Dedications

Chapter 1 Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 Use and Occupancy Classification

Chapter 4 Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 5 General Building Heights and Areas; Separation of Occupancies

Chapter 6 Types of Construction

Chapter 7 Fire and Smoke Protection Features

Chapter 8 Interior Finishes

Chapter 9 Fire Protection Systems

Chapter 10 Means of Egress

Chapter 11 Accessibility

Chapter 12 Interior Environment

Chapter 13 Energy Efficiency

Chapter 14 Exterior Walls

Chapter 15 Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures

Chapter 16 Structural Design

Chapter 17 Structural Tests and Special Inspections

Chapter 18 Soils and Foundations

Chapter 19 Concrete

Chapter 20 Aluminum

Chapter 21 Masonry

Chapter 22 Steel

Chapter 23 Wood

Chapter 24 Glass and Glazing

Chapter 25 Gypsum Board and Plaster

Chapter 26 Plastic

Chapter 27 Electrical

Chapter 28 Mechanical Systems

Chapter 29 Plumbing Systems

Chapter 30 Elevators and Conveying Systems

Chapter 31 Special Construction

Chapter 32 Encroachments Into the Public Right-Of-Way

Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction or Demolition

Chapter 34 Reserved

Chapter 35 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Reserved

Appendix B Reserved

Appendix C Reserved

Appendix D Fire Districts

Appendix E Supplementary Accessibility Requirements

Appendix F Rodentproofing

Appendix G Flood-Resistant Construction

Appendix H Outdoor Signs

Appendix I Reserved

Appendix J Reserved

Appendix K Modified Industry Standards for Elevators and Conveying Systems

Appendix L Reserved

Appendix M Supplementary Requirements for One- And Two-Family Dwellings

Appendix N Assistive Listening Systems Performance Standards

Appendix O Reserved

Appendix P Type B+NYC Unit Toilet and Bathing Rooms Requirements

Appendix Q Modified National Standards for Automatic Sprinkler, Standpipe, Fire Pump and Fire Alarm Systems

Appendix R Acoustical Tile and Lay-In Panelceiling Suspension Systems

Appendix S Supplementary Figures for Luminous Egress Path Markings

As referenced by Chapter 30 of the New York City Building Code, the provisions of ASME A17.1-00 with supplements A17.1a-02 and A17.1b-03 shall be modified in accordance with this chapter. The section numbers correlate to those in the referenced ASME standard. Refer to the rules of the department for any subsequent additions, modifications or deletions that may have been made to this standard in accordance with Section 28-103.19 of the Administrative Code. This appendix incorporates and supersedes modifications to such standard made by 1 RCNY 3610-01 and 1 RCNY 3610-02.

PART 1 GENERAL

SECTION 1.3 DEFINITIONS

1.3 Add or delete and revise the following definitions to Section 1.3 as follows:

Delete and revise the definition "Designated level" to read as follows:

DESIGNATED LEVEL. For the purpose of applying Section 2.27.3, designated level shall mean the street floor or other level that best serves the needs of emergency personnel for fire fighting or rescue purposes.

Add new definition "Elevator classification" to read as follows:

ELEVATOR CLASSIFICATION. Elevator is classified as freight or passenger.

Delete and revise the definition "Hospital emergency service" to read as follows:

HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE. A special operating control function that may be provided for elevators in Occupancy Group I-2 (Hospital) or other applicable medical facility used to transport a patient in a life or death situation.

Add new definition "Patient elevator" to read as follows:

PATIENT ELEVATOR. An elevator located in a building classified in Occupancy Group I-2 (Hospital) reserved for the "sole" use of vertical transportation of nonambulatory patients who are incapable of self-preservation because of age, physical or mental disability. Hospital staff or other passengers transporting a patient are permitted to ride with the patient. Such elevators must be operated by a designated attendant and shall meet the requirements of Sections 2.27.4 and 2.27.5.3.

Add new definition "Sky lobby" to read as follows:

SKY LOBBY. The lowest landing of an elevator or a group of elevators located above the street level.

Add new definition "Smoke hole" to read as follows:

SMOKE HOLE. An opening for venting at the top of the elevator hoistway(s).

Add new definition "Zero clearance vestibule" to read as follows:

ZERO CLEARANCE VESTIBULE. A limited space on the elevator lobby between the exterior of the hoistway door and the security door attached to the elevator hoistway.

PART 2 ELECTRIC ELEVATORS

SECTION 2.1 CONSTRUCTION OF HOISTWAYS AND HOISTWAY ENCLOSURES

2.1.4 Control of smoke and hot gases.

Delete Section 2.1.4.

2.1.6 Projections, recesses and setbacks in hoistway enclosures.

Delete and revise Section 2.1.6.2 to read as follows:

2.1.6.2 On sides not used for loading and unloading:

(a) Recesses, except those necessary for installation of elevator equipment, shall not be permitted;

(b) Beams, floor slabs, or other building construction making an angle less than 75 degrees with the horizontal shall not project more than 50 mm (2 in.) inside the hoistway enclosure unless the top surface of the projection is beveled at an angle not less than 75 degrees with the horizontal;

(c) Separator beams between adjacent elevators are not required to have bevels;

(d) Where setbacks exceeding 50 mm (2 in.) occur in the enclosure wall, the top of the setback shall be beveled at an angle of not less than 75 degrees with the horizontal;

(e) Bevels are not required if the projections and setbacks are covered with material conforming to the following:

(1) It shall be equal to or stronger than 1.110 mm (0.0437 in.) wire;

(2) It shall have openings not exceeding 25 mm (1 in.); and

(3) It shall be supported and braced such that it will not deflect more than 25 mm (1 in.) when subjected to a force of 4.79 kPa (100 lbs. per sq ft) applied horizontally at any point.

SECTION 2.2 PITS

2.2.2 Design and construction of pits.

Delete and revise Section 2.2.2.5 to read as follows:

2.2.2.5 Elevators with sprinklers in the shaftway shall be provided with a drain or sump pump.

2.2.4 Access to pits.

Delete and revise Section 2.2.4.1 to read as follows:

2.2.4.1 Access shall be by means of the lowest hoistway door or by means of a separate pit access door located at the level of the pit floor.

Add new Subsection (f) to Section 2.2.4.4 to read as follows:

2.2.4.4 Separate pit door, when provided, shall be subject to the following requirements:

(f) Pit doors shall be labeled "DANGER, ELEVATOR PIT" with letters not less than 51 mm (2 in.) high.

SECTION 2.7 MACHINE ROOMS AND MACHINE SPACES

2.7.3.4 Access doors and openings.

Add new Subsection (e) to Section 2.7.3.4.1 to read as follows:

2.7.3.4.1 Access doors to machine rooms and overhead machinery spaces shall:

(e) Be labeled "ELEVATOR MACHINE ROOM," with letters not less than 51 mm (2 in.) high.

2.7.5 Lighting, temperature, and humidity in machine rooms and machinery spaces.

Add new Section 2.7.5.3 to read as follows:

2.7.5.3 A duplex receptacle rated at not less than 20A, 120V with ground fault circuit interrupter shall be provided in each machine room and machinery space. The receptacle shall not be used for permanently installed equipment.

2.7.8 Remote machine and control rooms.

Delete and revise Section 2.7.8.4 to read as follows:

2.7.8.4 Permanent two-way voice communication shall be provided between the elevator car, elevator machine room, and/or control room, and the lobby fire command station (where required or provided).

SECTION 2.8 EQUIPMENT IN HOISTWAYS AND MACHINE ROOMS

2.8.1 Electrical equipment and wiring.

Delete and revise Section 2.8.1.2 to read as follows:

2.8.1.2 Only such electrical wiring, raceways, and cables used directly in connection with the elevator, including wiring for signals, for communication with the car, fire department communications equipment, for lighting, heating, air conditioning, and ventilating the car, for fire detecting systems, for pit sump pumps, and for heating and lighting the hoistway and/or machine room and equipment allowed in Section 2.14.1.9.1(d) shall be permitted to be installed inside the hoistway.

2.8.2 Pipes, ducts, tanks, and sprinklers.

Delete and revise Section 2.8.2.3 to read as follows:

2.8.2.3 Sprinkler systems are not permitted in control/machine rooms.

SECTION 2.11 PROTECTION OF HOISTWAY OPENINGS

2.11.1 Entrances and emergency doors required.

Delete and revise Section 2.11.1.1 to read as follows:

2.11.1.1 Hoistway landing entrances.
All elevator hoistway-landing openings shall be provided with entrances that shall guard the full height and width of the openings. Entrances shall be at least 2030 mm (80 in.) in height and 915 mm (36 in.) in width.

Delete and revise Subsection (a) of 2.11.1.2 to read as follows:

2.11.1.2 Emergency doors in blind hoistways.
Where an elevator is installed in a single blind hoistway, there shall be installed in the blind portion of the hoistway, in line with the car door, an emergency door at every third floor, but not more than 11 m (36 ft) from sill to sill, conforming to the following:

(a) The clear opening shall be at least 915 mm (36 in.) wide and 2030 mm (80 in.) high.

2.11.2 Types of entrances.

Delete and revise Section 2.11.2.1 to read as follows:

2.11.2.1 Passenger elevators.
For passenger elevators, entrances shall be one of the following types:

(a) Horizontally sliding;

(b) Horizontally swinging, single-section;

(c) Hand- or power-operated vertically sliding that slide up to open.

Delete and revise Section 2.11.2.2 to read as follows:

2.11.2.2 Freight elevators.
For freight elevators, entrances shall be one of the following types:

(a) Horizontally sliding;

(b) Swinging, single-section;

(c) Center-opening, two- horizontally swinging, subject to the restrictions of Section 2.11.2.3;

(d) Vertically sliding biparting counterbalanced (see Section 2.16.4); or

(e) Vertically sliding counterweighted, single or multisection.

2.11.6 Opening of hoistway doors.

Delete and revise Section 2.11.6.2 to read as follows:

2.11.6.2 Means shall not be provided for locking out of service the doors at:

(a) The top terminal landing;

(b) The bottom terminal landing;

(c) The designated sky lobby and sky lobby alternate landings for elevators equipped with Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, when Phase I is effective;

(d) Any landing for elevators equipped with Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation when Phase II is effective;

(e) Consecutive vacant floors;

(f) Main lobby street floor.

Add new Section 2.11.6.5 to read as follows:

2.11.6.5 Mechanical locking of vestibule doors.

(a) Zero clearance vestibule. Elevator landings provided with a zero clearance vestibule, not to exceed 150 mm (6 in.) from the elevator hoistway door, are permissible only when locking devices accessible from the car are installed exclusively on the door that separates the zero clearance vestibule from the occupied floor space.

(b) Elevator landing on floors other than designated level provided with a vestibule. Locking devices at the vestibule will be permitted under any one of the following:

(1) A red telephone is installed in the vestibule near the elevator doors in the elevator lobby to communicate with the main lobby fire command station or building manager's office or to central service station when the building is not attended. A sign shall be posted near the telephone. The sign shall read "In Case of Fire or Other Emergency, Use This Phone to Contact Lobby or Building Manager or Central Service Station".

(2) The locking devices on the vestibule door leading to an exit are released upon the activation of any detection or signaling devices or power failure and are approved as failsafe meeting the requirements of Chapter 9 of the New York City Building Code.

(3) At least one exit stair is located within the vestibule.

2.11.7 Glass in hoistway doors.

Delete and revise Sections 2.11.7.1, 2.11.7.1.1 and 2.11.7.1.2 and add a new Section 2.11.7.1.2.1 to Section 2.11.7.1.2 to read as follows:

2.11.7.1 Vision panels. Manually operated or self-closing hoistway doors of the vertically or horizontally sliding type, for elevators with automatic or continuous-pressure operation, shall be provided with a vision panel. In multi doors, the vision panel is required in one only, but is permitted to be placed in all sections. All horizontally swinging elevator doors shall be provided with vision panels. Vision panels are permitted for any type of hoistway door. Vision panels shall not be required at the landing of automatic operation elevators equipped with horizontally side sliding car and hoistway doors.

Where required or used, vision panels shall conform to Sections 2.11.7.1.1 through 2.11.7.1.7.

2.11.7.1.1 The area of any single vision panel shall not be less than 0.008 m2 (12 in2), and the total area of one or more panels in any hoistway door shall not be more than 0.026 m2 (40 in2).

2.11.7.1.2 Each clear panel opening shall reject a ball 102 mm (4 in.) in diameter.

2.11.7.1.2.1 Hoistway door vision panels must be protected by protective grills made of number sixteen (16) gauge stainless or galvanized steel in accordance with the following specifications:

(a) Grills shall be sized to fit within or over the vision panel frame and completely cover the vision panel opening in the elevator, car doors and hoistway doors.

(b) Grills and vision panel frames shall be secured by means of non-reversible screws or other tamper proof fasteners.

(c) Grills shall contain openings that shall not be larger than 19 mm (0.75 in.) in diameter.

(d) All cut edges shall be deburred.

(e) Requirements for such grills may be waived if certification is submitted that such elevator is operated manually or twenty four (24) hour doorman service is provided. A security guard shall not be considered doorman service.

(f) For the purpose of this section, 6 mm (0.25 in.) thick, listed wire glass on shaftwall side of assembly, 6 mm (0.25 in.) listed wire glass in middle, and 6 mm (0.25 in.) thick polycarbonate on hallway side only, may be used in lieu of the metal protective.

2.11.11 Entrances, horizontal slide type.

Delete and revise Subsection (a) of Section 2.11.11.6 to read as follows:

2.11.11.6 Bottom guides. Bottom guides shall conform to the following:

(a) The bottom of each panel shall be guided by two or more members.

Delete and revise the heading of Section 2.12 to read as follows:

SECTION 2.12 HOISTWAY-DOOR LOCKING DEVICES AND HOISTWAY ACCESS SWITCHES AND ELEVATOR PARKING DEVICES

2.12.3 Hoistway-door combination mechanical locks and electric contacts.

Delete Section 2.12.3 in its entirety.

2.12.4 Listing/certification door locking devices and door or gate electric contacts.

Delete and revise Section 2.12.4.1 to read as follows:

2.12.4.1 Type tests. Each type and make of hoistway-door interlock, and car door or gate electric contact shall be of an approved type.

Add new Section 2.12.6.2.6 to read as follows:

2.12.6.2.6 Elevator parking device.

(a) Parking devices required. Elevators that are operated from within the car only and have manual operated doors that can be opened with a common tool shall have elevator-parking devices installed at that landing. This device shall be located at a height not greater than 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in.) above the floor. Parking devices are not required for elevators having hoistway doors that are automatically unlocked when the car is within the landing zone.

(b) General design requirements. Parking devices shall conform to the following requirements:

(1) They shall be mechanically or electrically operated.

(2) They shall be designed and installed so that friction or sticking or the breaking of any springs used in the device will not permit opening or unlocking a door when the car is outside the landing zone of that floor.

(3) Springs, where used, shall be of the restrained compression type, to prevent separation of the parts in case the spring breaks.

(c) Car interior lighting. The car interior lighting shall not be extinguished and must meet the requirements of 3.4.5 of ASME A17.3 as modified by Chapter K3 of this appendix.

Delete and revise Section 2.12.7.3.2 to read as follows:

2.12.7.3.2 The car cannot be operated at a speed greater than 0.35 m/s (75 ft/min).

Delete and revise Section 2.13.2.1.2 to read as follows:

2.13.2.1.2 Collapsible car gates shall not be power opened.

SECTION 2.14 CAR ENCLOSURES, CAR DOORS AND GATES AND CAR ILLUMINATION

2.14.2 Passenger-car enclosures.

Delete and revise Section 2.14.2.1.1 to read as follows:

2.14.2.1.1 Materials in their end use configuration, other than those covered by Sections 2.14.2.1.2 through 2.14.2.1.6, shall conform to the following requirements, based on the tests conducted in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E 84, UL 723, or NFPA 255:

(a) Flame spread rating of 0 to 50.

(b) Smoke development of 0 to 100.

Delete and revise Subsections (a) and (b) of Section 2.14.2.5 to read as follows:

2.14.2.5 Vision panels. Vision panels are not required, but where used, shall:

(a) Be of a total area of not more than 0.047 m2 (72 in2), and contain no single glass panel having a width exceeding 101 mm (4 in.);

(b) Hoistway door vision panels must be protected by protective grills made of number sixteen (16) gauge stainless or galvanized steel in accordance with the following specifications:

(1) Grills shall be sized to fit within or over the vision panel frame and completely cover the vision panel opening in the elevator, car doors and hoistway doors.

(2) Grills and vision panel frames shall be secured by means of non-reversible screws or other tamper proof fasteners.

(3) Grills shall contain openings that shall not be larger than 19 mm (0.75 in.) in diameter.

(4) All cut edges shall be deburred.

(5) Requirements for such grills may be waived if certification is submitted that such elevator is operated manually or twenty-four (24) hour doorman service is provided. A security guard shall not be considered doorman service.

(6) For the purpose of this subsection (b), a vandal resistant 6 mm (0.25 in.) polycarbonate sheet, such as Lexan, in two (2) layers, one (1) on each side of the required wire glass, may be used in lieu of the metal protective.

2.14.4 Passenger and freight car doors and gates, general requirements.

Delete and revise Section 2.14.4.11 to read as follows:

2.14.4.11 Closed position of car doors or gates. Car doors or gates shall be considered to be in the closed position under the following conditions:

(1) For horizontally sliding doors or gates, when the clear open space between the leading edge of the door or gate and the nearest face of the jamb does not exceed 25 mm (1 in.) except where car doors are provided with a car-door interlock(s), 10 mm (0.375 in.);

(2) For vertically sliding counterweighted doors or gates, when the clear open space between the leading edge of the door or gate and the car platform sill does not exceed 25 mm (1 in.); and

(3) For horizontally sliding center-opening doors, or vertically sliding biparting counterbalanced doors, when the door panels are within 25 mm (1 in.) of contact with each other, except where horizontally sliding center opening car doors are provided with a car door interlock(s), 10 mm (0.375 in.).

2.14.7 Illumination of car and lighting fixtures.

Delete and revise Section 2.14.7.1.4 to read as follows:

2.14.7.1.4 Each elevator shall be provided with a guarded electric light and convenience outlet fixture on the car top and under the car platform.

SECTION 2.15 CAR FRAMES AND PLATFORMS

2.15.8 Protection of platforms against fire.

Delete and revise Section 2.15.8 to read as follows:

2.15.8 Protection of platforms against fire.
All platform materials exposed to the hoistway shall be either:

(a) Metal; or

(b) Other materials that, in their end use configuration, conform to the following requirements, based on the tests conducted in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E 84, UL 723 or NFPA 255:

(1) Flame spread rating of 0 to 50; and

(2) Smoke development of 0 to 100.

SECTION 2.16 CAPACITY AND LOADING

2.16.1 Minimum rated load for passenger elevators.

Add new Section 2.16.1.3.3 to read as follows:

2.16.1.3.3 Nonpermanent freight-handling equipment (Section 2.14.1.9.1) shall be removed when the elevator is used for passenger service.

SECTION 2.20 SUSPENSION ROPES AND THEIR CONNECTIONS

2.20.9 Suspension rope fastening.

Add new text to Section 2.20.9.5 to read as follows:

2.20.9.5 Wedge rope sockets.
Wedge socket assemblies shall be of a design as shown in Fig. 2.20.9.5, and shall conform to Sections 2.20.9.2 and 2.20.9.3, and Sections 2.20.9.5.1 through 2.20.9.5.6. Wedge rope sockets are not permitted on counterweighted winding drum machines.

