GSA Courthouse Management Group
Mechanical Lift Analysis
Ascension provides only portable lift units. The typical design
includes an enclosure comprised of a metal frame with clear
thermoplastic panels. (Side or end panels can be hinged for access.)
A ramp is required to reach the platform at the lowest level.
Originally, the U.S. Courthouse at Tallahassee, Florida was intended
to be one of the sites visited during the Analysis. An Ascension
Portable Lift was provided at the courthouse but proved to be
impractical. (The building design did not provide adequate clearance
along the rout of travel between, and within, courtrooms to
accommodate the unit.)
The portable lift unit relies on hydraulic pressure for vertical
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