ELEVATOR DESIGN GUIDE
Design Reference Documents
7-1.1 Design elevator, hoistway, and machine room in accordance with the current versions of
the following reference documents:
American Disabilities Act Accessibility Standards
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)
NFGS - 14210 - NAVFAC Guide Specifications Section 14210,
"Electric Traction Elevators"
NFGS - 14240 - NAVFAC Guide Specifications Section 14240,
NFPA 13 -
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 70 -
National Electric Code (NEC)
Uniform Building Code
Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards
The requirements and guidance provided in this Fire Protection 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.
7-1.3 Sprinkler protection shall not be provided for elevators hoistway, pit, and machine rooms
of Italian construction projects. Italian law does not allow sprinklers in these areas.
Provide dual-contact smoke detectors or addressable fire alarm system smoke detectors
and control modules at:
a. All elevator lobbies.
b. Top of the hoistway. (Only if sprinklers are provided at the top of the hoistway).
c. Elevator machine room.