Effects of Basements on Lift Traffic Analysis – A Review

C M Pearce

Wednesday 1st March 1995

The lift installation is a building system subject to much abusive comment by occupants. Usually traffic analysis and calculations are carried out from the lobby or arrival floor upwards in the building. Little or no account is taken of service below lobby, or basement area. It is known that the lift movement below the lobby severely disrupts service to high floors in the building. This paper investigates this problem, and suggest some means of overcoming it.

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