UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON KANE HALL
ELTEC to Modernize single elevator machine room
The scope of work included replacement of the cab interior with all new fabric wrapped wall panels, stainless steel handrails with reveals to match and a contemporary 6-pan stainless steel downlight ceiling. The project also included the replacement of the original pushbuttons with an entirely new car station and digital position indicator, integral hands free phone, and the system was updated for current fire code requirements. These upgrades vastly improved the elevator’s aesthetics and, at project’s end, both ELTEC and the University of Washington were proud to have a beautiful new cab interior.
When it came time to perform the most important phase of the modernization which would improve the actual operation of the elevator, ELTEC was once again selected as the contractor. Our modernization crew, Pat Dana and Nate Barnard mobilized to site in the beginning of November 2010 and the elevator was inspected and turned over to the University in Februrary. Included in the scope of work was the replacement of the original relay logic controls with all new state-of-the-art microprocessor based control and dispatching system. Also replaced was the original overhead geared hoist machine, all machine room and hoistway components, DC drive motor, new wiring throughout the entire system, hall pushbuttons, and hoistway doors with upgraded opening and closing mechanisms to ensure safety and reliable operation.
The nearly four month project was another great success thanks to a creative and detail oriented crew coupled with savvy project management. Pat and Nate have already mobilized to ELTEC’s next modernization project and we again look forward to a mutually beneficial experience with a new customer.
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