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Capital Gate - contrary to gravity

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The gates of the capital is the name of the Capital Gate tower, as it is the first to be seen from afar from the Persian Gulf to the city of Abu Dhabi.

To build a building in Abu Dhab, you need to make a unique project for an architectural company so that this building is unique not due to its height, but due to its design and world innovations in its architectural concept. The architectural bureau RMJM London decided to make a unique building in tune with nature, rising from the sand to 160 meters like a deserted whirlwind, all twisted and with a large slope.

For the foundations to withstand the frame of the building, it was necessary to make a core, on which the volumetric structure of the building was subsequently hung. It was decided to drive 490 piles so that the building could withstand the load. Since the tower frame went almost 33 meters beyond the foundation line so that it did not turn over, on the opposite side of the building's inclination, the piles were hammered to the depth of the rock ground to failure.

The first 12 floors of the building were located on a monolithic slab, and the subsequent floors were, as it were, extended with an increase in the height of the building. The central core of the building was made of reinforced concrete. The core structure consists of a reinforcing cage and metal structures, which are fenced with formwork to shape the core. The mobile formwork was poured by 4 m and, after solidification of the concrete, moved upwards with the help of powerful jacks. The central core was designed so that its tilt was performed in the direction of the tilt of the building. And during the load, the building with metal structures that give a visual slope to the building, the central core came into a strictly vertical position. And reinforced concrete, which would be stretched by the weight of the protruding part of the building, will now be strengthened by compression.

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To give the core more strength, special wells were left during the pouring with concrete mixture, which pass through five floors and overlap each other. 146 reinforcing elements are laid in these wells, which, after installation, with the help of a tensioning mechanism (pneumatic jacks) pull them with an force equal to approximately the weight of five family cars. After tensioning all the elements, the wells are poured with concrete mixture. This technology allows the core to withstand the load due to the large overhang of the tower.

Now the tower core needs to be loaded using a diagonal grid. This is a gigantic system of steel beams that forms a grid of 720 cruciform sections. Assembling sections requires incredible accuracy so that the loads are evenly distributed. After assembling the diagonal grating, it is necessary to glaze it with triangular glass blocks. In total there are 12.5 thousand of them on the facade of the building.

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After mounting the metal structures of the building and glazing the facade, the central core of the tower comes, according to the design, into a strictly vertical position. Now you can carry out the installation of elevators, since the elevator shafts are located in the central core of the skyscraper. In the title of the article we wrote "Installation of elevators in spite of gravity", but this is not so. Installation of elevators in Capital Gate usually occurs, as in all skyscrapers, and there are no special features when servicing elevators.

The construction of Capital Gate began in 2007 and was commissioned at the end of 2011.
On the lower floors of the 35-storey building are office premises. The 5-star hotel with 189 luxurious rooms overlooking the Persian Gulf occupies floors 19 to 33. The five-star hotel offers not only classy rooms with excellent interiors and excellent service, but also conference rooms, fitness centers, a panoramic restaurant and an outdoor pool at a height of 100 meters. A special attraction of Capital Gate can be considered a unique conical atrium, which is the natural interior lighting of the building. And a huge helipad completes the skyscraper.

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Capital Gate in June 2010 was in the Guinness Book of Records, as the building with the largest angle of inclination - 18 degrees.

PVE – Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators in Pittsburgh, PA

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Buffalo, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 08/31/2019 -- Access Elevator, serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, is an authorized dealer and installer of vacuum elevators by Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, LLC., the only manufacturer of vacuum elevators.

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators (PVE) are a great option for anyone looking for additional functionality in home elevators. PVE go beyond the restrictions of other elevators to bring mobility options back to more residents than ever before. Many older homes were never designed with the intention of installing home elevators so home elevator engineers have created state-of-art technology, creating systems that function in a wide variety of applications.

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For example, early home elevator designs required a shaft design along a load bearing wall. This meant many houses were not configured correctly for an installation. Also, some home elevators required significant amounts of space regarding pits or engine rooms. Again, not all homes or buildings have this space available. Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators do not have these requirements. With their small design footprint, they can be installed almost anywhere, even on a yacht.

