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preparing elevator & escalators for weather

Preparing Devices for Weather Conditions

As a premier elevator and escalator consulting company, BOCA Group is the partner of choice for the biggest and best-known building owners and developers in the United States. With offices located across the United States, our licensed and experienced inspectors can be mobilized and dispatched quickly to evaluate the water damage from any hurricane/tropical storm….

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BOCA Group Summer Intern Program

BOCA Group Team Spotlight: 2021 Summer Interns

BOCA Group is excited to welcome Devin Stoltz and James Meiman to our 2021 Summer Internship Program. At BOCA Group, our interns are given the opportunity to gain a variety of industry-level skills and experiences across many corporate departments while receiving targeted, hands-on training related to their area of study. Our interns will be encouraged…

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THE SHEPHERD HOTEL: An inspiring project at Clemson University

BOCA GROUP WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MR. RICK HAYDUK ON HIS DEPARTURE FROM HIS NYC POST AT BEAM LIVING! We wish him well as he moves on to his next endeavor, developing the Shepherd Hotel in the downtown area of Clemson University in South Carolina. Mr. Hayduk spent most of his career working in the…

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Elevator and escalator new design

Elevator and Escalator New Design

BOCA Group specializes in elevator and escalator design services for all new installation projects. We take great pride in providing our expertise to design and oversee all stages of the elevator or escalator project. BOCA Group recommends that the owner’s design team engages our services in the conceptual stage of the project to ensure efficient…

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Elevator Modernization Consulting

NYCHA Elevator Modernization Consulting Project Provides Safe & Reliable Equipment for Residents of NYC

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is a New York State public development corporation that provides public housing across New York City. NYCHA was the first corporation in the United States to provide housing for low and moderate income residents. Recently, many NYCHA developments were faced with the challenge of aging elevator equipment. Furthermore,…

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elevator energy evaluation

Elevator & Escalator Energy Evaluation

BOCA Group has the ability to perform energy evaluation services on all elevators and escalators. Elevator and escalator energy evaluations are the best way to save energy and money and should be part of your overall elevator & escalator consulting services. Energy evaluations are performed by BOCA Group using a calculation tool designed to simulate…

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code updates

New Florida ASME Elevator Safety Code

NEWS The state of Florida has adopted new retroactive requirements for elevators and escalators due by December 31, 2023.  Included in these requirements is the need for door lock monitoring (DLM), a system to monitor and prevent automatic operation of the elevators in the presence of faulty door contact circuits. As part of the door lock monitoring upgrade,…

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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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