On June 11, 2014 The Reliable Living Centre in downtown Toronto had their Grand Opening. The facility showcases products to enhance any building and make it barrier-free. The showroom features a vertical platform lift, and inclined platform lift and a LU/LA elevator with a glass enclosure. All of these products were provided by Garaventa Lift. The Elvoron LU/LA with the Glass Enclosure has been selected as the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for June, 2014.
The installation really pops. It features a two-tone custom RAL color scheme with bright white aluminum enclosure framing and sliding doors offset by deep orange fascia around the doors.
Further information regarding The Reliable Living Centre can be obtained from their website, www.reliableliving.com
Congratulations to Garaventa Lift Ontario and to The Reliable Living Centre!
Vancouver City Hall has opted to remove all of the door knobs in the building and replace them with levers. This might seem like a waste, but consider that all City Halls are facilities frequently used by the public. Designing spaces for public use requires the designer to recognize the need for Universal Design. Universal Design produces spaces that are accessible for all members of the public, regardless of ability. Not only are they doing this at City Hall, but they have passed an accessible housing bylaw that requires all new buildings to include levers instead of knobs.
The story was published here: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/doorknobs-banned-vancouver-homes-could-city-next-194226250.html
For more information regarding Universal Design, please visit http://udinstitute.org/
November 1, 2013:
Garaventa Lift and Tyler Elevator Products signed a product-exclusive collaboration agreement for the North American market. Garaventa Lu/La and Home Elevators can be equipped with Tyler / Sematic entrances starting January 2014.
Left: Mark Townsend, CEO of Garaventa Canada
Right: Roberto Zappa, CEO Sematic Italy
Tyler Elevator Products, a division of Sematic USA Inc.
7852 Bavaria Rd, Twinsburg, Ohio
Contact: Stefano Girardi
COO Business Unit North America
Garaventa Lift, Wheelchair Lifts & Home Elevators
7505-134A Street, Surrey, British Colombia
Contact: Vince Sciamanna | email@example.com
Director of Business Development