Elevator/Escalator Modernization –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 will need 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.
- 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