Vertical Transportation

Elevators - Escalators - Material Lifts

Jenkins and Huntington Inc. and its predecessor, KJA, has been in business for over thirty years. We are an engineering consulting firm that specializes is solving problems involving elevators, escalators and material handling equipment of all kinds. We believe our organization was the first to develop a set of computer programs to model passenger and freight demands in a building and simulate various elevator systems' responses.
    BUILDING ANALYSIS: We perform building modeling and system performance analyses using our own software. The programs have been maintained, refined and adjusted over the years to account for changes in elevator control technology that have genuinely contributed to improvements in performance. The programs take into account floor areas, gross and net, floor heights, population densities and anticipated traffic demand for all situations. Simulations yield the optimal number, speed, size and arrangement of elevators. Because of the speed of computation, we can simulate a large number of possible configurations and determine the optimal system while satisfying architectural, structural and cost requirements.
    ONGOING ANALYSIS: There are often significant building design changes following the design development period. The impact on the transportation system are studied and new simulations are conducted.
    CABS AND ENTRANCES: The cost of custom elevator cabs and hoistway entrances can vary widely depending on the design and materials selected, we participate in design reviews and provide estimated costs for desired designs and possible alternatives.
    ENGINEERING: We calculate structural, electrical and mechanical loads for all vertical transportation equipment. The information provided will be suitable for the equipment of all major manufacturers.
    DIMENSIONS: The pertinent dimensions for hoistways, overheads, pits, machine rooms, etc. are calculated and furnished.
    COORDINATION: If desired, all elevator related information is shared with other consultants, i.e. mechanical, electrical, structural and building security. We will resolve problem areas with a minimum of fuss, delay and non essential participation.
    SPECIFICATIONS: A complete and comprehensive specification is essential in obtaining competitive prices which can be fairly compared. It also insures that the end result will provide the service that is needed. If an analysis of a building has been done, based on certain performance of the elevators, then it is essential that the elevators meet or exceed the standards used in the analysis. Our specifications are quite detailed, but are careful not to restrict the potential bidders or favor a specific supplier.
    BID REVIEW: In spite of detailed specifications, suppliers often submit alternate bids or propose unfamiliar technology purporting to save money while providing the required end result. We review these offers to determine if they are viable and to your advantage.
    ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS: All during the design period we review the architectural drawings for coordination with the elevator equipment.
    SHOP DRAWINGS: All contractor shop drawings are reviewed, marked-up and promptly returned.
    PROGRESS INSPECTIONS: During installation we make several inspections to check for compliance with the specifications, quality of equipment and workmanship and to verify schedules and progress billings.
    FINAL ACCEPTANCE: Final payment for equipment installed should not be made without the inspection of an knowledgeable, impartial party. We perform several inspections to determine if the elevators, both singly and as a system, can be accepted as "substantially complete" for performance and quality in addition to the traditional safety examination. This ensures that the owner has received what was specified and purchased.
    MAINTENANCE: It is axiomatic that vertical transportation systems require constant and high quality maintenance to preserve safety and performance standards. Jenkins & Huntington, Inc. can provide detailed maintenance specifications which can be used as the basis for competitive bidding and can assist on bid review and recommendation. J&H can also provide computerized monitoring of all phases of equipment operation by the ESP 4000 system. Its predecessor, introduced in 1975, was the first comprehensive computer based diagnostic system to be used in the industry. The system consists of portable field equipment capable of scanning and recording the status of hundreds of points simultaneously. It can be used on an as required basis; or alternately, in an on-line mode when connected through telephone lines. The ESP 4000 analyzer is used for final acceptance testing, for trouble shooting, or for providing performance profiles for maintenance programs.

    EQUIPMENT SURVEYS: To ensure that all lift and escalator equipment operates at its originally engineered performance and safety levels we conduct periodic component and system surveys. These inspections identify and recommend remedies for equipment needing repair, replacement or adjusting. We frequently work with elevator maintenance companies to develop more effective preventive maintenance programs and more reliable components.
    MODERNIZATION: To successfully apply new technology to older lifts to enhance performance and reliability we draw on our experience in both new construction and maintenance. Typically, we computer model both the existing and the proposed systems. We use traffic demand patterns and volumes gathered by our ESP 4000 analyzer. These studies yield a series of before and after statistics including average and maximum passenger waiting times, total trip times and car loading percentages. This information allows the building owner to make informed cost versus benefit analyses for various component families as well as for the total system. During modernization programs scheduling can be as important as technology. We use our ability to predict reduced lift group performance along with our experience in job scheduling and labor union negotiations to develop detailed project schedules. Adherence to these schedules is verified by frequent, as often as daily, job site inspections followed by punch list surveys and acceptance testing.
