During the coronavirus pandemic, vertical mobility became a hot topic in concerns about securely returning to buildings.
The construction business has always been innovative, seeking to solve challenges and advance innovation in the locations where people spend most of their time. This is especially true for vertical mobility, as billions of people would be unable to travel in and out of those locations on a daily basis without adequately operating technology. New code-compliant technologies take years to develop in an industry that manufactures and maintains equipment based on the strictest safety standards. This emphasizes the significance of thinking forward.
Elevator and escalator improvements that reduce the danger of disease while increasing efficiency were a top priority. While many of these advances were not developed as a result of COVID-19, they will aid in the pandemic recovery by increasing the safety of people inside buildings. Touchless elevator call buttons, destination dispatching systems, and ultraviolet light sanitization capabilities were not developed in response to a global epidemic, just as grocery delivery services were not. These technologies, which were originally created for ease, efficiency, or luxury, are now critical to our rehabilitation and return to normalcy. They will prioritize efficiency while maximizing safety.