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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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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BOCA Group would like to share some of the products being reviewed and implemented by facilities managers throughout New York City and the rest of the world.  Please note that you should consult your elevator/escalator maintenance provider before using any products that could affect the integrity, flame rating, air flow or electronics of your elevators. …

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BOCA Group is currently representing the vertical transportation industry on a New York City advisory board formed as a reaction to the global coronavirus pandemic.  The panel is educating real estate owners and managers, as well as local and federal government officials, on strategies and available resources that can be implemented as part of an…

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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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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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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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Vertical transportation consulting company BOCA Group announces the opening of its newest office located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new office will provide existing clients in the Las Vegas and surrounding area with management and staff services. The office will also provide BOCA Group with the ability to expand their client base in the region…

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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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