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Accessibility has become a more common topic in the design of buildings, both private residences and public/ commercial spaces as the population of North America ages. A key element of accessibility typically revolves around the use of some form of elevating device to transition from one level of a building to another as part of… Read more »

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This is a home in Edmonton, Alberta where they decided to do a significant renovation to enable aging in place. They wanted to add an elevator and the best way to accomplish that was to actually add a shaft on the outside of the house.   They enlisted the assistance of an architect and RAM… Read more »

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The Alberta government wants to offer seniors low-interest loans for renovations that will allow them to keep living in their homes. Bill 5, the Seniors’ Home Adaptation and Repair Act, will offer loans to seniors for repairs and renovations that improve the health, safety, accessibility and energy efficiency of their homes. Renovations could include walk-in tubs, ramps,… Read more »

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This is another great example of the quality work being done by Uppercut Elevators in conjunction with the RAM Commercial Traction Lift (CT-Lift) product. There are a few interesting things about this project but the shaft construction is a real highlight. This project is located in Calgary at Southland Court and has a number of aspects…. Read more »

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The Stratus™ home elevator product has been on the market for roughly 18 months and the feedback continues to be positive. This latest installation example is in Texas, USA. Our local dealer partner, Hunter Contracting, did a great job helping this client get a cost effective home elevator installed in a very interesting shaftway that… Read more »

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“The relationship between fire alarm systems and elevator control systems, and how these systems interface with each other, has had a long history, one that is still evolving. The following supplement summarizes the historical development of these relationships and provides insight into the requirements for firefighters’ recall and elevator shutdown.”   This would typically only apply… Read more »

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As part of the RIBA (Rhode Island Builders Association) show this year there was some local involvement from various trade schools and high school students. The result of their efforts was an amazing tree house structure that was set up at the show. The project was conceived to highlight trades in Rhode Island.   The… Read more »

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The Stratus™ home elevator product has been on the market for roughly 18 months and the feedback continues to be positive. This latest installation example is in NewFoundland, Canada. Our local dealer partner, Fusion Elevator, did a great job helping this client get a cost effective home elevator installed.   “The customer was able to… Read more »

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RAM is pleased to announce that in cooperation with a local dealer Partner, Home Healthsmith, there has been another great accessibility installation in Wakefield, Rhode Island. This was a quick project where RAM and Home Healthsmith were able to help make the client’s needs happen pretty quickly. We hope the Mazzeo’s enjoy their lift and… Read more »

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“Is there a good reason why hydraulic elevators do not need to meet the same codes as a traction elevator? In the US there are about three times as many hydraulic elevators as traction elevators. Yet very few of these elevators have safety devices to stop them in an uncontrolled fall or unintended movement. There… Read more »