Partial List of Current or Completed Projects
    Project Architect
    1001 19th Street - Roslyn, VA I M Pei
  9 West Walton Street - Chicago Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
  111 West Wacker - Chicago Handel Architects
  150 North Riverside - Chicago Goettsch Partners
  151 North Franklin - Chicago Adamson Associates International
    1585 Broadway - NYC Morgan Stanley/Gwathmey Siegel
    1540 Broadway - NYC SOM
  340 East Randolph Street - Chicago Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  2116 Chestnut - Philadelphia Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
    401 Chambers St. - NYC Gruzen Samton
  432 Park Avenue - NYC Rafael Viñoly Architects
    450 Lexington Ave. - NYC SOM Davis Polk & Wardwell/Hines
    60 Wall Street - NYC Roche Dinkeloo
  61 East Banks - Chicago Booth Hansen
  451 West Grand - Chicago GREC / RAMSA
    Ampang Tower - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Roche Dinkeloo
    American Express Financial Associates - Minneapolis HKS
    AOL - Time Warner Center - NYC SOM
    Arkus Headquarters - Istanbul Swanke Hayden Connell
  Art Institute of Chicago NMW Building - Chicago Renzo Piano Building Workshop
    Barnett Bank Tower - Jacksonville Murphy/Jahn
    Barnard College Dormitory - NYC J S Polshek
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield IL, HCSC Plan 97 - Chicago Lohan Associates
    Broadway Crowne Plaza - NYC Alan Lapidus Group
  CAA Hotel - Chicago Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
    Carnegie Hall Tower - NYC Cesar Pelli
    CityPlace II - Hartford, CT Jeter Cook and Jepson
    CitySpire - NYC Murphy/Jahn
    Columbus Centre - NYC SOM
    Duracell Headquarters - CT Herbert Newman
    Ezacibasi Headquarters - Istanbul Roche Dinkeloo
    Fine Arts Museum - Korea Kyu Sung Woo
    Five Times Square - NYC KPF
    Foley Square US Courthouse - NYC Kohn Pedersen Fox
    Four Seasons Hotel - NYC I M Pei
  Grand Hotel - Atlantic City SOSH
    Goldman Sachs Project Phoenix - Jersey City Cesar Pelli
  Harper Court - Chicago Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
  Hilton Garden Inn - Chicago GREC Architects
Hyatt Classic Residences Highlands Ranch - Denver Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Lucent Technologies - Naperville & Lisle, IL Roche Dinkeloo
    Lujiazui/Itochu Tower - Shanghai Sydness Architects
  Marriott Penn Square - Philadelphia Ashihara
    Mashantucket Pequot Research Ctr. - CT J S Polshek
    Metropolitan Museum of Art - NYC Roche Dinkeloo
    Museum of Jewish Experience - NYC Roche Dinkeloo
Moxy Hotel - Chicago DLR Group
    New Atlantic City Convention Ctr. - N.J. WRT Assoc.
    New York Times Headquarters - NYC Renzo Piano - Fox & Fowle
    New York University Dormitories - NYC Roche Dinkeloo - JS Polshek
  Nobu Hotel - Chicago Modif Architecture
    One Memorial Drive - Cambridge Huygens DiMella Shaffer
    Park Avenue Tower - NYC Murphy/Jahn
    Peninsula Hotel - Bangkok Brennan Beer Gorman
    Pennsylvania State (new Amtrak) - NYC SOM
    Pontiac Marina Project - Singapore Roche Dinkeloo & Philip Johnson
    Providence Place Mall - Providence Arrowstreet
    Goldman Sachs Project Phoenix - Jersey City Cesar Pelli
    Raffles Centre Office Tower - Singapore Murphy Jahn
    Ritz-Carlton Millenia - Singapore Roche Dinkeloo
    Rubber House - Singapore Murphy Jahn
    South Pointe - Miami Fullerton Diaz
    Suffolk Trial Courthouse - Boston Kallmann McKinnell & Woods
    Times Square Tower - NYC SOM
  The Continuum on South Beach - Miami Beach Fullerton Diaz
  The Elysian (Waldorf Astoria) Hotel and Residences - Chicago Lucien Lagrange Architects
