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- From: "Haan, Scott M POA" <Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil>
- Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 15:58:40 -0900
I used to be chief of inspections at a building department and the elevator inspectors are a hot commodity. They must pass a hard test to get certified and go back for annual training and normally need to be a journeyman in the trade. They are responsible to make sure people don’t get limbs cut off by elevators which does happens more often then buildings collapse. The last guy I hired was a sharp cookie.
From: Kevin Polin
Don’t give em to much credit down there…
Most building departments in decent sized cities have an elevator inspector on staff. These guys normally know the codes very well. I would call your building department and ask for the elevator inspector.
I don't think the Architect is the correct person to ask regarding elevator pits. You should be talking to the elevator supplier. If that hasn't been determined yet I'd expect that most of the better elevator suppliers would be happy to talk to you regarding elevator requirements.
I've seen many
elevator foundations and most of them do not have special sumps; but this is
H. Daryl Richardson
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