SECTION 2.21 COUNTERWEIGHTS

2.21.1 General requirements.

Delete and revise Section 2.21.1.2 to read as follows:

2.21.1.2 Retention of weight sections.
Means shall be provided to retain weights in place in the event of buffer engagement or safety application or if they become broken. Where tie rods are used, a minimum of two (2) shall be provided and they shall pass through all weight sections. Tie rods shall be provided with a lock nut and a cotter pin at each end. Counterweight material shall be steel, iron or lead only and shall have a minimum melting temperature of 620°F (327°C).

2.21.4 Compensation means.

Delete and revise Section 2.21.4 to read as follows:

2.21.4 Compensation means. Except for safety hooks, where used, compensation means, such as compensating ropes or chains or other mechanical means and their attachments used to tie the counterweight and car together, shall be capable of withstanding, with a factor of safety of five (5), any forces to which the means is subjected with the elevator at rest. The maximum suspended weight of compensation means with car or counterweight at the top of its travel and one half-total weight of tension sheave assembly, where used, shall be included. The factor of safety for compensation means shall be based on the proof load, breaking strength, or test reports.

SECTION 2.22 BUFFERS AND BUMPERS

2.22.4 Oil buffers.

Add new Subsections (a) and (b) to Section 2.22.4.6 to read as follows:

2.22.4.6 Means for determining oil level. Oil buffers shall be provided with means for determining that the oil level is within the maximum and minimum allowable limits. Glass sight gauges shall not be used.

(a) A fixed inclined ladder shall be provided where the top of the buffer cylinder is over 1524 mm (5 ft) in height above the pit floor.

(b) A fixed vertical or inclined ladder fitted with an inspection and maintenance platform with guard rails shall be provided where the top of the car buffer cylinder is over 2134 mm (7 ft) from the pit floor.

SECTION 2.24 DRIVING MACHINES AND SHEAVES

2.24.10 Means for inspection of gears.

Delete and revise Section 2.24.10 to read as follows:

2.24.10 Means for inspection of gears. Each gear case of geared machines shall have access to permit inspection of the contact surfaces of the gears.

SECTION 2.25 TERMINAL STOPPING DEVICES

2.25.3 Final terminal-stopping devices.

Add new Subsection (d) to Section 2.25.3.1 to read as follows:

2.25.3.1 General requirements. Final terminal-stopping devices shall conform to Section 2.25.1 and the following:

(d) Final limit switches and bracket shall be permanently secured and pinned.

SECTION 2.26 OPERATING DEVICES AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT

2.26.1.4 Inspection operation.

Add new Items 3 and 4 to Section 2.26.1.4.1, Subsection (c) to read as follows:

2.26.1.4.1 General requirements.

(c) Inspection operating devices shall:

(1) Be of the continuous-pressure type;

(2) Be labeled "UP" and "DOWN," respectively;

(3) A separate device of the continuous-pressure type labeled "ENABLE" shall be provided adjacent to the inspection operating devices; and

(4) The inspection operating devices shall become effective only when the "ENABLE" device is activated.

Delete and revise Section 2.26.1.4.2 to read as follows:

2.26.1.4.2 Top-of-car inspection operation. Top-of-car inspection operation shall conform to Section 2.26.1.4.1 and the following:

(a) A stop switch (see Section 2.26.2.8) shall be permanently located on the car top and readily accessible to a person standing at the hoistway entrance normally used for access to the car top.

(b) The transfer switch (see Section 2.26.1.4.1(b)) shall be located on the car top and shall be so designed as to prevent accidental transfer from the "INSPECTION" to "NORMAL" position.

(c) The inspection operating devices (see Section 2.26.1.4.1(c)) shall be permitted to be of the portable type provided that:

(1) the "ENABLE" device (see Section 2.26.1.4.2(c)), and a stop switch, in addition to the stop switch required in Section 2.26.1.4.2(a) are included in the portable unit; and

(2) the flexible cord is permanently attached so that the portable unit cannot be detached from the car top.

(d) Separate additional devices of the continuous-pressure type shall be permitted to be provided on the car top to make power door opening and closing and automatic car-leveling operative from the top of the car for testing purposes.

2.26.2 Electrical protective devices:

Delete and revise Section 2.26.2.5 to read as follows:

2.26.2.5 Emergency stop switch. On all elevators, an emergency stop switch shall be provided in the car, and located in or adjacent to each car operating panel. When open ("STOP" position), this switch shall cause the electric power to be removed from the elevator driving-machine motor and brake. Emergency stop switches shall:

(a) Be of the manually opened and closed type;

(b) Have red operating handles or buttons;

(c) Be conspicuously and permanently marked "STOP," and shall indicate the "STOP" and "RUN" positions; and

(d) While opened, cause the audible device to sound (see Section 2.27.1.1.1).

Delete Section 2.26.2.21 in its entirety.

2.26.5 System to monitor and prevent automatic operation of the elevator with faulty door contact circuits.

Add the following exception to Section 2.26.5(b)(2):

Exception: When operating on Firefighters' Service Phase II, item (b)(2) shall not be permitted.

SECTION 2.27 EMERGENCY OPERATION AND SIGNALING DEVICES

2.27.1 Car Emergency signaling devices.

Add new text to Section 2.27.1.1.1 as follows:

2.27.1.1.1 A two-way communications means between the car and a location in the building that is readily accessible to authorized and emergency personnel shall be provided. Means shall be provided to enable two-way voice communication between the machine room and the interior of the car.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.2.4.3 to read as follows:

2.27.2.4.3 Means shall be provided adjacent to the selector switch (es) to indicate that the elevator is at the designated level with the doors in the normally open position.

2.27.3 Firefighters' emergency operation‒automatic elevators.

Delete and revise Sections 2.27.3.1.1, 2.27.3.1.2 and 2.27.3.1.3 to read as follows:

2.27.3.1.1 A two-position key-operated switch shall be:

(a) Provided at the designated level for each single elevator or for each group of elevators;

(b) Labeled "FIRE RECALL" and its positions marked "NORMAL" and "FIREMAN SERVICE" (in that order). The "FIRE RECALL" letters shall be a minimum of 5 mm (0.25 in.) high in red or a color contrasting with a red background;

(c) Located in the lobby within sight of the elevator or all elevators in that group and shall be readily accessible.

2.27.3.1.2 An additional key-operated "FIRE RECALL" switch, with two (2) positions, marked "NORMAL" and "FIREMAN SERVICE" (in that order), shall be permitted at the building fire control station.

2.27.3.1.3 The switch(es) shall be rotated clockwise to go from "NORMAL" to "FIREMAN SERVICE" positions. Keys shall be removable in the "NORMAL" and "FIREMAN SERVICE" positions.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.3.1.5 to read as follows:

2.27.3.1.5 All "FIRE RECALL" switches shall be provided with an illuminated visual signal (see Fig. 2.27.3.1.6(h), to indicate when Phase I Emergency Recall Operation is in effect.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.3.2 to read as follows:

2.27.3.2 Phase I fire alarm activation.

2.27.3.2.1 Smoke detectors. Except as set forth in subsection k of this section, smoke detectors installed in accordance with subsections a, b, c or d shall initiate Phase I emergency recall operation.

(a) In buildings where a fire command station is not required or provided, a single smoke detector shall be installed in the ceiling of each elevator landing over the call button on each floor.

(b) In buildings where a fire command station is required or provided, either of the following shall apply:

(1) An analog addressable smoke detector employing alarm verification shall be installed in the ceiling of each elevator landing over the call button on each floor, or

(2) Two (2) smoke detectors for cross zoning shall be installed in the ceiling of each elevator landing on each floor and spaced as follows:

(i) In an elevator landing containing one (1) or two (2) elevators, the distance between smoke detectors shall be the width of the hoistway(s) but not greater than 3048 mm (10 ft).

(ii) In an elevator landing containing three (3) or more elevators, the distance between smoke detectors shall be the distance between the centerlines of the end elevators but not greater than 6096 mm (20 ft).

(c) Associated Elevators:

(1) In associated elevator machine rooms of the buildings described in subsection (a) above, a smoke detector shall be installed.

(2) In associated elevator machine rooms of the buildings described in subsection (b) above, either of the following shall be installed:

(i) An analog addressable smoke detector employing alarm verification; or

(ii) At least two (2) smoke detectors for cross zoning spaced 6096 mm (20 ft) apart but not closer to the hoistway enclosure walls one-fourth (1/4) distance of the width of the machine room.

(d) A smoke detector shall be installed at the top of the hoistway(s) in Occupancy Group R-2 where a fire alarm system is installed or required. Smoke detectors may be installed in any other hoistway and shall be installed in hoistways that are sprinklered.

(e) Smoke detectors are not required in elevator landings at an unenclosed landing which is open to the outside air.

(f) Smoke detector:

(1) In buildings described in subsection (a) above, where a single smoke detector is installed in the elevator landing, the activation of a smoke detector in any elevator landing, other than the sky lobby, shall cause all automatic elevators servicing the floor on which the sensing device is activated to return nonstop to the designated or sky lobby level, except as modified by the commissioner.

(2) In buildings described in subsection (b) above, where either an analog addressable smoke detector or two (2) smoke detectors for cross zoning are installed, the activation of either an analog addressable smoke detector or any one of the two smoke detectors for cross zoning in any elevator lobby shall annunciate at the fire command station only with floor identification. After verification of an alarm condition either from the analog addressable smoke detector or from the first detector of cross zoning detectors, the completion of the delayed time period of an analog addressable smoke detector or the activation of both smoke detectors for cross zoning in any elevator lobby, other than the sky lobby, shall cause all automatic elevators servicing the floor on which the sensing device is activated to return nonstop to the designated or sky lobby level, except as modified by the commissioner.

(3) In associated machine rooms described in Item 1 of subsection (c) above, the activation of the smoke detector in the elevator machine room shall cause all automatic elevators having any equipment located in that machine room, and any associated elevators of a group automatic operation, to return nonstop to the designated or sky lobby level, except as modified by the commissioner.

(4) In associated machine rooms described in Item 2 of subsection (c) above, where either an analog addressable smoke detector or two (2) smoke detectors for cross zoning are installed, the activation of either an analog addressable smoke detector or any one of the two smoke detectors for cross zoning in any elevator machine room shall annunciate at the fire command station only with floor identification. After verification of an alarm condition either from the analog addressable smoke detector or from the first detector of cross zoning detectors, the completion of the delayed time period of an analog addressable smoke detector or the activation of both smoke detectors for cross zoning in any elevator machine room shall cause all automatic elevators having any equipment located in that machine room, and any associated elevators of a group automatic operation, to return nonstop to the designated or sky lobby level, except as modified by the commissioner.

(5) In addition to the activation of mechanical ventilation if provided (Section 2.1.4), the activation of a smoke detector in any elevator hoistway shall cause all automatic elevators having any equipment located in the hoistway and any associated elevators of a group automatic operation, to return nonstop to the designated or sky lobby level. The operation of this subsection shall conform to the requirements of Section 2.27.3.1.

(g) When the lowest landing of elevators is above the designated level, such as the sky lobby level, the activation of smoke detectors in the sky lobby level or the activation of the waterflow alarm (Section 2.27.3.2.2) on the sky lobby floor shall cause such elevators to return nonstop to a floor two (2) stories above the sky lobby level or, in the absence of a stop at that floor, to the nearest landing above the sky lobby level.

(h) Elevators shall react only to the first smoke detector zone that is activated for that group.

(i) Smoke detectors and/or smoke detector systems shall not be self-resetting.

(j) Activation of smoke detectors to initiate elevator recall shall override any automatic programming for car stops but shall not affect the other elevator safety circuits.

(k) The following buildings shall be exempt from the requirements of this section:

(1) Buildings where the main use or dominant occupancy is classified in Occupancy Group R-2, except that they shall comply with the requirements of Section 2.27.3.2.1(d).

(2) Buildings where the main use or dominant occupancy is classified in Occupancy Group R-3.

(3) Existing buildings with occupied floors at or below 22 860 mm (75 ft) above the lowest Fire Department vehicle access level classified in Occupancy Group E that have at least one elevator available at all times for immediate use by the Fire Department and that are in compliance with the Fire Department's regulations governing "life safety requirements for schools with students having physical disabilities."

(4) Existing office buildings, one hundred (100) feet or more in height and existing high-rise buildings as defined by the New York City Building Code equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system including a waterflow alarm.

2.27.3.2.2 Sprinkler waterflow alarm.
In a building equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system, the activation of the waterflow alarm shall cause Phase I emergency recall operation to be initiated (Section 2.27.3.1).

Delete and revise Section 2.27.3.3 to read as follows:

2.27.3.3 Phase II emergency in-car operation.
A three-position ("NORMAL," "HOLD," and "FIREMAN SERVICE" in that order) key-operated switch shall be provided in an operating panel in each car. The switch shall be rotated clockwise to go from the "NORMAL" to "HOLD" to "FIREMAN SERVICE" position. It shall become effective only when the designated or sky lobby level Phase I switch (Section 2.27.3.1) is in the "FIREMAN SERVICE" position or a smoke detector or water-flow alarm has been activated, and the car has returned to the designated, sky lobby or the level designated by Section 2.27.3.2.1(g) by Phase I operation. The key shall be removable in "NORMAL" or "HOLD" position. The "NORMAL," "HOLD," and "FIREMAN SERVICE" positions shall not change the operation until the car is at a landing with the doors in the normal open position.

2.27.3.3.1 When the Phase II switch is in the "FIREMAN SERVICE" position, the elevator shall be on Phase II operation, and the elevator shall operate as follows:

(a) The elevator shall be operable only by a designated person in the car.

(b) All corridor call buttons and directional lanterns shall remain inoperative. Car position indicators, where provided, shall remain in service. Hall position indicators, where provided, shall remain inoperative except at the designated level, sky lobby level and the fire control station, where they shall remain in service for Fire Department operations.

(c) Only a continuous pressure door open button shall control the opening of power-operated doors. If the button is released prior to the door reaching the normal open position, the doors shall automatically close. Section 2.13.3.3, Section 2.13.4.2.1(b)(2), and Section 2.13.4.2.1(c) do not apply. On cars with two entrances, separate door-open buttons shall be provided for each entrance if both entrances can be opened at the same landing,

(d) Open power-operated doors shall be closed only by momentary pressure on the door close button. On cars with two entrances, a separate door-close button shall be provided for each entrance if both entrances can be opened at the same landing.

(e) Opening and closing of power operated car doors or gates that are opposite manual swing or manual slide hoistway doors shall conform to the requirements of Section 2.27.3.3.1(c) and (d). Door opening and closing buttons shall be provided in the car-operating panel.

(f) Door reopening devices rendered inoperative, per Section 2.27.3.1.6(e) shall remain inoperative. Full speed closing is permitted. Corridor door opening and closing buttons, if provided, shall be rendered inoperative.

(g) Every car shall be provided with a button marked "CALL CANCEL" located in the same car operating panel as the Phase II switch, which shall be effective during Phase II operation. When activated, all registered calls shall be canceled and a traveling car shall stop at or before the next available landing.

(h) Floor selection buttons shall be provided in the car to permit travel to all landings served by the car and they shall be operative at all times. Means that prevent the operation of the floor selection buttons or door operating buttons shall be rendered inoperative.

(i) A traveling car shall stop at the next available landing for which a car call was registered. When a car stops at a landing, all registered car calls shall be cancelled.

(j) The emergency stop switch shall remain operative.

2.27.3.3.2 When the Phase II switch is in the "HOLD" position, the elevator shall be on Phase II operation. The car shall remain at the landing with its doors open. The door close buttons shall be inoperative.

2.27.3.3.3 When the Phase II switch is in the "NORMAL" position, the elevator is not at the designated or sky lobby level and Phase I is in effect, the elevator shall operate as follows.

(a) Automatic power-operated horizontally-sliding doors shall close automatically and the car shall revert to Phase I operation (Section 2.27.3.1) upon completion of door closing. All door reopening devices shall remain inoperative. Door open buttons shall remain operative. Full speed closing is permitted. If the Phase II switch is turned to the "FIREMAN SERVICE" or "HOLD" position prior to the completion of door closing, the doors shall reopen.

(b) Elevators having power operated vertically sliding doors shall have corridor door open and close buttons rendered operative. All door reopening devices shall remain inoperative. Door closing shall be in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.27.3.3.1(d) Full speed closing is permitted. If the Phase II switch is turned to the "FIREMAN SERVICE" or "HOLD" position prior to the completion of door closing, the doors shall reopen. The car shall revert to Phase I operation (Section 2.27.3.1) upon completion of door closing.

(c) Elevators having manual doors shall revert to Phase I operation (Section 2.27.3.1) upon completion of door closing.

2.27.3.3.4 When the Phase II switch is in the "NORMAL position and the car is not at the designated or the sky lobby level, and Phase I is not in effect, the car shall remain at the landing with the doors open and door-close buttons inoperative and shall remain in Phase II.

2.27.3.3.5 Elevators shall be removed from Phase II operation only when:

(a) The Phase II switch is in the "NORMAL" position and the car is at the designated or sky lobby level with the doors in the normal open position; or

(b) The Phase II switch is in the "NORMAL" position when Phase I is in effect at the designated or sky lobby level with the doors in the normal open position.

2.27.3.3.6

(a) For all elevators, applications filed after March 12, 1991 (the effective date of adoption of Cal #1 1-91-BCR), that propose the installation, alteration or change of controller, elevator machinery and any other work, excluding minor alteration and ordinary repairs, and applications filed for new elevators, the cost of which exceeds $10,000 per car over twelve-month period, shall comply with the requirements of this subsection.

(b) In elevators complying with the requirements of subsection (a) above, a three-position switch labeled "NORMAL," "HOLD," and "FIREMAN SERVICE" shall be required to replace the existing two-position switch ("NORMAL" and "FIREMAN SERVICE"). The new "HOLD" position shall be marked by engraving or by affixing a permanent label to the operating panel of the elevator.

*Delete and revise Section 2.27.3.5 to read as follows:

*2.27.3.5 Multicompartment Elevators. Multicompartment elevators shall also conform to 2.27.3.5.1 through 2.27.3.5.10 and shall be designed to have a usable hoistway entrance for the lower compartment when the upper compartment is at the designated or alternate level. When the upper compartment has been recalled to the designated or alternate level and Phase I Emergency Recall Operation is in effect, the car and hoistway doors for both compartments shall open.

*Section 2.27.3.5 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*Delete and revise Section 2.27.3.5.1 to read as follows:

*2.27.3.5.1 The "FIRE RECALL" switch (2.27.3.1) shall be located at the designated level served by the upper compartment. Where a sky lobby exists, a "FIRE RECALL" switch shall also be located at the floor served by the upper compartment that is immediately above the sky lobby level. This level above the sky lobby level shall be the sky lobby designated level.

*Section 2.27.3.5.1 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*Delete and revise Section 2.27.3.5.2 to read as follows:

*2.27.3.5.2 The Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation switch (see 2.27.3.3) shall be located in the upper compartment.

*Section 2.27.3.5.2 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*Add new Sections 2.27.3.5.3 through 2.27.3.5.10 to read as follows:

*2.27.3.5.3 A visual and audible signal (see 2.27.3.1.6(h)) shall be provided in the main car operating panel of both the upper and lower compartments.

