Reference Standard for Multicompartment Elevators

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2015


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule


The rule adds a new section 3610-04 regarding multicompartment elevators to Title 1 of the RCNY.  The rule updates 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 also enhances public safety.   


The Department of Buildings’ authority for this 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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