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BOCA Group + LOCAL ONE

As your leading vertical transportation consultant, BOCA Group’s NYC office is proud to announce that we are now affiliated with Local 1, the International Union of Elevator Constructors. Given Local 1’s track record of upholding strict safety standards, as well as their comprehensive training program, BOCA Group is proud to create this new partnership and…

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Celebrating 25 Years: The Life and Legacy of our Co-Founder, Dan Nichuals

Connor began learning about BOCA Group’s business at a young age. He would come into the office any chance he could, and would file and scan papers and ask lots of questions to anyone that was around.  He wanted to learn all aspects of the company’s work, and spent many late nights working on projects,…

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BOCA Group’s 2020 Summer Interns

BOCA Group is excited to welcome two interns to our summer 2020 internship program. At BOCA Group, our interns are given the opportunity to get to know every aspect of the business while receiving targeted, hands-on experience related to their area of study. Our interns are encouraged to observe operations in the field, attend meetings,…

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Elevator World People Issue

Stephen Spampinato Featured in Annual “People Issue” in the Elevator World Magazine

BOCA Group is thrilled to announce that Stephen Spampinato has been featured in the annual “People Issue” in Elevator World magazine. Stephen has been a part of our BOCA Group family for nearly 20 years, and has been in the vertical transportation industry for 42 years. We are thankful to have his expertise and dedication…

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Houston Becomes BOCA Group’s Latest Office Expansion in Central United States

With the recent opening of BOCA Group’s Houston, Texas office location, the company is now present in three central United States markets. The city of Houston is a strategically pertinent location for the vertical transportation company, in that the number of clients in the commercial, retail, hospitality, and sports facility markets for the company provides…

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New Office in Boston Positions BOCA Group for Northeast Expansion

BOCA Group’s presence on the East Coast as the premier vertical transportation consulting firm for building owners, property managers, developers, architects, and engineers has just expanded with the opening of their newest office in Boston, Massachusetts. Under the management of Executive Vice President, Worldwide for BOCA Group, Frank Sansevero, the company looks forward to serving…

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code updates

Maryland Third Party Code Update

BOCA Group would like to inform you that changes are approaching in the state of Maryland that will affect the Elevator Safety law. The House Bill 1107 that was passed and signed by Governor Hogan in 2018 is taking effect in October, 2021, whereby all annual traction elevator inspection tests will require witnessing by a…

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Important Code Update: NYC Periodic Inspections Coming in 2021

BOCA Group would like to inform you that changes are being planned to the New York City Building Code that will affect the mandated inspection requirements for elevators and escalators.  The details of these changes are currently being discussed within the Department of Buildings and are subject to further modifications before they are finalized and…

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Elevator Door Lock Monitoring System Compliance

Effective January 1, 2020 all automatic passenger and freight elevators must be in compliance with the retroactive requirements found in Appendix K Chapter K3 Section 3.10.12 of the New York City Building Code. To assist property owners and the industry in expediting these jobs, the Department has modified rules allowing testing and inspections of Door…

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NYC Retroactive Code Items: Door Lock Monitoring

NYC has two retroactive requirements for all existing elevators: door lock monitoring by January 1, 2020, and single-plunger brakes by January 1, 2027. This document will provide information and guidance on the door lock monitoring requirement. DOOR LOCK MONITORING CODE REQUIREMENT The text of the requirement is in Appendix K3, Rule 3.10.12. In summary, the…

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