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International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018)

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14B-30-3001 The provisions of Section 3001 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

 

14B-30-3001 The provisions of Section 3001 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

This chapter and the Chicago Conveyance Device Code govern the design, construction, installation, alteration and repair of conveyance devices and their components.

The design, construction, installation, alteration, repair and maintenance of conveyance devices and their components shall conform to the Chicago Conveyance Device Code.

3001.4 Accessibility

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Passenger elevators required to be accessible or to serve as part of an accessible means of egress shall comply with Sections 1009 and 1109.7.
A change in use of an elevator from freight to passenger, passenger to freight, or from one freight class to another freight class shall comply with Section 8.7 of Chapter 3 of the Chicago Conveyance Device Code.

14B-30-3002 The provisions of Section 3002 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

Amended Coun. J. 2-19-20, p. 14474.

Elevator, dumbwaiter and other hoistway enclosures shall be shaft enclosures complying with Sections 712 and 713.

Openings in hoistway enclosures shall be protected as required in Chapter 7.

Exception: The elevator car doors and the associated hoistway enclosure doors at the floor level designated for recall in accordance with Section 3003.2 shall be permitted to remain open during Phase I Emergency Recall Operation.

Hardware on opening protectives shall be installed as tested, except that interlocks, mechanical locks and electric contacts, door and gate electric contacts and door-operating mechanisms shall be exempt from the fire test requirements.
Where four or more elevator cars serve all or the same portion of a building, the elevators shall be located in not fewer than two separate hoistways. Not more than four elevator cars shall be located in any single hoistway enclosure.
A pictorial sign shall be posted adjacent to each elevator call station on all floors instructing occupants to use the exit stairways and not to use the elevators in case of fire.
Where elevators are provided in new buildings and additions with six or more stories above grade plane or two or more basements, not less than one elevator shall be provided for fire department emergency access to all stories. The elevator car shall be of such a size and arrangement to accommodate an ambulance stretcher 24 inches by 84 inches (610 mm by 2134 mm) with not less than 5-inch (127 mm) radius corners, in the horizontal, open position and shall be identified by the international symbol for emergency medical services (star of life). The symbol shall be not less than 3 inches (76 mm) in height and shall be placed inside on both sides of the hoistway door frame.
Doors, other than hoistway doors and the elevator car door, shall be prohibited at the point of access to an elevator car unless such doors are readily openable from the car side without a key, tool, special knowledge or effort.

Elevators shall not be in a common shaft enclosure with a stairway.

Glass in elevator enclosures shall comply with Section 2409.2.

Plumbing, fuel gas and mechanical systems, other than elevator equipment, shall not be located in an elevator hoistway enclosure.

Exceptions:

  • Floor drains, sumps and sump pumps shall be permitted at the base of the hoistway enclosure provided that they are indirectly connected to the plumbing system.
  • Mechanical systems associated with hoistway pressurization or cooling.
Electrical, fire protection and communications wiring not essential to the elevator shall not be located in an elevator hoistway enclosure.

Automatic sprinklers shall not be installed in elevator machine rooms, elevator machinery spaces, control rooms, control spaces and elevator hoistways, except sprinklers shall be installed to protect the bottom of the pit in newly-installed sprinkler systems.

Exception: Sprinkler locations required by state or federal law.

14B-30-3003 The provisions of Section 3003 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

In buildings and structures where standby power is required or furnished to operate an elevator, the operation shall be in accordance with Sections 3003.1.1 through 3003.1.4.
Standby power shall be manually transferable to all elevators in each bank.
Where only one elevator is installed, the elevator shall automatically transfer to standby power within 60 seconds after failure of normal power.
Where two or more elevators are controlled by a common operating system, all elevators shall automatically transfer to standby power within 60 seconds after failure of normal power where the standby power source is of sufficient capacity to operate all elevators at the same time. Where the standby power source is not of sufficient capacity to operate all elevators at the same time, all elevators shall transfer to standby power in sequence, return to the designated landing and disconnect from the standby power source. After all elevators have been returned to the designated level, not less than one elevator shall remain operable from the standby power source.
Where standby power is connected to elevators, the machine room ventilation or air conditioning shall be connected to the standby power source.
Elevators shall be provided with Phase I emergency recall operation and Phase II emergency in-car operation in accordance with Chapters 3 and 4 of the Chicago Conveyance Device Code.
All elevators shall be equipped to operate with a standardized fire service elevator key in accordance with the Chicago Conveyance Device Code.

14B-30-3004 The provisions of Section 3004 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

Conveyance devices, other than elevators, shall comply with the Chicago Conveyance Device Code and the provisions of Sections 3004.2 through 3004.4.
Escalators and moving walks shall be constructed of noncombustible and fire-retardant materials. This requirement shall not apply to electrical equipment, wiring, wheels, handrails and the use of 1/28-inch (0.9 mm) wood veneers on balustrades backed up with noncombustible materials.
Escalator floor openings shall comply with Section 712.
Where provided in below-grade transportation stations, escalators shall have a clear width of not less than 32 inches (815 mm).
Conveyors and conveying systems shall comply with Chapter 10 of the Chicago Conveyance Device Code.
Conveyors and related equipment connecting successive floors or levels, other than on construction sites, shall be enclosed with shaft enclosures complying with Section 713.
Power-operated conveyors, belts and other material-moving devices shall be equipped with automatic limit switches that will shut off the power in an emergency and automatically stop all operation of the device.
Personnel and material hoists shall be designed utilizing a method that accounts for the conditions imposed during the intended operation of the hoist device. The design shall include, but is not limited to, anticipated loads, structural stability, impact, vibration, stresses and seismic restraint. The design shall account for the construction, installation, operation and inspection of the hoist tower, car, machinery and control equipment, guide members and hoisting mechanism. Additionally, the design of personnel hoists shall include provisions for field testing and maintenance that will demonstrate that the hoist device functions in accordance with the design. Field tests shall be conducted upon the completion of an installation or following a major alteration of a personnel hoist.

