8 May 2018 - 9:31am
Congratulations to John Crofts for completing the Lakeland 3 Thousanders this weekend. 8 Summits climbed in 2 days (Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Helvellyn Lower Man, Scafell, Symonds Knott, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag and Ill Crag).
Currently raising £ 22 k for https://www.facebook.com/MeningitisNow/
Abbacas Consulting shared a link: https://www.facebook.com/MeningitisNow/
6 February 2018 - 7:07pm
CIBSE Lift Group AGM
17 January 2018 - 6:48pm
The extension started and the lifts were installed last year. The season went through it paces and now the building catches up with the extended lift shafts !
14 January 2018 - 9:52am
There's a thought !
4 January 2018 - 7:15pm
They don't make them like that anymore.
19th century steam-powered elevator,
3 January 2018 - 12:47pm
Thinking about this time of the year and all those who are less fortunate than most.
Abbacas supports the Caanan Trust.
Helping the homeless help themselves.
31 December 2017 - 1:16pm
It has certainly been a challenging year and we thank everyone for their contributions, support, encouragement or custom. We all look forward to the new challanges and demands of 2018.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and really successful new year.
25 December 2017 - 6:36am
Well it is Christmas !
Thanking everyone for their custom and support during 2017
Wishing every one a very merry Christmas and a happy, safe & successful 2018
5 December 2017 - 9:46pm
Another new lift for the University of Nottingham.
Stannah completed the very difficult task of squeezing a new 1600 kg goods lift into an old shaft with rather limiting headroom and pit. It took a little longer than expected but nonetheless a safe, efficient and fully compliant solution was achieved !
The dedication and determination to resolve the arising and unexpected issues is greatly appreciated.
3 December 2017 - 9:08am
A New lift for the University of Nottingham.
Sir Clive Granger building: Another energy efficient, 8 person, battery powered passenger lift from Sele & Morris Vermaport Ltd.
A fully compliant, well executed project, handed over ahead of time.
Congratulations to all involved.
6 November 2017 - 8:18am
An important new standard has now been formally published by BSi:
BS 8486 3:2017
Examination and test of new lifts before putting into service – Specification for means of determining compliance with BS EN 81
Part 3: Passenger and goods passenger lifts conforming to BS EN 81-20
29 October 2017 - 3:23pm
Bren and I have just returned from a fabulous "Best of Brum" Gala Dinner at the ICC in Birmingham in support of Ronald McDonalds House Charites. An incredible £140k raised for the Birmingham House !!
Abbacas are proud to support and assist Ronald McDonald House Charities.
RMHC provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children's hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
Abbacas Consulting shared a link: http://www.rmhc.org.uk/
17 October 2017 - 1:15pm
Whilst Europe and rest of the world prepare for Interlift 2017 at Messe, Augsburg, Germany, Barry is preparing for the gathering of the clans at the Ullapool Beer & music Festival at the Morefield Motel, Ullapool, Scotland.
First time these great events have clashed and Barry needs a break !
To all those who visit Interlift, have a great fair !
15 October 2017 - 11:56am
At last, the anticipation is over.
The lift industry"s bennial event is upon us.
Interlift 2017 !
Messe, Augsburg, Germany.
3 October 2017 - 10:31am
A new lift recieves a home in an old theatre !
Abbacas are proud to have provided Derby City Council and GF Tomlinsons with the technical support and design for the new energy efficient passenger lift in the old Guildhall theatre in Derby City centre. The lift was manufactured by Immen of Santander and installed by Tecno Lifts of Nottingham. Although this was replacing an existing lift, the logistics of design and installing an energy efficient traction machine that meets current safety and design standards in the same space, was considerable. After a tense start all the initial issues have been ironed out and the lift is in constant service, providing easy access to the upper levels for all.
27 September 2017 - 9:22am
BS EN 115-1: 2017 has been published as is available from the BSI
23 September 2017 - 11:01am
Home and rested after 2 engaging days at Highgate Hse with the University of Northampton, CIBSE & LEIA for the 7th Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies.
I thank the organising committee, especially Elizabeth for another surburb seamless event.
The standard of papers and presentations (29 of them) was very high yet again and I congratulate all the presenters for their research and delivery. We heard many practical presentations from old hands in the industry making repeat appearrences. This was nicely balanced with the first time nervous deliveries of PHD papers by the industries future engineers and designers.
We congratulate and thank them all.
It will take months to assimilate all the information imparted and shared whilst some will have an immediate usefulness.
Look forward to next year.
19 September 2017 - 4:16pm
It's that time of the Year !
Preparations for the 7th Lift & Escalator Technologies Symposium.
In conjunction with:
University of Northampton
At Highgate House, Creaton, NN6 8NN
10 September 2017 - 5:16pm
Another year on
Abbacas Consulting Ltd is 22 years old !