Advancement in Elevator Technology for Construction in Densely Populated Cities

Dante C. M. Lam, Andrew Platten, Rowson K. H. Lee and C. M. Yung

Sunday 1st July 2001

High-rise is the fundamental design criterion for construction in densely populated cities like Hong Kong. It dictates construction method, resources allocation and tender price. While conventional passenger hoist is unable to provide an effective and efficient vertical transportation in high-rise construction, JumpLift is developed to serve this purpose with due consideration on safety, productivity and quality, as well as its convertibility to a permanent lift. There are theoretical justifications for the benefits and recognition of JumpLift. It is the attempt of this research to quantify the same in the Hong Kong construction industry from the perspective of users, developers and industry.

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