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    Otis Signs Gender Equality Agreement In South Korea

    Otis Signs Gender Equality Agreement In South Korea

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

    OTIS SIGNS GENDER EQUALITY AGREEMENT IN SOUTH KOREA
    On May 28, Otis Elevator Korea Vice President and Managing Director IS Cho signed the "Partnership for Inclusive Growth and Gender Equality" agreement with the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. Otis says it is the first construction company in the country to do so. More than 30% of Otis’ executives are women, including CEO Judy Marks. By 2022, Otis aims to increase this to 35%, with a focus on hiring women in the engineering, sales and maintenance departments. To prevent an opportunity gap, Otis Korea encourages measures such as flexible work hours and partners taking childcare leave. The company also offers training, workshops, cultural campaigns and mentorship programs through its in-house Women’s Council.


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    United To Be Virtual Only

    United To Be Virtual Only

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    UNITED TO BE VIRTUAL ONLY
    The 2020 United Convention and Exposition, previously scheduled for Houston on September 13-16, will now be a virtual-only event sometime in September. Organizer National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) said it is working with vendors and technical experts "to create a robust industry event that is entirely provided through an online platform that meets the needs of the exhibitors and the attendees." It will focus on the key objectives of providing compelling peer-to-peer interaction opportunities, offering innovative educational presentations and facilitating supplier and contractor connections with a virtual tradeshow floor. The other organizers are the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association, Elevator U and the International Association of Elevator Consultants.


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    Chicago Council Approves Plan For New Supertall

    Chicago Council Approves Plan For New Supertall

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    CHICAGO COUNCIL APPROVES PLAN FOR NEW SUPERTALL
    The Chicago City Council has approved developers' plans for the construction of Tribune Tower East, a 102-story skyscraper that will be the city's second-tallest building, CBS Chicago reported on May 20. The mixed-use tower, standing 1,442 ft, will bring 564 condominium units and apartments, a 200-room hotel and a 687-space parking garage to the site, currently a parking lot at Lower Michigan Avenue and Lower Illinois Street. The glass-and-steel tower just east of the iconic Tribune Tower will be the centerpiece of the US$700-million project, but other improvements to the area would include renovation of Pioneer Court Plaza to create green space, outdoor seating and a new pathway to the nearby Cityfront Plaza. Construction is expected to begin in late 2021 or early 2022, but a target date for completion was not given.


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    KONE Wins Order For 200-Plus Units For Beijing Metro

    KONE Wins Order For 200-Plus Units For Beijing Metro

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    KONE WINS ORDER FOR 200-PLUS UNITS FOR BEIJING METRO
    KONE has won an order to provide more than 200 units of vertical-transportation equipment for the new Metro Line 17 in Beijing, the company announced on May 28. The 49.7-km-long Line 17 will be entirely underground and have 21 stations. It will connect the Beijing Future Science Park in Changping to Yizhuang in southeast Beijing. Ten of the stations will connect with other lines on the Beijing Metro, the longest and busiest metro system in the world. KONE will provide 61 MonoSpace® elevators throughout the line and 143 TransitMaster™ 140 escalators for eight of the stations, from Panjiayuan Market West to Yizhuang South. The project, designed by the China Railway Electrification Survey Design & Research Institute, is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.


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    High-Speed Hyundai Unit Uses Carbon Fiber Belts

    High-Speed Hyundai Unit Uses Carbon Fiber Belts

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    HIGH-SPEED HYUNDAI UNIT USES CARBON FIBER BELTS
    Hyundai Elevator has developed a high-speed elevator using carbon fiber belts instead of traditional ropes, BusinessKorea reported on May 22. According to the company, the innovation marks the world's first elevator with carbon fiber belts. It can travel at 1,260 m/min, or 21 m/s. The report said the belt weighs only one-sixth the weight of metal ropes, which the company said allows the new elevator to travel beyond 1,000 m. The report adds that the new elevator can use 30% less electricity than a traditional elevator. The company said the system can operate safely in windy or earthquake conditions, and a special coating doubles the life of the belts. It has a streamlined car that reduces air resistance, thus improving ride comfort and stability.


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    Greenery-Clad Tower Greenlit In London Despite Concern

    Greenery-Clad Tower Greenlit In London Despite Concern

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    GREENERY-CLAD TOWER GREENLIT IN LONDON DESPITE CONCERN
    A 36-story, nearly 500-ft-tall office tower designed by Eric Parry Architects at 50 Frenchurch Street in central London has been greenlit by the City of London Corp.'s Planning and Transportation Committee, despite opponents who contend it will block views of the historic Tower of London, The Architect's Newspaper reports. Clad in climbing plants on the south, north and east elevations with a green rooftop terrace, the tower will be the first structure in London "to incorporate greening on such a large scale," according to the city. Studies previously found it will not block Tower of London views, although it will affect views and shading of an adjacent Parry-designed building. On the drawing board are 645,000 ft2 of office space, 8,600 ft2 of retail and revitalization of a historic church tower and crypt.


    Image credit: courtesy of Eric Parry Architects


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    • 7 min

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