Otis Elevator introduces the innovative new SkyBuild self-climbing construction elevator, which enables builders to complete high-rise projects faster while reducing costs. The SkyBuild elevator will be a standard option in the company’s expanded line of global, fully integrated suite of high-rise solutions – the SkyRise elevator system.
“The Otis SkyRise product family combines a refined passenger experience with state-of-the-art elevator technologies and support our customers can count on,” said Bora Gulan, vice president, Global Major Projects and Key Accounts, Otis. “Our dedicated global major projects teams, together with our R&D engineers, have the deep knowledge and expertise that comes from experience on some of the world’s most iconic buildings to make high-rise projects reality. Our SkyBuild option now offers customers even more value with an elevator system that rises with the building – quickly and easily jumping one floor at a time to meet the requirements and pace of any project.”
The self-climbing SkyBuild elevator joins the SkyRise family as a time-saving option. Installed at the beginning of a building’s construction, the SkyBuild elevator allows movement of crews and tools quickly and safely – without an external lift or exposure to weather. Its unique hydraulic piston system enables it to quickly climb one floor at a time as the building rises. Once construction is complete, the SkyBuild elevator quickly transitions for immediate service as a SkyRise elevator. SkyBuild offers convenience and agility and can reduce costs.
“SkyBuild was the smart solution for us. It shortened our schedule and reduced our costs,” said Philippe Rouchette, director, Tour Granite, Paris, VINCI Construction, France. “The Otis team brought tremendous knowledge to the job.”
Each SkyRise installation integrates advanced technologies to promote the seamless, safe operation of the entire system. The sustainable design reduces space requirements and energy use compared to conventional systems.