Ocean News “The first step to go out and the last way to go home”, the installation of an elevator in the old building is a livelihood project that has received much attention in recent years.
Recently, the first international seminar on retrofitting elevators in existing buildings hosted by China Elevator Association, Guangdong Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute, and Zhongshan Market Supervision Bureau was held. Nearly 200 companies, inspection and testing institutions, and nearly 500 experts around the country discussed industry policies, technologies, standards, funds, and business models for installing elevators in existing buildings.
The reporter learned at the meeting that as of the end of September, 6,153 elevators in the old districts of Guangzhou had been approved for planning and installation. A total of 3781 units were completed and put into use. The number of installed elevators accounted for 40% of the total installed national elevators in China. The first place in a big city, the old building lift project has benefited 700,000 Guangzhou residents.
At the meeting, foreign experts from Finland, Singapore and other countries also made experiences and introduced international successful cases to promote the development of China’s “installed elevators”.
According to statistics, in 2020, the national population of people over 60 will increase to 255 million. As the urban population ages further, the problem of installing elevators in old homes will become increasingly prominent. The “Chinese Government Work Report” in 2019 proposed “supporting the installation of elevators”. Local governments actively promoted the people’s livelihood project, and improved the “first step out and last step home” of residents in old buildings to become the government and elevator industry. Major events of the agency.
Among them, many cities represented by Guangzhou have made remarkable achievements in installing elevators in existing buildings.
According to Yang Yanhui, deputy director of the Guangzhou Municipal Market Supervision Bureau, as of the end of September 2019, the city has approved 6,153 plans for the installation of elevators. A total of 3781 units have been completed and put into use, with a completion rate of 61.4%, benefiting more than 700,000 residents. Installed elevators in old buildings account for about 40% of the country’s total, ranking first in major cities across the country.
At the same time, 11 jurisdictions in Guangzhou have also issued related support policies to support the installation of elevators in existing buildings. It is understood that each district has provided financial subsidies ranging from 100,000 to 150,000 for installing elevators in old buildings.
To say that Guangzhou’s latest experience in installing elevators in existing buildings is the “pilot installation of elevators”. According to reporters, installing elevators in existing homes is a long-chain job involving functional departments such as land, planning, housing construction, quality supervision, transportation, electricity, water supply, gas, communications, network, cable TV, and many state-owned enterprises. . From the owner’s self-government, overall planning to completion, ordinary people need to run multiple departments.
Kangyuyuan innovated and successively installed elevators in Panyu District.
How to solve “difficult to approve”? According to reports, Guangzhou City has been exploring the installation of elevators. An elevator installation company, if it can install 10 elevators on a street within half a year, can use one-time continuous piece of notice. In the future, Guangzhou City will also continue to promote the pilot installation of elevators in a continuous piece, prepare a pilot plan for installing elevators in old residential areas, further simplify and optimize the approval process, and explore the district elevator office to organize relevant functional departments to Work system for joint review of elevator installation plans.
In addition, in addition to Guangzhou, other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area are also unwilling to install elevators in existing buildings. As early as the 1980s and 1990s, Zhongshan City has built a large number of the first batch of modern residential quarters with six or seven floors, which has helped Zhongshan become one of the earliest cities in China to receive the United Nations Habitat Award. Now, these dwellings are gradually replacing the “second spring” of old buildings by installing elevators. According to reports, at present, Zhongshan has built a national elevator industrial base, integrating the entire industrial chain including elevator research and development, manufacturing, maintenance, and talent training.
Full-text reporter Jia Zheng of Guangzhou Daily
Guangzhou Daily Full Media Photo Reporter Li Bo