Planning the capacity of a hospital lift system

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-199
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016


A regional general hospital in Hong Kong has a plan to construct a new high-rise block to provide a comprehensive range of ambulatory medical services. The
objective of this paper is to determine the capacity of the lift system in the new block to meet a specific service standard. As the demand for lift services in a building varies significantly with the number of lift users and their movement within the building, the paper identifies the major user types, studies the essential characteristics of each user type, models their movement in the block and plans the capacity of the system using simulation. The management of the hospital can make
use of the simulation results to determine the required capacity.

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  • innovation management and technology