*Section 2.27.3.5.3 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*2.27.3.5.4 A minimum 3" diagonal video display shall be installed in the car operating panel of the upper compartment so that the entire floor area in the lower compartment is visible. The display shall show the lower compartment when the upper deck is on Phase I Emergency Recall Operation and is at the designated level with the car doors open and shall remain on during Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation.

*Section 2.27.3.5.4 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*2.27.3.5.5 Moving the Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation key switch to the "FIREMAN SERVICE" position shall result in locking out the lower compartment.
  1. When placed in the "FIREMAN SERVICE" position, the control system shall:
    1. disable all door reopening devices in the lower compartment; and
    2. initiate closing of the lower compartment doors in accordance with 2.13.4.2.1(c).
  2. When the upper compartment is stopped at the designated level, the Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation key switch is in the "NORMAL" position and Phase I Emergency Recall Operation is in effect, the lower compartment doors shall be opened.
*Section 2.27.3.5.5 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*2.27.3.5.6 Two-way hands-free voice communication shall be established between the upper and lower compartments when the elevator is on Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, the upper compartment is at the designated or alternate level, and the car and hoistway doors are open. Voice communication between the two compartments shall be maintained until such time as the elevator is returned to normal service.

*Section 2.27.3.5.6 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*2.27.3.5.7 A switch labeled "LOWER COMPARTMENT RECOVERY" with two positions marked "OFF" and "ON" shall be located adjacent to the elevator at the designated level. The key shall only be removable when the switch is in the "OFF" position.
  1. When the switch is in the "ON" position, the doors of the upper and lower compartments shall close in accordance with 2.13.4.2.1(c), and the lower compartment shall move to the designated level.
  2. When the lower compartment arrives at the designated level, the doors of the lower compartment shall open and remain open until the switch is turned to the "OFF" position. The doors of the upper compartment shall remain closed.
  3. When the switch is turned to the "OFF" position, the doors of the lower compartment shall close and the upper compartment shall arrive at the designated level and open the doors.
    1. The doors of the upper compartment shall remain open until:
      1. the elevator is placed on Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation; or
      2. the elevator is returned to normal operation.
    2. The doors of the lower compartment shall remain closed until such time as:
      1. the elevator is returned to normal operation;
      2. the "LOWER COMPARTMENT RECOVERY" switch is operated and the lower compartment has returned to the designated level; or
      3. the elevator is on "FIREMAN SERVICE" Phase I Emergency Recall Operation.
*Section 2.27.3.5.7 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*2.27.3.5.8 Activation of a fire alarm initiating device at either the designated level or the level below the designated level shall cause the elevator(s) to travel to the alternate level.

*Section 2.27.3.5.8 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

*2.27.3.5.9 Activation of a fire alarm initiating device at the sky lobby or the level above the sky lobby (which is the sky lobby designated level) shall cause the elevator(s) to the sky lobby alternate level.

*Section 2.27.3.5.9 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

2.27.3.5.10 Alternate levels shall be located in accordance with the following provisions:
  1. (a) Where no blind hoistway exists, the alternate level shall be three (3) levels above the designated level.
  2. (b) Where blind hoistways exist, the alternate level shall be the second level above the blind hoistway.
  3. (c) The sky lobby alternate level shall be three (3) levels above the sky lobby designated level.
*Section 2.27.3.5.10 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-04. This rule has an effective date of October 26, 2015.

2.27.4 Firefighters' emergency operation nonautomatic elevators.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.4.1 to read as follows:

2.27.4.1 Phase I emergency recall operation. A two-position key-operated switch shall be provided at the designated or the sky lobby level only for each single elevator or for each group of elevators. The two-position switch shall be "NORMAL" and "FIREMAN SERVICE" (in that order). The commissioner with the concurrence of the fire commissioner may allow an additional two-position key-operated switch marked "NORMAL" and FIREMAN SERVICE" (in that order) at another location. However, it shall not affect Phase I operation if the designated-level or sky lobby level smoke detector or waterflow alarm has been activated. The switch(es) shall be rotated clockwise to go from the "NORMAL" to "FIREMAN SERVICE" position. All keys shall be removable from any position.

No device, other than Phase I switch(es), smoke detectors in the elevator lobbies, machine room, or hoistway, or a waterflow alarm in lieu of smoke detectors in the elevator lobbies, shall initiate Phase I operation.

When all switches are in the "NORMAL" position, normal elevator service shall be retained and operation from the smoke detectors or waterflow alarm required shall be functional.

When a Phase I switch is in the "FIREMAN SERVICE" position, a visual and audible signal shall be provided to alert the attendant to return nonstop to the designated or sky lobby level. The visual signal shall read "FIRE RECALL ‒ RETURN TO" {insert level to which the car should be returned (the designated level or sky lobby level)}. The smoke detectors or waterflow alarm shall be activated when Phase I is in effect.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.4.2 to read as follows:

2.27.4.2 Phase I smoke detectors or waterflow alarm devices activation. Smoke detectors shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.27.3.2 Phase I operation and shall be initiated when either any smoke or waterflow alarms are activated.

(a) When the lowest landing of elevators is above the designated level, such as the sky lobby level, the activation of smoke detectors or a waterflow alarm in the sky lobby or sky lobby floor shall cause such elevators to return nonstop to a floor two stories above the sky lobby level or in the absence of a stop at that floor, to the nearest landing above the sky lobby level.

(b) Elevators shall react only to the first smoke detector zone that is activated for that group.

(c) Smoke detectors and/or smoke detector systems shall not be self-resetting.

(d) Activation of smoke detectors to initiate elevator recall shall override any automatic programming for car stops but shall not affect the other elevator safety circuits.

(e) The buildings described in Section 2.27.3.2(1)(k) and meeting its requirements and buildings equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system are exempt from the requirements of this section.

*2.27.5 Firefighters’ emergency operation: automatic elevators with designated-attendant operation.

*Section 2.27.5 was amended by: 1 RCNY 3610-03. This rule has an effective date of August 24, 2015.

*Delete and revise Section 2.27.5.1 to read as follows:

*2.27.5.1 When designated-attendant operation is not in effect, elevators shall conform to 2.27.3 and when Occupant Evacuation Operation is provided shall also conform to 2.27.11.6.

*Section 2.27.5.1 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-03. This rule has an effective date of August 24, 2015.

*Delete and revise Section 2.27.5.2 to read as follows:

*2.27.5.2 When operated by a designated attendant in the car,
  1. Elevators parked at the recall level shall conform to 2.27.3 and when Occupant Evacuation Operation is provided shall also conform to 2.27.11.6 without delay; elevators parked at a floor other than the recall level shall conform to 2.27.3.1.6(h). At the completion of a time delay of not less than 10 seconds and not more than 30 seconds, elevators parked at a floor away from the recall level shall conform to 2.27.3 and when Occupant Evacuation Operation is provided shall also conform to 2.27.11.6.
  2. A moving car shall conform to 2.27.3 and when Occupant Evacuation Operation is provided shall also conform to 2.27.11.6.
*Exception. The provisions of Section 2.27.5.2 do not apply to hospital service.

*Section 2.27.5.2 was amended by: 1 RCNY 3610-03. This rule has an effective date of August 24, 2015.

*Delete and revise Section 2.27.5.3 to read as follows:

*2.27.5.3 When an elevator that is provided with Firefighters’ Emergency Operation or Occupant Evacuation Operation is on hospital service, a visual signal as shown in Fig. 2.27.3.1.6(h) shall illuminate and a continuous audible signal, audible within the car, shall sound when a “FIRE RECALL” switch (see 2.27.3.1 and 2.27.11.1.2) is in the “FIREMEN SERVICE” position, or when a fire alarm initiating device (see 2.27.3.2) is activated to alert the operator of an emergency. There maybe a means located in the car for manually silencing the audible signal, after the signal has been active for at least 5 seconds.

*The signal shall be automatically reactivated when the doors open.

*The car shall remain under control of the operator until removed from hospital service. An elevator on Firefighters’ Emergency Operation or Occupant Evacuation Operation shall not be placed on hospital service.

*Section 2.27.5.3 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-03. This rule has an effective date of August 24, 2015.

Add three new Subsections 2.27.5.3.1, 2.27.5.3.2 and 2.27.5.3.3 to read as follows:

2.27.5.3.1 Hospital emergency service recall operation.
When hospital emergency service is provided, a two-position key-operated corridor call (Hospital Emergency Service) switch shall be provided at one or more landings to activate the special control function by authorized or designated personnel. The two-position switch shall be marked "NORMAL" and "HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE." Keys shall be removable only in the "NORMAL" position.

When the switch is in the "HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE" position:

(1) All patient elevator cars equipped with the special control function shall override normal automatic operating modes for immediate recall of the patient elevator(s) to the landing at which the call is registered.

(2) On patient elevator cars with two entrances, if both entrances can be opened at the designated level, the doors serving the corridor where the two-position hospital emergency service switch is located shall open and remain open.

(3) A patient elevator car traveling away from the designated level shall reverse at or before the next available landing without opening its doors.

(4) A patient elevator car stopped at a landing other than the designated level, with the doors open and in-car emergency stop switch in the run position, shall close the doors without delay and proceed to the designated level.

(5) A visual and audible signal shall be activated within the patient elevator car to alert the passengers and/or attendant operator that the "hospital emergency service" function has been activated.

(6) Upon arrival at the registered call landing, power operated doors shall open automatically and remain in the open position for a predetermined adjustable time period to allow the authorized personnel sufficient time to activate the "in- car" special operation function.

(7) If the Phase I (Section 2.27.3.1) recall mode is initiated while the elevator is under "hospital emergency service" recall mode and "in-car" hospital emergency service is not activated, the elevator shall revert to Phase I (Section 2.27.3.1) operation.

(8) Hospital emergency service corridor recall shall not override fire emergency Phase I (Section 2.27.3.1) or Phase II (Section 2.27.3.3) operation in effect.

2.27.5.3.2 Hospital emergency service in-car operation. A two-position "NORMAL" and "HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE" key-operated switch shall be provided in an operating panel inside the patient elevator(s) to activate the "hospital emergency service," a special independent operating mode. The switch shall be rotated clockwise to go from the "NORMAL" to "HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE" position. It shall become effective only when the designated level corridor call "hospital emergency service" switch is in the "HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE" position and the car has returned to the designated level by "hospital emergency service" recall operation.

When the "in-car" switch is in the "HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE" position, the patient elevator shall be on hospital emergency service operation, and the patient elevator shall operate as follows:

(1) The patient elevator shall be operable only by a designated person in the car.

(2) Activation of the "in-car" operating mode shall remove the patient elevator from normal automatic and/or attendant service.

(3) The patient elevator(s) shall not be recalled under Phase I (Section 2.27.3.1) operation after the activation of "in-car" operation mode.

(4) Doors shall remain open until the authorized person registers the car call and initiates the door closing function.

(5) The patient elevator shall travel directly to the selected landing, overriding normal corridor call demand or Phase I (Section 2.27.3.1) recall and shall automatically open the doors upon the arrival at the selected landing, except when the smoke detector(s) are activated on the selected landing or the waterflow alarm is activated on that floor. In such case, before the patient elevator has reached the selected landing, the patient elevator shall stop at a floor two stories below the selected landing or in the absence of a stop at that floor, at the nearest landing below the selected landing.

(6) When the patient elevator reaches the selected floor and the smoke detector(s) are activated on that landing or the waterflow alarm is activated on that floor before the doors are open, the patient elevator, without opening the doors, shall travel to a floor two stories below the selected landing or in the absence of a stop at that floor, to the nearest landing below the selected landing.

(7) Doors shall remain open with the audible and visual signal functioning until the "in-car" switch is turned to the "NORMAL" position or for a predetermined adjustable time period to allow the removal of patients from the car and the patient elevator is placed into automatic, attendant or Phase I (Section 2.27.3.1) if in effect, operating mode.

(8) Upon transfer from "HOSPITAL EMERGENCY SERVICE" back to normal operation during a fire emergency and Phase I (Section 2.27.3.1) is in effect, the patient elevator shall be automatically recalled to the designated level.

2.27.5.3.3 Hospital emergency service switches color.
The color of the Hospital Emergency Service switches located in the corridor at the designated level and inside the patient elevator(s) operating panel shall be blue.

*Delete and revise Section 2.27.6 to read as follows:

*2.27.6 Firefighters’ emergency operation, occupant evacuation operation: inspection operation

When an elevator that is provided with Firefighters’ Emergency Operation or Occupant Evacuation Operation is on inspection operation (see 2.26.1.4 and 2.26.1.5) or when a hoistway access switch has been enabled (see 2.12.7.3.3(a)), a continuous audible signal, audible at the location where the inspection operation is activated, shall sound when a “FIRE RECALL” switch (see 2.27.3.1 and 2.27.11.1.2) is in the “ON” position or when the fire alarm initiating device (see 2.27.3.2 and 2.27.11.5) is activated to alert the operator of an emergency. The car shall remain under the control of the operator until removed from inspection operation or hoistway access operation. Inspection operation or hoistway access operation shall take precedence over Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation, and Occupant Evacuation Operation.

*Section 2.27.5.6 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-03. This rule has an effective date of August 24, 2015.

Delete Section 2.27.7 in its entirety.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.8 to read as follows:

2.27.8 Switch keys. The switches required by Section 2.27.2 through Section 2.27.5 for all elevators in a building shall be operable only by a citywide standard key 2642 and the New York City Fire Department standard key. The citywide standard key shall be designed in accordance with the requirements of the Fire Department and shall be obtained only through Fire Department authorization. Citywide standard keys shall be kept on the premises by a person responsible for the maintenance and operation of the elevators in a location readily accessible to authorized persons in an emergency, but not where they are available to the public.

*Add new Section2.27.11 to read as follows:

*2.27.11 Occupant evacuation operation

Where elevators are provided for occupant evacuation, Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) shall be provided to function prior to Firefighter's Emergency Operation and shall conform to 2.27.11.1 through 2.27.11.6.

Note: See also Non mandatory Appendix V for additional information.

*2.27.11.1 The requirements of 2.27.3.1 are modified as follows.

*2.27.11.1.1 The two-position switch in the lobby (2.27.3.1.1) and two-position switch in the fire command center (2.27.3.1.2) shall be labeled "BANK FIRE RECALL" and indicate the elevator bank that they control.

*2.27.11.1.2 An additional two-position key operated individual "CAR FIRE RECALL" switch per elevator, that will not change position without a deliberate action by the user, shall be located in the lobby at the designated level adjacent to the elevator it controls. Each switch shall be labeled "CAR FIRE RECALL" (with the car identification, as specified in 2.29.1, inserted), and its positions marked "NORMAL" and "FIREMEN SERVICE" (in that order) in letters a minimum of 5 mm (0.25 in.) high. Text shall be black on a yellow background. Each switch shall control the associated elevator in conformance with 2.27.3.1.6, but shall not control the other elevators controlled by the "BANK FIRE RECALL" switch (see 2.27.11.1.1).

*2.27.11.1.3 Each individual "CAR FIRE RECALL" switch shall terminate Occupant Evacuation Operation for the elevator it controls when placed in the "FIREMEN SERVICE" position. Each "BANK FIRE RECALL" switch shall terminate Occupant Evacuation Operation for the elevators it controls when placed in the "FIREMEN SERVICE" position.

*2.27.11.1.4 Each individual "CAR FIRE RECALL" switch shall be provided with an illuminated visual signal to indicate when Phase I Emergency Recall Operation is in effect for that car (see 2.27.3.1.5).

*2.27.11.1.5 To remove an individual elevator from Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, the individual "CAR FIRE RECALL" switch shall be rotated to the "NORMAL" position, provided that
  1. the "BANK FIRE RECALL SWITCH" and the additional two-position "BANK FIRE RECALL"switch, where provided, are in the "NORMAL" position; and
  2. no fire alarm initiating device is activated (see 2.27.3.2).
*2.27.11.1.6 A car with its individual "CAR FIRE RECALL" switch in the "FIREMEN SERVICE" position shall not be removed from Phase I Emergency Recall Operation when the "BANK FIRE RECALL" switch is rotated to the "NORMAL" position.

*2.27.11.1.7 At the elevator designated level, only the door(s) serving the lobby where the "BANK FIRE RECALL" switch is located shall open.

*2.27.11.2 The sign required by 2.27.9 shall not be installed. A variable message sign, as defined in ANSI/ICC A117.1, shall be installed for each elevator bank on each landing served. It shall be located not less than 2130 mm (84 in.) and not more than 3000 mm (120 in.) above the floor and in a central visible location within the elevator lobby. Message text shall be a minimum of 50 mm (2 in.) high and conform to ANSI/ICC A117.1. The variable message signs shall be powered by the same power supply as the elevator, including emergency or standby power.

When the elevators are not on Occupant Evacuation Operation or Firefighters' Emergency Operation, the variable message signs shall not display other elevator system status messages.

*2.27.11.3 Where hoistway pressurization is provided, a car on Phase I Emergency Recall, after completing the requirements of 2.27.3.1.6, shall conform to the following:
  1. A car shall close its doors after 15 seconds.
  2. Door reopening devices, door force limiting devices, kinetic energy limiting devices, and the door open button shall remain active.
  3. At least one operating device normally used to call a car to the landing (e.g., hall call button, keypad) shall be located in the elevator lobby at the elevator designated level. Actuating this device shall cause all recalled cars to open their doors for 30 seconds to 45 seconds, then reclose.
*2.27.11.4 A position indicator shall be provided at the elevator designated level above or adjacent to the entrance for each car. The position indicator shall be powered by the same power supply as the elevator, including emergency or standby power.

*2.27.11.5Fire alarm system interface

*2.27.11.5.1 Upon activation of an automatic fire alarm initiating device in the building in any area that does not initiate Phase I recall in this bank, the fire alarm shall provide signals to the elevator system in conformance with NFPA 72, as modified by Appendix Q of the New York City Building Code and any applicable rules, indicating the floors to be evacuated. The floors to be evacuated shall be a contiguous block of floors, consisting of at least the floor with an active alarm, one floor above and one floor below. The elevator system shall initiate Occupant Evacuation Operation in accordance with 2.27.11.6 for the indicated floors. If activation of an automatic fire alarm initiating device which does not initiate Phase I recall in this bank occurs on any additional floor at any time while Occupant Evacuation Operation in accordance with 2.27.11.6 is in effect, the evacuation zone shall be expanded to include all floors with an active alarm, all floors between the highest and lowest floor with an active alarm plus one floor above the highest floor with an active alarm and one floor below the lowest floor with an active alarm. If the active alarm is on the elevator designated level, automatic initiation of Occupant Evacuation Operation in accordance with 2.27.11.6 shall not be permitted. Initiation by authorized or emergency personnel shall be provided through manual operation of the fire alarm system.

For the purposes of this section, an active alarm refers to the condition caused by the activation of an automatic fire alarm initiating device.

*2.27.11.5.2 A means to initiate total building evacuation, labeled "ELEVATOR TOTAL BUILDING EVACUATION," shall be provided at the fire command center location and installed in accordance with NFPA 72, as modified by Appendix Q of the New York City Building Code and any applicable rules. When this means is actuated, the fire alarm system shall provide a signal to the elevator system indicating that all floors are to be evacuated. The means to initiate total building evacuation shall be keyed as New York City standard #2642 and FDNY standard key.

*2.27.11.6 When any of the signals provided in 2.27.11.5 actuate, the elevators shall conform to 2.27.11.6.1 through 2.27.11.6.10 in order to move occupants from the floors affected by the fire to the elevator designated level.

