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Globe and Mail Reporting On Another Elevator Horror Story

Elevators a let-down for Toronto condo dwellers - Globe and Mail, May 24, 2018 "The 25-storey condominium building at 59 East Liberty Ave. has for the past 10 months been torturing its residents with one of the scourges of vertical living in Ontario – an elevator that...

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Elevator Maintenance Contracts – A Survival Guide

Have you been tasked with setting up an elevator maintenance contract for the property you manage? It is generally the case with elevators that if they are working as designed, nobody takes notice.  However, if the elevators operate unreliably, or cause safety...

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How Safe Are Elevators?

According to the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), which regulates elevators and escalators in the Canadian province of Ontario, people are 800 times more likely to be killed in a car than by using a vertical-transportation (VT) conveyance, but VT...

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Elevator Repair Bill in Ontario

What initially looked like a private member's bill that was never likely to be taken seriously has gained new credibility as part of the Wynne government's announced "fair housing plan". Requiring elevators to be repaired in a timely fashion and requiring developers...

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Elevators Are on the Media’s Radar…

News media has a tendency to stick with one theme as long as it is hot.  Lately, the reliability of elevators appears to be on the hot list. A recent story raises the issue of what happens as condominiums get taller, elevators more complex, and are relying on fewer...

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Elevator Maintenance Contracts – Whose Interests Are Served?

There has always been a disparity between elevator maintenance contracts written by elevator manufacturers versus those written by building owner advocates such as consultants.  Manufacturer-written documents tend to be very vague about the frequency of maintenance...

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Many Changes in Elevator Consulting Industry

We have been noticing many changes in the elevator consulting industry - mergers, acquisitions, etc.  Persons who are laid off from an elevator contractor one day become a consultant the next day. Here at Rooney, Irving & Associates, however, there are no...

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