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators from Access Elevator also have another benefit of an enjoyable ride. Some riders may be uncomfortable with the traditional feel of previous home elevators. Jerky movements and small spaces may be awkward and call out the immobility of the rider. PVE have a smooth-ride element by using the power of pneumatic vacuum technology. Also, the elevator shaft itself is clear and provides a calming 360? design.

Another benefit of Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators is the quick installation. Once a model option has been chosen from 6 different color options and three different sizes, installation requires only 2-3 days with minimal interruption to home residents. The various sizes start at a 1-passenger model with 350 lb. capacity to a 3-passenger / 525 lb. capacity model. Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators can help you gain access to two floors or even up to 5 floors within your home.

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators from Access Elevator are a great choice for the homeowner looking to install a home elevator with a wide range of uses and features. When thinking of adding years to the length of residency in a home, PVE provide a pleasing and superior alternative.

Article from: «DIGITAL JOURNAL»

Skyscrapers are necessary in the world, but in Russia ...

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One of the most famous skyscrapers from the Old Testament is the Tower of Babel. Motivated by ambition, pride, the peoples decided to reach the sky by building a tower. It ended in general tragedy, a mixture of languages, collapse and chaos. Mankind has not lost the desire to reach heaven so far and the construction of skyscrapers - tall buildings for various purposes is scattered throughout the planet. Here are some of them in Russia.

High-rises in Russia and in the world

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Russia has always participated in high-rise construction, starting with the spire of the Peter and Paul
fortress and continued in Soviet times with a dream of the Palace of Soviets, surrounded by skyscrapers. The dream remained a dream, but seven high-rise buildings fit very nicely into the face of Moscow.
Modern construction has given us the Moscow City area. Yes, it's impressive, and the non-Russian spot still rises above the city on the beloved city. Time will pass - it will be a mark, even if not like the Kremlin, but still our answer to foreign countries. Good or bad, but of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in Europe - 7 were built with us.

Skyscrapers as a necessity

Initially, the need to build a watchtower, fire tower is generally undeniable - the higher the better. The construction of high temples and bell towers is also quite understandable. Beauty and grandeur should arouse in the believer joy and desire for spiritual heights. The competition in the construction of television towers is also caused by the need to master the mentality of the electorate, the higher the television tower - the wider the influence of television.
At the intersection of gigantic financial flows, land becomes very expensive, so the greed of developers drives buildings of all purposes up into the sky. The desire to remove a large crop from a small land becomes a breeding ground for the fantasies of architects of unique and ordinary construction.

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In crowded cities such as Hong Kong or Shanghai, the construction of profitable 40-50 storey business centers and residential buildings has long been mastered. The futuristic mood of architects threatens us with the construction of even higher cities.
In their midst roaming projects turn cities from horizontal to vertical. In the skyscrapers of the future will be all that is now in the cities. Parks, artificial ponds, tennis courts boutiques and pools. The vertical metro (pneumatic or with magnets) will solve the problem of elevators that is still unsolvable for buildings of more than 50 floors.
One of the options for a residential skyscraper offers to hang apartment modules on a rigid frame. Get rich or vice versa, you can hang another apartment in the same place. But most likely high-rise construction, a thing undoubtedly expensive, will lead to some combination of a business center and a capsule hotel, where office plankton will accumulate strength below the floor from its workplace.

Skyscrapers as a demonstration of power and beauty

The desire to build buildings above others has always been prestigious. Participation in this competition by states is necessary to show the development of technology, engineering and economic strength. Although this did not always delight the population. After the construction of the Eiffel Tower, for a long time it was a place to test the wit of critics, but now it is a symbol of Paris. The situation is similar with the Arab tower in Dubai. The demonstration of financial power made the rest of the buildings pull up.

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We never lagged behind in this prestigious race. The construction of the Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg is still perceived as the middle finger of competitors from a state-owned company. The wealth and power of this "public heritage" at the same time shows the middle finger to the citizens of the country that are not grasped by the privileges of Gazprom. Maybe with time this building will happen the same as with the Eiffel Tower - it will become, though not the Winter Palace, but at least a marker for new construction.

Do we need it?

