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The 4th Symposium of Lift and Escalator Technologies, September 2014 was organised jointly by the Lift Engineering Section of Northampton University and the CIBSE Lifts Group.

The proceedings are available to download here.

The document includes the following papers:

  • A New Paradigm for Assessing the Effectiveness of Up Peak Group Control Algorithms Lutfi Al-Sharif, University of Jordan, Jordan. Video
  • Modelling of Elevator Traffic Systems Using Queuing Theory Lutfi Al-Sharif, Ahmad Abu Alqumsan, Weam Ghanem, Islam Tayeh, Areej Jarrar, University of Jordan, Jordan.  Video
  • The History of Lift Traffic Control Gina Barney, Gina Barney Associates, UK. Video
  • Modernising a Paternoster Michael Bottomley, Lerch Bates Ltd, UK. Video
  • The Four Remaining Water Balance Lifts in the UK David Cooper, LECS (UK) Ltd, UK. Video
  • The Importance of Choosing the Correct Door for Different Applications Giuseppe De Francesco, Sematic Spa, Italy.  Video
  • Reverse Journeys and Destination Control Stefan Gerstenmeyer1,3, Richard Peters 2,3, 1ThyssenKrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH, Germany. 2Peters Research Ltd, UK. 3The University of Northampton, UK. Video
  • Lift Books 1890-1940 Lee Gray, College of Arts + Architecture, UNC Charlotte, USA. Video
  • Hybrid Lift Group Control Systems Len Halsey, Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd, UK.  Video
  • Lift Modernisation the Lost Art of Engineering Roger Howkins, Kate Hibner, Arup, UK. Video
  • Computer Simulation Model of a Lift Car Assembly with an Active Tuned Mass Damper Stefan Kaczmarczyk, Seyed Mirhadizadeh, The University of Northampton, UK. Video
  • The Calculation of Stress Distribution of Big Rope Sheaves Thomas Kuczera, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH, Germany.
  • The Effect of Randomization on Constraint Based Estimation of Elevator Trip Origin-Destination Matrices, Juha-Matti Kuusinen1, Arnaud Malapert2, 1KONE Corporation, Finland. 2Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.  Video
  • The Development of a Low to Mid Rise Energy Efficient, Green Lift System R Kwiatkowski1,2, S Kaczmarczyk2, C Salter1, L Mulhern1, 1ACE Lifts Ltd, UK. 2University of Northampton UK.  Video
  • Environmental Impact of Lifts Ana-Maria Lorente Lafuente11, José Luis Núñez Bruis2, 1Germany. 2Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.
  • Lift System Calculations in EN 81-50 Nick Mellor Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA), UK.  Video
  • Lift Systems in High-Rise Buildings: Handling Capacity and Energy Efficiency Jörg Müller, ThyssenKrupp Aufzugswerke GmbH, Germany.  Video
  • Comparing the Energy Consumption of Elevators with Different Drive Technologies Stephan Rohr, Ingo Pletschen, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Innovation GmbH, Germany.  Video
  • Modelling and Simulation of a Nonstationary High-Rise Elevator System to Predict the Dynamic Interactions Between Its Components Rafael Sánchez Crespo, Stefan Kaczmarczyk, Phil Picton, Huijuan Su,The University of Northampton, UK.  Video
  • British Council for Offices (BCO) Guide to Specification 2014 - Vertical Transportation Adam J Scott, Grontmij Ltd, UK.  Video
  • The implications of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 in Care Homes Laura Smith, Oldham Council, UK and University of Salford, UK.  Video
  • Under Lifted Buildings in the Middle East Rory Smith, University of Northampton, UK.  Video
  • Human Body Size in Lift Traffic Design Janne Sorsa, Mirko Ruokokoski,  Marja-Liisa Siikonen, KONE Corporation, Finland.  Video

Press Report by David Cooper