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NYC Retroactive Code Items: Door Lock Monitoring

Date Published: October 21, 2016

Author: Frank M. Sansevero

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.


The text of the requirement is in Appendix K3, Rule 3.10.12. In summary, the position of car doors must be monitored to prevent the following two issues:

NYC's Recent Change to the Building Code for Elevator Shaft Ventilation Helps Building Owners Increase Energy Efficiency

The code previously required either a permanently open louver or a louver that was 1/3 permanently open, with the 2/3 portion being actuated by a smoke detector. The new 2014 building code has been changed as follows:

BOCA Group Announces New Regional Manager for Southeast Vertical Transportation Consulting

BOCA Group would like to welcome Peter Gristina to their Metro DC office as their recently promoted Regional Manager of the Southeast, which includes states from Maryland to Florida. Mr. Gristina is an experienced inspector and consultant, with a vast knowledge of vertical transportation systems. He has been with the company since 2009 and in the vertical transportation industry for sixteen years. As one of BOCA Group’s top inspectors, he has performed evaluations and inspections throughout the country.

Key Roles of A Consultant in Any Vertical Transportation System Project

Building owners and managers are tasked with an immense amount of responsibility for the overall functionality and maintenance of their buildings. Whether it is a residential project, office building, stadium, or other publicly accessible building such as a shopping center, hotel or hospital, the customer experience for visitors from the time they enter the building through the time they leave is of utmost importance. Nothing impacts a building’s overall functionality, safety and value quite like its vertical transportation system.

BOCA Group’s Newly Formed Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

In an effort to focus on their future business development in new high-rise vertical transportation design BOCA Group, the nation’s leading elevator and escalator consulting firm, has welcomed new members to their recently formed Advisory Board. The Board, which was created to help provide broad industry insight to BOCA Group’s strategic plans for long term growth objectives, would like to welcome new members Richard Wernon, BOCA Group’s President, Sam Sloane, Principal/Managing Director and Terry Wernon, Principal/Executive Vice President.

BOCA Group Provides Consulting for Park LaBrea

Park LaBrea, an iconic residential community just outside of Beverly Hills, California has chosen BOCA Group, the nation’s leading elevator and escalator consulting firm, to provide vertical transportation services for their residential towers. The community is the largest housing development in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River and features more than 4,000 units and 18 towers. The community was built just after World War II and was designed by Leonard Schultz & Son in 1941.

BOCA Group Announces Formation of Advisory Board

BOCA Group, the nation’s leading elevator and escalator consulting firm, has announced the formation of an Advisory Board to help provide broad industry insight to its strategic plans for BOCA Group’s long term growth objectives for vertical transportation design as part of new construction/development in high-rise buildings.

BOCA Group Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

BOCA Group, the nation's leading elevator and escalator consulting firm, has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. to accommodate their growing staff and customer base in the D.C. area. Allowing the company to continue their tradition of outstanding customer service and turn-key management of challenging elevator and escalator projects, the new location offers clients throughout the nation's capital city the convenience of a local BOCA Group presence.


BOCA Group Opening New Offices in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

November 15, 2011

BOCA Group, the nation’s No. 1 elevator and escalator consulting firm, is opening new offices in downtown Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The new offices will accommodate BOCA Group’s growing staff and customer base, and will allow the company to more conveniently provide outstanding customer service to clients on both coasts.

While BOCA Group has had an office in the Los Angeles area previously, this will be the company’s first office in the D.C. Metroplex.


BOCA Group Hired to Oversee Construction of La Palestra Health and Fitness within The Plaza Hotel

November 1, 2011

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