HONG KONG, July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Schindler sets the first modern global standard for the planning of elevators, which will now be adopted by the elevator industry.
ISO Standards are internationally developed by experts and agreed by national standards organizations. Think of a standard as a set of rules that describe the best way of doing something.
Schindler played a decisive role within ISO in setting the first modern global standard for the planning and selecting of elevators in buildings. Schindler’s simulation-based methodology and the corresponding design criteria are now endorsed by the global norm ISO 8100-32:2020 and this standard will be adopted by the elevator industry. The new standard gives guidance to correctly assess the transportation requirements in a building and, using the most appropriate method, to select an appropriate elevator installation.
Schindler’s leading role in reliable traffic planning
“This ISO norm underlines Schindler’s leading role in reliable traffic planning. As a trusted partner in the building industry, we are proud to be a front runner enabling a common planning base that will simplify building traffic planning and benefit planners and architects with more security when planning elevator installations,” said Lukas Finschi, Schindler’s Head Building Traffic Management.
The standard gives guidance to select the most appropriate method of traffic planning and selection. For more information: https://www.iso.org/standard/73084.html
ISO welcomes the new global standard
“We welcome this new global standard as it provides a common planning base that will help architects and planners when designing and planning elevators in a wide range of buildings, giving them more security in planning elevator installations. This standard shows also the outcome of the consensus principle within ISO where within a global effort 28 countries participated to ISO technical committee ISO/TC 178 and all their feedback have been integrated during the standard developing process,” said Gero Gschwendtner, Chair of ISO/TC 178, Lifts, escalators and moving walks.
Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler mobility solutions move more than 1.5 billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 65,000 employees in more than 100 countries.