Recent KJA Articles

2411, 2020

Innovations in Elevators due to Covid


Elevators have quickly become one of the key tools in a building owner and management's arsenal in providing a safe environment for people living and working in buildings. The elevator industry is quickly innovating to fill in the demand and changing requirements to improved safety and convenience to riders. Learn more about what innovations and technologies the industry are piloting [ Read more ... ]

2409, 2020

Seasonal Elevator Rope Contraction and Expansion


By Rob Isabelle Recently, a client approached us regarding the effect humidity has on elevator hoist ropes. We investigated and discovered that while humidity does effect the rope lengths, these variations are minimal and do not impact the operation of the equipment provided rope maintenance is being performed. Our report has further details regarding this incident. As requested, we have [ Read more ... ]

309, 2020

Can Air Circulation Fans Reduce COVID-19 Transmission?


A number of clients have asked us about installing additional air circulation fans on their elevators.  Manufacturers are offering these products as an added safety feature, but we have yet to see an unbiased report detailing any positive impact on the transmission of COVID-19.  Before you agree to purchase these devices, you should also consider the following: Additional maintenance: Who [ Read more ... ]

2406, 2020

KJA Nomination at Ellies 2020 Best Consultancy


KJA is proud to participate in the Ellies Awards Program hosted by Elevator World, the premier international industry publication. In its third year, the Ellies recognize North American elevator and escalator industry businesses that go above and beyond for their customers. KJA has been nominated in the “Best Consultancy” category year after year, and won the inaugural award in 2018. [ Read more ... ]

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