The primitive human built single stories. At that time, building a floor over a floor was impossible. The buildings were made out of bamboo, straws, mud or clay, and other construction materials at the time could not afford a second story. However, the stone was able to support but still, humans did not know how to build it. Still an exceptional example of Muhenjo-Daro exists. But enough with the history. As humans began to construct more than one story, they needed the means to travel with altitude. Thus, came the idea of stairs.
Over the ages, stairs have dominated and still continue to do so in smaller altitude buildings. But for big heights, elevators are invented with the invention of electricity. What are they? And how do they make the modern way of traveling?
These are machines that transport people and freight vertically. It can be either hydraulic cylinder-assisted, cable-assisted, or roller track-assisted. It moves between decks, floors, vessels, and other structures within buildings.
They are powered by electricity and controlled by computer programs. Elevators are classified as per their weight capacity, size, working mechanism, doors, and decks. They are built in all sorts of multi-story buildings. To facilitate the process, the concerned contractors can benefit from mechanical shop drawings. Some frequent uses of elevators come in these buildings.
The place where the sick are treated defiantly needs elevators. Hospitals are meant for the sick. As the elderly, the sick, the bedridden, and others with deformities required walking assistance, how come they can climb stairs! Thus, hospitals have elevators. These elevators are big enough for the whole hospital bed to be transported between floors.
Commercial activity is an important part of every society. To facilitate this, shopping malls are constructed. These malls are constructed with long aisles and distances between all the different places inside. All this is tiring and requires some easy mode of transportation. This is why escalators and elevators are built.
Whether it is a residential building or a commercial one, if one has to climb tens of floors it is defiantly a problem. Imagine someone walks on stairs for 74 floors and falls at the end. To make sure that the mobility is okay, elevators are installed. These make it easy and comfy for the inhabitants and visitors to function in the building.
Other than the regular buildings, some are made the basements. Although stairs work great for them, still, it is better to access basements with elevators rather than stairs. Since elevators take somewhat lesser space, excavation and the whole construction is easier.
Places like museums have certain protocols. They need to be properly followed or else the valuables placed are at great risk. To ensure that, everyone visiting these places walk around the building close to the guide, elevators are a great help. While on the other hand, mischievous can easily ditch and cause problems around.
Tourist destinations like the ones built for high altitudes are better to have elevators. Otherwise, the tourists would get tired and become unable to enjoy the location. This way the destination would lose its importance and the whole purpose of its existence is sabotaged.
These are the buildings along with others that require elevators as a fundamental requirement.
Elevators are important in today’s world. A number of buildings require them with the utmost importance. Their presence ensures the required comfort and facility to the residents and visitors. Elevators come in different capacities, sizes, doors, and decks. To build them MEP drawings can be utilized.