Vertical Assessment Associates provides Inspection Services for:
Traction Elevators/ Hydraulic Elevators/ Escalators/ Moving Walks/ Wheelchair Lifts/ LULAs
• Annual Safety Code Inspection
• Initial Inspections
• Construction Inspections
• Alteration Inspections
• Temporary Construction use
• Witnessing of both Annual and Five-year Testing
Vertical Assessment Associates is a full service elevator inspection and consulting firm registered with the states of Alabama, Florida, Nevada, and Texas as well as a variety of other jurisdictions and federal agencies. Our inspectors hold the nationally recognized Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification, which is required for performing elevator inspections in accordance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators.
Vertical Assessment Associates was formed in 2001, as a result of the State of Florida privatizing elevator inspection services. This legislative mandate allowed VAA to employ a large staff of former State Elevator Inspectors including the former Engineer III, the Plans Examiner and the Senior Elevator Inspection Supervisor.
Our level of experience enables more accurate reporting of deficiencies and better familiarity with the history of code development. The impact of increased regulation and improved baseline safety standards can be lessened by employing a full service firm to properly inspect and make recommendations on improvement measures, accomplished during a phase-in period. At Vertical Assessments, we believe inspection services really involve more than just the required inspections. Our services include code research to answer any elevator related questions, and also advising the elevator owner of new state regulations and code requirements. Our company's President Lee Rigby, and Vice President Bill Strawn, both currently serve on several national code writing committees.