Giving Elevators a Lift

Cab interior retrofits in major renovation projects
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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Preston Homebroeck

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the factors driving the need for elevator cab interior renovation.
  2. Examine the various codes and standards impacting a cab renovation project.
  3. Identify the material and design options for cab walls, trims, hardware, ceilings and lighting.
  4. Assess the key installation considerations to reduce elevator downtime.


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
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AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
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This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia
This test is no longer available for credit

When one considers a major building renovation, it's easy to focus on spaces like corridors, lobbies, offices, guest or patient rooms ... in other words, all the public-facing spaces. We would argue that right after the lobby, a building's elevators are the very next public-facing space building occupants and visitors see.

This Course lays out the case for cab renovations as part of an overall building interior update.

After all ... elevators are interiors, too.

Photo courtesy of Inpro Corporation

For the past five years, Preston Hombroek has been the Director of Sales for Ascend Elevator Protection System at Inpro. He graduated from UNC Wilmington with an Operations and Production Management degree and minored in Psychology. He was brought on the Inpro team to launch and manage this start-up division and has been involved from the initial concept. Prior to joining Inpro, Preston worked for ThyssenKrupp Elevator (one of the four major elevator companies) as a Service and Repair Account Manager. He has personally been involved in elevator projects spanning the country and has a vast network of elevator industry professionals, including owners, sales reps, consultants, mechanics, inspectors and installation partners. One notable project he recently completed was the Hoover Dam Visitor Center Elevators. He resides in Denver, N.C., just outside of Charlotte with his wife, Caitlin and 2 children. He enjoys anything outdoors: hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, kayaking and is an avid sports follower.


Inpro Founded in 1979, Inpro® is a global provider of high-performance, design-forward architectural products for building professionals.

Inpro's product categories include door + wall protection, washrooms, expansion joint systems, privacy, elevator interiors, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.


Originally published in December 2019