A Comparison Between Lift Designs in Asia and Europe

H S Kuok

Thursday 1st October 1998

Modern cities are concrete jungles, where the lift is an important transportation medium and daily necessity. Owing to the variations in geographical characteristics economic development and general living standards, the design of lift changes from country to country. Every country has its own regulations and ordinances to ensure the safety of the lift system. This paper will compare these differences between Asia and Europe. The different practices in lift design and construction will be discussed, and attention will be focused on technical aspects such as speed requirements, car sizes, laboratory testing and safety equipment. A brief analysis of the market demand in China, Hong Kong and European countries will be given.

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