GSA Courthouse Management Group
Mechanical Lift Analysis
AVAILABLE MECHANICAL LIFT SYSTEMS
(LISTED BY MANUFACTURER)
There are several mechanical lift concepts available to assist physically disabled people
in obtaining access to elevated areas of the courtroom. They can be categorized in the
Portable Lift Unit
Inclined Platform Lift
The most practical methods to accommodate witnesses, jurors, and the judge are the
hydraulic/scissor and the cantilevered platform units. The primary reason to use either of
these systems is the relatively minimal impact they have on the overall architectural
features of the courtroom, and the potential minor disruption to the judicial proceedings
when the units are put into service.
The information in this section represents only a brief synopsis of the design
characteristics for the nine different mechanical lift systems that were identified during
this Analysis. A comparison of the manufacturer's products, based on a common outline
of system characteristics, is provided on the next page.
DR Architecture, Inc.