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Welcome To The Elevator U Website!

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.

Make Your Hotel Reservations Today for the 2015 EU Conference

BuckeyeSuperfest.79e333aaThe weekend prior to the Elevator U Conference at Ohio State University will be a 2 day major country music festival June 20th and the 21st.  We recommend that you book your room now before they fill up.

The 2015 Elevator U Conference tentative schedule and pricing is as follows and is subject to change.

Day 1 – Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
– Registration
– Educational Sessions
– Social Activity at Night

Day 2 – Wednesday June 24th, 2015
– Educational Sessions
– Vendor-Mercials
– Vendor Expo – During Lunch & Dinner
– Dinner, Open Bar, EESF Silent Auction

Day 3 – Thursday June 25th, 2015
– Educational Sessions Morning
– Closing Luncheon

For Budget Purposes (pricing may change) 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***

Please note that we will send out a full conference agenda with presentation topics as soon as the speakers are all confirmed.


Elevator U 2012 Conference Registration Open

The Elevator U Board and Conference Committee have been working hard at making this year’s Elevator U Conference a great one. New to this year’s event is a pre-conference golf outing on Monday afternoon as well as an offsite vendor expo which will be held at the Michigan State Football Stadium.

Click Following Link to View Tentative Agenda – 3/15/2011 – eu_agenda_15mar12.pdf

Get registered and make sure you sign up for the vendor-mercial slots and sponsorship opportunities as they go fast.  A complete brochure that will outline the presentations and round table discussions as well as shipping information for exhibitors will be available on-line soon.

Click the button below or visit http://www.regonline.com/elevatoruconference2012


Message From The President

Greetings From Elevator U,

As current President of Elevator U, I would like to take just a few moments of your time to introduce our association and the benefits it provides to professionals such as yourself.  As we enter a new year, it’s always good to focus on the things we can do better, for ourselves and for those we serve.

Elevator U is an association that recognizes the need for colleges, universities, government agencies and public institutions to have an organized vehicle to promote excellence in design, construction and maintenance for all forms of vertical transportation.  The primary vehicle for filling this need is education and networking.  As technologies, materials and business practices continually change, we need to ensure we have an organization to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technical expertise to properly build and maintain vertical transportation that is safe, durable and efficient.


As a member of Elevator U, you will not only garner valuable business relationships, great friendships and the knowledge needed to keep you up-to-date in our industry; but great benefits as well.  Here are just a few:


  • Valuable educational sessions, including continuing education opportunities.
  • Affordable annual conference conveniently held on the campus of a college or university.
  • Access to online forums, membership list, student safety program, past conference videos, job board and more!
  • Networking opportunities with other university professionals and industry suppliers.
  • 15% off industry educational products such as books, DVD’s, posters and software.
  • Newly added benefit! FREE yearly print subscription to ELEVATOR WORLD magazine for Professional Members.


Please consider becoming a member of Elevator U and attending our 2012 annual conference, held at Michigan State University from June 19-21.  More information is included in this packet, including a recap of our 2011 conference, or you can visit us online at www.elevatoru.org.  Please pass this information along to others whom it could benefit and feel free to contact me directly.  We look forward to meeting you, sharing ideas, having a lot of fun and making our facilities more efficient and safe.


With Regards,

Martin Culp

Supvr. Constr. Contracts/Elevators

University of Maryland College Park


Join EU Today!

Become a Member of Elevator U!

This might just be the best investment you can make this year! If you would like to become a member of Elevator U, please fill out the membership application on our EU Registration site.




Elevator World Discounts for Elevator U Members

Now members of Elevator U can receive discounts on both print and digital subscriptions to ELEVATOR WORLD magazine.  All members of Elevator U will automatically receive a FREE six-month digital subscription, sent to your e-mail address on file.  After the trial period, your digital subscription can continue each year for only $15 (regularly $25).  Members can also save 20% when they subscribe to the printed version of ELEVATOR WORLD – only $60.00 for one-year (regularly $75). Subscribers of ELEVATOR WORLD also receive a 15% discount on all educational materials including continuing education!

To take advantage of these discounts, simply enter the code word “Elevator U” in the comments section upon checkout at www.elevatorbooks.com. The discount will be reflected after purchase.

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

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


Click The Video Below To Watch Professional Member Dave Flint From The University of Michigan Talk About Elevator U

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.

EU Bylaws Download – 2017

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2011 – Elevator U Conference Registration Now Open

Elevator U Conference – 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 8:00 AM –
Thursday, June 09, 2011 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Penn State University – Penn Stater
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
United States
Map and Directions

The 14th annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 7-9, 2011.  The conference is being hosted by Penn State University (Brad Haldeman), State College, PA. It will be located at the Penn Stater in State College, PA. Visit Lodging link for additional information.