  The Palmolive Building - Chicago Booth Hansen
    Tong Yang Headquarters - Korea Tai Soo Kim
    Union Square South - NYC Schuman Lichtenstein Claman Efron
    U.S. Courthouse, Foley Square - NYC Kohn Pedersen Fox
    U.S. Courthouse & Federal Bldg - Minneapolis Kohn Pedersen Fox
    World Financial Center - NYC Cesar Pelli
    Worldwide Plaza - NYC SOM
  Zurich NA Headquarters - Schaumburg, IL Goettsch Partners
A Partial List of Maintenance and Modernization Experience
    Building Owner/Manager
    1 Madison Avenue - NYC Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.
    1 Federal Street - Boston Winthrop Management
    1251 Avenue of the Americas - NYC Rockefeller Center/Mitsui Fudosan
    15 Broad/37 Wall - NYC Morgan Bank
    1585 Broadway - NYC Morgan Stanley
    180 Maiden Lane - NYC Park Tower Management
    250 Water St. - NYC Millstein Properties
    265 East 66th Street - NYC Solow Management
    299 Park Avenue - NYC Fisher Park Lane
    33 Maiden Lane - NYC Park Tower Management
    499 Park Avenue - NYC Park Tower Management
    522 Fifth Avenue - NYC Morgan Bank
    535 Madison - NYC Park Tower Management
    592 Fifth Avenue - NYC United Overseas Bank Singapore
    750 Seventh Avenue - NYC Morgan Stanley
    757 Third Avenue - NYC Winthrop Management
    767 Fifth Avenue - NYC Weil Gotschal & Manges
    9 West 57th Street - NYC Solow Management
    Central Connecticut State Univ. - New Britain, CT State of Connecticut
    El Cerrejon Zona Norte - Barranqullia, Colombia EXXON
    Empire State Building - NYC Harry Helmsley
    Grosvenor Place, Sydney Australia Grosvenor Place Management
    International Place - Miami Winthrop Management
    Liberty Court - NYC Millstein Properties
    Liberty View - NYC Millstein Properties
    Macy’s Herald Square - NYC Macy’s East
    Metropolitan Museum of Art - NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Monarch Apts - NYC Millstein Properties
    Park Avenue Tower - NYC Park Tower Management
    Park Avenue Place - NYC Fisher Park Lane
    Peninsula Hotel - NYC Shanghai Hong Kong Hotels
    Pennsylvania Station - NYC Long Island Rail Road
    Phoenix Mutual Building - Hartford, CT Phoenix Mutual Life Ins. Co.
    Port Authority Bus Terminal - NYC Port Authority New York New Jersey
    Pennsylvania Hotel - NYC Pennsylvania Hotel Corp.
    SNET (several locations) - CT Southern New England Telephone
    Spaulding Rehab. Hospital - Boston Mass. General Hospital
    United Parcel Service HQ - NYC United Parcel Service
    USX Tower - Pittsburgh The Galbreath Company
    U.S. Courthouse - Portland, ME Leers Weinzapfel
    World Intellectual Property Org. - Geneva, SW WIPO
    World Trade Center - Geneva, SW Gatoil
    World Trade Center - NYC Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Kevin M. Huntington
Kevin Huntington is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering. He has worked in the elevator industry for nearly twenty five years. Prior to working as a consultant, Kevin was a Salesman, Sales Manager, Design Engineer and Product Manager for Otis Elevator Co. He spent most of his early years with Otis in sales and service sales working in the Mid West: in Detroit and Louisville. After moving to Otis’s headquarters in Farmington, CT, Kevin led the team of designers and engineers that produced the Elevonic Elevator System and its unique architectural features and revolutionary control system. Kevin left Otis in 1982 and joined Keith Jenkins to form Jenkins & Huntington. The new consulting firm quickly established a reputation for technical sophistication and high quality analysis. Software developed by Jenkins & Huntington allowed the firm quickly to make unbiased evaluations and recommendations of building and core designs. This software development was a first in the industry. Jenkins & Huntington, Inc. has grown under Kevin’s direction from a firm that concentrated on the New York market to one with clients around the world and affiliates in Boston, Chicago and Paris. Kevin designed the cores for such projects as 60 Wall street (NYC), Worldwide Center (NYC), Pontiac Marina (Singapore), Menara Maxis (Kuala Lumpur), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield (Chicago), Five Times Square (NYC), AOL Time Warner Center (NYC) and New York Times HQ Building (NYC). Kevin is a nationally certified QEI elevator inspector.
Raymond E. Volk
Ray Volk is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Business Administration. He also has an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. He has worked in the elevator industry for over 18 years. Before becoming a consultant Ray worked in a variety of elevator sales, management and engineering positions for Schindler, Kone and Mitsubishi elevator companies. Ray is a QEI nationally certified elevator inspector.
Nancy Gilbert
Nancy Gilbert is a graduate of the University of Hartford with a B.S. degree in Mathematics. She also has a M.S. degree in Operations Research from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a M.A. degree in Economics and Finance from Trinity College. She has worked in the elevator industry for almost thirty years. Before joining Jenkins & Huntington, Nancy worked in several capacities with ThyssenKrupp Elevator and Otis Elevator Company in various regional and general management positions.
