We have all been there. Sitting on a paper covered, padded vinyl table with nothing more on than a flimsy, backless gown that doesn’t fit quite right. As we awkwardly fidget back and forth, trying to get comfortable and avoid the cold spots on the table, we know there is something wrong and something that needs special attention from the doctor. We need to get rid of the pain we have been facing, but because we are stubborn, we tend to ignore the misery at first, just hoping it will go away. As the constant discomfort begins to needle us more and more, we finally have to breakdown and try to do something about it. So we arrive at the exam room and in what seems like an eternity of feeling a cold breeze blowing where it otherwise shouldn’t, the doctor finally strolls in and the first thing out of his mouth is, “Where does it hurt?”
It is a funny question because we have already told the receptionist where it hurts, the nurse, our significant other, and anyone else that would listen to us complain. But now we are speaking to someone that can actually get to the root of the problem and make the pain, hopefully, disappear–so we tell our tale of woe.
When it comes to a multi-story building project there is pain as well. Just like the pain we feel when we have a doctor’s visit, we have told countless others about the constant throb that drives us to the brink of insanity. The pain we feel is real and not unusual as it is universal to the construction industry, yet the solution to the problem seems to be unobtainable and outside of our grasp. This all-encompassing pain that afflicts construction projects is more often than not the elevator or vertical transportation system. In the whole of the construction industry, there is nothing that slows down a project more or creates more friction than the elevator. This is the source of all the pain.
Being an antidote to the pain, we hear the stories of woe and hurt. The list of pain points is exhausting: “We were promised a fully functioning elevator in three months,” “The cost is not what was promised,” “There were dozens of change-orders with no good explanation,” “I call and call and no one ever answers even basic questions,” “The bad weather delays the project,” “The elevator company has halted all other construction until they are done,” “Missing parts slows the project,” “Our arguments with subcontractors slows the project,” and more and more and more.
Each of these problems are typical and create issues that mean delays, cost over runs, and pain for all parties involved. Yet if you go to the right source, your pain can be relieved. The aggravation and headaches can be overcome with technology and forward thinking.
Modular elevators are the antidote to this particular cause of pain.
They are the best alternative for any building project between two and fifteen stories. A solution that provides responsive customer service, has an eight week lead time for most projects, and a one week installation. Weather or component availability never slows the build and the elevator installer is the only subcontractor. There is a solution that is safer, faster, and equal in quality to a stick built elevator without the hassle and headache. Instead of finding a way to “fix what hurts,” why not bypass the pain altogether?