Important Emergency Hoistway Water Sensor Code Update

Your elevator consultant, BOCA Group, would like to inform you that a new retroactive elevator-related requirement is being considered by the City of Houston as part of the adoption of the 2015 International Building Code. The details of these changes are currently being discussed and are subject to further modifications before they are finalized and…

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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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Update Regarding NYC Building Code Changes

** IMPORTANT CLIENT BULLETIN **October 8, 2021 INTRODUCTION On October 7, 2021, the New York City Council passed a law updating the New York City Building Code. These changes directly affect the mandated inspection and test requirements for all vertical transportation equipment within the five boroughs of New York City.  The changes to inspection 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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