The field of communications has made fantastic strides since the inception of the cell phone. Besides the vocal wireless communications that have been used for a number of years, we now have the ability to:

2. Get spread sheets for budgets, logs, and reports

3. Have pictures sent from a job site and transmit them electronically to any location

4. Take pictures from a camera phone

5. Obtain information on weather conditions immediately

The secret behind the KONE MonoSpace® concept is the permanent-magnet, gearless KONE EcoDisc® motor. The revolutionary KONE EcoDisc® weighs less than half of a conventional geared traction machine, has only one moving part, and is roughly twice as efficient. Its efficiency is three times that of a hydraulic power unit and it uses 60% less energy- a savings which can represent half or more of the annual cost of elevator operation.

Maintenance access panel (MAP) is integrated in the landing door frame

KONE MonoSpace® does not need a separate machine room thanks to the KONE EcoDisc® hoisting motor, which is so compact that it can be located in the shaft.

The whole elevator is fitted inside the shaft, simplifying the building interface and saving space for more profitable use. This also speeds up the installation process, since no scaffolding or cranage is needed.

Exhibit 22-4

Machineless elevator.

These abilities have made it easier for the project manager (PM) to obtain and give back information on a real-time basis. In previous years, you would have had to wait hours and sometimes days in order to get information and then respond. The new technological revolution has changed all this. Another positive aspect of these innovations is that the PM is only seconds away from obtaining information in which decisions have to be made. Obviously, the down side to this instant communication ability is that the PM can now be available 24/7 for most projects.

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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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