Case Study 8: Misapplied Code

The firm was asked to perform a common task, reviewing a set of elevator shop drawings. The building developer and structural engineer involved in the project were concerned that the support spacing required by the elevator contractor was much more extensive than...

Case Study 9: Too Many Elevators

Architects often estimate the number of elevators needed in a new building using an imprecise rule-of-thumb, or base the estimate on similar, but not identical, existing projects. In some cases, architects seek out the advice of elevator manufacturers, who often...

Case Study 10: Trip and Fall Liability

RiA was tasked with investigating an elevator in a large portfolio for a building owner that had been served with a hefty liability case. The claimant stated that they tripped and fell while exiting an elevator and were seeking damages. Our client did not have records...