*2.27.11.6.1 The variable message signs required by 2.27.11.2 shall indicate one of the following messages:
  1. On all floors being evacuated, they shall indicate that the elevators are available for evacuation and the estimated time duration in minutes for the next elevator to arrive.Text shall read: "Elevators and stairs available for evacuation. Next car in about "X" minutes."
  2. On all floors not being evacuated, they shall indicate that elevator service is not available.Text shall read: "Elevators temporarily dedicated to other floors."
  3. On the elevator designated level, they shall indicate that the cars are in evacuation mode and that passengers should not use elevators.Text shall read "Elevators dedicated to evacuation. Do not enter elevator."
  4. If no elevators are available for Occupant Evacuation Operation (fire service, inspection, shut off, etc.), they shall indicate that elevator service is not available.

    On all floors being evacuated they shall also indicate that occupants should use the stairs. Text for floors being evacuated: "Elevators out of service. Use stairs to evacuate." Text for other floors: "Elevators out of service."

*2.27.11.6.2 Automatic visual signal or variable message sign, and voice notification in each car shall indicate that the car is being used to evacuate the building.

In the event that the car stops to pick up passengers at a floor other than the elevator designated level, the signals shall instruct the passengers to remain in the car.

Upon or prior to arrival at the elevator designated level, passengers shall be notified that they have arrived at the exit floor and to exit quickly. Message text shall be a minimum of 25 mm (1 in.) high and conform to ANSI/ICC A117.1. Voice notification shall be at least 10 dBA above ambient but not more than 80 dBA measured 1525 mm (60 in.) above the floor, at the center of the car.

*2.27.11.6.3 All landing calls outside of the contiguous block of floors being evacuated shall be canceled and disabled. Building security systems that limit service to these floors shall be overridden. Any landing call within the contiguous block of floors shall call an elevator or elevators to that landing. Landing calls entered at the floor with an active alarm shall be given higher priority than the calls at the floors above and below it. If a subsequent active alarm is received from a different floor, the evacuation priority shall be assigned in the sequence received. Once passengers have entered an elevator, it shall proceed only towards the elevator designated level. When total building evacuation is in effect and no calls are entered at an affected floor, priority shall based on distance from the elevator designated level, with the furthest floor served getting highest priority.

*2.27.11.6.4 Car calls for all floors, except for the elevator designated level, shall be canceled and disabled.

A car call for the elevator designated level shall be automatically entered when any landing call is answered.

*2.27.11.6.5 Cars that are unoccupied when Occupant Evacuation Operation is actuated shall move without delay to a floor that is being evacuated, and park with their doors closed until a landing call is registered. If the car is in motion away from the floors being evacuated, it shall stop at or before the next available floor, without opening the doors, reverse direction, and move to a floor that is being evacuated.

*2.27.11.6.6 Cars that are occupied when Occupant Evacuation Operation is actuated shall proceed without delay to the elevator designated level. Any reversal of travel direction that is needed shall be done at or before the next available floor without opening the doors. After opening and closing the doors at the elevator designated level, the cars shall proceed without delay to a floor that is being evacuated and park with their doors closed until a landing call is registered.

*2.27.11.6.7 When a car answers a landing call at a floor being evacuated, a car call for the elevator discharge level shall be automatically registered. The system shall accept a new landing call as soon as the doors have opened to permit loading at that floor, or sooner. If a new landing call is registered at this floor, it shall be assigned to another car, and not canceled until that car arrives. Actuation of the landing call device shall not prevent a loaded car from closing its doors and leaving the floor.

*2.27.11.6.8 While passengers are entering the car at a floor being evacuated, when the load reaches no greater than 80% of car capacity, the door reopening device(s) shall be disabled and the doors shall initiate closing at reduced kinetic energy in accordance with 2.13.4.2.1(c). If the doors stall while closing, they shall reopen fully, then close. An audible signal shall sound until the doors are closed. If the load exceeds 100% of capacity, the doors shall reopen and remain open and a voice notification and visual signal shall indicate that the car is overloaded.

*2.27.11.6.9 Once the block of floors being evacuated has been evacuated, as indicated by a 60 second period in which no landing calls are registered, one car shall park with its doors closed at the lowest floor of the block of floors ready to answer subsequent landing calls within the block of floors; the rest shall park with doors closed at the elevator designated level. A car parked at the elevator designated level shall replace the car at the lowest floor of the block that has answered a landing call.

*2.27.11.6.10 Occupant Evacuation Operation shall be terminated when the fire alarm system is reset or the signals provided in 2.27.3.2 are actuated (see 2.27.11.1.3).

*Section 2.27.11 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-03. This rule has an effective date of August 24, 2015.

*Add new Section 2.27.12 to read as follows:

*2.27.12 Inspections and tests

*2.27.12.1 Annual inspections and tests.

All elevators provided with Occupant Evacuation Operation shall be subjected, by authorized personnel, to a check of the operation in conjunction with the fire alarm system testing in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 72, as modified by Appendix Q of the New York City Building Code and any applicable rules. Deficiencies shall be corrected. A record of findings shall be available to elevator personnel and the authority having jurisdiction. These tests and inspections are not part of the Category 1 orCategory 5 tests or inspections.

*2.27.12.2 Acceptance tests.Acceptance tests shall be performed jointly by the fire alarm installer and the elevator system installer in conjunction with NFPA 72, as modified by Appendix Q of the New York City Building Code and any applicable rules. Acceptance tests shall also verify conformance with 2.27.11.

*Section 2.27.12 was added by: 1 RCNY 3610-03. This rule has an effective date of August 24, 2015.

SECTION 2.29 IDENTIFICATION

Delete and revise Section 2.29.1 to read as follows:

2.29.1 Identification of equipment.
Each elevator shall be assigned a unique numerical identification, a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in.) in height. The identification number shall be applied to the following locations:

(a) The driving machine;

(b) MG and/or transformers set;

(c) Controller;

(d) Selector;

(e) Governor;

(f) Main line disconnect switch;

(g) The crosshead, or where there is no crosshead, the car frame, such that it is visible from the top of the car;

(h) The car operating panel, minimum of 13 mm (0.5 in.) in height;

(i) Adjacent to or on every elevator entrance at the designated level, minimum of 75 mm (3 in.) height; and

(j) Each bank of elevators shall be identified by an alphabetic letter.

Add new Section 2.29.1.1 to read as follows:

2.29.1.1 New York City identification number. Each elevator shall be assigned a unique numerical identification, engraved into a metal tag, in block type, with a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in.) in height, and securely attached in a permanent manner. The city identification number shall be applied to the following locations:

(a) The driving machine;

(b) MG and/or Transformers set;

(c) Controller;

(d) Main line disconnect switch;

(e) The crosshead, or where there is no crosshead, the car frame, such that it is visible from the top of the car;

(f) The car operating panel (main panel only).

PART 3 HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

SECTION 3.7 MACHINE ROOMS AND MACHINERY SPACES

Delete and revise first paragraph of Section 3.7 to read as follows:

Machine rooms and machinery spaces shall conform to Section 2.7.1 through Section 2.7.5 and Section 2.7.7 and shall be vented to the outside air naturally or mechanically.

SECTION 3.26 OPERATING DEVICES AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT

3.26.3 Anticreep and leveling operation.

Delete and revise Section 3.26.3.1.2 to read as follows:

3.26.3.1.2 The anticreep device shall maintain the car within 13 mm (0.5 in) of the landing irrespective of the position of the hoistway door.

PART 4 ELEVATORS WITH OTHER TYPES OF DRIVING MACHINES

SECTION 4.3 HAND ELEVATORS

Delete Section 4.3 in its entirety.

PART 5 SPECIAL APPLICATION ELEVATORS

SECTION 5.2 LIMITED-USE/LIMITED-APPLICATION ELEVATORS

5.2.1 Electric limited-use/limited-application elevators.

Delete and revise Section 5.2.1.13 to read as follows:

5.2.1.13 Power operation of hoistway doors and car doors.
When provided, power operation, power opening, and power closing of hoistway doors and car doors shall conform to Section 2.13, except as modified by Section 5.2.1.13.

(a) Requirement of Section 2.13.1(b) is modified as follows: Power-operated swing hoistway doors shall not be permitted.

(b) Requirement of Section 2.13.2.2.3 does not apply.

(c) Requirement of Section 2.13.3.4 does not apply.

(d) Requirement of Section 2.13.6 does not apply.

Delete and revise Subsection (b) of Section 5.2.1.16.1 to read as follows:

5.2.1.16.1 Rate load and platform area.

(b) The inside net platform area shall not exceed 1.67 m2 (18 ft2) and in no event shall be less than 1219 mm by 1219 mm (4 ft by 4 ft) with a minimum 812 mm (32 in.) clear door opening. The car operating panel shall be on the strike wall.

PART 6 ESCALATORS AND MOVING WALKS

SECTION 6.1 ESCALATORS

6.1.1 Protection of floor openings.

Delete and revise Section 6.1.3.3.5 to read as follows:

6.1.3.3.5 Clearance between skirt and step.
The clearance on either side of the steps between the step and the adjacent skirt panel shall not be more than 4 mm (0.16 in.), and the sum of the clearances on both sides shall be not more than 7 mm (0.28 in.).

Add new text to Subsection (c) of 6.1.3.3.6 to read as follows:

6.1.3.3.6 Skirt panels.

(c) The exposed surfaces of the skirt panels adjacent to the steps shall be smooth and made from a low friction material, or permanently treated with a friction-reducing material. Untreated surfaces, such as porcelain, enameled steel bronze, or stainless steel, are not acceptable.

Delete Section 6.1.3.3.7 in its entirety.

Delete and revise Section 6.1.3.3.8 to read as follows:

6.1.3.3.8 Skirt deflector devices. Deflector devices shall be required and extend from skirt panels parallel to the escalator path of travel. Means to secure such deflector devices are required to be on the exposed surface of the skirt. Any exposed fastener heads shall be of the tamper-resistant type and flush to within 1 mm (0.04 in.).

Delete and revise Section 6.1.3.5.4 to read as follows:

6.1.3.5.4 Clearance between step threads. The maximum clearance between step treads on the horizontal run shall be 6 mm (0.25 in.). (See Appendix I of ASME A17.1a, Fig I7)

Delete and revise Section 6.1.6.3.6 to read as follows:

6.1.6.3.6 Skirt obstruction device. Means shall be provided to cause the electric power to be removed from the escalator driving machine motor and brake, if an object becomes caught between the step and the skirt as the step approaches the upper combplate, intermediate device or lower comb plate. On units having a run of 6096 mm (20 ft) or more, intermediate devices shall be provided on both sides of the escalator with devices located at intervals of 3048 mm (10 ft) or less. The activation of an intermediate device shall stop the escalator at a rate not greater than 914 mm (3 ft) per second squared in the direction of travel. The upper and lower skirt devices shall be located so that the escalator will stop before that object reaches the comb plate. The activation of any skirt device shall stop the escalator when a load equal to the brake rated load is applied while the escalator is running.

Delete and revise Section 6.1.6.3.13 to read as follows:

6.1.6.3.13 Comb-step impact devices.
Devices of the manual reset type shall be provided that will cause the opening of the power circuit to the escalator driving machine motor and brake if either:

(a) A horizontal force greater than 1780 N (400 lbf.) in the direction of travel is applied at either side, or greater than 3560 N (800 lbf) is applied at the center of the front edge of the comb plate; or

(b) A resultant vertical force greater than 268 N (60 lbf) in the upward direction is applied at the center of the front of the comb plate.

Add new Section 6.1.6.3.16 to read as follows:

6.1.6.3.16 Service ports.
Service ports used for diagnostic purposes or for resetting faults, shall be placed in a location accessible only to elevator personnel.

Add new Section 6.1.6.3.17 to read as follows:

6.1.6.3.17 Phase protection of motors.
Escalators having a polyphase alternating current power supply shall be provided with means to remove power from the drive motor and brake if a reversal of phase rotation, or phase failure of the incoming polyphase alternating-current power occurs.

Delete and revise Section 6.1.6.9.2 to read as follows:

6.1.6.9.2 Additional signs and monitors.
Signs and monitors in addition to those required by Section 6.1.6.9.1 relating to cautions or warnings applying to escalator passengers, when provided, shall be in a readily visible location, and limited to conveying any additional cautions and/or warnings. The additional signs and monitors shall be prohibited in the area starting from 3000 mm (118 in.) horizontally outward from the end of the newel and to the point where the steps start to move vertically. Its location shall not impede or otherwise cause persons about to board the escalator to suddenly pause or stop. The sign shall comply with ANSI Z535.2.

Add new Section 6.1.6.9.3 to read as follows:

6.1.6.9.3 Additional signs or graphics.
Signs or graphics other than those specified in Section 6.1.6.9.1 and Section 6.1.6.9.2 shall not be permitted adjacent to the escalator in such a manner that obstructs boarding passenger view of the signs required in Section 6.1.6.9.1, obstructs or reduces passenger access to the handrails, within the safety zone (see Section 6.1.3.6.4), nor on the escalator except for signs, graphics, manufacturer's identification, owner's identification or markings. They shall not be distracting, create passenger flow hazards, or impair function of safety devices. Step riser signs or graphics, and handrail signs or graphics are not permitted.

Add new Section 6.1.9 to read as follows:

6.1.9 New York City identification number.
Each escalator shall be assigned a unique numerical identification a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in) in height. The city identification number shall be applied on the right hand side, facing the newel, at the top and bottom of the escalator as well as the following locations:

(a) The driving machine;

(b) Controller;

(c) Main line disconnect switch.

Add new Section 6.1.9.1 to read as follows:

6.1.9.1 Building identification number.
Each escalator shall be assigned a unique alphabetical or numerical identification, a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in.) in height. The building identification number shall be applied on the exterior, clearly visible, at the top or bottom of the escalator.

Delete and revise Section 6.2.6.3.11 to read as follows:

6.2.6.3.11 Comb-pallet impact devices.
Devices of the manual reset type shall be provided that will cause the opening of the power circuit to the moving walk driving-machine motor and brake if either:

(a) A horizontal force greater than 1780 N (400 lbf) in the direction of travel is applied at either side, or greater than 3560 N (800 lbf) is applied at the center of the front edge of the combplate; or

(b) A resultant vertical force greater than 268 N (60 lbf) in the upward direction is applied at the center of the front of the combplate.

Add new Section 6.2.6.3.13 to read as follows:

6.2.6.3.13 Phase protection of motors.
Moving walks having a polyphase alternating current power supply shall be provided with means to remove power from the drive motor and brake if a reversal of phase rotation, or phase failure of the incoming polyphase alternating-current power occurs.

Add new Section 6.2.6.3.14 to read as follows:

6.2.6.3.14 Service ports.
Service ports used for diagnostic purposes or for resetting faults, shall be placed in a location accessible only to elevator personnel.

Add new Section 6.2.6.8.3 to read as follows:

6.2.6.8.3 Additional signs or graphics.
Signs or graphics other than those specified in Sections 6.2.6.8.1 and 6.2.6.8.2 shall not be permitted adjacent to the walk in such a manner that obstructs boarding passenger view of the signs required in Section 6.2.6.9.1, obstructs or reduces passenger access to the handrails, within the safety zone, nor on the moving walk except for signs, graphics, manufacturer's identification, owner's identification, or markings required by the New York City Building Code. They shall not be distracting, create passenger flow hazards, or impair function of safety devices. Handrail signs or graphics are not permitted on the moving walk.

Add new Section 6.2.9 to read as follows:

6.2.9 New York City identification number.
Each moving walk shall be assigned a unique numerical identification a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in) in height. The city identification number shall be applied on the right hand side, facing the newel, at both ends of the moving walk as well as the following locations:

(a) The driving machine;

(b) Controller;

(c) Main line disconnect switch.

Add new Section 6.2.9.1 to read as follows:

6.2.9.1 Building identification number.
Each moving walk shall be assigned a unique alphabetical or numerical identification, a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in) in height. The building identification number shall be applied on the exterior, clearly visible, at either end of the moving walk.

PART 7 DUMBWAITERS AND MATERIAL LIFTS

SECTION 7.4 MATERIAL LIFTS WITHOUT AUTOMATIC TRANSFER DEVICES

7.4.2 Classification

Delete and revise Section 7.4.2 to read as follows:

7.4.2 Classification of material lifts.

(a) Type A Material Lifts shall conform to ASME B20. 1.

(b) Type B Material Lifts are not permitted.

SECTION 7.5 ELECTRIC MATERIAL LIFTS WITHOUT AUTOMATIC TRANSFER DEVICES

7.5.1.2 Car doors and gates.

Delete and revise Section 7.5.1.2.1 to read as follows:

7.5.1.2.1 Requirement Section 2.14.4.1 applies to Type A Material Lifts.

7.5.3 Capacity and loading.

Add new Section 7.5.3.5 to read as follows:

7.5.3.5 The maximum capacity shall be 1134 kg. (2500 lbs.) at 23 kg/m2 (50 lbs. per square ft).

7.5.5 Speed governors.

Delete and revise Section 7.5.5.1 to read as follows:

7.5.5.1 The requirements of Section 2.18.1 apply, except the rated speed shall be modified to read 0.125m/s (25 ft/min).

7.5.12 Operating devices and control equipment.

Delete and revise Section 7.5.12.1.5 to read as follows:

7.5.12.1.5 The requirements of Section 2.26.2.5 do not apply. An emergency stop switch (switches) conforming to Section 2.26.2.5 (a), (b), and (c) shall be provided to stop operation of the material lift, and the door and gate operation (if power operated). The emergency stop switch shall be located in each hall station.

Delete and revise Section 7.5.12.1.10 to read as follows:

7.5.12.1.10 The requirement of Section 2.26.2.15 applies.

PART 8 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 8.1 SECURITY

8.1.2 Group 1: Restricted.

Add new Note (p) to Section 8.1.2 to read as follows:

(p) The requirements of Section 2.14.1.10 and Section 5.1.11.1.2(d), side emergency exit doors apply.

8.1.4 Group 3: Emergency operation.

Delete and revise Section 8.1.4 to read as follows:

8.1.4 Group 3: Emergency operation.
Group 3 covers access or operation of equipment by fire fighters and emergency personnel. This key shall be a citywide standard key 2642 as defined by the New York City Fire Department.

SECTION 8.4 ELEVATOR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR SEISMIC RISK ZONE 2 OR GREATER

8.4.4 Car enclosures, car doors and gates and car illumination.

Delete Section 8.4.4 in its entirety.

SECTION 8.6 MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND REPLACEMENT

Delete and revise section 8.6.4.6 to read as follows:

8.6.4.6 Brakes

8.6.4.6.1 The driving-machine brake shall be maintained annually to ensure proper operations, including, but not limited to the following:

(a) residual pads (antimagnetic pads);

(b) lining and running clearances;

(c) pins and levers;

(d) springs;

(e) sleeves and guide bushings;

(f) discs and drums; and

(g) brake coil and plunger.

8.6.4.6.1.1 Brake maintenance shall be entered in the maintenance records.

8.6.4.6.1.2 A metal tag indicating the elevator maintenance company and date of service shall be attached to the elevator controller.

8.6.4.6.2 If any part of the driving machine brake is changed or adjusted that can affect the holding capacity or decelerating capacity of the brake when required (see Section 2.24.8.3), it shall be adjusted and checked by means that will verify its proper function and holding capacity.

