Public elevators, found in buildings shared by many people, present a different set of challenges than residential elevators. Daniel Lindgren from RC Hiss, one of our long-term partners in Sweden, talks about the benefits of a platform lift compared to a conventional elevator and tells us about his experiences with tackling the unique challenges to working with public elevators.
RC Hiss was founded in southwest Sweden back in 1977 and installs and services both public and residential elevators of various brands. Since Daniel joined the company in 2015, he has most frequently worked on public projects for hotels, municipality buildings, offices, and the like. Whether for homes or public buildings, he usually recommends platform elevators over other types.
“There is a number of reasons to choose a platform lift over the traditional ones” Daniel says and explains that “they require much less space over and underneath the elevator, have shorter timelines for delivery and installation, and cost less than the bigger ones.”
These factors are of great importance as staying within both the budget and the timeline of a project is essential with public installations.