Elevator Vibration

The firm was recently asked to review an elevator system suffering from vibrations. Several corrective measures had been attempted by the contractor, yet the problem persisted. RiA employed vibration-analysis software and equipment, and were quickly able to determine...

Design Submission Review Caught Error

One of our clients’ projects encountered a snafu when a TSSA field inspector issued a directive against equipment, stating that a clearance code was not met between recently installed elevator equipment and an adjacent fence. The owner argued that although the...

Change Orders

Unfortunately, in the construction business it is common practice for contractors to inflate the costs of changes to their projects’ scope of work. For building owners and developers to avoid getting gouged on changes, it is vital that they have the correct project...

Oversized Fusing Requirements

The firm recently reviewed the requirements for a project where an elevator contractor had drawn designs indicating the need for an electrical feed using 80 amp fusing. This requirement would have necessitated an extra cost of several thousand dollars for the building...

Product under Warranty

A building owner recently sought RiA’s involvement in a case about an elevator with an underground oil leak. The elevator contractor on the job estimated the cost of repair to be $70,000. We located a warranty document issued seven years beforehand, establishing that...