Reference Standard for Multicompartment Elevators
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
The proposed rule adds a new section 3610-04 regarding multicompartment elevators to Title 1 of the RCNY. The proposed rule will update the provisions of section 2.27 of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”) standard A17.1-2000 to conform it to the requirements of ASME A17.1-2013. By requiring additional safety enhancements for multicompartment elevators during fire emergency operations, the updated standard will also enhance public safety.
The Department of Buildings’ authority for this proposed rule is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, section 28-103.19 of the New York City Administrative Code and section BC 3001.2 of the New York City Building Code.
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