Design Stage

Vertical Transportation – “The Effective System”

The design and selection towards an “Effective Vertical Transportation System” starts with early entry into the project, preferably at the concept stage itself.

And then by achieving a configuration that balances between the traffic characteristics and handling requirements, building requirements, architectural compulsions and economics of the various technologies available.

1. Establish Design Criteria

  •   Building definition and characteristics
  •  Population and traffic patterns
  •  Arrival rate
  •   Ingress / Egress & Circulation Logic
  •   Quality of service
  •   Site constraints (applicable to existing vertical transportation systems)

2. Traffic Simulations, Calculation and Alternatives

Dynamic simulation of the building vertical transportation system and passenger dynamics covering simple and complex situations like 

  •   Standard up peak
  •   Combination of up, down and inter floor traffic
  •  Lunch time peaks
  •   Commercial buildings including complex BPO traffic patterns
  •   Shopping malls
  •   Intermittent traffic patterns of multiplexes
  •   Hospitals
  •   Residential buildings

The simulations can be run to the various pre defined templates established by Barney, Powell, Siikonen and Strakosch or a template customized to suit your specific condition.

  •   Software based traffic analysis
  •  Simulation and Traffic analysis report

3. Vertical Transportation Configuration

  • Quantity, capacity, speed
  • Arrangements
  • Location

4. Architectural Interfacing including Arrangements and Locations

5. Detailed Specifications

  •   Evaluation of available technologies
  •   Cost constraints

6. Supplier pre-Qualification

  •   Experience and references
  •   Service capability
  •   Personnel
  •   Process

7. Material & Source pre-Qualification

  •   Material source
  •   Vendor items
  •   Facility
  •   Quality control

8. Tender & Contract Documents

9.Tender Evaluation