With increasing floors being built in commercial buildings, such as shopping malls, hospitals, or offices; installing elevators has become a prerequisite. However, elevators used for commercial projects often differ from those installed in residential structures. This is because when it comes to commercial buildings, different types of elevators can be installed for different functions.
Since the elevators installed in commercial areas are for the use of the general public, there are also some laws that state the requirements for their proper installation. Hence, any incidents concerning a commercial elevator may lead to a lawsuit against your company. Therefore, it is necessary to meet all the requirements to the letter.
Below mention are some benefits of installing commercial elevators in your official building.
Hydraulic or electrical elevators are commonly used in commercial buildings as they are better equipped for high speeds and lifting heavier weights. These types can carry up to six thousand pounds of weight. Furthermore, the hydraulic elevator can carry loads at the rate of 200 feet per minute; whereas electric elevators can move with the speed of 500 feet per minute.
Aside from offices, elevators are also quite useful in hospitals; not just for people with physical conditions that do not permit them to use the stairs, but also for moving patients on stretchers to different floors in a lesser amount of time. People on wheelchairs can also commute easily on such elevators as they are usually designed with wider doors and have space and weight capacity for a larger number of people.
Easy to Set Up and Maintain
Setting up and maintaining commercial elevators, is far easier than you think! Even if you did not leave any space for installing an elevator within your architectural design; you can install small commercial elevators whenever the need arises. Different types of commercial elevators such as; porch lifts and LULA (Limited Use Limited Application) are also widely used at workplaces. These are cheaper as well as easy to accommodate in small spaces without needing any changes in the building structure.
People are always busy at the workplace. Everyone is working towards meeting deadlines and because of that, their time is money. Commercial elevators save time and make it easier for employees to be more productive without wasting their energy in climbing up the long flight of stairs in order to communicate with different departments within the building.
If your work is such that it requires shifting of heavy objects from one floor to another, it is best to install an elevator. This will not only make your work efficient, but also save you and your employees from any health risks or injury while moving the objects. The material which you are transporting will also be safe from breakage or damage of any kind. This will in turn, save you money that you might be spending on replacing the broken items.
Although there may be no need of an elevator in commercial buildings which are less than 3 stories high or less than 3,000 square feet; it is ideal to have at least one installed in hospitals, airports, depots, terminals, malls, or professional workplaces.