Decision Factors in the Selection of Elevator

Vishal V. Shukla*, Pravin. P. Tambe**
* Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM),Nagpur, India.
** Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM),Nagpur, India.


Decision to install and commission a modern lift or an elevator in institutional, commercial, or residential building has been considered to be a challenging task. The project assignment does not only involve a multidisciplinary expertise, but also requires permissions and approvals from various government and private authorities like Municipal Corporation, Public Works Department (PWD), Architect, Structural Engineer, etc. Despite the vast, wide spread of the intricacies of the topic, this article intends to provide the readers with some general and a few detailed important factors while making decisions towards lift installations. Numerous options of elevators are available in the market with different qualities and costs, which make the selection process a difficult task. Selecting a lift signifies to be a Multi-criteria Decision Making (MCDM) problem and it is illustrated that the decision can be effectively addressed by Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). The article intends to present some useful tips that can be adopted while installing the elevators to the technical decision makers.


Machine Room Less (MRL), Gearless, Elevators.

How to Cite this Article?

Shukla,V.V., and Tambe,P.P. (2018). Decision Factors in the Selection of Elevator. i-manager’s Journal on Mechanical Engineering, 8(2), 42-51.


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