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  • Friday, November 15, 2019 5:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For the first time, Elevator U will be a partner association in the UNITED 2020 event to be held in Houston, TX next September.  We are very excited about this opportunity and encourage all of our members to attend and register as EU members.  As a reminder, we will not have our own conference in 2020 due to our partnership in this great event. There will be much more information to come and you can keep up-to-date by visiting the official webpage for this event at www.unitedconvention.com.  As a reminder, all 2019 EU memberships are valid through December 2020!     

  • Friday, November 01, 2019 6:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IN MEMORIAM: JEFF COOPER.:  Jeff Cooper, one of the founding members of Elevator U and host of the first EU (then known as Big 10 & Friends) in 1998, passed away unexpectedly on September 26 at age 65. Cooper, known as just "Coop" by many friends, had been employed at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, for the past 38 years, most recently as elevator systems specialist. Colleagues remember him as knowledgeable, kind, funny and always "a class act." Cooper hosted EU in 1999, 2002 and 2010. A man for whom family always came first, Cooper enjoyed playing and collecting guitars, bird watching and cooking for family and friends. Survivors include wife, Kathryn "Kitty"; children, Kati and Cole; brother, Richard; and mother, Lucille. Services were held in October. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Cooper's name to Natalie's Second Chance (no-kill dog) Shelter, 10 South 16th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47905 or nataliessecondchance.org

  • Sunday, March 03, 2019 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of North Carolina – Charlotte 

    The 22nd Annual Elevator U conference is planned for June 2019.  The conference is being hosted by the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Details on the location of the event to follow shortly.

    Call For Papers!

    Interested in presenting? Download, complete and send in the completed form today!



    On behalf of your EU Educational Committee thank you in advance for your submissions!

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is currently an effort to “Converge” the European Standard EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 (ISO 8100 parts 1, 2, and 3), a performance-based lift standard, with ASME A17.1/CSA B44, the prescriptive code, in the United States and Canada. Convergence had the goal of removing barriers to trade by creating a global prescriptive standard that would be equivalent around the world, a lofty and desirable goal, provided true equivalency is achieved. It changed to be a cut and paste of EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 with little fanfare. Where one Code or Standard used in any comparison is not equivalent, it should not simply be claimed without a full review. This position paper speaks against convergence until a rewrite of both A17.1/B44 and ISO 8100 is performed that is truly equivalent in reality.

    IAEC Convergence Paper Final.pdf – Click To Download

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