Elevator U supports and encourages the exchange of ideas and information relative to vertical transportation in academic facilities. Membership includes university facility managers, consultants, vendors and others with ties to the elevator industry.
Elevator U provides many resources including an updated email mailing list and annual conferences.
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:
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?
Is MTBC from a self-service provider better or worse than preventive maintenance furnished by an elevator company?
Does the age of equipment affect MTBC, and if so, by how much?
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.
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.
The 20th annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 19-22, 2017. The conference is being hosted by the University of Virginia (Elevator U Professional Member Eddie Morris). The conference and vendor expo will be held at the Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA. The agenda includes great educational sessions, vendor show, silent auction and the return of the popular Vendor-mercials.
Golf Outing – Monday June 19th, 2017
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Golf Outing – 11 am tee times start – $50 Prize on all par 3’s for closest to the pin. Sponsored by DH Ross Elevator Inspections
Location: Birdwood – $75.00
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Elevator U – Board of Directors Meeting
**The 2017 Elevator U Conference tentative schedule is as follows and is subject to change.
Day 1 – Tuesday June 20th, 2017 – Registration
– Educational Sessions
– Social Activity at Night
Day 2 – Wednesday June 21st, 2017 – Educational Sessions
– Vendor Expo – During Lunch & Dinner
– Dinner, Open Bar, EESF Silent Auction
Day 3 – Thursday June 22nd, 2017 – Tour of Monticello
– Closing Luncheon
EU Conference Fees
$300 per person – 3-Days – **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2017-2018 Year
Exhibitor Fees – Table Top Exhibit Space – ***4/17/17 – SOLD OUT*** $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***
As with every year, plan on great learning experiences, interesting conversation and awesome networking opportunities from your coleagues. Register today through our online registration website.
Conference speakers, topics and times may change without notice.
The 2017 Elevator U Conference will be hosted by the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) June 19-22. We are seeking speakers that can present on interesting industry-related topics at the conference. Please note that presentations should not be sales related and should contain specific learning outcomes for attendees representing colleges and universities who are responsible for maintenance, or contract administration of, elevators, escalators and other vertical transportation equipment on campus.
If you have a topic that you’d like the Educational Committee to consider for a presentation please fill out this form and email it to us. We will then get back to you as soon as the committee has had time to review your submission.
We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you. Full conference registration information and formal details will be sent out very soon.
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For more information, or to confirm your subscription by phone, contact Brad O’Guynn at Elevator World:
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.
Special thanks to Elevator World Magazine for covering the 2016 Elevator U Conference in Quincy, IL. The full article can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the following link Elevator U 2016 – Recap.pdf
The Holiday Inn Quincy
4821 Oak Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305
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The 19th annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 20-23, 2016. The conference is being hosted by Illinois State University (Elevator U Professional Member Steve Pydynowski). The conference and vendor expo will be held at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Quincy IL. The agenda includes great educational sessions for all, a factory tour of Hollister Whitney, vendor show, silent auction and the return of the popular Vendor-mercials.
EU Conference Fees
$300 per person – 3-Days – **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2015-2016 Year
Exhibitor Fees – 10 X 10 Foot Exhibit Space
$1000 per booth space/company EU Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative. **Includes $100 Membership Fee For 2015-2016 Year
$130 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided ***Table Top Booth Exhibit***
Opening Breakfast – Sponsorship – Price: $1,900.00
Lunch – Price: $2,100.00
Dinner Sponsor – Hollister Whitney/GAL
Bar Sponsor – Hollister Whitney/GAL
Evening Entertainment – Hollister Whitney/GAL
The 19th annual Elevator U conference will be held June 20-23, 2016. The conference being hosted by Illinois State University (Elevator U Professional Member Steve Pydynowski), and a special factory tour of the Hollister-Whitney facility is also included in this year’s schedule. The 2016 Elevator U annual conference dates are June 20th thru the 23rd and will be located at the Holiday-Inn in Quincy, IL. A Pre-Conference Golf outing is scheduled for a shot gun start on June 20th.
We are currently looking for presenters. If interested please click the following link, complete the form and return to us. Thanks!
Thanks to Elevator World Magazine to covering the 2015 EU Conference. To read all about it click on the .pdf link below. If you’re interested in becoming a member of Elevator U and are a professional member you’ll get a free subscription as part of your yearly EU Membership. One of the many benefits of joining EU.