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Elevator and Escalator Consulting Engineers

Overview of Services

The range of services available for new projects or existing buildings includes the following:

  • E2M - KJA developed quality assurance (vertical transportation portfolio maintenance supervision) program;
  • Architectural Design Development assistance (computer simulations);
  • Maintenance, Due Diligence, Condition Survey and Reserve Fund Study inspections;
  • Expert Witness Testimony (Ontario and Quebec);
  • Site surveys to determine the scope of modifications for modernization projects;
  • Computer simulations, used to determine vertical transportation system requirements for proposed building designs or to evaluate the quality of service in existing buildings;
  • Design information and coordination of work by other trades, including elevator and hoistway sizes, overheads, pit depths, elevator machine room heating/cooling requirements, elevator electrical power requirements, etc;
  • Preparation of detailed specifications for construction, modernization and preventative maintenance;
  • Preparation of tendering documents for competitive tendering;
  • Assistance with tender documents, assistance in contract negotiations, and recommendations for tender award;
  • Review of shop drawings;
  • Attendance at site coordination meetings to assist in ensuring timely completion of the work;
  • On-site progress inspections, to verify state of completion of work;
  • Final acceptance inspections, to verify compliance of the finished product with Specifications and contract documents;
  • Computerized recordings of elevator velocity and acceleration characteristics, and sound level recordings, and graphical printouts of data obtained.