Recent KJA Articles
KJA ATIS Liberty Merger
KJA is proud to announce our merger with ATIS and Liberty Elevator Experts under ATIS Ascenda Partners, LLC to form the largest and most comprehensive elevator and escalator management and advisory company in North America.
Elevator Maintenance Regulatory Changes in Ontario
By Martin Ouimet, P.Eng. - Manager, Eastern Canada Changes are coming in January 1, 2023 in Ontario that affect building owners and managers regarding the maintenance of their elevators. See below for a quick summary of the changes. B44-19 CAD Monthly FEO Testing As of January 1st, 2023, all elevators equipped with FEO (Firefighters’ Emergency Operation) in Ontario must be [ Read more ... ]
Ontario TSSA Inspectors go on strike
OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union), the union representing the staff of safety inspectors with the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority) has began go on strike today, July 21 2022, as of 12:01. The TSSA will continue to respond to serious safety incidents and will continue to inspect sites classified as high risk.
Ontario Elevator Code Changes in 2022
The Code changes coming into effect this year are designed to improve elevator reliability, reduce elevator downtime and to publicize elevator reliability. Ultimately, these changes will result in increased reliability and responsibilities for building Owners. There will be significant changes to the way building Owners and elevator contractors manage existing vertical transportation systems in Ontario. It is the responsibility of both parties to be well informed and comply with these changes and laws. Here are a summary of these coming changes along with some basic information to assist you.