The construction industry has changed drastically over the last few decades with the introduction of smart buildings and modular construction methods. However, when it comes to elevators, there is still a tendency to follow the age-old, cumbersome, and risk-prone manual processes. The traditional way of installing elevators in the hoist way often invites challenges pertaining to the safety of the ground workers and meeting project deadlines. The complicated architecture of elevators requires people from many trades (block masons, electricians, and plumbers) to work in synergy within the narrow hoist way. This hampers their capability of working efficiently and could endanger their lives. Headquartered in North Carolina, Resolute Elevator was founded to lead the way in innovation, offering a new and exciting modular elevator system that addresses the problems associated with conventional elevator installation.
With its modular elevators, Resolute Elevator helps contractors reduce the elevator installation time and adhere to complex regulatory requirements.“All the different parts of Resolute Elevator’s modular elevators are manufactured offsite in a single factory. These parts are assembled horizontally within a climate-controlled warehouse, eliminating the chances of fall hazards and ensuring workers’ safety in a factory setting,” says Kimberly Fox, the President and founder at Resolute Elevator. The entire modular elevator system can be directly shipped to the project site and craned to the right place.
Subsequently, a project can be completed within days, instead of several weeks (if not months).
Resolute Elevator’s modular elevator system comes with a structural steel hoist way, containing crucial parts, such as pit ladder, pit light, hoist way door system, and pit GFCI. This relieves constructors from the cumbersome task of constructing an elevator shaft on-site and helps them save time and financial resources. Additionally, with an attached hoist way, the modular elevator system ensures compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines by dispelling the chances of deadly accidents that workers confront while working in the elevator shafts.
“On-site mechanics get a running cab while going to power up the elevator; so, they don’t require the safety tie-offs,” says Jonathan Fox, the co-founder of the company. “As there are no chances of fall hazards at any given time, both the off-site and on-site people can work safely.” While ensuring the ease of installation and workers’ safety, these modular elevators can also withstand seismic activities and hurricanes. “We always make sure that developers, architects, contractors, and owners are completely involved in the process. We don’t just provide a modular elevator, we engage our clients throughout the lifecycle of the project, from development, design, installation to service and warranty,” says Jonathan.
With such capabilities, Resolute Elevator has already been a part of major projects in the mid-southeast region of the U.S. In fact, the company recently worked in a mill reconstruction project, which had a tight deadline and federal dollars invested in it. They successfully finished the project and set three elevators in one day.
Backed by the prowess of many such success stories, Resolute Elevator has drawn a comprehensive roadmap for the coming days. To support this expansion, the company has planned a building addition of 15000 sq. ft. They are also looking to develop 3D models of their elevator stack to make the design process more seamless.
In a nutshell, modular elevators will write a new chapter in the history of the construction industry by ensuring faster project completion, utmost safety, and saving money. No doubt, Resolute Elevator has turned out to be the vanguard of change with its modular elevator system.