Register Today For The 2018 EU Conference!

Monday, June 18, 2018 – Thursday, June 21st, 2018

University of Alabama 

The 21st annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 18-21, 2018.  The conference is being hosted by the University of Alabama. The educational sessions and vendor expo will be located at the Bryant Conference Center and the housing will be through the Hotel Indigo. 3/22/2018 – As of today the Hotel Indigo is sold out. Please scroll down to see other available hotels in the area. 

To register, click the following link.

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Tentative Agenda – Click Link Below For The Event Brochure Handout

EU-Handout-2018-Brochure-RevA.pdf

 

Monday June 18th, 2018
11:00 am  –  5:30 pm – Golf Outing – Ol’ Colony Golf Course – Additional Fee/Registration Required

5:30 pm  –  9:00 pm
Elevator U - Board of Directors Meeting – Location: TBD

***Educational Sessions are at the Bryant Conference Center

Tuesday June 19th, 2018
8:30 am  –  9:30 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:30 am –  10:00 am – Welcome to Elevator U 2018 – University of Alabama
10:00 am  –  11:00 am – The Nine Safety Absolutes – Presented by: Kevin Brinkman – NEII
11:00 am  –  12:00 pm – Proper Hydraulic Oil Maintenance – Presented by: Doug Muennich- Reladyne
12:00 pm  –  1:00 pm  – Lunch
1:00 pm  –  2:00 pm – Freight Elevators, Renewed Application & Door Safety – Presented by: Mike Ryan – Peelle
2:00 pm  –  3:00 pm – Elevator Safety – Unintended Motion/Uncontrolled Ascent/Door Lock Monitoring – Presented by: Mark Yako – GAL
3:00 pm  –  4:00 pm – Competing Today & Tomorrow in the Proprietary Elevator Industry – Presented by: Walter Barnes – ECI
4:00 pm  –  5:00 pm – Elevator Door Safety Retainers Presented by: Dick Gregory – Vertex Elevator Corp.
5:30 pm  –  9:30 pm  – Social Event – Dinner

Wednesday June 20, 2018
9:00 am  –  10:00 am  – Breakfast, Nominations & Voting
10:00 am  –  11:00 am – Vendor-Mercials
11:00 am  –  12:00 pm – Elevator Testing and Rope Wear  – Presented by: Kevin Heling – Wurtec
12:00 pm  –  2:30 pm – Lunch – Vendor EXPO Opened
2:30 pm  –  3:00 pm – State of the US Elevator Industry – Presented by: Elevator World Magazine
3:00 pm  –  4:00 pm – Life Cycle Management & Product Reliability – Presented by: Mario Jones – Kone Spares
4:00 pm  –  5:00 pm – Five Data Points for the MCP – Presented by: Mike Johnson – Gorman Company
5:30 pm  –  9:30 pm – Vendor EXPO Opened  – EESF Silent Auction, Dinner and Drinks
*Vendor booths must be taken down and packed for shipping by midnight on 6/20.

Thursday June 21, 2018
9:00 am  –  10:00 am – Breakfast – Membership Meeting
10:00 am  –  11:00 am – Drilling Hydraulic Holes of Consequence – Presented by: Mark Ortman – Ortman Drilling
11:00 am  –  12:00 pm – Meeting Elevator Maintenance Personnel Needs  -Presented by: Brent Marley – University of Alabama
12:00 pm  –  1:00 pm  –  Lunch
1:00 pm  –  3:30 pm – Best Practices Cracker Barrel – “Team Approach Panel Discussion”
3:30 pm  –  4:00 pm  – Closing

**Schedule Subject to Change. Some of the programs have been submitted for continuing education credits. Please check with the EU Board regarding which qualify for QEI/CET/CAT.  

EU Conference Fees
$300 per person – 3-Days – **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2018-2019 Year

Exhibitor Fees – Table Top Exhibit Space 
$1000 per booth space/company EU Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative. **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2017-2018 Year
$130 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided
***Table Top Booth Exhibit, Large POP UP’s Will Not Fit***

3/22/2018 – The Hotel Indigo is sold out. Alternate hotels can be clicked on below. 

Hotel Capstone (A 5 minute walk to the Bryant Conference Center) – https://www.hotelcapstone.com

 

Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown  – http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/alabama/embassy-suites-by-hilton-tuscaloosa-alabama-downtown-TCLRTES/index.html

 

Home2 Suites by Hilton (very close to the Embassy Suites) – http://home2suites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/alabama/home2-suites-by-hilton-tuscaloosa-downtown-university-boulevard-TCLUBHT/index.html

As with every year, plan on great learning experiences, interesting conversation and awesome networking opportunities from your colleagues. Online registration will be up the early part of 2018.

