ELEVATOR DESIGN GUIDE
Design Reference Documents
2-1.1 Design elevator, hoistway, and machine room in accordance with the current versions of
the following reference documents:
ADA/ABA - American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guide Lines for
Building And Facilities; Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility
ADAAG - American Disabilities Act Accessibility Guide Lines
ASME A17.1, - American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Code for
Elevators and Escalators.
ASME A17.2.1, - Inspector's Manual for Electric Elevators.
ASME A17.2.2, - Inspector's Manual for Hydraulic Elevators.
ASME A17.2.3, - Inspector's Manual for Escalators.
ASME A17.3, - Safety Code for Existing Elevators and Escalators
(For designing changes to existing Elevator/Escalator Systems)
NAVFAC PDPS 94-01 Barrier Free Design Accessibility Requirements
NEII - National Elevator Industry, Inc. (1992) Vertical Transportation Standards
NFGS - 14210 - NAVFAC Guide Specifications Section 14210,
"Electric Traction Elevators"
NFGS - 14240 - NAVFAC Guide Specifications Section 14240,
NFPA 70 - National Electric Code (NEC)
NFPA 80 - Fire Door and Fire Windows
Uniform Building Code
UFAS - Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
2-1.2 The requirements and guidance provided in this Architectural Elevator Design Guide are
applicable to both continental United States and overseas projects, however the
technical/commercial reference standards (ASME, NEC, ADAAG) listed in this
document will be different in Europe.
2-1.3 Sprinkler protection shall not be provided for elevator hoistways, pit, and machine rooms
of Italian construction projects. Italian law does not allow sprinklers in these areas.