From the Desk of Garry Legregni Modernization Services

September 2, 2021

Date 9/2/21

Avoiding elevator shutdowns is the key to running a successful building. Everyone feels the pain when an elevator is “Out of Order”. The key is, to implement a process of evaluation and capital planning, where all the potential factors are taken into consideration.  VDA will develop a customized robust “Elevator Modernization Plan,” for you, that not only upgrades your equipment, but minimizes the inconvenience that performing modernization creates for your tenants. Over the last 40+ years, VDA has developed a vast pool of industry knowledge and experience, that is available to help you ensure that you achieve the best possible modernization plan for your building.  Originating in New York/New Jersey with a current headquarters in East Hanover, our portfolio of relationships has benefited from these services during our (40) plus year history.  Today, we provide modernization services across the country with over (30) offices around the United States.

One key component is, ensuring that the best Elevator Contractor is chosen for your specific modernization and building needs.  By pro-actively planning this will reduce the inconvenience to your tenants during modernization. Having established relationships with multiple vendors to obtain quality bidding accurate to the specification on the modernization project, is always a cost-effective way to start the project successfully.

The typical life expectancy of an elevator or escalator system is between 20-25 years.  This life cycle can vary depending on the type of facility you have, volume of usage, the environment it operates within, and many other factors.  Inevitably, there will come a time when your equipment needs to be modernized. It is important to keep up with technological advancements, local building code requirements, tenant demands, as well as stay ahead of the life cycle of the elevator/escalator equipment. A well-thought-out modernization program will provide a sensible long-term investment strategy that will meet your capital expenditure planning.  A properly planned Elevator Modernization program must be holistic in nature, as it will likely affect other Buildings Systems such as Life Safety, HVAC, Emergency Power etc… The key is to identify these Building Systems that will be impacted during the planning phase so that there are no surprises at the end of the project.

A well-planned Modernization will improve the overall performance and traffic handling capacities of the Elevator System while increasing the building’s value by delivering a nice return on your investment.  VDA will provide you with the expertise required to provide you and your tenants with the most State-of-the-Art and cost-effective modernization program available in the industry.  VDA’s phased approach starts with providing a complete assessment of your equipment’s current condition. VDA will then provide you with a detailed report identifying the most cost-effective recommended options that will fulfill the owner’s investment strategy.  Our goal is to bring you peace of mind throughout this Modernization process and provide you with a best-in-class end-user experience.  With Branch Offices existing in most major markets, VDA is only a step away from providing our clients with the expert recommendations they need.

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Garry Legregni

Mr. Legregni’s responsibilities include all phases of Vertical Transportation Consulting for VDA’s existing clients and for development of new business in New Jersey.