8.6.4.10 Refastening or resocketing of car hoisting ropes on winding-drum machines.

Delete and revise Section 8.6.4.10.1 to read as follows:

8.6.4.10.1 General.

(1) The hoisting ropes of elevators having winding-drum driving-machines with 1:1 roping, if of the babbitted rope socket type, shall be resocketed at intervals no longer than:

(a) One (1) year, for machines located over the hoistway;

(b) Two (2) years, for machines located below or at the side of the hoistway;

(c) Four (4) years, for all counterweight cable ends of drum machines;

(2) In addition to the foregoing requirements, rope fastenings shall be resocketed when an inspection reveals any evidence of failure at the shackle regardless of the period of time since last re-shackling.

(3) Where auxiliary rope-fastening devices conforming to the requirements of Section 2.20.10 or where car hoist ropes with an additional approved type emergency clamping devices are installed, refastening at the period specified is not required provided that, where such devices are installed, all hoisting ropes shall be refastened on the failure or indication of failure of any rope fastening. Wedge clamp schackles shall not be used on drum machines.

(4) Where the elevator is equipped with a drum counterweight, the fastenings shall be examined for fatigue or damage at the socket. Where fatigue or damage is detected, the ropes shall be refastened in conformance with Section 8.6.4.10.2.

Delete and revise Section 8.6.4.10.3 to read as follows:

8.6.4.10.3 Tags.
A legible metal tag shall be securely attached through one of the tapered rope sockets during each resocketing, (as shown in the diagram below) and shall bear the following information:

(a) The name of the person or firm who performed the resocketing and;

(b) The date on which the rope was resocketed. The material and marking of the tags shall conform to Section 2.16.3.3, except that the height of the letters and figures shall be not less than 1.5 mm (0.0625 in.).



Diagram 8.6.4.10.3

8.6.8.3 Step/skirt performance index.

Delete Section 8.6.8.3 in its entirety.

SECTION 8.7 ALTERATIONS

8.7.2 Alterations to electric elevators.

Delete and revise subsection 8.7.2.10.1(c) to read as follows:

(c) Where an alteration is made to any hoistway entrance, it shall conform to Sections 2.11.3, 2.11.5, 2.11.6.5, 2.11.7, 2.11.8, and 8.7.2.10.5. The entire installation shall also conform to Sections 2.12 and 2.13.

Add new subsection 8.7.2.10.6

8.7.2.10.6 Intermediate hoistway entrances placed out of service.
Where permitted by the New York City Building Code, an intermediate hoistway entrance placed out of service shall comply with the following:

(a) Interlocks shall remain in the safety circuit with door panel(s) separately secured in closed position on the hoistway side.

(b) Eliminate the capability of automatic elevators from opening the car doors at the floor placed out of service.

(c) Egress and firefighters' service shall not be compromised,

(d) Associated labeling and signaling shall be removed.

Delete and revise Section 8.7.2.13, Subsection (c) to read as follows:

8.7.2.13 Door reopening device.

(c) When firefighters' emergency operation is provided, door reopening devices and door closing during Phase I and Phase II shall comply with the requirements applicable at the time of installation or alteration.

8.7.2.14 Car enclosures, car doors, and gates and car illumination.

Delete and revise Section 8.7.2.14.1 to read as follows:

8.7.2.14.1 Where an alteration consists of the installation of a new car, the installation shall conform to Sections 2.12.6, 2.14, 2.15, and 2.17 (see also Section 8.7.2.15.1).

Delete and revise Subsection (e) of Section 8.7.2.14.2 to read as follows:

8.7.2.14.2

(e) Side emergency exits may be permanently fixed in the closed position provided that the corresponding side emergency exit on an adjacent car shall also be fixed in the closed position. The installation shall conform to Section 2.12.6.

Delete and revise Section 8.7.2.14.3, Subsection (b), Item (2) to read as follows:

8.7.2.14.3

(2) Smoke development of 0 to 100.

8.7.2.17 Change in travel or rated speed.

Add new Items (4) and (5) to 8.7.2.17.1, Subsection (c) to read as follows:

8.7.2.17.1 Increase or decrease in travel.

(4) Where the only hoistway alteration is the decrease in travel at the upper end of the travel, the installation shall be modified as follows:

(i) Terminal stopping devices shall be provided based on the new top terminal landing location and the final limit switch shall be of the manual reset type.

(ii) A key controlled switch shall be provided in accordance with Section 8.1.5 (i.e., Group 1) requirements to by-pass the new top terminal stopping devices, when the elevator transfer switch is placed in the top-of-car inspection operation position, for access to the hoistway above the terminal landing.

The switch shall be manually operated, be labeled "Terminal By-Pass," and shall have two (2) positions; by-pass and normal.

The switch shall be located in the hoistway, in the vicinity of the terminal limits and shall be accessible to a person standing on the car top. The car transfer switch shall not be removed from the top-of-car inspection operation position until the terminal limit by-pass switch is placed in the Normal position.

(iii) Existing terminal stopping devices shall remain functional. The hoistway door electro-mechanical safety interlocks shall remain in the safety circuit and locked with door panel(s) separately secured in closed position on the hoistway side.

(iv) Associated floor labeling and signaling shall be removed.

(5) For manually operated elevators, as an exception to Item 4, the hoist ropes shall be extended and the upper limit switches shall be lowered to the new top terminal landing. Access for maintenance and inspection of the equipment at the top of the hoistway shall be provided.

8.7.2.25 Driving machines and sheaves.

Delete and revise Subsection (a) of Section 8.7.2.25.1 to read as follows:

8.7.2.25.1 Alterations to driving machines and sheaves.

(a) Where a driving machine is installed as part of an alteration, the installation shall conform to Sections 2.7.2.2, 2.9, 2.10.1, 2.19, 2.20, 2.24, and 2.26.8. The requirements of Sections 2.7.2.2 and 2.19 shall apply only to the extent that the existing installation permits.

8.7.2.27 Operating devices and control equipment.

Delete and revise Subsection (a) of Section 8.7.2.27.4 to read as follows:

8.7.2.27.4 Controllers.

(a) Where a controller is installed as part of an alteration, it shall conform to Sections 2.22, 2.25, 2.26.1.4, 2.26.1.5, 2.26.4 through 2.26.9, and 2.27.2 through 2.27.8.

Delete and revise Subsection 8.7.2.27.5(e) to read as follows:

8.7.2.27.5 Change in type of motion control.

(e) Ascending car overspeed protection and unintended car movement protection shall conform to Section 2.19 to the extent that the existing installation permits. Where hoisting machinery is retained or altered in such a way that makes the installation of an emergency braking system per Section 2.19.3 impossible, conformance with Section 2.19 is not required.

SECTION 8.8 WELDING

8.8.1 Qualification of welders.

Delete and revise Section 8.8.1 read as follows:

8.8.1 Qualification of welders.
Where required elsewhere in the New York City Building Code, welding of parts, except for tack welds later incorporated into finished welds, shall be undertaken:

(a) by welders qualified in accordance with the requirements of Section 5 of AWS D1.1, whereby the welders shall be qualified by the manufacturer or contractor; a professional consulting engineer; or a recognized testing laboratory; and

(b) as per department rules.

SECTION 8.10 ACCEPTANCE INSPECTIONS AND TESTS

8.10.1 General requirements for acceptance inspections and tests.

Delete and revise Section 8.10.1.1.3 to read as follows:

8.10.1.1 Persons authorized to make inspections and tests.

8.10.1.1.3 The inspector shall be a special inspector who meets the qualifications prescribed by rule of the department.

8.10.2 Inspection and test requirements for new installations.

Delete and revise Subsection (o) of Section 8.10.2.2.2 to read as follows:

8.10.2.2.2 Machine room.

(o) Braking System. For passenger elevators and all freight elevators, the brake shall be tested for compliance with applicable requirements. A test of the brake shall be made with 125 percent of load. When the car returns to one of the lower landings, the main line switch shall be pulled while the car is running at inspection speed to ensure the brake has set and holds the load. The driving machine shall safely lower, stop, and hold the car with this load. Freight elevators of class C-2 loading shall sustain and level the elevator car. (Section 2.16.6) (Item 2.15 of ASME A17.2).

(1) Braking system (Section 2.24.8.2.2).

(2) Electromechanical brake (Section 2.24.8.3).

8.10.4 Acceptance inspection and tests of escalators and moving walks.

Delete and revise Subsection (p) of Section 8.10.4.1.1 to read as follows:

8.10.4.1.1 External inspection and tests.

(p) Skirt Panels (Items 1.17 and 3.17 of ASME A17.2)

(1) Clearance between skirt and steps (Section 6.1.3.3.5 or Section 6.2.3.3.5(a), and Section 6.2.3.3.6(a)).

(2) Height above step (Section 6.1.3.3.6(a) or Section 6.2.3.3.5(b), and Section 6.2.3.3.6(b)).

(3) Deflection (Section 6.1.3.3.6(b) or Section 6.2.3.3.6(c)).

(4) Smoothness (Section 6. 1.3.3.6(c) or Section 6.2.3.3.6(d)).

8.10.5 Acceptance inspection and tests of other equipment.

Delete Section 8.10.5.3 in its entirety.

SECTION 8.11 PERIODIC INSPECTIONS AND TESTS

8.11.1 General requirements for periodic inspections and tests.

Delete and revise Section 8.11.1.1 to read as follows:

8.11.1.1 Persons authorized to make inspections and tests.
The inspector shall be a special inspector who meets the qualifications prescribed by rule of the department.

Delete and revise Section 8.11.1.3 to read as follows:

8.11.1.3 Periodic inspection and test frequency.
See Chapter 3 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.

(NOTE: Required intervals for periodic inspections and tests can be found in Table N1 as modified by this appendix.)

Delete and revise Section 8.11.1.4 to read as follows:

8.11.1.4 Installation placed out of service.
An installation placed out of service permanently or temporarily so that it cannot be operated for a definite period shall comply with the following requirements:

8.11.1.4.1 Elevators not in use but available for service.
Elevators not in use but available for service are those elevators whose power feed line has been disconnected by opening the main line switch. All required tests shall be regularly performed and a periodic inspection shall be made, and fees shall be paid pursuant to the New York City Building Code. An elevator inspector shall verify that these tests and inspections are being performed, and that the power was interrupted.

8.11.1.4.1.1 Elevators placed out of service (dismantled).
Elevators that are dismantled shall have power feed lines disconnected from the main line disconnect switch and shall meet the requirements of subsections (a) or (b), below:

(a) An electric elevator, dumbwaiter, sidewalk elevator or material lift whose suspension ropes have been removed, whose car and counterweight rest at the bottom of the hoistway, and whose hoistway doors have been permanently barricaded or sealed in the closed position on the hoistway side; or

(b) A hydraulic elevator, dumbwaiter, sidewalk elevator or material lift whose car rests at the bottom of the hoistway; whose pressure piping has been disassembled and a removed from the premises; whose hoistway doors have been permanently barricaded or sealed in the closed position.

In addition, an application to dismantle the elevator shall be filed with the department and an inspection fee charged. Thereafter, one (1) additional inspection per year shall be made to verify that the status is unchanged and fees shall be paid for such inspection. Before the installation is put back in service, an application to restore service shall be filed with the department. For access to the bottom of the hoistway, the requirements of Section 8.11.1.4.1.2(b)(4) shall apply.

8.11.1.4.1.2 Elevators removed and permanently discontinued ‒ one elevator shaftway.
When a single elevator with one elevator shaftway is removed and permanently discontinued, an application shall be filed with the department and inspection fees charged. Such process shall meet the following requirements:

(a) If it is proposed to extend the floor at every story of the building, the new construction shall be the same or of similar construction as the existing adjacent floor and of equivalent or better fire resistive rating. All hoistway equipment shall be completely removed; rails may remain.

(b) If the hoistway shaft is to remain open:

(1) All hoistway equipment shall be completely removed; rails may remain. Except as provided in Item 4, all door and window assemblies opening onto masonry shaftway and masonry enclosed associated machine rooms shall be completely removed and the open space so created shall be filled with the same or similar material of equal thickness and of equivalent or better fire-restive rating as the adjacent masonry.

(2) Except as provided in Item 3, all door and window assemblies opening onto the hoistway shaft that were originally enclosed with an open wire screen and subsequently enclosed with other than masonry units (i.e., metal lath and plaster or transit boards) shall remain. Such door and window assemblies shall be fastened in a closed position and shall be adequately welded or bolted shut. The assembly shall be enclosed in material of equal or similar thickness of equivalent or better fire-resistive rating as the adjacent enclosure.

(3) The sidewalk elevator door at the street level shall be fastened in a closed position and shall be adequately welded shut. The underside of such door shall be properly reinforced and supported by steel beams and columns to support the same loading as the sidewalk.

(4) Firefighter access to the bottom of the hoistway (elevator pit) shall be provided through the door assembly of the pit door and shall meet the following requirements:

(i) If the machine room is located at or near the level of the bottom of the shaftway and is so located that access to the bottom of the shaftway is readily available through the machine room, the door to the machine room shall be kept closed with a heavy-duty dead bolt locking device.

(ii) If the machine room is located other than at or near the level of the bottom of the shaftway or the bottom of the shaftway is not otherwise readily accessible through the machine room, the lowermost door opening onto the shaftway shall be kept closed with a heavy-duty dead bolt locking device. A conspicuous sign of 26 mm (1 in.) block letters with contrasting background permanently affixed to the door and shall read "HOISTWAY."

(iii) The key to the locking device required in Items (i) and (ii) above shall be kept by the building superintendent and shall be readily available to the commissioner or the commissioner's representative and to firefighters.

(c) The ventilation opening (smoke hole) in the flooring provided at the top of the hoistway immediately below the sheaves or at the level of the top of the machine room floor beams and the ventilation opening at the exterior portion of the machine room shall be maintained.

(d) All electric service to the elevator hoistway and machine room shall be disconnected outside the confines of the elevator hoistway and machine room.

8.11.1.4.1.3 Elevators removed and permanently discontinued ‒ multielevator shaftway.
When a single elevator in multielevator shaftway is removed and permanently discontinued, an application shall be filed with the department and inspection fees charged. Such process shall meet the following requirements:

(a) If it is proposed to extend the floor at every story of the building, the new construction shall be the same or of similar construction as the existing adjacent floor and of equivalent or better fire resistive rating. All hoistway equipment for the discontinued elevator shall be completely removed; rails may remain. The shaft enclosure shall be rearranged so that the remaining operating elevators are properly enclosed to maintain the integrity of the shaftway.

(b) If the hoistway shaft is to remain open:

(1) All hoistway equipment for the discontinued elevator shall be completely removed; rails may remain. All door assemblies serving the discontinued elevator, openings onto masonry shaftway shall be completely removed and the open space so created shall be filled with the same or similar material of equal thickness of equivalent or better fire-resistive rating as the adjacent masonry.

(2) All door assemblies serving the discontinued elevator, opening onto the hoistway shaft that were originally enclosed with an open wire screen and subsequently enclosed with other than masonry units (i.e. metal lath and plaster or transite boards), shall remain. Such door assemblies shall be fastened in a closed position and shall be adequately welded shut. The assembly shall be enclosed in material of equivalent or better fire resistive rating as the adjacent enclosure.

8.11.1.4.2 Escalator installation placed out of service.

8.11.1.4.2.1 Escalators not in use but available for service.
Escalators not in use but available for service are those escalators whose power feed lines have been disconnected from the main line disconnect switch and whose entrances have been barricaded. All required tests shall be regularly performed and a periodic inspection shall be made, and fees shall be paid pursuant to the New York City Building Code. An elevator inspector shall verify that these tests and inspections are being performed, and that the power was interrupted.

8.11.1.4.2.2 Escalators discontinued or placed out of service.
Escalators discontinued or placed out of service shall comply with Section 8.11.1.4.2.1. An application shall be filed with the department and an inspection fee charged. Thereafter, one (1) additional inspection per year shall be made to verify that the status is unchanged and fees shall be paid for such inspection. Before the installation is put back in service, it shall be subject to all of the routine and periodic inspections and tests required by the New York City Building Code.

8.11.1.4.2.3 Escalators removed and permanently discontinued.
An application shall be filed with the department and inspection fees charged. The escalator steps, newels, rails, all wire cables, and other equipment and machinery shall be completely removed. An opening created by the removal of the escalator shall be filled with new construction of the same or similar construction as the existing adjacent floor and of equivalent or better fire restive rating.

8.11.1.4.3 Moving walk installation placed out of service.

8.11.1.4.3.1 Moving walks not in use but available for service.
Moving walks not in use but available for service are those moving walks whose power feed lines have been disconnected from the main line disconnect switch and whose entrances have been barricaded. All required tests shall be regularly performed and a periodic inspection shall be made and fees charged. An elevator inspector shall verify that these tests and inspections are being performed, and that the power was interrupted.

8.11.1.4.3.2 Moving walk discontinued or placed out of service.
Moving walks discontinued or placed out of service shall meet the requirements of Section 8.11.1.4.3.1 except for periodic inspection. An application shall be filed with the department and inspection fees charged. Thereafter, one additional inspection per year shall be made to verify that the status is unchanged and fees shall be paid for such inspection. Before the installation is placed back in service, it shall be subject to all of the routine and periodic inspections and tests required by the New York City Building Code.

8.11.1.4.3.3 Moving walk removed and permanently discontinued.
An application shall be filed with the department and inspection fees charged. The moving walk treadways, newels, rails, all wire cables, and other equipment and machinery shall be completely removed. The truss may remain. An opening created by the removal of the moving walk shall be covered by new construction of the same or similar construction as the existing adjacent floor and of equivalent or better fire resisting rating.

Delete and revise Section 8.11.4.1 (v) as follows:

(v) Code Data Plate (Section 2.23.2) (Item 2.14). (Category 1 test only.)

