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Greater Cleveland RTA Tower City Rapid Station, Cleveland Ohio

Tower City Rapid Station is a central rail and bus hub operated by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Located beneath the Tower City Center, this hub serves about 30,000 riders each day. In the Summer of 2017 work began on a project to replace 11 automatic sliding doors and 4 automatic swing doors at the station platforms.

Challenge

Both platforms were to remain open and operational throughout the duration of the project. Materials needed to be transported across active rail lines.

Solution

Efforts were coordinated with GCRTA and building staff to implement a specific work schedule that determined when doors could be removed and replaced. Coordination with rail operations were necessary to allow access for transporting materials over rails to work areas in the station. Safety precautions were enacted to control pedestrian traffic around and through work areas.

CLIENT:
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

CONTRACTOR:
Apex Construction & Management, Inc.

PROJECT DURATION:
June 2017 – September 2017

EQUIPMENT USED:
record-USA 5100, record-USA 8100

Automatic Doors and COVID-19

Automatic doors serve an essential purpose in healthcare facilities and more broadly across our communities: providing touch free access and egress. As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, this purpose is even more critical. Through our joint efforts of providing, maintaining, and servicing automatic door equipment, our industry is helping to minimize the transmission of this and other harmful viruses which could otherwise be spread through the touching of contaminated door knobs, handles, etc.

Automatic Door Technicians, particularly AAADM Certified Automatic Door Inspectors, are on the front lines of ensuring proper operation and maintenance of these critical touch free access devices – working in healthcare facilities and other high-traffic areas where the risk of COVID-19 transmission may be elevated. Especially during these times, AAADM encourages automatic door technicians to follow these basic guidelines to stay safe:

For additional information and guidelines, consult the CDC website. All individuals are expected to take actions to reduce risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus, and we thank the automatic door technicians for their key role in ensuring proper operation of touch free automatic door access devices.