GSA Courthouse Management Group
Mechanical Lift Analysis
(The following project description and survey form were sent to 51 representatives of the
GSA and the U.S. Courts to obtain information regarding design, installation, operation,
and maintenance at vertical mechanical lift installations in 16 U.S. Courthouse locations.
There were 38 written responses and additional information was obtained by telephone
conversations and interviews during the site visits.)
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
COURTHOUSE MANAGEMENT GROUP
MECHANICAL LIFT ANALYSIS
(ACCESSIBLITY METHOD FOR ACCOMMODATION
OF PHYSICALLY DISABLED PEOPLE IN U.S. COURTHOUSE COURTROOMS)
EXISTING MECHANICAL LIFT INSTALLATIONS
The U.S. Courts have been experiencing problems with the design, installation, and
operation of mechanical lifts used to provide access for physically disabled people at the
various functions within a courtroom including the witness box, jury box, judges' bench,
and clerks' desk.
An analysis is being performed to determine the source of these problems and also
identify reliable designs plus installations that could be used as examples for future
projects. HDR Architecture, Inc., (HDR), an IDIQ Contractor to the GSA, is assisting the
Courthouse Management Group (CMG) with the development of the Analysis.
DR Architecture, Inc.