|Re: Lift info||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:40:36 -0500|
Lou Host-Jablonski, AIA Design Coalition Inc., Architects Madison, WI designco [at] execpc.com is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Per Rob S.'s good advice, I'm posting the lift info message that I sent to Lynn Nadeau individually: Lynn, Here's some info on lift manufacturers: Inclinator Co. of America, Harrisburg, PA, 717-234-8065 Access Industries Inc., Grandview, MO, 800-925-3100 Concord Elevator, Port Moody, British Columbia (other subsidiaries in U.S. & Canada) 604-461-0525. Also have webpage: http://www.concordelevator.com National Wheel-O-Vator Co., Inc. (yes, that's their real name!) Roanoke, IL, 800-551-9095 Also have webpage: http://www.div14420.com Whirlteq, Moncton, N.B., 800-298-1480 This info is from the Sweet's Catalog, a standard in the construction industry. There are also other lift manufacturers which have not chosen the expense of advertising in Sweet's. Of the companies listed here, we have used only Access Industries lifts to date, so I do not have experience with the others vis-a-vis quality, price, features, service, etc. Other related products to educate yourself on are below. Some of the above companies also carry these: Lift doors: These need special hardware to be flush (flat to the surface) on the inside of the shaft that a lift travels within, and 'interlocks' so you cannot dangerously open the door when the lift is not at your level. Some locales also require power door operators, which at $1,500 to $2,000+ a pop are not to be overlooked. LULAs: That is, Limited Use, Limited Access elevators. Some locales permit these. They are physically smaller and a little cheaper than conventional elevators. Quieter, smoother, some extra safety features, more enclosed than a lift in a shaft, considerably more expensive. Residential Elevators: Similar to LULAs, somewhat cheaper still, although ususally still more expensive than lifts. Remember, to get the full cost picture, you must compare the TOTAL INSTALLATION: shaft, doors, lifting device, accessories and options, and installation. These are things that your architect should be helping you with, in conjunction with a good lift/elevator supplier. As you can see, this is a large field of study. And this is just a subset of good barrier-free design in general. Lou Host-Jablonski, AIA Design Coalition Inc., Architects 2088 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI 53704 designco [at] execpc.com 608/246-8846 (voice) 608/246-8670 (fax)
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