news

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,…

Read More...
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…

Read More...
BOCA Group elevator & escalator consulting

BOCA Group Welcomes MES

We are excited to welcome Motor Evaluation Services, LLC (MES), the newest addition to the BOCA Group family of companies! Using the latest diagnostic technologies, MES offers complete and unbiased evaluations of all mechanical and electrical motors. Please visit the website at www.motoreval.com for more information and to let us help you prevent catastrophic failures of your…

Read More...
BOCA Group News

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…

Read More...
BOCA Group News

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,…

Read More...
BOCA Group News

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,…

Read More...

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,…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...