Gressette Building Elevator 01
Gressette Building Elevator 02

SC Dept of Admin - Gressette Building Elevator Controls

Gressette Building Elevators No. 2, 1 & 3 Controls Replacement and Upgrade

Under an existing IDC for architecture and engineering services, GMK Associates was retained to provide professional design services for the replacement and upgrade of controls associated with Elevator No. 2 in the Gressette Building in Columbia, SC. The project consisted of upgrading and modernizing the existing elevator No. 2 with new controls and associated accessories. 

The main components that were to be replaced under the scope are as follows:

  • Elevator controller system

  • Elevator motor with AC power regenerative drive

  • Cable limits

  • Inspection Station

  • Call Buttons

  • Control panel in cab

  • Stop switches

  • Cab ceiling panel & lights

The scope further included designs to add a top of cab hand/guard rail, 2 lobby control panels, a rope/cable gripper, and an LED cab position indicator above the lobby doors. GMK was further responsible for the verification of adequate HVAC & emergency power and additional system modifications as required by the currently enforced codes.

Following the completion of this project, GMK was further retained to complete similar professional design services for the replacement and upgrade of controls associated with Elevators No. 1 and No. 3. The successful winner of the bid for Elevator No. 2 was ultimately awarded the additional modifications of Elevators No.1 and No. 3 for the building through a sole source agreement. All work on elevator No. 2 was completed by December 31, 2014. The construction cost range was $100,000 – $250,000.


SC Dept of Admin


Columbia, SC


Commercial / Government





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