction projects. Our consultants are continually up to date on new technology, manufacturers, regulations and design trends. We ensure your new construction project planning will go smoothly and our involvement will guarantee a building that meets everyone’s diverse standards.
As experts in the field, VDA is eminently qualified to provide reliable and credible review of drawings and specifications, particularly on very complicated projects or those using new vertical transportation technology.
VDA can bring an enhanced level of planning and management to all phases of a vertical transportation project. As the client’s representative on matters involving the vertical transportation, VDA focuses its extensive experience on managing all program activities to insure a successful outcome. With a thorough understanding of the client’s expectations on scope, cost and deadlines, VDA provides a range of program management services.
VDA's all-inclusive consulting services include comprehensive design and engineering for elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, and lift systems in new and existing structures.
The firm also provides design and specification services for cost-effective material and mail handling systems in commercial and healthcare facilities. Over the years, VDA has provided services for legal consulting and for special equipment applications such as rack and pinion elevators, double deck hydraulic elevators, turntables and vehicle lifts.