In skyscrapers, cities of the future, it is proposed to recreate any environment. Climbed a couple of floors above - mountain air, frost and the sun of Elbrus, not a dozen floors below - a concentrated smell of taiga, virtual mosquitoes and fishing. Wild people finally near the interactive super-TVs.

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Have you ever been near a skyscraper or could want to look at the starry sky? And the fire or running water? Of course, progress cannot be stopped, but do we need many skyscraper cities with our open spaces? It is clear that it is convenient to drive the entire government into one building, the efficiency of management will grow, and elevators with flashing lights will not annoy citizens. However, there is no desire to live in a capsule apartment and artificial environment all my life. Maybe next generations will be different. And now - enjoy what you have.

Cottage elevators

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Home elevator is usually used for vertical transportation of objects and is mounted in residential buildings. This equipment is designed for moving goods as well as for transporting people. An elevator for a private house is not intended with a large carrying capacity and is mounted in buildings of two floors and above.

Owners of housing when choosing an elevator to a country house have to face the challenge of choosing between a hydraulic and an electric elevator. The choice is complicated by the fact that when operating the elevator, the difference between them is not noticeable. Many prefer to install hydraulic elevators. This is due to the peculiarities of its installation: the height of the upper floor can be only 2.4 meters and the optional manufacture of the pit that allows you to install the elevator directly on the ceilings.

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Elevators with hydraulic drive type have a lower noise level than with electric drive. Elevator lift height is limited to five floors.

Variants of the elevator to a private house can be both with an open cabin, and with a cabin of a closed modification. Most of them are elevators for closed type homes, since their use guarantees greater safety and reliability of passenger transportation.

Not so long ago, in our country, a new modification of lifting equipment appeared - a cottage elevator. Having a rather compact size, it is ideal for installation in small buildings, in private houses of a two-story building and above.

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As mentioned above, the lifting equipment in private homes is supplied with a hydraulic drive, has compact dimensions and silent operation. Designed to lift passengers (4 people) and cargo up to 240 kg, lifting speed from 0.2 m / s, connecting from a common network with a voltage of 220V and does not require laying of specialized electrical wiring.

In most cases, the elevator to the cottage is made to order, as a result, ideally combined with the interior of the house with its appearance and dimensions, durable, reliable, guarantees complete safety during operation. In addition, the installation of an elevator is possible both at the construction stage and already in a newly built house.

The MiTOL Group of Companies has the opportunity not only to offer various modifications of the above-mentioned elevators, installation of elevators, maintenance of elevators and service lifting equipment, as well as components for any lifting equipment.
Call us now by phone +7 (495) 523-63-49

In Moscow, June 26, 2019, the opening of the international exhibition of elevators and lifting equipment

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From 26 to 28 June, an exhibition of lifting equipment of Russian Elevator Week will take place at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements. Manufacturers of elevators and components, suppliers of spare parts, representatives of foreign companies and international industry unions will take part in it.

Exhibitors will be able to see different types of elevators, travelators and lifts for the disabled, to get acquainted with new equipment management systems and solutions for control rooms. In addition, employees of management organizations will be able to test the skills of maintenance and operation of elevators at the exhibition.

The Karacharovsky Mechanical Plant, together with the Qualification Assessment Center in the elevator industry, will prepare a special stand where elevators, elevator maintenance specialists and other industry workers will be able to test their qualifications by passing a theoretical exam. Participants in this test will receive a certificate that will allow them to undergo an independent assessment at the Center under special conditions.

"Considering that about half a million elevators are currently operating in Russia, and industry personnel are required to undergo qualification assessment, the presence at REW-2019 of TechnoProgress CSC gives all liftovikam a good reason to combine business with pleasure: to visit the main event of the industry and evaluate their own professional suitability" , - said Svetlana Shevchenko, the head of the Center for Technological Progress of TechnoProgress.

Also within the framework of Russian Elevator Week there will be conferences, round tables, seminars and discussions on topical issues of the industry. To visit the exhibition, you need to register on the event website.

Maintenance of elevators is an important work on which the lives of residents of the MKD depend. You can learn more about the professional standards of an elevator operator and a specialist in assessing the compliance of elevators with safety requirements from our materials.

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