Vertical Transportation: A Primer
Author: Robin Cheeseright
Publication Date: 2020
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The elevator is one of the key enabling technologies of a tall building. In the past few years, vertical transportation has experienced more innovation and change than ever before. This digital primer from CTBUH provides an update on the latest technology and suggests approaches to implementation, arming the imaginative minds behind the design of tall buildings with a framework for understanding vertical transportation; one that will allow them to be more creative and effective as buildings become taller.
Table of Contents:
The Tall Building – Vertical Transportation Interface
Elevator Capacity Planning and Shaft Arrangement
Critical Issues Affecting Vertical Transportation System Performance
Digital Elevator Evolution
Elevator Design, Testing and Implementation – Case Study: Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
Fire and Evacuation: The Role of Elevators
Escalators and Their Relevance to Tall Buildings
Digital | 118 Pages
Robin Cheeseright has been in the vertical transportation and façade access industries for more than 30 years. At Otis, he progressed through the organization to senior management positions, which required involvement in all aspects of lift and escalator sales, manufacturing, installation and servicing. Through senior operational and staff roles—commercial, service and marketing management, Cheeseright was responsible for the commercial aspects of delivering and maintaining many complex projects onto the business’s maintenance portfolio. In addition, he consulted on, and in many cases was responsible for launching global products and services into the UK and Irish market.
As one of the founding partners of D2E, Cheeseright was instrumental in growing the firm into an internationally recognized consultancy that has a proven track record in the design of vertical transportation and façade access solutions for complex and tall buildings. He has been influential in the design of the bespoke servicing contracts these types of buildings require. This has been achieved through a clear understanding of the clients’ requirements, an approach that supports the design of the building and an empathy with client teams. Cheeseright served as the chair of the CTBUH Vertical Transportation Committee from 2016 to 2020.