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    thyssenkrupp Acquires Winnipeg Elevator, Wins Contract

    thyssenkrupp Acquires Winnipeg Elevator, Wins Contract

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com

    THYSSENKRUPP ACQUIRES WINNIPEG ELEVATOR, WINS CONTRACT
    thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada has acquired maintenance and modernization contractor Winnipeg Elevator Group (WEG), the company announced on July 7. With a portfolio of about 1,000 elevators, escalators, stairlifts and dumbwaiters, WEG has been serving the Winnipeg area for more than 50 years. thyssenkrupp said it would retain the 23 staffers and most of the WEG ownership team. WEG, with a warehouse and fleet of service vehicles, offers regular maintenance, repair and 24-hr emergency service. In another development, thyssenkrupp won a contract to modernize 12 elevators at 201 Portage, the tallest building in Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba. The contract includes service for these units, plus the 33-story, 128-m-tall building's two escalators and four other elevators, adding a total 18 units to the company's service portfolio.


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    All Shanghai Elevators To Have Emergency QR Code

    All Shanghai Elevators To Have Emergency QR Code

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    ALL SHANGHAI ELEVATORS TO HAVE EMERGENCY QR CODE
    A QR code that allows riders to alert authorities and maintenance workers when they are stuck inside a stalled elevator will be in use in all 270,000 elevators in Shanghai by the end of September, Shine reported on July 3. By scanning the “Shanghai smart elevator” code, riders can access basic information about the elevator, such as its location, to report problems. If trapped, they can alert authorities, property management staff and maintenance and repair workers by scanning the code and then entering the city's intelligent elevator-monitoring system. The system allows users to check the rescue process in real time and track rescue workers via their cellphones. "The whole process is visible, which will ease their anxiety while waiting," said Zhang Yusong of the Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation.


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    Twin Cities Elevators Prepare For Workers' Return

    Twin Cities Elevators Prepare For Workers' Return

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    TWIN CITIES ELEVATORS PREPARE FOR WORKERS' RETURN
    As workers return to downtown office buildings in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, observers say the way elevators are used is set to change, the Star Tribune reported on July 3. Social distancing stickers, tape marking standing areas and antimicrobial button covers were among the measures being taken. A touchless elevator is already installed in the yet-to-open, US$214-million Dayton’s redevelopment project inside the former Macy’s department store in Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, according to a spokesperson for Chicago-based Telos Group, which is redeveloping the 12-story property. Other technology going into city elevators includes voice and cell-phone controls. to activate elevators. Some units have antimicrobial elevator button covers or hourly disinfection. Other measures include ultraviolet lamps, antimicrobial dust filters, foot controls and software limiting elevator capacity. “What COVID-19 is doing is accelerating trends in every aspect,” said Jim Montez, vice president of Transwestern, the firm that manages Dayton’s leasing.


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    • 6 min
    thyssenkrupp Elevator To Relocate Germany Headquarters

    thyssenkrupp Elevator To Relocate Germany Headquarters

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    THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR TO RELOCATE GERMANY HEADQUARTERS
    thyssenkrupp Elevator announced it will move its headquarters in the first quarter of 2021 from Essen to Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The OEM will occupy more than 9,000 m2 in the Wings Building, which is owned by Commerz Real and near the Düsseldorf International Airport. There will also be 500 m2 of outdoor space where colleagues can meet and exchange ideas. "The relocation reflects our independence as a global company,” thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Peter Walker said. “Moreover, it provides us with the opportunity to create headquarters that are precisely designed to meet the criteria of a modern and efficient globally operating company, while giving us the chance to open up many new perspectives regarding the way of working for our employees."


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    London Skyscrapers Face An Uncertain Covid Future

    London Skyscrapers Face An Uncertain Covid Future

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    LONDON SKYSCRAPERS FACE AN UNCERTAIN COVID FUTURE
    With many large corporations realizing working remotely saves money and doesn’t reduce productivity, office skyscrapers in London — both existing and planned — face an uncertain future in the COVID-19 era, The Guardian reports. Firms are downsizing or giving up their in-office staff, including insurer Lloyds of London, which closed its underwriting room in London’s Square Mile in March for the first time in more than 300 years. Lloyd’s plans to reopen it in August, but at only a fraction of capacity. Deloitte consultants predict office tower construction delays of up to six months, with completions scheduled for this year pushed to 2021. Observing that “behavioral science is unique to [the COVID-19] crisis,” Mat Oakley of property firm Savills says he is confident London’s office market will bounce back. The only question is when.


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    Speculations, Updates On Revising Elevator Culture

    Speculations, Updates On Revising Elevator Culture

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    SPECULATIONS, UPDATES ON REVISING ELEVATOR CULTURE
    The New York Times recently reported on “strict new rules to govern elevator culture,” with employers and managers apparently settling on supporting the following mandates: a maximum of four people per car, designated standing spots, masks, forward-facing positions and no talking. Elevator consultants are being hired to help plan the best way to get riders to their destinations at low risk. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially weighs in, it is expected to recommend limiting the number of elevator riders (to an indeterminate number), arrows showing different paths to get on and off, masks and signs urging people to “not talk unless you have to,” according to Nancy Clark Burton, a CDC senior industrial hygienist. For escalators, it is to advise one rider every other step and hand sanitizer at the top of each unit. Dr. Richard Corsi, dean of engineering and computer science at Portland State University, calculated that if a coronavirus-infected person rode 10 floors, coughing once and talking on a smartphone, approximately 25% of the person’s discharge would remain by the time the empty elevator returned to the first floor. Likelihood of transmission is more difficult to gauge, but he determines an elevator being far riskier than standing in a space much less confined for the same amount of time, even indoors.


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