Plato is usually credited with the proverb: “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”. COVID-19 has certainly spawned necessity and served as the catalyst for invention and innovation in 2020. A Psychology Today article identified: “7 Great Innovations Responding to the Coronavirus”. They included: a bag ventilator built from a windshield wiper motor; a thermal imaging […]
The Reliable Elevators Act – How This Affects YOU . . .
There have been many discussions in the media recently regarding the reliability of elevators and what role elevator contractors should play in ensuring reliability. Some clarification from a contractor’s perspective should help achieve a better result in these discussions. A copy of The Reliable Elevator Act (introduced March 22, 2017 into the Legislative Assembly of […]
How Elevator Mechanic became Canada’s hottest job, for better or worse
Canada’s construction boom has led to tremendous growth in the need for elevator technicians—but the field is having serious growing pains. by Meagan Campbell of Maclean’s Magazine May 29, 2017 To save money, a condo superintendent in Barrie, Ont. recently conducted a do-it-yourself elevator job. “He saw what my hook looked like, then went out […]
Elevator Availability Study – Our Opinion
The Elevator Availability Study final report has finally been released. In conjunction with the release of the report, the Ontario government has released a press release and an action plan. Here are the links: Elevator Availability Study – Final Report Ontario Press release Ontario Action Plan The Canadian Press has also released two informative articles […]
Trapped in a stuck elevator? The problem is worsening in Canada.
The recent Toronto Star article entitled Trapped in a stuck elevator? The problem is worsening in Canada, experts warn is making some waves in the elevator industry. Most of what this article states is correct and lines up with our observations of the industry in Ontario, Canada and specifically in our service district north of […]