This annual Symposium brings together experts from the field of vertical transportation, offering an opportunity for speakers to present peer reviewed papers on the subject of their research. Speakers include industry experts, academics and post graduate students.
The 3rd Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies will be held at Highgate House, Northampton, UK, 26 to 27 September 2013.
For details of previous Symposiums please see Past events.
Dr Jonathan Adams The University of Northampton
Eur Ing David Cooper The CIBSE Lifts Group (Lift Academy)/LECS (UK) Ltd
Professor Stefan Kaczmarczyk The University of Northampton (Co-Chair)
Mr Nick Mellor LEIA/ The University of Northampton
Dr Richard Peters The CIBSE Lifts Group (Co-Chair)
Mrs Elizabeth Evans The CIBSE Lifts Group
Dr Lutfi Al-Sharif, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Dr Eur-Ing Gina Barney, Gina Barney Associates, U.K.
Dr Rosa Basagoiti, University of Mondragón, Spain
Dr Jack Hale, University of Newcastle, U.K.
Professor Ignacio Herrera, University of Extremadura, Spain
Professor Erdem Imrak, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Dr Marja-Liisa Siikonen, Kone, Finland
Dr Rory Smith, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Middle East Regional Center
Dr Albert So, The Asian Institute of Built Environment, Hong Kong
Dr Seiji Watanbe, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Japan
The University of Northampton is situated in the heart of England and offers various subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Lift Engineering programme includes postgraduate courses at the MSc/ MPhil/ PhD levels that involve a study of the advanced principles and philosophy underlying Lift and Escalator Technologies, and aims to provide a detailed, academic study of engineering and related management issues, for persons employed in lift making and allied industries. At the undergraduate level the Foundation Degree and HNC in Lift Engineering as well as the BTEC Professional Diploma in Engineering (Lift Technology) courses have been introduced.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the professional body that exists to support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering. The CIBSE Lifts Group is a specialist forum for members who have an interest in vertical transportation. The group meets regularly to promote technical standards, training and education, publications and various aspects of the vertical transportation industry. The CIBSE Lifts Group directs the development of CIBSE Guide D: Transportation systems in buildings, the de facto reference on vertical transportation.