TSA Technical Series: Escalators - TSA

TSA Technical Series: Escalators

Escalators are everywhere. From shopping malls to transit stations, office towers to the PATH, escalators are essential to the efficient and safe circulation of tens of thousands of people as they make their way through our cities. And with all the new and expanded mass-transit projects happening in the coming years, there will likely be a significant increase in escalator installations in the GTA and across Canada.

Join us for this one hour virtual lecture as Martin Ouimet of KJA Consultants Inc.provides us an introduction to high-level planning for escalators, particularly in early design phases of projects, and important decisions that need to be made early in design. We will look at how to space-proof escalators in concept design, the differences between escalator types and general trends in the industry. Escalator capacity limits will be briefly discussed. A quick highlight of changes to the code introduced in the B44-19 will also be included. We’ll wrap up by discussing some of the common pitfalls and mistakes made during preliminary design development as it relates to escalators.



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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When Feb 7, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Where Online via Zoom

Cost $15 General Admission + HST, Free for TSA Members using code in the TSA Bulletin