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Jan 18 2022 Lecture /

TSA Technical Series | Elevators

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Online via Zoom

$15 General Admission, Free for TSA Members using code in Bulletin

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A webinar on planning for elevators in the preliminary design phases of an architectural project.

The vertical transportation system is a crucial element in the efficient operation of a building and for the experience and comfort of building occupants. Elevators play a particularly important role in high rise buildings and in ensuring accessibility for all users — and when considered from the very beginning can become part of the design character of the building.

Join in for this one hour webinar as Martin Ouimet, Senior Associate and General Manager of KJA Consultants Inc., take us through high-level planning for elevators in the early design phases of a project. We will look at how to determine the dimensional requirements for elevators, the differences between elevator types, and understand general trends in the industry. Fundamental approaches to analyzing the type, number, capacity and speed of elevators will also be briefly reviewed to better explain the process of modelling elevator systems. We’ll also discuss some of the common pitfalls and mistakes made during preliminary design development as it relates to elevator systems.


About the Speaker:

Martin Ouimet

Martin is a senior associate and general manager at KJA Consultants Inc., Canada’s largest vertical transportation consultant. KJA has designed, specified and inspected elevator systems in prestigious buildings throughout North America and internationally since 1965. KJA was also a pioneer in the industry, developing cutting edge ride quality analysis tools, traffic measurement methods and equipment, and state of the art traffic analysis simulation software. Mr. Ouimet has spent the past 15 years working as an engineer and consultant in vertical transportation systems, and is a licenced Elevating Device Mechanic, a Qualified Elevator Inspector and a professional engineer in multiple provinces He has done extensive work on infrastructure and public sector projects in particular, and has consulted on several marquis complete and ongoing projects, including the Ottawa Confederation Line, Parliament Hill’s Visitor Welcome Centre, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Lansdowne Park Revitalization, Rideau Centre Expansion, TD Tower (Halifax), Halifax QEII Hospital and the Ontario Line.


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