Education

Over the years, VDA has developed an expertise in providing our servicers for various educational facilities, ranging from Pre-K – 12 and Higher Education. In addition to projects involving equipment evaluations and development of master plans. VDA currently is involved in master plan development, new construction, modernization projects, and vertical transportation equipment evaluations for major universities and private and public elementary/secondary schools throughout the United States. Some of our Services 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 Obsolesance 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

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