OTTAWA, TORONTO CONSULTANCIES MERGE
Canadian elevator consultancies Seaway Elevator Consultants of Ottawa and Solucore of Toronto have merged, the Ottawa Business Journal reports. Seaway will become the Ottawa regional office of Solucore, with Seaway President Ian Richardson stepping into the Solucore regional vice president role. Solucore’s Director of Development Ray Eleid called the deal a “win-win” for both companies and for their clients, with Seaway gaining access to Solucore’s information technology and, in turn, the ability to provide better customer service.
LIFT SYMPOSIUM: SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
The University of Northampton, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Lifts Group and Lift and Escalator Industry Association have issued their second call for speakers to present peer reviewed papers at the Sixth Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies. The event will be held on September 21-22 at Highgate House in Northampton, U.K., and include speakers who are industry experts, academics and postgraduate students. For more information or to submit an abstract, please visit website.
FATAL LIFT MISHAP PROMPTS CALL FOR CLOSER LOOK IN TURKEY
The International Labour Organization (ILO), an arm of the United Nations, is calling on Turkish authorities to conduct a more in-depth investigation of a September 2015 construction-elevator accident in Istanbul in which 10 workers died when the unit in which they were riding plunged 32 stories, Today’s Zaman reports. The probe would examine causes, responsible parties and preventative measures. The Turkish Statistics Institute reports 1,754 construction workers, including those in the elevator trade, have died in work accidents over the past five years. Although Turkey has ratified several laws recently aimed at improving jobsite safety, the ILO would like to see further legal measures taken.