Schindler Elevator Corporation Offers AIA-Approved Continuing Education Course on Destination Dispatch Technology

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Available online at; Now offers six AIA/CES-approved courses; AIA members can earn 1.0, 1.25 or 1.5 Learning Credit Units.

Schindler Elevator Corporation

Schindler Elevator Corporation now offers architects a “Cutting Edge Elevator Technology: Elevating architecture with destination dispatch controls" course approved for 1 LCU (Learning Credit Units) from the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). The course qualifies as HSW (Health, Safety, Wellness). Architects can take the course online at

The Course Learning Objectives include:

  •     Developments in elevator technology, with particular emphasis on controls
  •     New destination-based dispatching technology, and how it is installed and implemented in both new construction and modernization projects
  •     Energy-efficiency implications and other operation and efficiency benefits of destination-dispatch elevator controls and similar optimization techniques
  •     Benefits of destination dispatch technology in specific building typologies, citing case studies.

Schindler also offers five lunch and learn seminars to provide architects, designers and builders information about the latest developments in elevators, escalators, and other general vertical transportation technology and sustainable design:

  •     “Escalators for Public Transportation” (ESC001) instructs AIA members on how to choose the right escalator for their public transit requirements. (1.5 LCU)
  •      “Vertical Transportation - Escalators” (ESC002) focuses on escalator architectural features, mechanical components of escalators and escalator design drawing review. (1.5 LCU)
  •      “General Vertical Transportation” (VTB001) provides members with information about industry product offerings and applications. (1.5 LCU)
  •      “Sustainable Design” (SDSEC1) includes information on how elevators and escalators contribute to LEED certification. (1.0 LCU)
  •     "Vertical Transportation - Machine Room Less Elevators" (VTMRL1) provides an overview of machine room-less elevators. (1.25 LCU). This course is also available on (1.0 LCU) and focuses on the history, newest technologies and green aspects of MRL elevators.

The Continuing Education System from AIA is designed to offer valuable opportunities for members to maximize their professional skills through effective learning partnerships with companies like Schindler. As part of the AIA program, architects are required to complete 18 credit hours per year in order to remain as active members.

For more information about Schindler’s continuing education courses, architects should contact a local Schindler office by calling: 1-877-696-8382 or visiting the company’s web site:

About Schindler Elevator Corporation

Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider with approximately 44,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and ecologically sound mobility solutions and its equipment moves one billion people every day all over the world. In 2011 and 2012, Schindler was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, and three of the company’s products received the Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award. For additional information about Schindler Elevator Corporation, visit the company’s Web site at

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