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News from World Elevator---August 14

ELEVATOR INDUSTRY AT CTBUH 2017 AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE

Elevator-industry experts from KONE, Schindler and thyssenkrupp are among those scheduled to speak at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure conference planned on October 30-November 3 in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia. Highlights include KONE Chief Technology Officer Tomio Pihkala and Major Projects Director Jeffery Montgomery, who are among presenters on “Future Technologies”; and thyssenkrupp Head of Product Development Markus Jetter, who is among “Public Realm: Interior Systems” presenters. Schindler is sponsoring a networking reception to wrap up Day One. Visit the website for the most up-to-date speaker list.

FOUR ESCALATORS BEING REPLACED AT WMATA STATION

An approximately 10-month project to replace four escalators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) NoMa-Gallaudet U Station in northwest Washington, D.C., began on August 7, the authority announced. Part of a capital-improvement program to increase reliability and availability of parts, the project involves taking two units out of service at a time. Passengers can still access the platform via one escalator at each entrance, stairs or elevators.

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