COVID-19 Building Re-Entry: Vertical Transportation and Stairwell Usage

The COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC and local health authorities require social distancing in all commercial buildings. As tenants return to work, managers must consider how to create a safe experience in moving them throughout the building.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  1. What to consider in limiting elevator occupancy
  2. How to manage the elevator calls for both button and destination elevators
  3. Equipment and controls for touchless access to floors
  4. Considerations in using stairwells in low-rise and mid-rise buildings

Course length:  27 minutes

Level: Introductory

CE Credits: 0.45


COVID-19 Building Re-Entry: Vertical Transportation and Stairwell Usage Webinar
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Renee Watkinson

Vice President / Director, CBRE

Renee Watkinson is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the sustainability initiatives for the entire portfolio of assets.  The initiatives have resulted in the significant reduction in the carbon footprint of Century Park and the Water Garden through programs that have reduced energy consumption, increased water conservation as well as enhanced and expanded recycling.  All three properties are LEED-EB Gold and Energy Star rated.

John Reynolds

Principal & President, HKA Elevator Consulting

Mr. Reynolds has over 32 years of elevator-related experience for virtually all building types, sizes and elevator applications.  He has a wealth of experience as an elevator and escalator mechanic, a supervisor, and, most recently, as a consultant for numerous projects.  John’s responsibilities include general vertical transportation consulting activities for new construction projects and existing properties, specializing in mid-rise and high-rise commercial office, residential and institutional buildings where he performs traffic analyses, prepares contract documents, analyzes bids and executes contract administration.  Mr. Reynolds holds contractors licenses in two states.  He also holds a Qualified Elevator Inspector license (QEI) under the ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.