The agenda includes great educational sessions for all, a vendor show, silent auction and the return of the popular, Vendor-mercials.

Conference Brochure – ElevatorU-Conference-Handout-2011

Day 1 – Tuesday June 7th, 2011
– 9 am to 4 pm – Factory Tour of Wirerope Works
– 5-9 pm – Social Event

Day 2 – Wednesday June 8th, 2011
– Educational Sessions – Hollister Whitney – MRL’s, Certified Conveyance Training Corp – Kinetic Door Force Measurement Tool, Magnetek – Elevators vs. Auxiliary  Power Generators, Planning, Design & Successful Integration of New Technologies.
– Vendor-Mercials
– Vendor Expo – During Lunch & Dinner
– Dinner, Open Bar, EESF Silent Auction


Day 3 – Thursday June 9th, 2011

– Educational Sessions Morning – MRL vs. Hydraulic – When, Where, Why? Crackerbarrel, Elevator World – Industry Update.
– Closing Luncheon

EU Conference Fees
$200 per person – 3-Days – EU Member
$350 per person – 3-Days – EU Non-Member

CANCELED – Separate CEU Session – 1 Full Day – Separate from the rest of the conference. (June 8th, ALL DAY, 8am to 5 pm) .8 Continuing Education Units or CEU’s (8 Hours)

Exhibitor Fees – 10 X 10 Foot Exhibit Space
$900 per booth space/company EU Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative.
$130 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided

$1100 per table/company EU Non Member – Includes Exhibit Table & Educational Conference For One Representative.
$200 per person for an extra worker
8 x 2.5 Foot Draped Tables Provided

As with every year, plan on great learning experiences, interesting conversation and awesome networking opportunities from your colleagues. Register today through our online registration website.

Rise Up Safe Rider promoted at ACUHO-I / APPA Housing Facilities Conference

As a cooperative effort, the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation and Elevator U attended the Housing Facilities Conference, October 12-15, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.   This conference was co-sponsored by the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) and APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA).

The Conference “Keeping on Track” Providing the Foundation for Quality Student Housing, fostered leadership, addressed challenges, and explored trends in college and university housing. 

The newly developed university program, Rise Up Safe Rider is now available through the EESF website, as well as with a link from the Elevator U website.   

EESF and EU worked together for several years to create a campaign for the university setting.  Several universities were invited to participate in the development of the program.  Concepts were used from communication classes at both Michigan State University and Purdue University.  Initial components plus an entertaining video of students exploring safe riding methods were developed by Michigan State University. 

Rise Up Safe Rider program materials are user-friendly for malls, airports, and transit systems, as they are generic in the safe riding rules with eye-catching graphics. 

The Goal of the Rise Up Safe Rider informational program is to educate the college and university students on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving walks. 

Program materials include:  Posters, Tri-fold informational brochure, Public Service Announcement, Press Release, Safety Article and support material for informational booths and a Residence Assistants program. 

The Conference provided a great opportunity for members of both the ACHUHO-I and APPA groups to learn about the successful effort between EESF, the student volunteers from Michigan State University and Elevator U in creating the Rise Up Safe Rider safety program.  It was anticipated that the majority of those who attended this session had not had any prior exposure to either EESF or Elevator U.  Both EESF and EU benefited by getting our messages out to them in this setting by distributing over 300 Rise Up Safe Rider brochures to interested volunteers, as well as promotional information about membership in Both EESF and Elevator U.   

The next event will be held October 3-6, 2011, in Orlando, FL.   Discussion between EESF and EU is underway on the next collaboration.  

If you are interested in the Rise Up Safe Rider program, visit www.eesf.org/ education/ riseupsaferider_information.html.   For more information about the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, please contact EESF at (800) 949-6442, Info@EESF.org or visit the website at www.EESF.org.   Information about Elevator U can be found at www.elevatoru.org.

Elevator U Conference Attendees

If you attended the 2010 EU Conference at Purdue and are in need of a certificate for either the .8 Continuing Education Class or for the presentations that were given during the regular sessions please send the website committee an e-mail.

The NAEC Education Committee has reviewed your Continuing Education Application for the Elevator U 2010 Annual Conference. We are pleased to inform you that the committee has approved the educational content at a total value of 4.0 CET contact hours and 2.0 CAT contact hours for Continuing Education.

  • Elevator Modernization Team Effort (Gregory)  @ 1.0 CET contact hrs
  • What’s New is the 2010 Elevator Industry Field Employees’ Safety Handbook (Hendrick) @ 1.0 CET/CAT Safety contact hr
  • Future Serviceability Options for Today’s MRL Elevators (Thran) @ 1.0 CET contact hr
  • Emergency Communications & Code Compliance (Dietz) @ 1.0 CET/CAT contact hr

E-mail us if you need a certificate.