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What’s the longest commute by elevator?

These days space is all too often at a premium, even for the wealthy, especially in big cities where there is simply very little room available. High-income business professionals who want a base in o...

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Government audit deems disabled access on the high street ‘shocking’

A recent government audit of accessibility on the high street found standards to be absolutely appalling. The audit took into account over 30,000 shops and restaurants across the UK, the BBC reports. ...

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Elevator Etiquette

There are very few places anywhere in the world where you instinctively know how you’re supposed to behave. A lift is one of these rare places and they seem to have created a few rules that are ...

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Elevators Going Green

Traditional elevators can use a substantial amount of energy, even when they’re not in use. This could be as much as 8% of the whole energy consumption of the building. Therefore any ways in whi...

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Spain Has Highest Concentration of Elevators

Think of Spain and most people probably conjure up images of beaches and sunshine, but one of its other claims to fame is having the highest number of elevators per thousand people in the world, accor...

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3 Lifts that Carry More than People

When we think of lifts, we usually think of small box lifts designed to transport people up and down the floors of office buildings, hospitals or shopping centres. However, most of the lifts in the wo...

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Lift Safety

Lift regulations have been designed to ensure that the equipment can be used safely, whether it is designed for transporting passengers, goods or a combination of both. There are different regulations...

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10 Signs Your Lift Needs Updating

An average lift should have an operational lifetime of 20 to 25 years. But this depends on its exposure to heat, the weather and its passenger usage, maintenance and repairs. Some signs that the lift ...

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