Rick Niezrecki
Rick Niezrecki has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He also holds an MBA from Sacred Heart University and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of New Haven. His background includes software development at ABB and Electrical Engineering at Sikorsky Aircraft.
Graham Huntington
Graham has managerial experience in the Vermont Ski industry. He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce College with a degree in Anthropology. Prior to joining Jenkins & Huntington, Inc to learn about the elevator industry under his father’s tutelage, he was a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School in Wyoming, an expert snow boarder and traveled extensively in Europe. His specialty at Jenkins & Huntington is computer modeling passenger traffic for high rise elevator systems.
Timothy P. Toan
Tim Toan has worked in the elevator industry for over thirty-five years. He stared as an apprentice and worked his way through the field organization at Westinghouse Elevator to the level of service adjustor. Prior to joining Jenkins & Huntington, Tim worked at Urban Elevator and Schindler Elevator in elevator modernization engineering, sales and support. He started his own elevator service company and managed all aspects of this independent elevator service organization.
Michael W. Corson
Mike Corson is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in Economics. He worked in the elevator industry for over twenty years before joining Jenkins & Huntington. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mike worked in a variety sales and operations management positions at Amtech Elevator Services and ThyssenKrupp Elevator.
James Stannard
Jim Stannard is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Architecture. He has worked in the architectural profession over 40 years. He is licensed in New York State and NCARB certified. Prior to joining Jenkins and Huntington, Inc. Jim worked with a variety of architectural firms managing various project types and was principal of his own sole proprietorship in the Boston area.
Arran Marr-Fuller
Arran is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a BS in architecture. Prior to joining the Jenkins & Huntington, Inc. team he was an independent contractor running his own carpentry business working on residential frame to finish, design / build projects. Apart from his carpentry portfolio Arran has also worked for FibrWrap Construction processing and installing composite materiel with a primary focused on structural reinforcing of industrial and mass transit structures.
Ellen S. Diamon
Ellen Diamon is a graduate of Connecticut College with a degree in English. Ellen has worked in the elevator industry for over a decade. Previous to that she worked at an architectural firm for 17 years. Ellen manages the preparation of specifications as well as state and local code issues. She works as a production assistant on all elevator projects. She handles coordination between Jenkins & Huntington’s Boston, Chicago, Connecticut and New York offices.
Client References
We will be happy to provide references associated with any of our projects.
  AOL Time Warner Centre, NYC Mr. Michael Spiro
The Related Companies
625 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
  Times Square Sites One & Four
Worldwide Center, NYC
Mr. Robert Schubert
 Boston Properties
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
  155 North Wacker
 300 East Randolph
203 North Wabash
200 North Michigan
Chicago, IL
Mr. Mike Moravek
The John Buck Company
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
    One Federal Street, Boston Ms. Jane Williams
Clarion Realty Services
One Federal Street
Boston, MA 02210
    JW Marriott & Convention Center Indianapolis, IN
Marriott Residence Inn / Springhill Suites
 Courtyard Magnificent Mile Chicago, IL
Mr. Alan Orb
White Lodging Services
701 East 83rd Street
Merrilville, IN 46410
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Mr. Kevin Roche
Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Assoc.
20 Davis Street
Hamden, CT 06517
    20 East Randolph Parking
318 South Federal Self Park
327 South Franklin Self Park
Mr. Larry Standlee
111 West Jackson Ste 1900
 Chicago, IL 60604
    Time Warner at Columbus Center,, NYC Mr. Michael Spiro
The Related Companies
625 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212. 588.2166
    1240 North Lake Shore Drive
1250 North Dearborn Street
1410 North Lake Shore Drive
2314 North Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL
Mr. David Berke
Wolin-Levin, Inc.
325 West Huron Street Ste 415
Chicago, IL 60615
312.335.1950 x244
    Times Square Tower and Five Times Square, NYC Boston Properties
599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
    Goldman Sachs Phoenix Project, Jersey City, NJ Mr. Robert Shults
885 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield Headquarters Mr. Andrew Pini
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois
300 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
    ING Home Office & Pavilion - ING Life of Georgia Mr. Charles Kenneth Henderson
ING - ING Life of Georgia
5780 Power Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
    Montgomery Wards Catalog House Renovation @ 900 North Kingsbury
The Montgomery @ 500 West Superior Ave
The Roosevelt Collection
Chicago, IL
Ms. Nancy Carreon
MACK Construction Services
3628 N. Hamilton Avenue
 Chicago, IL 60618