Lifts and escalators
Well-designed lifts and escalators enhance the operational efficiency of a building. We understand that for building operators, ensuring that these facilities are efficient, safe and reliable is crucial.
Our team of highly experienced engineers support all stages of a project lifecycle. From early design support and updates on regulations and compliance to day-to-day technical and consultancy support to manage clients’ portfolios.
We support clients with a detailed review of their existing portfolio, showing age profiles, product categorisation, performance statistics and future risk profiling. Our management software provides a dashboard for each contract, delivering all the relevant management information at the click of a button.
From the data gathered in day-to-day monitoring and reporting, we deliver educated recommendations for budget setting to minimise unexpected failures and develop a rolling investment strategy to mitigate risk in the portfolio. This not only helps with phased spending profiles, but also delivers cost-efficient recommendations that consider the wider impact on the clients’ operational needs.
As with all new design and build projects, it is critical to gain full technical understanding of what the main outputs of the lift or escalator need to be.
From building control restraints to traffic analysis and design specifics, our engineers work alongside our clients’ design teams to ensure projects moves seamlessly from the design stage to construction and commissioning tests. We develop specific client requirement documents to assure a robust supply chain with a drive towards eliminating cost creep and Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) designed obsolescence.
Our clients support teams facilitate close contractor performance management towards quality guarantee of Service Level Agreements by auditing contractual key performance indicators (KPIs). This is particularly important to Critical Operation portfolios such as retail, social housing and health service environments. We utilise software-based resource tools such as Power BI, BHI, iAuditor, and Float to provide compliance management of risk and opportunity within diverse portfolios.
We work closely with architecture teams in the feasibility, design, procurement process and project management of new developments. We deliver support for regeneration projects within the built environment and the execution of Turnkey projects, providing bespoke and standard solutions to complex areas of design.
Data analysis for client's facilities management teams
Initial survey and proposal for new projects and existing units
Building design and new lift installation compliance
Maintenance audit regimes
Wider engineering team support
Procurement, testing, inspection and management
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) thorough examination inspections and management
Scale layout drawings, including proposed builder’s work
Technical specification, tender documentation and tender analysis reporting
Principal Designer duties
Supply chain management
Contractor supervision and liaison, including certification of payment applications
Check technical maintenance and ‘as installed’ documentation
Assistance with regulation compliance certification
Accident expert witness