Elevator Modernization (P509923)

  • Category: General Government

  • Sub Category: County Offices and Other Improvements

  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)

  • Planning Area: Countywide

  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: None

  • Status: Ongoing





This project provides for the orderly replacement/renovation of aging and outdated elevator systems in County-owned buildings. This project also includes periodic condition assessments of elevator systems in County buildings.

Cost Change

Increase is due to the addition of FY19 and FY20 to this ongoing project.


Many elevator systems in County buildings are inefficient, outdated, and beyond economic repair. The useful life of heavy use equipment (hoist, machine motor generation set, governor, controls, car safety devices, door operator, rails, air conditioning pump units, car buffers, door hardware, etc.) has been exhausted. The existing maintenance program is only capable of keeping the elevator operational, since spare parts are not always readily available in the market, resulting in increased shut down time, greater energy consumption, and higher maintenance costs. Renovation/replacement of aging and outdated elevator systems improves reliability, energy conservation, safety, and code compliance. Facility condition assessments of 73 County facilities, completed by a consultant in FY05, FY06, and FY07, have been used to prioritize the six-year program. The March 2010 Report of the Infrastructure Maintenance Task Force, identified an annual level of effort for elevator modernization based on a 25-year lifespan.


Scheduled elevator modernizations:

FY15: Public Safety Headquarters; Holiday Park Senior Center; Chevy Chase Library.
FY16: Grey Brick Courthouse; Davis Library


Expenditures will continue indefinitely.


Departments affected by Elevator Modernization projects, Department of General Services