Commercial Office

VDA has developed extensive experience in commercial office buildings and is particularly sensitive to the different groups elevatoring needs. We carefully consider the impact of the population and travel patterns, as well as existing or anticipated building conditions, in order to design efficient and cost-effective elevator and escalator systems. VDA offers comprehensive elevator and escalator consulting services and unique solutions for the world’s most iconic and challenging commercial offices. Some of our Service include:

New Construction Services:

  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Construction Documents Including Specifications / Layout Drawings / Maintenance
  • Bid Review
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Construction Services including: Progress Visits / Punchout / Follow Up Review

Modernization Services:

  • Preliminary Evaluation to Identify Scope
  • Design Development
  • Construction Document Preparation Including Specifications / Maintenance / Bid Package
  • Bid Review / Pre and Post Bid Interviews
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Construction Services including Progress Visits / Punchout / Follow Up Review

Elevated QCE Services:

  • Maintained Condition
  • Mandatory Test Status
  • Code Violations
  • Remedial Recommendations
  • Maintenance Deficiencies
  • Equipment Profile
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • ADA Compliance Survey
  • Measurement of Actual Operating Performance vs. Recommended Standards
  • Capital Planner-Short, Medium, and Long-term Recommendation

Maintenance Agreements:

  • Custom Tailored Maintenance Scope
  • Clearly Defined Tasks and Frequency
  • Minimum Service Hours Per Month
  • Callback Procedures and Conditions
  • Clearly Defined Obsolescence Language
  • Performance Requirements
  • Reasonable Contract Length of Term
  • Cancellation for Cause and Non-Performance Repercussions

Capital Planning Services:

  • Solid Understanding of the Current Condition of the Equipment
  • Detailed Knowledge of its Remaining Useful Life
  • Holistic Understanding of all Building Systems Affected by Modernization
  • Accurate Budget Pricing within your Market
  • Realistic Project Durations and Lead Times
  • Knowledge of what State-of-the-Art Equipment should be Pursued

Due Diligence Services:

  • An Overview Summary
  • Description of Equipment and Conditions
  • A Maintained Condition Evaluation
  • A Life Cycle Analysis Matrix
  • An ADA Compliance Analysis
  • A System Profile for Each Group
  • Recommended Schedule for Replacement / Upgrades
  • Budget Estimates

Inspection Services:

  • Witness Code Required Mandated Testing, on site while being performed by the Elevator Contractor
  • Perform Code Required Inspection, where Permitted by Code
  • Document Inspection and Testing Results as Required by Code
  • File Documentation with the Authority Having Jurisdiction
  • Provide Owner / Manager with Copies of Documentation.