Barker Mohandas

Miami Science CenterGreat American Tower at Queen City SquareBitexco Financial Tower HCMCHudson's Site, DetroitWorld One, MumbaiKAIA Jeddah

Euroasia Industry Article on Barker Mohandas


Elevator World Magazine

Vertical City, Mile-High Solution*

CTBUH, 2015 & 2010

CASE Distinguished Service

10th Anniversary News, 2010

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 & Paliath Mohandas combined their exceptional elevator industry experience with manufacturers, contractors and building consulting engineers to form our company.

Others soon joined adding elevator R&D-level engineering depth, and assistance in starting the powerful software tools we use and have expanded to plan large systems and evaluate any elevator/lift in detail.

In 2010, Sean Morris, P.E., who is now a key Principal, joined to strengthen our VT system planning and engineering services. We also opened an office in Dubai led by Anand Sivan who has grown our roots regionally. 



We have not taken the common path.  The background of so many elevator consultants has been limited to regional sales with an elevator manufacturer, and widely-available technical resources.  

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

As Architects plan more complex projects and reach higher, Codes evolve and issues appear, Owners seek comfort in elevator/lift systems which are planned and perform 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 actual products, and our industry's most advanced technologies.

As importantly, we have a solid track record with a wide variety of work, from "wide-rise" planning with very complex traffic circulation, to the world's tallest and most complex projects, systems, and as-built conditions.




*"Vertical City: A Solution for Sustainable Living" by Architects Kenneth King and Kellogg Wong.