Vertical Transport

People movement and flow within buildings is becoming increasingly important as buildings get larger and more complex. Lifts, escalators and travellators need to be fast and efficient but also aesthetically pleasing, promoting each of access and reducing travel time for busy patrons.

Being able to find the right vertical transport solution for your building, whether it’s a residential apartment, retail shopping centre or commercial office, is an important yet often overlooked aspect of building design. Poorly designed vertical transport systems create frustration and annoyance for patrons. Choosing the right size or type of vertical transportation system can not only greatly improve access into and out of the building, but it can help to create an inviting entry, and even become part of the unique experience of the building.

Our Vertical Transport Design Services

At DMA Engineers, we can provide the advice and knowledge to help choose the right vertical transport solution for your building. From conceptual design of the building to construction level detail, our design services include:

  • Structural requirements such as lift shaft sizing.
  • Escalator and Travelator Landing criteria including well/pit sizing, widths etc.
  • NCC/BCA compliance items such as stretcher and emergency lift requirements
  • DDA compliance (handrails, car/track sizing and control panel placement).
  • Basic travel studies (e.g. to determine if single or double lift configuration)
  • Interior finish recommendations.
  • Control panel, Landing panel arrangement.
  • Security access and control, CCTV monitoring or other requirements as needed.
Being able to find the right vertical transport solution for your building, whether it’s a residential apartment, retail shopping centre or commercial office, is an important yet often overlooked aspect of building design.
Our Vertical Transport Team
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Managing Director
The industries we specialise in
Our Vertical Transport team works across most sectors, but we do specialise in residential apartments, retail shopping centres, commercial office buildings and industrial type applications, such as goods lifts for supermarkets, platform lifts for low-rise or small building applications, aged care facilities or hospital buildings.

FIND OUT MORE

If you would like to find out more about the right vertical transport solution for your building or refurbishment, or if you’re interested in hearing about new, innovative technologies for your lifts, contact Russell Lamb on Russell.lamb@dmaengineers.com.au or call (07) 3839 3050.