Delete and revise Table N1 as follows:

TABLE N1
REQUIRED INSPECTION AND TEST INTERVALS IN "MONTHS"
Periodic Test on Behalf of Owner (4)
Periodic Inspection
By Department
Category 1
(2)
Category 3 (Unexposed Pistons of Roped Water Hydraulic elevators and Pressure Vessels) Category 5
(5)
Notifications
(1)(3)
Filing
(1)(3)
Performing
(1)(3)
Witnessing Agency
(1)(3)
Reference Code Equipment Type Requirement Interval Requirement Interval Requirement Interval Requirement Interval
ASME A17.1 Electric Elevators 8.11.2.1 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.2..2 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.2.3 60 Yes (Cat. 5) Yes Yes Yes
ASME A17.1 Hydraulic Elevators 8.11.3.1 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.3.2 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.3.3 36 Roped 8.11.3.4 60 Yes (Cat.
3,5)
Yes Yes Yes
ASME A17.1 Escalators & Moving Walks 8.11.4.1 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.4.2 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes (Cat. 1) Yes Yes Yes
ASME A17.1 Sidewalk Elevators 8.11.5.1 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.1 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.1 60 Yes (Cat. 5) Yes Yes Yes
ASME A17.1 Dumbwaiters 8.11.5.4 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.4 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.4 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 Material Lifts 8.11.5.5 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.5 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.5 60 No Yes No No
ASME A17.1 Special Purpose Personnel Elevators 8.11.5.6 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.6 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.6 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 Inclined Elevators 8.11.5.7 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.7 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.7 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 Shipboard Elevators 8.11.5.8 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.8 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.8 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 Screw-Column Elevators 8.11.5.9 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.9 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.9 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 Rooftop Elevators 8.11.5.10 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.10 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.10 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 Rack and Pinion Elevators 8.11.5.11 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.11 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.11 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 Limited Use-Limited Application
Elevators (Commercial Bldgs.
Only)
8.11.5.12 1-1 to 12-31 8.11.5.12 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.12 60 Yes (Cat. 5) Yes Yes Yes
ASME A17.1 Elevators Used for Construction 8.11.5.13 N/A 8.11.5.13 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.13 60 No Yes Yes Yes
ASME A18.1 Platform Lifts 10.2 1-1 to 12-31 10.3.1 1-1 to 12-31 10.3.2 36 10.3.3 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME B20.1 Vertical and Inclined Reciproca-
ting Conveyors (VRC)
N/A N/A Appendix K2 Appendix K2 N/A N/A Appendix K2 Appen-
dix K2
No No No No
ASME A90.1 ManLifts 8.2 1-1 to 12-31 8.1 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A N/A N/A No Yes Yes Yes
Private Residence N/A N/A
ASME A17.1 PR Elevators N/A N/A 8.11.5.2 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.2 60 No Yes Yes No
ASME A17.1 PR Dumb-waiters N/A N/A 8.11.5.4 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A 8.11.5.4 60 No No No No
ASME A18.1 PR Platform Lifts N/A N/A 10.3.1 1-1 to 12-31 10.3.2 10.3.2 10.3.3 60 No No No No
ASME A18.1 PR Stairway Chair Lifts N/A N/A 10.3.1 1-1 to 12-31 N/A N/A N/A NA No No No No

Notes:
(1) Where filing with the Department is not required, Owner shall perform inspection and maintain log of each inspection/test performed as required by the
New York City Building Code and available to the Department upon request.
(2) For Category 1 Inspection/Test, a minimum six (6) month time interval from the date of previous calendar year Category 1 Inspection/Test.
(3) See Article 304
(4) Dismantled devices do not require Category 1, 3 or 5 Tests.
(5) Category 5 Tests are due by the last day of the month on the 5th anniversary. For example, if the Category 5 Test was last performed on 7/1/09, then the
Category 5 Test must be performed by 7/31/14.


Delete and revise Section 8.11.1.6 to read as follows:

8.11.1.6 Test tags.
A metal test tag with the test date, the category number requiring the test, and the name of the person or firm performing the test shall be installed in the machine room and at the vicinity of the lower starting station of escalators and moving walks for all Category 1, 3 and 5 tests.

Delete and revise Section 8.11.2.3.4 to read as follows:

8.11.2.3.4 Braking system.
For passenger elevators and all freight elevators, the brake shall be tested for compliance with applicable requirements. The load shall be placed in the car as shown in Table 8.11.2.3.4 and the car run to the lowest landing by normal operating means. The driving machine shall safely lower, stop and hold the car with this load. Freight elevators of Class C-2 loading shall sustain and level the elevator car.

A test of the brake shall be made in accordance with Section 8.10.2.2.2 (o).

Delete Section 8.11.4.2.19 in its entirety.

Delete and revise Section 8.11.4.2.20 to read as follows:

8.11.4.2.20 Clearance between step and skirt.
Escalators shall be tested as follows:

The clearance between step and skirt shall be taken at each step. These measurements shall be made independently on each side of the escalator.
As referenced in Section 3001.2 of the New York City Building Code, the provisions of ASME B20.1‒06 shall be modified in accordance with this chapter. The section numbers correlate to those in the referenced ASME standard. Refer to the rules of the department for any subsequent additions, modifications or deletions that may have been made to this standard in accordance with Section 28-103.19 of the Administrative Code.

1 SCOPE

Delete and revise the text of Section 1 to read as follows:

This standard applies to the design, construction, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation of conveyors and conveying systems in relation to hazards. The conveyors may be of the bulk material, package, or unit handling types where the installation is designed for permanent, temporary, or portable operation.

This standard shall apply, with the exceptions noted below, to all conveyor installations.

This standard specifically excludes any conveyor designed for, installed for, or used for the movement of human beings. This standard does, however, apply to certain conveying devices that incorporate within their supporting structure, work stations or operator's stations specifically designed for authorized personnel.

This standard does not apply to conveyors such as underground mine conveyors for which specific standards are already in effect, or to equipment such as industrial trucks, tractors, trailers, automatic guided vehicles, tiering machines (except pallet load tierers), cranes, hoists, power shovels, power scoops, bucket drag lines, trenchers, platform elevators designed to carry passengers or operator, manlifts, moving walks, moving stairways (escalators), highway or railroad vehicles, cableways, tramways, dumbwaiters, pneumatic conveyors, robots or integral machine transfer devices. Some of the foregoing have specific standards.

4 DEFINITIONS

Delete and revise the definition "Conveyor, vertical reciprocating" in Section 4 to read as follows:

CONVEYOR, VERTICAL RECIPROCATING. A permanent reciprocating power or gravity actuated unit (not designed to carry passengers or an operator) that receives objects on a carrier and transmits these objects vertically between two or more levels.

6 SPECIFIC SAFETY STANDARDS

Add a new section 6.6.3 to read as follows:

6.6.3. Incline reciprocating conveyor testing.
Incline reciprocating conveyors shall be inspected and tested as per Section 6.12.3.

6.21 Vertical reciprocating conveyors.

6.21.1 Add new Subsections d, e, f, g, h, i, j and k to Section 6.21.1 to read as follows:

6.21.1 Safety considerations.

(d) Travel distance shall be limited to less than 22 860 mm (75 ft) with a maximum of four landings served.

(e) Conveyor(s) shall be enclosed in a 2-hour fire rated hoistway, equipped with a minimum 11/2 hour fire- rated entrance at each landing served.

(f) Access at landings shall be a restricted area for authorized personnel with no public access.

(g) Where there is an occupied space or an unoccupied space not secured against unauthorized access under the hoistway, the conveyor shall be equipped with a safety designed to stop and hold the conveyor with the rated full load capacity independent of the hoisting or driving mechanism.

(h) The operating device shall not be located inside the conveyor enclosure and must be external to the hoistway at each landing served.

(i) The system shall incorporate a position indicator at each floor landing to register the location of the conveyor.

(j) The rated load capacity shall not be less than 239 kg/m2 (49 lbs. per sq ft) with a maximum capacity of 9072 kg (20,000 lbs).

(k) The rated speed shall not exceed 406 mm/sec (80 FPM).

(l) VRCs are permitted only in commercial and industrial occupancies.

6.21.2 Delete and revise Subsections (b), (c) and (d) of Section 6.21.2 to read as follows:

6.21.2 Guarding.

(b) The conveyor housing shall be equipped with doors or equivalent means at each manual landing and unloading station, arranged so that they can be opened only when the carrier is present at the level and such that the carrier cannot be actuated until they are closed. This requirement shall be satisfied by the use of an interlock as required by ASME A17.1, Section 2.12.2.

(c) Vertical reciprocating conveyors designed to automatically receive and discharge material shall have interlocked doors as in subsection (b) above.

(d) Where the application requires that personnel walk onto the carrier to load or unload material, the carriers shall be provided with a conveyor enclosure securely fastened to the conveyor platform. The enclosure walls shall be of solid, grille or perforated construction; and shall be of such strength and support that when subjected to a leaning or falling rated load on the conveyor, the enclosure walls will not deflect or deform in a way that reduces running clearances to less than 13 mm (0.5 in.). Enclosure entrance(s) shall be provided with solid doors or gates; and shall guard the full width opening with a minimum height of 2030 mm (80 in.). Grille or perforated portions of conveyor enclosures and entrance gates shall reject a ball 38 mm (1.5 in.) in diameter.

Add the following new section 6.21.3 to read as follows:

6.21.3 Periodic testing.

(a) All conveyors shall be inspected and tested as per Table N1 of ASME A17.1 as modified by Chapter K1of this appendix.

(b) All safety devices shall be tested on all tests. A static full load test shall be performed every five years to ensure that the conveyor holds the load.
All existing elevators and escalators shall comply with the provisions of American Society of Mechanical Engineers ("ASME") A17.3-2002 as modified in accordance with this chapter. The section numbers correlate to those in the referenced ASME standard. This chapter codifies the retroactive requirements for existing elevators and escalators which were originally established by 1 RCNY 3610-01. The date for completion of all work necessary to comply with such requirements is December 14, 2009, except as otherwise specified in this chapter.

PART I INTRODUCTION

SECTION 1.5 ALTERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTIONS AND TESTS

1.5 Delete and revise Section 1.5 to read as follows:

Existing installations shall conform to the following requirements of ASME A17.1-00:

(a) Section 8.10.8.11, Periodic and Acceptance Inspections and Tests;

(b) Section 8.6.8.7, Alterations, Repairs, Replacements, and Maintenance.

In addition, existing installations shall conform to ASME Addenda A17.1a-02 and A17.1b-03, and Sections 1007.4, 1607.8.1, 3001.2, 3001.4, 3002.5, and 3003.2 of the New York City Building Code.

PART II HOISTWAYS AND RELATED CONSTRUCTION FOR ELECTRIC ELEVATORS

SECTION 2.1 HOISTWAYS

2.1.1 Hoistway construction.

Delete Section 2.1.1 in its entirety.

2.1.2 Windows in hoistway enclosures.

Delete and revise Section 2.1.2 to read as follows:

2.1.2 Windows in hoistway enclosures.
Every hoistway-window opening ten (10) stories or fewer above a thoroughfare, and every such window opening three (3) stories or fewer above the roof of an adjacent building, shall be guarded by one of the following:

(a) Vertical bars at least 5/8 inch (16 mm) in diameter or equivalent, spaced not more than 10 inches (254 mm) apart, permanently and securely fastened in place; or

(b) Metal-sash windows having solid-section steel muntins of not less than 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) thickness, spaced not more than 8 in. (203 mm) apart.

Exterior hoistway-windows shall be marked with the word "SHAFTWAY" in red letters at least 6 inches (152 mm) high on a white background.

2.1.4 Pipes conveying gases, vapors, or liquids.

Delete Section 2.1.4 in its entirety.

2.1.5 Counterweight guards.

Delete Section 2.1.5 in its entirety.

SECTION 2.2 MACHINE ROOMS AND MACHINERY SPACES

2.2.5 Pipes conveying gases, vapors, or liquids.

Delete Section 2.2.5 in its entirety.

SECTION 2.4 CLEARANCES AND RUNBYS

Delete Section 2.4 in its entirety.

SECTION 2.5 PROTECTION OF SPACES BELOW HOISTWAYS

Delete and revise Section 2.5 to read as follows:

Where the space below the hoistway is not permanently secured against access, cars shall be in compliance with the following requirements by December 14, 2010:

(a) The cars and counterweights shall be provided with spring or oil buffers.

(b) Car and counterweight buffer supports shall be of sufficient strength to withstand without permanent deformation the impact resulting from buffer engagement of the car plus the rated load or the counterweight with an empty car at the following speeds:

(1) Governor tripping speed where the safety is governor operated;

(2) One hundred twenty-five (125) percent of the rated speed, where the safety is not governor operated.

SECTION 2.6 HOISTWAY ENTRANCES

2.6.3 Hoistway door vision panels.

Delete and revise Section 2.6.3 to read as follows:

2.6.3 Hoistway door vision panels.
Hoistway door vision panels must be protected by protective grills made of number sixteen (16) gauge stainless or galvanized steel in accordance with the following specifications:

(a) Grills shall be sized to fit within or over the vision panel frame and completely cover the vision panel opening in the elevator, car doors and hoistway doors.

(b) Grills and vision panel frames shall be secured by means of non-reversible screws or other tamper proof fasteners.

(c) Grills shall contain openings that shall not be larger than 0.75 inch (19 mm) in diameter.

(d) All cut edges shall be deburred.

(e) The provisions of this section shall apply to both new and existing passenger cars. Requirements for such grills may be waived if certification is submitted that such elevator is operated manually or twenty-four (24) hour doorman service is provided. A security guard shall not be considered doorman service.

(f) For the purposes of this Section 2.6.3, a vandal resistant 0.25 inch (6 mm) polycarbonate sheet, such as Lexan, in two (2) layers, one (1) on each side of the required wire glass, may be used in lieu of the metal protective.

2.6.4 Door hangers.

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2.6.7 Bottom guides.

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2.6.7 Bottom guides.
Existing elevators in occupancy groups R-1, R-2 and E shall comply with the following requirements:

(a) The bottom of each horizontally sliding hoistway door panel shall be equipped with bottom guiding members and bottom safety retainers.

(1) The bottom of each horizontally sliding hoistway elevator door panel shall be guided by two or more members as described in ASME A17.1 Section 2.11.11.6.

(2) Safety Retainers ‒ The bottom of each horizontally sliding hoistway elevator door panel shall be provided with a means of retaining the door panel in position if the primary guiding means fail, and preventing displacement of the bottom of the door panel by not more than 0.75 inch (19 mm) into the hoistway. Such Retainers shall be installed on the bottom, shaft side of each door panel, shall be fabricated of at least twelve (12) gauge stainless or galvanized steel, and shall engage the corresponding sill member by not less than 0.375 inch (9.5 mm).

Exception: New elevator doors installed under the 1996/1997 or later editions of ASME A17.1 as modified by Chapter K1 of this appendix.

(b) The door panels shall be structurally sound and in such condition that the guide(s) and retainer(s) may be securely attached.

(1) At least one (1) bottom guide shall be installed near each end of every door panel.

(2) A safety retainer(s) totaling at least 8 inches (203 mm) in length shall be installed between the two (2) outermost guides.

(3) On smaller sized door panels, where due to the width of the door panel, the space between the two (2) outermost bottom guides would be less than 8 inches (203 mm), then either:

(i) The length of the retainer may be reduced to a minimum 4 inches (102 mm); or

(ii) When only one (1) bottom guide is provided near the center of the door, a 4 inches (102 mm) retainer shall be installed on each side of the bottom guide. If the space between the bottom guide and the edge of the door is less than four inches, the length of the retainer may be reduced to the amount of the space between the bottom guide and the edge of the door.

Exception: New elevator entrance frames and doors installed under the 1996/1997 or later editions of ASME A17.1 as modified by Chapter K1 of this appendix.

SECTION 2.7 HOISTWAY DOOR LOCKING DEVICES, PARKING DEVICES, AND ACCESS

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2.7.2 Elevator parking device

(a) Parking Devices Required. Elevators that are operated from within the car only and have manual operated doors that can be opened with a common tool, shall have elevator-parking devices installed at that landing. This device shall be located at a height not greater than 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) above the floor. Parking devices are not required for elevators having hoistway doors that are automatically unlocked when the car is within the landing zone.

(b) General Design Requirements. Parking devices shall conform to the following requirements:

(1) They shall be mechanically or electrically operated.

(2) They shall be designed and installed so that friction or sticking or the breaking of any springs used in the device will not permit opening or unlocking a door when the car is outside the landing zone of that floor.

(3) Springs, where used, shall be of the restrained compression type, which will prevent separation of the parts in case the spring breaks.

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(c) Car interior lighting. The car interior lighting shall not be extinguished and must meet the requirements of Section 3.4.5 of ASME A17.3 as modified by this chapter.

2.7.3 Access to hoistway.

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2.7.4 Restricted opening of hoistway doors and/or car doors on passenger elevators.

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2.7.6 Add new Section 2.7.6 to read as follows:

2.7.6 Locks on elevators and elevator hoistway doors.
In high rise buildings, no switch, lock or device of any kind shall be installed on any floor on or above the street floor on any elevator car or elevator hoistway door, except elevators used exclusively for freight, that shall prevent opening of such doors by anyone not having a key, unless fire department access to cars and hoistways is provided by a city-wide standard key number 2642 and the New York City Fire Department standard key.

PART III MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FOR ELECTRIC ELEVATORS

SECTION 3.1 BUFFERS AND BUMPERS

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SECTION 3.3 CAR FRAMES AND PLATFORMS

3.3.1 Car platforms.

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3.3.5 Protection of platforms against fire.

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SECTION 3.4 CAR ENCLOSURES

3.4.1 Car enclosures.

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3.4.2 Car doors and gates.

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3.4.2 Car doors and gates.
Passenger and loft elevators shall comply with (a) and (b) of this section by December 14, 2012:

(a) Doors, gates, and electric contacts. Cars shall have a car door or gate provided at each entrance equipped with a car door or gate electric contact. Car doors and/or gates shall conform to the following requirements:

(1) They shall be positively opened by a lever or other device attached to and operated by the door or gate.

(2) They shall be maintained in the open position by the action of gravity or by a restrained compression spring, or both, or by positive mechanical means.

(3) They shall not be readily accessible.

(b) Collapsible gates. Collapsible car gates shall conform to the following requirements:

(1) Collapsible car gates shall not be power opened to a distance exceeding one-third (1/3) of the clear gate opening, and in no case more than 10 inches (254 mm).

(2) When fully closed (extended position), gates shall reject a ball 3 inches (76 mm) in diameter for passenger elevators and 4.5 inches (114 mm) for freight elevators.

(3) Gates shall have at least every fourth vertical member guided at the top and every second vertical member guided at the bottom.

(4) Handles of manually operated collapsible gates nearest the car operating device on elevators operated from the car only shall be so located that the nearest handle is not more than 48 inches (1.22 m) from the car operating device when the gate is closed (extended position), and not more than 48 inches (1.22 m) above the car floor. Gate handles shall be provided with finger guards.

3.4.4 Emergency exits.

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3.4.5 Car illumination.

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3.4.5 Car illumination.
Car illumination shall comply with the provisions of this section by December 14, 2010:

(a) Interiors of cars shall be provided with an electric light or lights. Not less than two (2) lamps shall be provided.

(b) The minimum illumination at the car threshold, with the door closed, shall not be less than:

(1) For passenger elevators: 5 footcandles (54 lux ).

(2) For freight elevators: 2 1/2 footcandles (27 lux ).

(c) Light control switches are not required, but if provided they shall be located in or adjacent to the operating device in the car. In elevators having automatic operation, they shall be of the key-operated type or located in a fixture with a locked cover.

(d) Top of car light fixtures may be provided with a non-key-operated switch in or adjacent to the fixture.

SECTION 3.5 SAFETIES

3.5.1 Car safeties.

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3.5.2 Counterweight safeties.

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3.5.3 Safeties to stop ascending cars or counterweights prohibited.

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3.5.4 Application and release of safeties.

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3.5.5 Maximum permissible movement of governor rope to operate the safety mechanism.

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3.5.6 Rail lubricants and lubricant plate.

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3.5.6 Rail lubricants.
Rail lubricants or coatings that will reduce the holding power of the safety or prevent its functioning as required shall not be used.

SECTION 3.6 SPEED GOVERNORS

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SECTION 3.8 DRIVING MACHINES AND SHEAVES

3.8.1 General requirements.

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Add new Section 3.8.4.1 to read as follows:

3.8.4.1 Single plunger brakes.

(a) All existing traction elevators with single plunger brakes must comply with either of the following by January 1, 2027:

(1) Alteration of single plunger assemblies to dual-plunger type, or

(2) Compliance with Unintended Car Movement Protection as specified by Section 2.19.2 of ASME A17.1.

(b) Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of chapter 1 of title 28 of the Administrative Code, the work required to comply with this section may not be performed without a permit from the department.

SECTION 3.9 TERMINAL STOPPING DEVICES

3.9.1 Normal terminal stopping devices.

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3.9.2 Final terminal stopping devices.

