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    VDA Elevator and Escalator Consulting

    The Leader in Vertical Transportation Consulting

    Existing Equipment and Modernization Services

    Elevator/Escalator Modernization Keeping up with technological advancement, local building code requirements, tenant demands and trying most importantly to stay ahead of the life cycle for elevator/escalator equipment, a modernization program will provide a prudent long term investment strategy to support capital expenditure planning. The typical life expectancy of an elevator or escalator is between 20-25 years. This number can vary depending on the building, equipment’s utilization, equipment type, the surrounding environment and many other factors. Inevitably, there will come a time when this equipment will need to be modernized. A modernization program can be holistic in nature or in part dependent upon the investment term and overall expectancy of equipment sustainability. Improving overall performance and traffic handling capacities through a modernization program will increase a building’s value with a nice return on investment. vda® can complete the necessary steps with expertise in order to provide the most intelligent and cost effective modernization program to suit your buildings needs and tenant expectations. vda®’s phased approach starts with providing a complete assessment of equipment’s current condition followed by our expertise through reporting which will outline the most cost-effective options that will align with the owner’s investment strategy. Finally, completing a technical specification customized to the building and its equipment profile will bring peace of mind and a best in class end-user experience. With branch offices existing in most major markets, vda® is a step away from providing our clients with the expert recommendations they need.

    Services Include 

    • Survey of Existing Equipment
    • A thorough report of our findings and recommendations for Modernization or Upgrading of Components With Cost Estimates
    • On-Site and/or Theoretical Traffic Analysis
    • Contract Documents
    • Contractor Prequalification
    • Shop Drawing Review
    • Progress Visits, Punch List Evaluation, Final Acceptance And Close-Out