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Columbia Elevator offers Conventional Entrances, which are free-standing systems at each landing, Custom Entrances, which Columbia’s engineers can design based on your project’s unique criteria, and the QuikEnt®, which is Columbia’s patented tower system that begins in the pit and stacks in the hoistway.


When it comes to compliance, Columbia has been certified UL-compliant to the current A17.1, section 2.11 standard of the Elevator and Escalator Safety Code. We offer the industry’s widest range of available opening and transom sizes, as well as the largest UL Certification for 1.5-hour fire rating. For Masonry construction, we can go up to 14’w x 10’h and for Drywall construction we can go up to 8’w x 10’h. Columbia also has authority from UL to custom-fabricate to oversized specifications and issue a UL Certificate of Compliance.


The QuikEnt® is described in more detail below. If you need additional guidance in choosing the entrance that will work best for your project, contact one of our knowledgeable Account Reps.


If you have an idea of what you need already, download the Survey Sheet here, fill it in, and send it back to An Account Rep will reach out to you with a quote.


Columbia’s QuikEnt® is an entrance system designed with flexibility in mind.

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