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Elevator Design Seminar


2-Day Elevator Design Seminar

The Elevator Logic LLC  Elevator Design Seminar begins with a presentation of electric traction and hydraulic elevators and the effective application of each to facility design.  Building design considerations include car speed, load carrying capacity, travel distance, number of landings, usage, and structural loading characteristics of each.  Presentations are enhanced with graphics and photos of elevator systems and elevator installations. 

Instructors provide an overview of sections of IBC, International Building Code, ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code that apply to design & construction of new buildings and modernization of existing elevators.  The presentations are designed to enhance understanding of the elevator microprocessor controller interface with the building electrical, fire alarm, and fire protection systems.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction and Objectives 
  • Electric Traction & Hydraulic Elevators and the application to Building Design
  • Major mechanical & electrical Elevator Components      
  • Hoistway, Machine Room, Control Room, Machinery Space, & Control Space 
  • Review of elevator sections of IBC and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code  
  • Overview of ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators

Day 2

  • Overview of elevator sections of NEC and Fire Alarm Code.  
  • Independent & Emergency Elevator Operation & Control
  • Building Systems that interface with Elevator Operation and Control
  • Question, Answer, and Discussion of material presented 
  • A course evaluation form is provided to all all attendees.

2-Day Elevator Design Seminar For DOD Facilities

The 2-day elevator design seminar is also offered as a presentation and discussion of the DOD, Department of Defense, Unified Facility Criteria, UFC 3-490-06, Elevators.  Design graphics and photos of elevator systems are embedded in the text, to enhance understanding of the DOD UFC requirements and the effective application of the requirements to elevator installations.