Barker Mohandas

Miami Science CenterGreat American Tower at Queen City SquareBitexco Financial Tower HCMCVisionaire Battery Park City New YorkWorld One, MumbaiKAIA Jeddah

Euroasia Industry Article on Barker Mohandas


Elevator World Magazine

Expert Contributor, Vertical City.. *

CTBUH NYC 2015 & Mumbai 2010

CASE Distinguished Service Award

10th Anniversary Newsletter

Euroasia Industry Magazine

1km+ Nakheel Tower, Dubai


We are vertical transportation (VT) consultants providing system design, evaluation and modernization services for elevators or lifts, escalators, etc. We are based in the US and provide services for projects worldwide.



In 2000, Rick Barker and Paliath Mohandas combined their exceptional elevator industry backgrounds with major manufacturers and large consulting engineering firms to form our companies in the US and Singapore.

Others soon joined adding advanced elevator engineering depth, and assistance in developing the powerful software tools we now use to plan and evaluate large systems, and evaluate any elevator/lift in detail.

In 2010, Sean Morris, who is now a Principal, joined us to strengthen our roots in VT system planning and engineering. We also opened a company in Dubai led by Anand Sivan, who has well grown our roots in the region. 



The backgrounds of so many elevator consultants today are limited to local sales with manufacturers who increasingly focus on standard low-rise products. Their technical resources tend to be limited.

While planning for standards is important wherever possible, many buildings are now far from standard, and high-rise elevator system design and engineering issues demand a broader and deeper technical knowledge.

As Architects plan more complex projects and reach higher, Codes evolve, or when issues appear, Clients seek comfort in elevator or lift systems which are planned and performing properly, efficiently and safely.



We deeply understand "VT" traffic-system design, the building interfaces and Codes, the history of the standards with applications today, the engineering of the elevator products, and our industry's most advanced technologies.

As important, we have a solid track record with a wide variety of projects from "wide-rise" with complex traffic circulation, to the world's tallest and most complex projects, systems, and built issues.




*R. Barker, Technology Contributor, "Vertical City: A Solution for Sustainable Living" by Kenneth King and Kellogg Wong.