The Elevator Consultants Announces Post on Need for a Maintenance Control Program for Elevators and Vertical Transportation Assets

The Elevator Consultants Announces Post on Need for a Maintenance Control Program for Elevators and Vertical Transportation Assets

Chicago, Illinois – February 28, 2018. The Elevator Consultants, a leading elevator consulting and vertical transportation consulting firm, is proud to announce a new post to its blog on the issue of what a Maintenance Control Program (MCP) is and why it is necessary for building owners with respect to elevators and other vertical transportation assets. Maintenance Control ProgramThe post explains that the code in ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalator Safety section 8.6 requires that a maintenance control program (MCP) is present for each conveyance. A conveyance is an elevator, escalators, lift, dumbwaiter, moving walkway and the like.

“We use our blog to bring attention to some of the key issues with respect to elevators and other vertical transportation assets,” explained Laurie Kohl, manager at The Elevator Consultants. “This post goes into detail about what a Maintenance Control Program (MCP) is, and why one is required for building owners to have.”

To read the post on a MCP, visit http://theelevatorconsultant.com/a-maintenance-control-program-asme-a17-1csa-b44-safety-code-for-elevator-and-escalator-safety-section-8-6/. There, one can not only read about what a Maintenance Control Program is with respect to elevators and vertical transportation assets. Interested persons can also reach out to the experts at the Elevator Consultants for a consultation on their elevator and vertical transportation needs. No two buildings or situations are entirely alike, and so the best first step is a consultation and possible engagement. To read more, for example, on “elevator due diligence,” one can visit https://theelevatorconsultant.com/elevator-due-diligence/ as well as other sections on the website that go into detail on issues of elevators and vertical transportation.

BACKGROUND ON MAINTENANCE CONTROL PROGRAMS AND ELEVATORS / VERTICAL TRANSPORTATION ASSETS

Here is background on this release. The question is often asked, “Why aren’t building owners complying with ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalator Safety section 8.6?” This is a very common problem for building owners which is evident from failed inspections, maintenance problems, and even lawsuits or litigation. The building owner is paying for a maintenance contract to maintain the elevators, escalators, lifts, etc. which goes hand in hand with a Maintenance Control Program (MCP); consequently, the equipment should be compliant. However, this may not be the case, as most building owners are paying for maintenance services that they are not receiving. If the building owners enforced their required maintenance, they would be compliant with a Maintenance Control Program (MCP) resulting in safer equipment and saving unnecessary cost. The post goes into more detail on this problem and issue.

Interested persons, especially building owners, investors, and REITS (Real Estate Investment Trust) management are urged to reach out for a consultation once they are aware of this important issue.

ABOUT THE ELEVATOR CONSULTANTS

The Elevator Consultants is a leading elevator consulting firm helping building owners, property managers, building engineers, facility managers, and REIT’s oversee and optimize their elevator and vertical transportation assets for greater efficiency and increase bottom line. Service offerings including elevator consulting services like elevator audits, elevator due diligence and even elevator cost reduction and elevator management services. The firm provides elevator service monitoring software to escalator and elevator insurance claims, not to mention other consulting services, elevator modernizations and new elevator maintenance service contracts. Anyone looking for an elevator advisor, elevator expert, or elevator consulting firm, is encouraged to reach out for a no obligation consultation.

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