Thinking About Joining Elevator U? It’s worth the $100

eucertListen to the EU podcast which covers a unique perspective from Professional Members on the benefits they’ve experienced joining Elevator U.

Click on the player button below to listen to the program.

Elevator U Podcast – Benefits of Joining

Click the following link elevator_u_2017_online to download the membership flyer.

To Join Click This Link!

Now professional members of Elevator U receive Elevator World Discounts for Elevator U Membersve the print subscription to ELEVATOR WORLD magazine free!  Subscribers of ELEVATOR WORLD also receive a 15% discount on all educational materials including continuing education! Visitwww.elevatorbooks.com for more information.

For more information, or to confirm your subscription by phone, contact Brad O’Guynn at Elevator World:

Phone:  (800) 730-5093, Ext. 38
e-mail:  brad@elevator-world.com

Professional members shall be those individuals who are Facility Managers, Mechanics, Architects, or Engineers. They shall not be employees or principals of any business entity controlling or directing the application, manufacture, distribution, sales, or marketing of products and services. Professional members shall be eligible to vote, serve on committees, and to hold any office of ELEVATOR U.

 

Industry members shall be those individuals who are employees or principals of any business entity controlling or directing the application, manufacture, distribution, sales, or marketing of products and services. Industry members shall be eligible to vote, serve on committees, and to hold any office of ELEVATOR U.

Affiliate members shall be those individuals who are in the industry, such as consultants and employees of consulting or inspection concerns and government agencies or inspectors, and who share an interest in the activities of ELEVATOR U. Affiliate members shall be eligible to vote and shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Associate members shall be those individuals who are not actually within the industry, such as educators and employees of business concerns and government agencies, but who share an interest in the activities of ELEVATOR U. Associate members shall not be eligible to vote nor shall they be eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Honorary members shall be professional, industry, or associate members who have been members in good standing in ELEVATOR U, have reached the age of retirement, and have been recommended for such change in status by documented application to the Secretary. Members so qualified may, upon approval of their application by ELEVATOR U, be granted the status of Honorary Member. They shall have the rights and privileges of a professional, industry or associate member in accordance with the classification held at the time of application for change in status

Elevator U Call for Papers/Presentations

University of Alabama 

The 21st annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 18-21, 2018.  The conference is being hosted by the University of Alabama. Details on the location of the event to follow shortly.

Call For Papers!

Interested in presenting? Download, complete and send in the completed form today!

EU-Call-For-Presentation-Conference.pdf

EU-Call-For-Presentation-Conference.doc

On behalf of your EU Educational Committee thank you in advance for your submissions!

Callback Study – We Need Your Help!

Dear EU Professional Members

During the last two annual meetings, Dr. Clem  Ehoff, Professor of Accounting at Central Washington University, was given the opportunity to present his research concerning how elevator preventive maintenance was measured from the elevator company’s and the customer’s viewpoint.  Dr. Ehoff has contacted Elevator U about conducting a callback study with our members to gain more useful information on this subject. Below, he outlines his objectives and, with the participation of EU Professional Members, we feel this study can provide valuable information that can be used to address these issues in the future.

From Dr. Ehoff:

Callbacks and response time are the two indicators that seem to influence preventive maintenance satisfaction. I am curious to find out how the age of equipment affects callbacks. I am also interested in gathering data to gain insight on the following questions:

  1. What is the mean time between callbacks (MTBC) for a given period, preferably a one-year period and what is the average age of the equipment?
  2. Is MTBC from a self-service provider better or worse than preventive maintenance furnished by an elevator company?
  3. Does the age of equipment affect MTBC, and if so, by how much?
  4. What is the average callback response time?

If the Elevator U members would elevator supply copies of callback logs, I will be happy to perform an analysis that hopefully will shed insight to the above questions and lead to the development of a standard that can be used to evaluate elevator preventive maintenance.

Thank you for your support in this matter. I look forward to beginning this project. 

Download Documents Here

Elevator U Call back Study.xlsx

Elevator U Call back Study – Sample UVA.xlsx

Please consider participating in this study for the benefit of the industry and your university.  We are requesting data from Oct. 31, 2016 through Oct. 31, 2017.  You can use the below callback log, or send us your own logs that are already completed.  Also attached is an example for your review.  Feel free to email our president, Eddie Morris (University of Virginia) with your questions at any time.

Elevator U – Board of Directors