GSA Courthouse Management Group
Mechanical Lift Analysis
PROJECT / LOCATION:
CHARLES EVANS WHITAKER U.S. COURTHOUSE
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
SITE VISIT (Y/N):
SURVEYS (SENT / RECEIVED):
NUMBER OF LIFTS:
TYPE OF LIFT:
1 HYDRAULIC / SCISSORS
NUMBER OF LEVELS SERVICED:
PLAN DIAGRAM AT LIFT LOCATIONS
1 WITNESS BOX (3)
2 JUDGE'S BENCH (1)
CONSOLIDATED SURVEY & SITE VISIT INFORMATION:
Despite the slightly irregular shape of the platform, the movement of the platform does not result in
a sense of instability or vibration.
The gate interlocks required servicing within one year of operation.
The primary concern from the user is that removal of the temporary access stairs from either the
witness box or judge's bench lifts is difficult and cumbersome due to the weight of the steps and
snug fit within the millwork opening.
Audible noise during lift operation was minimal with only a slight "clunk" noted when the lift platform is
fully retracted, stopping in the scissors lift sub-frame. (The Mechanical "clunk" could undoubtedly
be eliminated with the addition of a rubber isolation pad on the frame.)
Margins within standards between lift platform and millwork were consistent due in large part to care
during installation of lift platform and adjacent floor and millwork structures. This included not only the
clearances between the rectangular shaped lift platform at the judge's bench but also the trapezoidal
shaped lift platform comprising the floor of the witness box.
HDR Architecture, Inc.
Kansas City, MO Installation 5- 29