a. Preliminary design and layout of elevators shall be in accordance with National Elevator
Industry, Inc. Vertical Transportation Standards. Copies of this standard may be obtained
from; National Elevator Industry, Inc., 400 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Teaneck, NJ 07666-6801;
Telephone: (201) 928-2828.
b. The Final elevator design including the required number of cars, their capacity and car
inside dimensions, speed, and operation is to be determined by a traffic study. The
following factors will be utilized in this analysis, which should be performed by a
qualified elevator consultant.
Type and Use of Building
Size and Height of Building.
Exterior Traffic Consideration
Population of Building
Anticipated Traffic Flow
c. Determine minimum rated load of elevator by utilizing attachment #1:
ASME A17.1 Table 207.1.
2-6.6 Freight elevator design/selection: If the elevator will be used to carry passengers and
general freight, it must be designed as a passenger elevator. However, if a freight elevator
is required, design in accordance with ASME A17.1 (Rule 207. 2 Minimum Rated Load
for Freight Elevator).
2-6.7 Provide a cast white bronze or nickel silver car sill. Match the material used in the