November 16, 2017

Modular Early Planning Makes for Easier Planning

Modular Early Planning Makes for Easier Planning [ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Modular Early Planning is Best – There is no doubt that modular elevators are the future for almost […]
October 18, 2017

Passenger Elevator

A Freight Vs. Passenger Elevator The differences between a freight and passenger elevator are as simple as the definitions of each that you can find in […]
October 12, 2017

Elevator Jacks

All About Elevator Jacks When it comes to many elevator applications, especially for buildings between 2 and 5 stories, you will find a hydraulic elevator jacks […]
October 12, 2017

Elevator Delays

Cold Hands Means Elevator Delays No one wants to work in cold conditions. Turning a wrench in sub-zero temperatures isn’t really a problem on it’s own, […]
September 20, 2017

Elevator Contract Exclusions

Elevator Contract Exclusions – Shop Them All For some, shopping is about more than finding bargains, it is an obsession. They can’t quit comparing apples to […]
September 14, 2017

Timeline Modular Elevator

Timeline: Actual Modular Elevator Project Since publishing this article the payment terms have changed. The rest of the article remains correct. Payment terms: → 10% deposit […]
September 8, 2017

Elevator Technician Checklist

More than Magic – Elevator Technician Checklist The elevator technician checks in at the office on the routine maintenance stop and then disappears for quite some […]
September 8, 2017

Modular Ready

Modular Ready for Disaster Imagine if a tornado or other act of nature destroyed your local school just before summer break and just twelve weeks prior […]
September 8, 2017

Architect’s Dream

A Blank Canvas – The Architect’s Dream Architects often see setbacks worthy of quitting when trying to integrate the restrictions and requirements of GC’s into their […]
September 5, 2017

Prefab Hoistways

Solving Problems with Prefab Hoistways Recently, we have been producing prefab hoistways for a major elevator manufacturer in the United States. These contain no installed elevator, […]
August 23, 2017


An MRL Still Needs a Pit Everyday at Phoenix Modular we field questions about elevators. Usually they are one-time questions about specific needs based on a […]
August 14, 2017

Elevator Keys

Elevator Keys – Ring Full of Questions You just got a brand new elevator or completed an elevator modernization. On the way out the door, the […]
April 20, 2018

Tips Elevator Modernization

Tips – Dealing with an Elevator Modernization The cost of a complete pit to roof-top machine room makeover can easily run in the tens of thousands […]
April 17, 2018

Hydraulic Elevator Rumors

Hydraulic Elevator Rumors – Don’t Believe What You Hear Hydraulic Elevator Rumors – Rumors are not relegated to the far reaches of society or the hoi […]
April 17, 2018

Work Force Crunch

Work Force Crunch Making Modular More Attractive The benefits of going to this year’s Modular Building Institute, World of Modular conference in Hollywood, Florida were more than […]
March 20, 2018

Traction Elevator Safety

Traction Elevator Safety – A True Tale **Disclaimer: Read to the end. Don’t stop halfway through, no matter how much you want to, or you will regret […]
February 19, 2018

Elevator Ignorance

Elevator Ignorance Can Cost Big Time “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Recently we received an inquiry […]
February 19, 2018

Elevator Buyers Remorse

Don’t Suffer Elevator Buyer’s Remorse Recently, we got an all-too-familiar email when following up on an apartment complex bid we had put together on an elevator […]
February 19, 2018

Elevator Specs

Please Check Your Elevator Specs When it comes to new elevator installations or big modernization projects, it is crucial to check your specs. I am talking […]
January 22, 2018

Fireman Key – Please Use the Fireman’s Key (Not an Ax)

Please Use the Fireman Key (Not an Ax) There is as old joke about the fireman key in the elevator business. Basically, if someone is stuck […]
January 22, 2018

Weather Halts Construction – But Not Modular

Weather Halts Construction – But Not Modular Weather stops construction. We have all seen the headlines: The winter weather this year, and nearly every year, puts a damper […]
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