14B-30-3005 The provisions of Section 3005 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

Acceptable means of access shall be provided to elevator machine rooms, control rooms, control spaces and machinery spaces.
Elevator machine rooms, machinery spaces that contain the driving machine, and control rooms or spaces that contain the operation or motion controller for elevator operation shall be provided with an independent ventilation or air-conditioning system to protect against the overheating of the electrical equipment. The system shall be capable of maintaining temperatures within the range established for the elevator equipment.
The elevator machine room, control rooms or control space with openings into a pressurized elevator hoistway shall be pressurized upon activation of a heat or smoke detector located in the elevator machine room, control room or control space.

Elevator machine rooms, control rooms, control spaces and machinery spaces outside of but attached to a hoistway that have openings into the hoistway shall be enclosed with fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both. The fire-resistance rating shall be not less than the required rating of the hoistway enclosure served by the machinery. Openings in the fire barriers shall be protected with assemblies having a fire-resistance rating not less than that required for the hoistway enclosure doors.

Exceptions:

  1. For other than fire service access elevators, where machine rooms, machinery spaces, control rooms and control spaces do not abut and do not have openings to the hoistway enclosure they serve, the fire barriers constructed in accordance with Section 707 or horizontal assemblies constructed in accordance with Section 711, or both, shall be permitted to be reduced to a 1-hour fire-resistance rating.
  2. For other than fire service access elevators, in buildings four stories or less above grade plane equipped with an automatic sprinkler system where machine room, machinery spaces, control rooms and control spaces do not abut and do not have openings to the hoistway enclosure they serve, the machine room, machinery spaces, control rooms and control spaces are not required to be fire-resistance rated.
Where elevator hoistways, elevator machine rooms, control rooms and control spaces containing elevator control equipment are protected with automatic sprinklers, a means installed in accordance with Section 21.4 of NFPA 72 shall be provided to automatically disconnect the main line power supply to the affected elevator prior to the application of water. This means shall not be self-resetting. The activation of automatic sprinklers outside the hoistway, machine room, machinery space, control room or control space shall not disconnect the main line power supply.
Plumbing systems shall not be located in elevator equipment rooms.

14B-30-3006 The provisions of Section 3006 of IBC are not adopted.

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

14B-30-3007 The provisions of Section 3007 of IBC are adopted by reference with the following modifications:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

Where required by Section 403.6.1, every floor above and including the lowest level of fire department vehicle access of the building shall be served by a fire service access elevator complying with Sections 3007.1, 3007.5, 3007.6.5, 3007.7 and 3007.8. Except as modified in this section, fire service access elevators shall be installed in accordance with this chapter the Chicago Conveyance Device Code.
The fire service access elevator hoistway shall be located in a shaft enclosure complying with Section 713.
The fire service access elevator hoistway enclosure shall comply with Sections 403.2.3.1 through 403.2.3.4.

A pictorial symbol of a standardized design designating which elevators are fire service access elevators shall be installed on each side of the hoistway door frame. The fire service access elevator symbol shall be designed as shown in Figure 3007.6.5 and shall comply with the following:

  1. The fire service access elevator symbol shall be not less than 3 inches (76 mm) in height.
  2. The helmet shall contrast with the background, with either a light helmet on a dark background or a dark helmet on a light background.
  3. The vertical center line of the fire service access elevator symbol shall be centered on the hoistway door frame. Each symbol shall be not less than 78 inches (1981 mm), and not more than 84 inches (2134 mm) above the finished floor at the threshold.

For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm.

FIGURE 3007.6.5

FIRE SERVICE ACCESS ELEVATOR SYMBOL

The fire service access elevator shall be continuously monitored at the fire command center by a standard emergency service interface system meeting the requirements of NFPA 72.

The following features serving each fire service access elevator shall be supplied by both normal power and Type 60/Class 2/Level 1 standby power:

  1. Elevator equipment.
  2. [Reserved]

  3. Ventilation and cooling equipment for elevator machine rooms, control rooms, machine spaces and control spaces.
  4. Elevator car lighting.

Wires or cables that are located outside of the elevator hoistway and machine room and that provide normal or standby power, control signals, communication with the car, lighting, heating, air conditioning, ventilation and fire-detecting systems to fire service access elevators shall be protected using one of the following methods:

  1. Cables used for survivability of required critical circuits shall be listed in accordance with UL 2196 and shall have a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours.
  2. Electrical circuit protective systems shall have a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours. Electrical circuit protective systems shall be installed in accordance with their listing requirements.
  3. Construction having a fire-resistance rating of not less than 2 hours.

Exception: Wiring and cables to control signals are not required to be protected provided that wiring and cables do not serve Phase II emergency in-car operations.

14B-30-3008 The provisions of Section 3008 of IBC are not adopted:

Added Coun. J. 4-10-19, p. 100029.

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