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3.9.2 Final terminal stopping devices.
Upper and lower final terminal electromechanical stopping devices shall be provided and arranged to prevent movement of the car by the normal operating devices in either direction of travel after the car has passed a terminal landing. Final terminal stopping devices shall be located as follows:

(a) Winding drum driving machines. Elevators having winding drum machines shall have stopping switches on the machines and also installed in the hoistway and operated by cams attached to the car. Final limit switches and brackets shall be permanently secured and pinned.

(b) Traction driving machines. Elevators having traction driving machines shall have stopping switches installed in the hoistway and operated by cams attached to the car. Final limit switches and brackets shall be permanently secured and pinned.

SECTION 3.10 OPERATING DEVICES AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT

3.10.1 Types of operating devices.

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3.10.3 Top-of-car operating devices.

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3.10.4 Electrical protective devices

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3.10.4 Electrical protective devices.
Electrical protective devices shall be provided by December 14, 2010 in accordance with the following:

(a) Slack-rope switch. Winding drum machines shall be provided with a slack-rope device equipped with a slack-rope switch of the enclosed manually reset type that shall cause the electric power to be removed from the elevator driving machine motor and brake if the suspension ropes become slack.

(b) Compensating rope sheave switch. Compensating rope sheaves shall be provided with a compensating rope sheave switch or switches mechanically opened by the compensating rope sheave before the sheave reaches its upper or lower limit of travel to cause the electric power to be removed from the elevator driving machine motor and brake.

(c) Broken rope, tape, or chain switches used in connection with machine room normal terminal stopping switches. Broken rope, tape, or chain switches conforming to the requirements of Section 3.6.1 shall be provided in connection with normal terminal stopping devices located in machine rooms of traction elevators. Such switches shall be opened by a failure of the rope, tape, or chain.

(d) Car-safety mechanism switch. A switch shall be required where a car safety is provided.

(e) Final terminal stopping devices. Final terminal stopping devices shall be provided for every elevator.

(f) Emergency terminal speed limiting device. Where reduced stroke oil buffers are provided, emergency terminal speed limiting devices are required.

(g) Motor generator overspeed protection. Means shall be provided to cause the electric power to be removed automatically from the elevator driving machine motor and brake should a motor generator set, driven by a direct current motor, overspeed excessively.

(h) Motor field sensing means. Where direct current is supplied to an armature and shunt field of an elevator driving machine motor, a motor field current sensing means shall be provided, which shall cause the electric power to be removed from the motor armature and brake unless current is flowing in the shunt field of the motor.

A motor field current sensing means is not required for static control elevators provided with a device to detect an overspeed condition prior to, and independent of, the operation of the governor overspeed switch. This device shall cause power to be removed from the elevator driving machine motor armature and machine brake.

(i) Buffer switches for oil buffers used with type C car safeties. Oil level and compression switches shall be provided for all oil buffers used with Type C safeties.

(j) Hoistway door interlocks or hoistway door electric contacts. Hoistway door interlocks or hoistway door electric contacts shall be provided for all elevators.

(k) Car door or gate electric contacts. Car door or gate electric contacts shall be provided for all elevators with car doors or gates.

(l) Normal terminal stopping devices. Normal terminal stopping devices shall be provided for every elevator.

(m) Car side emergency exit electric contact. An electric contact shall be provided on every car side emergency exit door.

(n) Electric contacts for hinged car platform sills. Hinged car platform sills, where provided, shall be equipped with electric contacts.

(o) Emergency stop switch. On all elevators, an emergency stop switch shall be provided in the car, and located in or adjacent to each car operating panel. When open (i.e. the "stop position"), this switch shall cause the electric power to be removed from the elevator driving-machine motor and brake. Emergency stop switches shall:

(1) Be of the manual open and close type:

(2) Have red operating handles or buttons;

(3) Be conspicuously and permanently marked "STOP" and indicate the "STOP" and "RUN" positions; and

(4) When open, cause an audible signaling device to sound.

(p) Stop switch in pit. A stop switch, conforming to the following requirements shall be provided in the pit of every elevator. The switch shall be located adjacent to the normal pit access. The switch shall cause the electric power to be removed from the elevator driving machine motor and brake and shall:

(1) Be of the manual open and close type:

(2) Have red operating handles or buttons;

(3) Be conspicuously and permanently marked "STOP" and indicate the "STOP" and "RUN" positions; and

(4) Be positively opened mechanically and its opening shall not be solely dependent on a spring.

(q) Buffer switches for gas spring return oil buffers. A buffer switch shall be provided for gas spring return oil buffers that will cause electric power to be removed from the elevator driving machine motor and brake if the plunger is not within 0.5 inch (13 mm) of the fully extended position.

3.10.5 Power supply line disconnecting means.

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3.10.11 Add new Section 3.10.11 to read as follows:

3.10.11 Signal systems on car switch elevators.
Elevators with car switch operation shall be provided with a signal system by means of which signals can be given from any landing whenever the elevator is desired at the landing.

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3.10.12 System to monitor and prevent automatic operation of passenger and freight elevators with faulty door contact circuits.

All automatic passenger and freight elevators shall comply with this section by January 1, 2020. Means shall be provided to monitor the position of power-operated car doors that are mechanically coupled with the landing doors or power-operated car doors with manually operated swing-type hall doors, while the car is in the landing zone, in order

(a) to prevent the operation of the car if the car door is not closed (see Section 3.4.2(c) of ASME A17.3), regardless whether the portion of the circuits incorporating the car-door contact or the interlock contact of the landing door coupled with car door, or both, are closed or open, except as permitted under any of the following conditions:

(1) by a car-leveling or truck-leveling device

(2) when a hoistway access switch is operated

(3) when the top-of-car inspection operation utilizing a car door by-pass or hoistway-door bypass switch is activated

(4) when on any mode of inspection operation; and

(b) to prevent, except as permitted by inspection operation, the power closing of the doors if the car door is fully open and any of the following conditions exist:

(1) the car-door contact is closed or the portion of the circuit, incorporating this contact is bypassed;

(2) the interlock contact of the landing door that is coupled to the opened car door is closed or the portion of the circuit, incorporating this contact is bypassed, except when operating during Firefighters' Service Phase II;

Exception: For swing-type door operation, the locking (secondary) contacts shall be monitored.

(3) the car-door contact and the interlock contact of the door that is coupled to the opened car door are closed, or the portions of the circuits incorporating these contacts are bypassed;

Exception: For swing-type door operation, the locking (secondary) contacts shall be monitored.

Design and/or controller modifications shall be approved by the controller manufacturer or a registered design professional. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of Chapter 1 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code, the work required to comply with this section may not be performed without a permit from the department.

SECTION 3.11 EMERGENCY OPERATION AND SIGNALING DEVICES

3.11.1 Car emergency signaling devices.

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3.11.1 Car emergency signaling devices.
Elevators shall be provided with the following signaling devices:

(a) In all buildings, the elevator shall be provided with an audible signaling device, operable from the emergency stop switch, when provided, and from a switch marked "ALARM" that is located in or adjacent to each car operating panel. The signaling device shall be located inside the building and audible inside the car and outside the hoistway. One signaling device may be used for a group of elevators.

(b) In buildings in which a building attendant (building employee, watchperson, etc.) is not continuously available to take action when the required emergency signal is operated, the elevators shall be provided with a means within the car for communicating with or signaling to a service which is capable of taking appropriate action when a building attendant is not available.

3.11.3 Firefighters' service.

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3.11.3 Firefighters' service operation in existing elevators.

Firefighters' service operation shall be installed in accordance with the New York City Building Code in all existing elevators serving any of the following:

(a) High rise buildings or buildings classified in Occupancy Group M except existing R-2.

(b) All buildings or buildings classified in Occupancy Group A, B, E, I, or R-1 (except for "residential hotels," as such term is defined by the commissioner pursuant to rules and regulations).

SECTION 3.12 SUSPENSION MEANS AND THEIR CONNECTIONS

3.12.1 Suspension means.

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PART IV HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

SECTION 4.2 MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

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4.3.1 Connection to driving machine.

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4.3.2 Plunger stops.

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4.3.3 Hydraulic elevators.

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4.3.3 Hydraulic elevators.
Hydraulic elevators that have any portion of the cylinder buried in the ground and that do not have a double cylinder or a cylinder with a safety bulkhead shall comply with this section by December 14, 2014:

(a) Have the cylinder replaced with a double cylinder or a cylinder with a safety bulkhead protected from corrosion by one or more of the following methods:

(1) Monitored cathodic protection;

(2) A coating to protect the cylinder from corrosion that will withstand the installation process;

(3) By a protective plastic casing immune to galvanic or electrolytic action, salt water, and other known underground conditions; or

(b) Be provided with a device meeting the requirements of Section 3.5 or a device arranged to operate in the down direction at an overspeed not exceeding one hundred twenty-five (125) percent of rated speed. The device shall mechanically act to limit the maximum car speed to the buffer striking speed, or stop the elevator car with rated load with a deceleration not to exceed 32.2 ft/s2 (9.8 m/s2), and shall not automatically reset. Actuation of the device shall cause power to be removed from the pump motor and control valves until manually reset; or

(c) Have other means acceptable to the department to protect against unintended movement of the car as a result of uncontrolled fluid loss.

SECTION 4.4 VALVES, SUPPLY PIPING, AND FITTINGS

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SECTION 4.5 TANKS

4.5.2 Pressure tanks.

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SECTION 4.6 TERMINAL STOPPING DEVICES

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SECTION 4.7 OPERATING DEVICES AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT

4.7.1 Operating devices.

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4.7.2 Top-of-car operating devices.

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4.7.3 Anticreep leveling devices.

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4.7.4 Electrical protective devices.

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4.7.4 Electrical protective devices.
When they apply to hydraulic elevators, the following electrical protective devices conforming to the requirements of Section 3.10.4 shall be provided:

(a) Stop switches in the pit: and

(b) Where such emergency doors are provided, in-car emergency exit door electric contacts.

Such devices shall prevent the operation of the elevator by the normal operating device and shall prevent the moment of the car in response to the anticreep leveling device.

4.7.5 Power supply line disconnecting means.

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SECTION 4.8 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COUNTERWEIGHTED HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

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SECTION 4.9 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ROPED HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

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PART V ESCALATORS

SECTION 5.1 CONSTRUCTION

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5.1.4 Antislide device.

On high deck balustrades, antislide devices shall be provided on decks or combination of decks when the outer edge of the deck is greater than 12 inches (305 mm) from the centerline of the handrail or on adjacent escalators when the distance between centerline of the handrails is greater than 16 inches . (406 mm).

These devices shall consist of raised objects fastened to the decks, not closer than 4 inches (102 mm) to the handrail and spaced not greater than 78 inches (2000 mm) apart. The height shall be not less than 3/4 inch (19 mm). There shall be no sharp corners or edges.

5.1.7 Step risers.

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5.1.8 Slotting of step treads.

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5.1.11 Step/skirt performance index

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SECTION 5.2 BRAKES

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SECTION 5.3 OPERATING AND SAFETY DEVICES

5.3.1 Starting switches.

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5.3.1 Starting devices.
In every new and existing escalator, starting devices shall be provided with the combination of a starting switch and a starting button. The escalator shall be started only after the activation of both the switch and the button.

(a) Starting switch. Starting switches shall be of continuous pressure spring return type and shall be operated by a cylinder type lock having five-pin, five-disc or five-tumbler combination. Starting switches shall be of three-position type and shall be clearly marked as follows:
NORMAL. A central position for the key entry and spring return position.
START-UP. A right side position for starting the escalator in the upward direction.
START-DOWN. A left side position for starting the escalator in the downward direction.

(b) Starting Button. Starting buttons shall be of the constant pressure type and located within 6 in. (152 mm) from the starting switch. They shall be clearly marked "Starting Button".

(c) Cover Plate. A locked, transparent cover plate that can be opened by the starting key and clearly marked "For Start Only" shall protect the starting devices.

(d) Location of starting devices. Starting devices shall be located at top and bottom of the escalator on the right side-facing newel.

(NOTE: The starting key shall be kept on the premises at all times and shall only be accessible to persons authorized to start escalators. It shall also be made available to the commissioner or the commissioner's representative.)

5.3.2 Emergency stop buttons.

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5.3.2 Emergency stop buttons location.
A red stop button shall be visibly located at the top and bottom landings on the right side facing the escalator. Remote stop buttons are prohibited except that any escalator connected to an automatic fire alarm system shall gradually stop not exceeding the speed of 3 ft per sec2 (0.91 m/s2) upon the activation of such system.

5.3.3 Speed governor.

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5.3.4 Broken step-chain device.

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5.3.5 Application of brake.

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5.3.6 Broken drive-chain device.

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5.3.7 Skirt obstruction device.

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5.3.7 Skirt obstruction device.
Escalators shall comply with the following no later than January 1, 2014: Means shall be provided to cause the electric power to be removed from the escalator driving machine motor and brake if an object becomes caught between the step and the skirt as the step approaches the upper combplate, intermediate device or lower combplate. On units having a run of 20 feet (6.10 m) or more, intermediate devices shall be provided on both sides of the escalator with devices located at interval of 10 feet (3.05 m) or less. The activation of an intermediate device shall stop the escalator at a rate not greater than 3 ft per sec2 (0.91 m/s2) in the direction of travel. The upper and lower skirt devices shall be located so that the escalator will stop before that object reaches the combplate. The activation of any skirt device shall stop the escalator with any load up to full brake rated load with the escalator running.

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5.3.12 Comb-step stop device.
A device shall be provided that will cause the opening of the power circuit to the escalator driving machine motor and brake where a resultant vertical force not greater than 60 lbf (268 N) in the upward direction is applied at the center of the front of the comb-plate.

SECTION 5.5 ENTRANCE AND EGRESS ENDS

5.5.2 Distinction between comb and step.

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5.5.3 Adjacent floor surfaces.

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5.5.5 Landing access plates.

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PART VI DUMBWAITERS

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PART VII HAND ELEVATORS

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SECTION 7.0 EXISTING HAND POWERED FREIGHT ELEVATORS

Existing hand powered freight elevators shall not be subject to the provisions of this section. However, adequate protection of landing openings shall be provided by hinged or sliding doors which shall remain locked at all times except when the freight elevator is in use. Auxiliary gates not less than 36 inches (914 mm) in height, substantially constructed and secured in place, of wood or metal, or equivalent metal chains shall be installed. Such gates or chains may be arranged to lift vertically, to slide horizontally, or to swing. No part of any gate or chain shall project into the freight elevator shaft. Gates may be operated automatically or manually.

SECTION 7.1 HOISTWAY, HOISTWAY ENCLOSURES, AND RELATED CONSTRUCTION

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SECTION 7.2 MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

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PART VIII SIDEWALK ELEVATORS

SECTION 8.1 HOISTWAY, HOISTWAY ENCLOSURES, AND MACHINERY ROOMS

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SECTION 8.2 MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

8.2.2 Buffers and bumpers.

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8.2.3 Counterweights.

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8.2.4 Car frames and platforms.

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8.2.5 Bow-irons and stanchions.

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8.2.6 Car enclosures and car doors and gates.

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8.2.7 Car and counterweight safeties and governors.

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8.2.8 Capacity and loading.

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8.2.9 Driving machines and sheaves.

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8.2.10 Terminal stopping devices.

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8.2.11 Locking devices for hinged swinging doors or vertically lifting covers in sidewalks or other areas exterior to the building.

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8.2.12 Requirements for electrical wiring and electrical equipment.

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8.2.13 Clearance between loading side of car platforms and hoistway enclosures.

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8.2.14 Operating devices and control equipment of sidewalk elevator.

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8.2.14 Operating devices and control equipment of sidewalk elevator.
The operation of power sidewalk elevators through openings in the sidewalk, or through openings in other exterior areas that are accessible to the public, and that are protected by hinged doors or vertically lifting covers, shall conform to the following:

(a) The elevator shall be operated in both the up and down directions through the opening, only from the sidewalk or other exterior area. The operation shall be by means of:

(1) Key-operated continuous-pressure-type up and down switches; or

(2) Continuous-pressure-type up-and-down operating buttons on the free end of a detachable, flexible cord 5 feet (1.52 m) or less in length.

(b) Key-operated switches shall be of continuous pressure spring return type, and shall be operated by a cylinder-type lock having not less than a five-pin or five-disk combination with the key removable only when the switch is in the "OFF" position.

(c) Key-operated switches and plug receptacles for flexible cords shall be mounted in weatherproof boxes with covers installed above the sidewalk or other area on the side of the building wall, located 18 inches (457 mm) or less horizontally from one side of the opening.

(d) Operating buttons may be provided in the elevator car and at any landing below the top landing, provided that such buttons shall operate the car only when the bow-iron or stanchions are not in contact with the doors or covers in the sidewalk of other exterior area.

(e) When the bow-iron or stanchions are in contact with the doors or covers at the sidewalk or other exterior area, it shall be possible to operate the car only by means of either the key switches or the continuous-pressure type up-and-down buttons on the free end of the flexible cord specified in Section 8.2.14(a)(1).

(f) Flexible cords and operating keys shall not be left where they are accessible to unauthorized persons for operation of the elevator.

PART IX MOVING WALKS

Add new Section 9.0 to read as follows:

SECTION 9.0 SKIRT PANELS

(a) The clearance on each side of the steps between step thread and the adjacent skirt panel shall be not more than 0.188 inch . (4.8 mm) and the edges shall be rounded.

(b) The exposed surface of the skirt panels adjacent to the thread shall be smooth.

SECTION 9.1 PROTECTION OF FLOOR OPENINGS

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SECTION 9.2 PROTECTION OF SUPPORTS AND MACHINE SPACES AGAINST FIRE

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SECTION 9.3 CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

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SECTION 9.4 ENTRANCE AND EGRESS ENDS

9.4.2 Distinction between comb and step.

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SECTION 9.5 DRIVING MACHINES, MOTOR, AND BRAKE

Delete Section 9.5 in its entirety.

SECTION 9.6 OPERATING AND SAFETY DEVICES

9.6.1 General.

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9.6.2 Starting switch.

Delete and revise Section 9.6.2 to read as follows:

9.6.2 Starting devices.
In every new and existing moving walk, starting devices shall be provided with the combination of a starting switch and a starting button. The escalator shall be started only after the activation of both the switch and the button.

(a) Starting Switch. Starting switches shall be of continuous pressure spring return type and shall be operated by a cylinder type lock having five-pin, five-disc or five-tumbler combination. Starting switches shall be of three-position type and shall be clearly marked as follows:

NORMAL. A central position for the key entry and spring return position.

START-UP. A right side position for starting the escalator in the upward direction.

START-DOWN. A left side position for starting the escalator in the downward direction.

(b) Starting Button. Starting buttons shall be of the constant pressure type and located within 6 inches (152 mm) from the starting switch. They shall be clearly marked "Starting Button".

(c) Cover Plate. A locked, transparent cover plate that can be opened by the starting key and clearly marked "For Start Only" shall protect the starting devices.

(d) Location of starting devices. Starting devices shall be located at top and bottom of the escalator on the right side-facing newel.

(NOTE: The starting key shall be kept on the premises at all times and may only be accessible to persons authorized to start escalators. It shall also be made available to the commissioner or the commissioner's representative.)

9.6.3 Emergency stop buttons.

Delete and revise Section 9.6.3 to read as follows:

9.6.3 Emergency stop buttons location.
A red stop button shall be visibly located at the top and bottom landings on the right side facing the moving walk. Remote stop buttons are prohibited except that any escalator connected to an automatic fire alarm system shall gradually stop not exceeding the speed of 3 ft per sec2 (0.91 m/s2) upon the activation of such system.

