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  • Michael Blades & Associates, Ltd. (MBA) offers world class elevator and escalator consulting services for commercial, industrial, and government buildings.
    • About Us

      About Us

      MBA has evolved into one of the leading elevator and escalator consulting firms in the world.

    • Services


      We offer a full spectrum of services for transportation systems in both new and existing buildings.

    • Markets


      Whether you are moving people or goods, we can assist you with your transportation needs.

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      Contact Us

      Let us help put you in touch with one of our experienced senior consultants. We are just a click away!

  • Michael Blades & Associates, Ltd. (MBA) is a leading consulting firm that specializes in vertical transportation systems for the movement of people and materials in new and existing buildings. Our specialization includes vertical transportation equipment such as:
    • ·Elevators
    • ·Escalators
    • ·Moving walks
    • ·Handicapped lifts
    • ·Dumbwaiters
    • ·Automated conveyors
    • ·Materials lifts
    • ·Other horizontal and vertical handling systems

        MBA is headquartered in the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland areas, but also serves national and international markets. We work in close nexus with building owners, developers, and managers, as well as architects and other real estate professionals. We offer a full spectrum of services related to vertical and horizontal transportation systems. We maintain a full working knowledge of the latest technology, design trends, and manufacturer’s product offerings and services. We are up to date on code requirements and regulations in all of the various jurisdictions. Many of our consultants are also accredited code safety inspectors.


        MBA’s consulting experience and knowledge of elevators and escalators is unmatched in the industry. We provide problem-solving solutions through our world-class expertise and our unparalleled technical ability. We work closely with project teams to provide guidance, maintain schedules and budgets, and provide quality cost effective solutions. We have tremendous success with clients who demand attention to detail and prompt service.