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HSLIC Elevator Renovation Completed

by Sally Bowler-Hill on 2024-05-20T09:36:32-06:00 | 0 Comments

Crews recently completed work on renovating HSLIC’s North side elevator. This work was part of a project that began in March 2023 to modernize the library’s 2 elevators, which were in original condition from when the building opened in 1977. 

The inside of each elevator car received new wall panels, lighting, handrails, and flooring. New button panels were installed, and badge readers were installed to access the first and basement levels of the building, replacing the key access that had been there before. In addition, each elevator received new electrical systems, controllers, fire alarm systems, and machine room equipment. 
The door panels were replaced on each level of the building, and electronic signage was added above the doors to indicate the location of the cars. Auditory signals telling passengers what floor they are on and the direction the car is going were also installed. The electronic signage and auditory signals, along with the height of the new buttons and other features, help bring the library’s elevators in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

These renovations were made possible by the UNM Facilities Management Department using Building Replacement and Renewal funding. 

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