9.6.4 Speed governor.

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9.6.5 Application of an electrically released brake.

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9.6.6 Broken drive-chain switch.

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9.6.10 Disconnected motor safety device.

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Add new Section 9.6.12 to read as follows:

9.6.12 Comb-pallet stop device.
A device shall be provided that will cause the opening of the power circuit to the moving walk driving-machine motor and brake when a resultant vertical force not greater than 60 lbf (268 N) in the upward direction is applied at the center of the front of the comb-plate.

SECTION 9.7 LIGHTING AND ACCESS

9.7.2 Access to Interior.

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PART X PRIVATE RESIDENCE ELEVATORS

10 Delete Section 10 in its entirety.
The provisions of American Society of Mechanical Engineers ("ASME") A17.1S-2005 must be modified in accordance with this chapter. The section numbers correlate to those in the referenced ASME standard.

PART 1 GENERAL

SECTION 1.1 SCOPE

1.1 Delete and revise Section 1.1 to read as follows:

See ASME A17.1-2000 including A17.1a-2002 and A17.1b-2003 as amended by Chapter K1 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code for additional, relevant requirements.

SECTION 1.3 DEFINITIONS

1.3 Delete and revise the definition "Control space, elevator, dumbwaiter, material lift" to read as follows:

CONTROL SPACE, ELEVATOR, DUMBWAITER, MATERIAL LIFT: a space outside the hoistway, intended for full bodily entry, which contains the motor controller. The space could also contain electrical and/or mechanical equipment used directly in connection with the elevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift, but not the electric driving machine or the hydraulic machine. (See Appendix Q of ASME A17.1S as amended by Chapter K4 of the New York City Building Code.)

Add the following sentence to the end of the definition "Machinery space, elevator, dumbwaiter, material lift":

Machinery space in hoistways may not contain a motion controller, a motor controller or an operation controller.

PART 2 ELECTRIC ELEVATORS

SECTION 2.1 CONSTRUCTION OF HOISTWAYS AND HOISTWAY ENCLOSURES

2.1.4 Control of smoke and hot gases.

Delete and revise Section 2.1.4 to read as follows:

2.1.4 Control of smoke and hot gases.
Hoistways must be provided with means to prevent the accumulation of smoke and hot gases when required by the New York City Building Code.

2.1.6 Projections, recesses and setbacks in hoistway enclosures.

Delete and revise Section 2.1.6.2 to read as follows:

2.1.6.2 On sides not used for loading and unloading:

(a) Recesses, except those necessary for installation of elevator equipment, must not be permitted;

(b) Beams, floor slabs, or other building construction making an angle less than 75 degrees with the horizontal must not project more than 50 mm (2 in.) inside the hoistway enclosure unless the top surface of the projection is beveled at an angle not less than 75 degrees with the horizontal;

(c) Separator beams between adjacent elevators are not required to have bevels;

(d) Where setbacks exceeding 50 mm (2 in.) occur in the enclosure wall, the top of the setback must be beveled at an angle of not less than 85 degrees with the horizontal;

(e) Bevels are not required if the projections and setbacks are covered with material conforming to the following:

(1) It must be equal to or stronger than 1.110 mm (0.0437 in.) wire;

(2) It must have openings not exceeding 25 mm (1 in.);

(3) It must be supported and braced such that it will not deflect more than 25 mm (1 in.) when subjected to a force of 4.79 kPa (100 lbs. per sq ft) applied horizontally at any point.

SECTION 2.2 PITS

2.2.2 Design and construction of pits.

Delete and revise Section 2.2.2.5 to read as follows:

2.2.2.5 Elevators with sprinklers in the shaftway must be provided with a drain or sump pump.

2.2.4 Access to pits.

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2.2.4.1 Access must be by means of the lowest hoistway door or by means of a separate pit access door, located at the level of the pit floor.

Add new Subsection (f) to Section 2.2.4.4 to read as follows:

(f) Pit doors must be labeled "DANGER: ELEVATOR PIT" with letters not less than 51 mm (2 in) high.

SECTION 2.7 MACHINERY SPACES, MACHINE ROOMS, CONTROL SPACES, AND CONTROL ROOMS

2.7.3 Access to machinery spaces, machine rooms, control spaces, and control rooms.

Add new Subsection (d) to Section 2.7.3.1.1 to read as follows:

(d) A control space and machinery space for elevators must only be located where working clearances required for the control space will not impede upon the path of travel in unrestricted areas. Where the elevator control space is located in a path of travel in an unrestricted area, a clear path of travel parallel to the control space must not be less than the required working clearance plus 1219 mm (48 in.) perpendicular to the control space. A permanent barricade needed to establish the working clearances for the control space must be accessible to elevator personnel from the control space. The barricade must be deployed whenever the doors to the control space are in the open position. See Figure Q-2.

Add new Subsection (d) to Section 2.7.3.4.1 to read as follows:

(d) Labeled "ELEVATOR EQUIPMENT" with letters not less than 51 mm (2 in.) high.

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Access doors to machine rooms, control rooms and control spaces must be provided.

Add new Subsection (d) to Section 2.7.3.4.6 to read as follows:

(d) Labeled "DANGER: ELEVATOR HOISTWAY" with letters not less than 51 mm (2 in.) high and have an electrical safety switch that will remove power from the hoist machine and brake if the door is opened.

2.7.6 Location of machinery spaces, machine rooms, control spaces, control rooms, and equipment.

Delete and revise Section 2.7.6.2 to read as follows:

2.7.6.2 Location of machinery spaces and control spaces.
Machinery spaces may be located inside or outside the hoistway. Control spaces are not permitted inside the hoistway. Control spaces are only permitted inside the building.

Delete and revise Section 2.7.6.3.4 to read as follows:

2.7.6.3.4 Where a governor is located inside the hoistway, means of access conforming to the requirements of Sections 2.7.3.3 and 2.7.3.4 for inspection and servicing the governor must be provided from outside the hoistway.

Add new sentence to the end of Section 2.7.6.4 to read as follows:

These means must be permanently installed.

Delete and revise Subsection (d) of Section 2.7.6.4.3 to read as follows:

(d) If the car is moved manually, the effort required to move the car in the direction of load imbalance must not exceed 400 N (90 lbf). If the means used is removable, it must be stored outside the hoistway and access to the means must be with a key that is Group 1 Security. It must be suitably marked to indicate the machine for which it is intended. It must also contain instructions on its use and be labeled "Machine Brake Release".

SECTION 2.8 EQUIPMENT IN HOISTWAYS, MACHINERY SPACES, MACHINE ROOMS, CONTROL SPACES, AND CONTROL ROOMS

2.8.3 Pipes, ducts, tanks, and sprinklers.

Delete and revise Section 2.8.3.3 to read as follows:

2.8.3.3 Sprinkler systems conforming to NFPA 13 must be permitted to be installed in the hoistway or machinery space, subject to Sections 2.8.3.3.1 through 2.8.3.3.4.

SECTION 2.11 PROTECTION OF HOISTWAY OPENINGS

2.11.1 Entrances and emergency doors required.

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Entrances must be at least 2030 mm (80 in.) in height and 915 mm (36 in.) in width.

Delete and revise Subsection (a) of Section 2.11.1.2 to read as follows:

(a) The clear opening must be at least 915 mm (36 in.) wide and 2030 mm (80 in.) high.

2.11.2 Types of entrances.

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Delete Subsection (c) of Section 2.11.2.2 in its entirety.

2.11.6 Openings of hoistway doors.

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(d) Any landing for elevator equipped with Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation when Phase II is effective.

Add new Subsection (e) to Section 2.11.6.2 to read as follows:

(e) Consecutive vacant floors.

Add new Subsection (f) to Section 2.11.6.2 to read as follows:

(f) Main lobby street floor.

Add new Section 2.11.6.5 to read as follows:

2.11.6.5 Vestibule.

2.11.6.5.1 Elevator landings provided with a zero clearance vestibule (not to exceed 150 mm (6 in.) from the elevator hoistway door) are permissible only when locking devices accessible from the car are installed exclusively on the door that separates the zero clearance vestibule from the occupied floor space.

2.11.6.5.2 Where the vestibule is not a zero clearance vestibule as defined in Section 2.11.6.5.1, locking devices at the vestibule will be permitted under any one of the following conditions:

(a) A red telephone is installed in the vestibule near the elevator doors to communicate with lobby fire command station or building manager's office or to central service station when the building is not attended. A sign must be posted near the telephone. The sign must read "In Case of Fire or Other Emergency Use This Phone to Contact Lobby or Building Manager or Central Service Station";

(b) The locking devices on the vestibule door leading to an exit are released upon activation of any detection or signaling devices, or power failure;

(c) At least one exit stair is located within the vestibule.

2.11.7 Glass in hoistway doors.

Delete and revise Section 2.11.7.1 to read as follows:

2.11.7.1 Vision panels.
For elevators with automatic or continuous-pressure operation, manually operated or self-closing hoistway doors of the vertically or horizontally sliding type must be provided with a vision panel. In multi-section doors, the vision panel is required in one section only, but is permitted to be placed in all sections. All horizontally swinging elevator doors must be provided with vision panels. Vision panels are permitted for any type of hoistway door. Vision panels are not required at the landing of automatic operation elevators equipped with horizontally sliding car and hoistway doors.

Where required or used, vision panels must conform to Sections 2.11.7.1.1 through 2.11.7.1.7.

Delete and revise Section 2.11.7.1.1 to read as follows:

2.11.7.1.1 The area of any single vision panel must not be less than 0.008 m2 (12 in2), and the total area of one or more panels in any hoistway door must not be more than 0.026 m2 (40 in2).

2.11.11 Entrances, horizontal slide type.

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(a) The bottom of each panel must be guided by two or more members.

2.11.15 Marking.

Delete and revise Section 2.11.15.1 to read as follows:

2.11.15.1 Labeling of tested assembly.
Sections 2.11.15.1.1 and 2.11.15.1.2 apply. Where required by the New York City Building Code, the entire entrance assembly must be of an approved type.

SECTION 2.12 HOISTWAY DOOR LOCKING DEVICES AND ELECTRIC CONTACTS, AND HOISTWAY ACCESS SWITCHES

2.12.3 Hoistway door combination mechanical locks and electrical contacts.

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2.12.4 Listing/certification door locking devices and door or gate electrical contacts.

Delete and replace Section 2.12.4.1 to read as follows:

2.12.4.1 Type tests.
Each type and make of hoistway-door interlock, electric contact, and door or gate electric contact must be of an approved type. Hoistway-door combination mechanical locks and electrical contacts are not permitted.

Delete and revise Subsection (b) of Section 2.12.4.3 to read as follows:

(b) Identification marking. The approved agency's name, date of approval and identifying number or symbol.

2.12.7 Hoistway access switches.

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2.12.7.3.2 The car cannot be operated at a speed greater than 0.35 m/s (75 ft/min).

SECTION 2.13 POWER OPERATION OF HOISTWAY DOORS AND CAR DOORS

2.13.2 Power opening.

Delete and revise Section 2.13.2.1.2 to read as follows:

2.13.2.1.2 Collapsible car gates must not be power opened.

SECTION 2.14 CAR ENCLOSURES, CAR DOORS AND GATES, AND CAR ILLUMINATION

2.14.2 Passenger car enclosures.

Delete and revise Section 2.14.2.1.1 to read as follows:

2.14.2.1.1 Materials in their end use configuration, other than those covered by Sections 2.14.2.1.2 through 2.14.2.1.6, must conform to the following requirements, based on the tests conducted in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E 84, UL 723, or NFPA 255:

(a) Flame spread rating of 0 to 50.

(b) Smoke development of 0 to 100.

2.14.7 Illumination of cars and lighting fixtures.

Delete and revise Section 2.14.7.1.4 to read as follows:

2.14.7.1.4 Each elevator must be provided with a guarded electric light and convenience outlet fixture on the car top and under the car platform.

SECTION 2.18 SPEED GOVERNORS

2.18.4 Speed-governor overspeed switch.

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An access door is required when the governor is installed at the top of the hoistway for access to reset switches by elevator personnel. The access door must comply with Section 2.7.3.4.6.

Delete and revise the Note to Section 2.18.4.4 to read as follows:

NOTE: Manual reset is defined here as personal intervention by elevator personnel at the governor.

2.18.5 Governor ropes.

Delete and revise Section 2.18.5.1 to read as follows:

2.18.5.1 Material and factor of safety.
Governor ropes must be a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in.) and must comply with ASME A17.6-2010, Part 1 and ASME A17.1-2010 as referred to in ASME A17.6-2010.

SECTION 2.20 SUSPENSION ROPES AND THEIR CONNECTIONS

2.20.3 Factor of safety.

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2.20.3 Factor of safety.
Suspension ropes must be stranded carbon steel wire ropes (minimum 8 mm (0.3 in.)) or noncircular elastomeric coated steel suspension members. They must comply with ASME A17.6-2010, Part 1 and Part 3 and ASME A17.1-2010 as referred to in A17.6-2010. Aramid fiber ropes are not permitted.

2.20.4 Minimum number and diameter of suspension ropes.

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2.20.4 Minimum number and diameter of suspension ropes.
Suspension ropes must be stranded carbon steel wire ropes (minimum 8 mm (0.3 in)) or noncircular elastomeric coated steel suspension members. They must comply with ASME A17.6-2010, Part 1 and Part 3 and ASME A17.1-2010 as referred to in A17.6-2010. Aramid fiber ropes are not permitted.

SECTION 2.24 DRIVING MACHINES AND SHEAVES

2.24.10 Means for inspection of gears.

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2.24.10 Means for inspection of gears.
Each gear case of geared machines must have access to permit inspection of the contact surfaces of the gears.

SECTION 2.25 TERMINAL STOPPING DEVICES

2.25.3 Final terminal stopping devices.

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(d) Final limit switches and bracket must be permanently secured and pinned.

SECTION 2.26 OPERATING DEVICES AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT

2.26.1 Operation and operating devices.

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(e) The inspection operating devices (see Section 2.26.1.4.1(c)) must be portable, with a cord length of the distance from the connection point to the farthest corner of the top of car, provided that

(1) The "ENABLE" device (see Section 2.26.1.4.2(c)), and a stop switch, in addition to the stop switch required in Section 2.26.1.4.2(a) are included in the portable unit; and

(2) The flexible cord is permanently attached so that the portable unit cannot be detached from the car top.

2.26.2 Electrical protective devices.

Delete and revise Section 2.26.2.5 to read as follows:

2.26.2.5 Emergency stop switch.
On all elevators, an emergency stop switch must be provided in the car, and located in or adjacent to each car operating panel. When open ("STOP" position), this switch must cause the electric power to be removed from the elevator driving-machine motor and brake. Emergency stop switches must:

(a) Be of the manually opened and closed type;

(b) Have red operating handles or buttons;

(c) Be conspicuously and permanently marked "STOP" and must indicate the "STOP" and "RUN" positions; and

(d) While opened, cause the audible device to sound (see Section 2.27.1.2).

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Delete Section 2.26.2.33 in its entirety.

SECTION 2.27 EMERGENCY OPERATION AND SIGNALING DEVICES

2.27.1 Car emergency signaling devices.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.1.1.1 to read as follows:

2.27.1.1.1 A two-way communications means between the car and a location in the building that is readily accessible to authorized and emergency personnel must be provided. Means must be provided to enable two-way voice communication between the machine, the control room, the control space and the interior of the car.

2.27.2 Emergency or standby power system.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.2.4.3 to read as follows:

2.27.2.4.3 Means must be provided adjacent to the selector switch(es) to indicate that the elevator is at the designated level with the doors in the normally open position.

2.27.3 Firefighters' emergency operation: automatic elevators.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.3 to read as follows:

2.27.3 Firefighters' emergency operation: automatic elevators.
See Chapter K1 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code, and replace the words "machine room" with "control room and control space".

2.27.4 Firefighters' emergency operation: nonautomatic elevators.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.4 to read as follows:

2.27.4 Firefighters' emergency operation: nonautomatic elevators.
See Chapter K1 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code.

2.27.5 Firefighters' emergency operation: automatic elevators with designated-attendant operation.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.5 to read as follows:

2.27.5 Firefighters' emergency operation: automatic elevators with designated attendant operation.
See Chapter K1 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code.

2.27.8 Switch keys.

Delete and revise Section 2.27.8 to read as follows:

2.27.8 Switch keys.
See Chapter K1 of Appendix K of the New York City Building Code.

2.27.9 Elevator corridor call station pictograph.

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SECTION 2.29 IDENTIFICATION

2.29.1 Identification of equipment.

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2.29.1 Identification of equipment.
In buildings with more than one (1) elevator, each elevator must be assigned a unique alphabetical or numerical identification, a minimum of 50 mm (2 in.) in height. The identification number must be applied to the following locations:

(a) Driving machine;

(b) MG and/or transformers;

(c) Controller;

(d) Selector;

(e) Governor;

(f) Main line disconnect switch;

(g) The crosshead or, where there is no crosshead, the car frame, such that it is visible from the top of the car;

(h) The car operating panel, minimum of 13 mm (0.5 in.) in height;

(i) Adjacent to or on every elevator entrance at the designated level, minimum of 75 mm (3 in.) height; and

(j) Each bank of elevators must be identified by a letter.

Add new Section 2.29.1.1 to read as follows:

2.29.1.1 New York City identification number.
Each elevator must be assigned a unique numerical identification a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in.) in height. The city identification number must be applied to the following locations:

(a) The driving machine;

(b) MG and / or transformers;

(c) Controller;

(d) Main line disconnect switch;

(e) The crosshead or, where there is no crosshead, the car frame, such that it is visible from the top of the car;

(f) The car operating panel (main panel only).

Add new Section 2.29.3 to read as follows:

2.29.3 Main line location signage.
A permanent sign must be located on or adjacent to the Phase I key switch. The sign must indicate the location of the mainline disconnect switches for that bank of elevators. Lettering must be a minimum of 6 mm (0.25 in.) high in red or a color contrasting with a red background.

PART 3 HYDRAULIC ELEVATORS

SECTION 3.6 PROTECTION OF SPACES BELOW HOISTWAY

3.6.2 Counterweight safety actuation.

Delete and revise Section 3.6.2 to read as follows:

3.6.2 Car and counterweight safety actuation.
Where the space referred to in Section 3.6 falls underneath the car or counterweight and/or its guides, the car and counterweight must be provided with a safety device.

SECTION 3.7 MACHINERY SPACES, MACHINE ROOMS, CONTROL SPACES, AND CONTROL ROOMS

Delete and revise the opening paragraph of Section 3.7.1 to read as follows:

3.7.1 Machinery spaces, machine rooms, control spaces, and control rooms must conform to the requirements of Sections 2.7.1 through 2.7.7 and Section 2.7.9. Hydraulic machines and controllers are not permitted in the hoistway or pit.

PART 8 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 8.1 SECURITY

8.1.2 Group 1: Restricted.

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(w) The requirements of Section 2.14.1.10 (side emergency exit doors) apply.

NONMANDATORY APPENDIX Q
EXPLANATORY FIGURES FOR THE DEFINITIONS
OF ELEVATOR MACHINERY SPACE, MACHINE
ROOM, CONTROL SPACE, CONTROL ROOM,
REMOTE MACHINE ROOM,
OR REMOTE CONTROL ROOM


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Figure Q-2.
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