Modular Elevator Manufacturing elevators enable virtually any kind of facility to achieve and/or improve accessibility and meet ADA compliance while saving time and money.
Reasons to Consider Modular Elevators over Conventional Construction
Elevator Construction Takes Time and Money
Elevator construction takes an inordinate amount of management time. In the appropriate application, MODULAR ELEVATORS can GREATLY reduce, not only the costs, but also the headaches associated with the construction of conventional elevators.
DSA Issues Are Resolved
Some of the dilemmas that conventional elevators have on DSA projects are as follows:
- OVER DESIGN = HIGHER PRICES In an effort to breeze through the DSA plan check process, conventional elevators are typically over designed.
- HEAVY STRUCTURES = HIGHER PRICES Conventional elevators hoistways, constructed from cinder block, require much greater support. Heavy structures potentially require grade beams and/or caissons.
- DELAYS = HIGHER PRICES DSA typically requires conventional elevators to get a deferred approval, hence, everything related to the elevator is immediately set back. This includes contracting with the elevator contractor, shop drawings, design and engineering of the elevator, submission to DSA, DSA’s review, etc. etc. etc. Resolving the relationship between the elevator and the hoistway, and the hoistway and the pit, can hold up progress for weeks or months.
MAJOR BENEFITS OF USING MEM ELEVATOR FOR YOUR PROJECT:
- Cost Savings
MEM’s DSA Pre-Approved Elevator Means Cost Savings For You
MEM’s cost saving “MODULAR ELEVATOR” is constructed out of tubular structural steel, resulting in a lighter structure, in turn resulting in, smaller, concrete pits. It is pre-engineered and designed with a DSA PC (Pre Check) approval. The design process all but disappears. It is as simple as taking a set of MEM Inc. PC drawings and attaching them to any set of architecturals. Having a DSA PC approval means architectural, engineering, and DSA review time is reduced, avoiding the back check process. Local manufacturing results in: freight savings, and significantly lower DSA related inspection fees.
- Improved Quality
MEM Provides the Highest Quality Elevator
The MEM elevator structures are inspected by DSA approved inspectors throughout the manufacturing process, resulting in an elevator of the highest quality. Each and every component comes from local nonproprietary California suppliers, ensuring parts availability at all times and any reputable elevator company can work on or service the elevator.
- Shorter Leadtimes
MEM Elevators significantly reduce the leadtime for your project
Elimination of Deferred Approvals, DSA review, shorter manufacturing, and much shorter on site time, is a result.
- Eliminate Engineering Time and Expense
The system and structure is already engineered. Engineering time and expense can be avoided.
The Bottom Line
Elevators don’t have to be the Achilles Heel of a construction project and the longest critical path. With appropriate coordination, and with a minimum amount of effort, an elevator can be completed in a matter of 12 -16 weeks. Download our brochure for your review.
Give us a call at 818-792-4554 or contact us to discuss using MEM for your facility.