Posted on Nov 2, 2015 in Commercial Construction, Schools | No Comments

The University of Virginia maintains approximately 250 elevators in its 557 buildings. Over the course of two summer breaks and scheduled University holidays, Martin Horn successfully modernized 28 of those elevators with minimal disruptions to students, visitors, faculty and staff.

Many parts of UVA’s grounds are historic and heavily trafficked. We are aware of what it takes to conduct a successful and safe project and reduce interruptions.  To communicate upcoming work to pedestrians, Martin Horn coordinated with facilities management to inform students, visitors, faculty and staff of the construction and downtimes. Martin Horn also installed warning signs around the construction area and way-finding signs to show pedestrians alternate routes.

We partnered with excellent subcontractors to help achieve our ambitious timeline. Priority Elevator and TKE renovated the elevator cabs. Design Electric upgraded electrical and fire alarm systems. L.A. Lacy installed cooling systems in the mechanical rooms. With several teams working concurrently during University holidays, we were able to complete all modernizations on time and to the quality craftsmanship befitting of our “Public Ivy.”

Take a ride on all of the elevators we modernized and check out how great it looks from top to bottom!

At Martin Horn, the health and safety of our partners, team members, and community always comes first. It is this belief that continues to guide our actions, as we navigate the quickly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Martin Horn is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other government (federal and local) entities in real-time to inform operational decisions that safeguard the well-being of our partners and team members, alike. 


Due to the rapidly evolving landscape of this pandemic, this policy is subject (and likely) to change. To see the most up-to-date version of this policy, see the link below.

Martin Horn COVID-19 Policy