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Education

Whether education institutions are building new buildings or additions or modernizing existing facilities, there are regulatory requirements set nationally, locally, and at the state level regarding vertical transportation systems. We understand that colleges and universities and high schools and elementary schools build and maintain many types of facilities, including research laboratories, art studios, utility generation and transmission plants, dormitories, and water-distribution systems. Some institutions also have specialized facilities such as medical centers, agricultural center, nuclear reactors, and high-security biomedical laboratories.

VTX® has a clear understanding of the unique requirements each of these facilities have in a campus environment. Dorm elevators are different from classroom buildings. Parking garage elevators are different from elevators in the library.

We understand the Code and how it will impact your “campus”. We offer survey, inspection, design, and construction administration services for your elevators and escalators. We have the tools and training needed to design a smooth, safe environment for your educational facility.

Community Colleges of Baltimore CountyCommunity Colleges of Baltimore County
Location: Baltimore, MD
Providing professional design and construction-administration services related to elevator renovations. Performed independent audits and developed construction documents, assistance during bid procurement, and construction administration during the campus-wide renovation program.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Providing on/call vertical transportation consulting services in support of design and construction of miscellaneous renovation and new construction projects on the New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark Campuses.

Shippensburg UniversityShippensburg University
Location: Shippensburg, PA
Provided design and construction administration services for modernizing dormitory elevators.

State University of New York, AlbanyState University of New York
Location: Albany, NY
Provided surveys and reports on the condition of elevators, as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning cooling and hoistway ventilation design requirements related to the elevator operation.

University of ArizonaUniversity of Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Provided construction administration and inspection services for the installation of one hydraulic passenger elevator in the Intercollegiate Athletics Facilities Additions and Renovations. The elevator is located in the new basketball practice facility for the nationally ranked University of Arizona Wildcats. The project also includes expansion to the Mary Roby Gymnastics Training Center and a new Diving Pool.

University of North Carolina, Chapel HillUniversity of North Carolina
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Providing survey and equipment assessment services to support the University’s operations and capital planning.

The Curtis Institute of Music
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Performed a maintenance and safety audit on an elevator that has been proposed to be modernized by an existing service agreement.

Glendale Intermediate School
Location: Queens, NY
Conducted inspection of hydraulic elevator at the Glendale Intermediate School #119Qand provide a report of findings to the prime contractor.

Mastbaum High SchoolMastbaum High School
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed design documents, established criteria of elevator needs and expectations, coordinated and advise the Labor and Industry Elevator Division of the efforts being exerted on the project. Surveyed existing elevator equipment and provided project team with elevator design options.

New York City School Construction Authority
Location: New York, NY
Provided elevator design services for the Choir Academy, Public School 65, and Public School 280. Also, provided elevator construction support services.

Heston and Alexander Wilson Schools
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Provided design-phase services for modernizing a passenger elevator at each of the Heston and Alexander Wilson schools within the Philadelphia School District.

South Philadelphia High School
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Provided elevator maintenance and testing, review of existing conditions and requirements for car safety, and recommendations for one elevator located at the South Philadelphia High School.

Widener Memorial School
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Provided preliminary and final design services to the Philadelphia School District for the replacement of one basement drum machine elevator at Widener Memorial School.