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.
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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.
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 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!