2019 ASME A17.1 Code Updates Go Into Effect Fall 2023

How does this new code affect your commercial elevator?

How will the 2019 ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Code Updates Impact your Commercial/Multi-Family Property?

Building code is paramount, especially when you own or manage commercial properties. So what does the new ASME 2019 A17.1 code update mean for commercial building owners and managers?

What is ASME and why are they issuing building codes?

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was founded in 1880 when a group of engineers met to discuss concerns resulting from the rise of industrialization and mechanization in industry. In 1884 they established the Boiler Test Code. After an explosion that resulted in 58 deaths and 117 injuries, ASME formed the Boiler Code Committee. One hundred and forty years and many codes later, they have become the industry standard.

ASME A17.1 Car Emergency Signaling Devices has been updated to include:

Two-way message display in the cab for hearing and/or speech impaired. A means for authorized personnel to view video of passengers anywhere in the cab. A means activated by emergency personnel to change cab messages to indicate help is on the way. The requirement for over 60 feet of travel is for a lobby intercom. All passenger elevators under the 2019 code will need to have a video system regardless of rise.

Vertical Options is ready and prepared to make accommodations necessary to meet the new code requirements.

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