New Construction / New Equipment Design – Anyone can agree that when it comes to a project starting from the ground up, the Elevators will be a critical component of your project. Whether you are an architect, building developer or owner there VDA can provide our expertise and services for the design of all new elevators in a new building, or the design and installation of new equipment in an existing building. We carefully consider the demands these needs create, as well as existing or anticipated building conditions, in order to design efficient and cost-effective elevator systems. VDA’s services would begin at Schematic Design starting with a study of the various user groups programmed for the new building in order to determine the specific vertical transportation needs of each group. Once the types and sizes of the elevators are determined, drawings and loading information will be provided to the design team for coordination of their disciplines. VDA will generally use accepted design principles, to assure proper sizing and quantity of components, in order to reduce the energy footprint that would otherwise be wasted by oversized systems. In addition, we will review latest equipment design, control, and drive technologies concerning their applicability to the project requirements and their contribution to a sustainable building.