“There is a need for colleges, universities, government agencies and public institutions to have an organized vehicle to promote excellence in design, construction and maintenance of all forms of vertical transportation. ELEVATOR U is a voluntary association of individuals the purposes of which are exclusively charitable and educational.
There is currently an effort to “Converge” the European Standard EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 (ISO 8100 parts 1, 2, and 3), a performance-based lift standard, with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, the prescriptive code, in the United States and Canada. Convergence had the goal of removing barriers to trade by creating a global prescriptive standard that would be equivalent around the world, a lofty and desirable goal, provided true equivalency is achieved. It changed to be a cut and paste of EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 with little fanfare. Where one Code or Standard used in any comparison is not equivalent, it should not simply be claimed without a full review. This position paper speaks against convergence until a rewrite of both A17.1/B44 and ISO 8100 is performed that is truly equivalent in reality.
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.
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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