Study of this chapter will enable the reader to:

understand the principles of passenger and goods transportation within and between buildings;

discuss the applications of passenger lift systems;

know the speeds and carrying capacities of lifts;

know how lift systems are controlled and used during the outbreak of fire in a building;

know the principles of electric motor and hydraulic lifts;

know the principles and carrying capacities of escalators and passenger conveyors;

understand the importance of lift shaft and motor room ventilation;

recognize the builder’s work required for a lift installation.