Division 14 Conveying Systems


  1. Perform work in accordance with the following:
    • ANSI A117.1 Specifications for Making Buildings and Facilities Accessible to and Usable by Physically Handicapped People
    • ANSI/ASME A17.1 – Safety code for Elevators and Escalators
    • ANSI/UL 108 – Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
  2. Minimum elevator car size shall be large enough to accommodate a gurney. A side single entrance door may be specified instead of a centered bi-parting door entrance. Minimum finish ceiling height is 9’-0” unless there is a high ceiling service elevator elsewhere in the facility. Minimum travel speed shall be 150 fpm for a passenger elevator.
  3. Submittals shall include shop drawings, schematic wiring diagram, product data and maintenance manuals. Maintenance manuals are required and shall minimally include operating and maintenance instructions, parts listing, recommended parts inventory listing, purchase source listing for major and critical components, and emergency instructions. Provide three sets of maintenance manuals for the Owner’s use after approval of all shop drawings.
  4. Hydraulic Elevators. Jack cylinder shall be installed inside a PVC pipe. (The PVC jacket is helpful in preventing corrosion to the jack cylinder which shall be provided with dielectric protection. If the jack leaks underground, the PVC jacket helps to contain the hydraulic oil).
  5. Elevator shall be provided with a 12 month warranty which begins on the date of Substantial Completion.
  6. Hydraulic Elevator. Install piping above ground where possible. If necessary to route underground, cover with permanent protective wrapping before backfilling. Provide shut off valve in machine room for maintenance purposes. Underground hydraulic piping for elevators shall be schedule 80.
  7. Full maintenance shall be provided by skilled, competent employees of the elevator Installer for a period of 12 months following Date of Substantial Completion at no additional cost to the Owner. Full maintenance services to be included under this contract and at no additional cost to the Owner shall minimally include (1) monthly preventive maintenance performed during normal working hours, (2) repair or replacement of worn or defective parts or components, (3) lubricating, cleaning, and adjusting as required for proper elevator operation in conformance with specified requirements and (4) 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week emergency callback service. Exclude only repair or replacement due to misuse, abuse, accidents, or neglect caused by persons other than Installer’s personnel.
  8. Submittals: Contract documents shall require a letter from the elevator manufacturer (on manufacturer’s letterhead) verifying that the manufacturer acknowledges and will comply with all requirements of the specifications relative to repair and maintenance tools. Specifically, the letter shall include language that acknowledges the acceptance of the following:
    • Any and all maintenance diagnostic tools, electrical schematic wiring diagrams and any access codes and passwords required to perform any maintenance function over the life of the equipment such as diagnostics, adjustments or parameter reprogramming shall be provided to the Owner on the Date of Substantial Completion. Tools may be handheld or built into the control system and shall function for the life of the equipment without the requirement to return them to the Manufacturer. Provide complete operations and maintenance manuals including diagnostics instructions for troubleshooting the microprocessor system. The Owner shall not be required to sign licensing agreements related to the use of maintenance or repair tools.
    • It is the intention of the Owner to obtain competitive bids for all maintenance and repair services and material for the elevator provided. Accordingly, the use of proprietary equipment or equipment requiring the use of any proprietary items throughout the life of the equipment is unacceptable. In addition, any special tools, prints, technical data, layouts, hardware, software, etc. required throughout the life of the equipment and which cannot be obtained from multiple suppliers, must be provided by the manufacturer to the Owner at substantial completion of the project.
  9. Chair lifts shall not require keys for operation.
  10. Elevator equipment rooms shall not be used for access to roofs or other parts of the building unless elevator equipment is fenced or walled in.
  11. Traction-type elevators shall have machinery located overhead.
  12. Elevator pits shall have sump pumps and adequate drains to prevent the accumulation of water. Drains shall not be connected to building sewers.
  13. An emergency telephone will be furnished by the Owner for field installation by the contractor. A 6” x 8” recessed cabinet with door, between 19” and 48” above the cab floor, shall be indicated on the shop drawings.
  14. Passenger elevator floors shall be finished to match the floor finish of the main landing. Service elevator cab floors shall be rubber floor tile with “lo-disc” raised circular design for a non-slip surface. Acceptable manufacturers include Roppe Rubber Co., Johnsonite and Musson Rubber Co.
  15. Provide a sweep on the machine room door to provide of dust protection.
  16. Provide all signage as required by applicable codes.
  17. Elevators shall be provided with a full ray electronic door detection device. Device shall project detection beams across the full car entrance from the floor to a 72 inch minimum height. When interrupted at any point, the device shall cause closing doors to stop and reopen and enact an alarm buzzer. The doors shall again attempt to close unless the detection beam is activated in which case the doors will reopen. The process shall repeat continuously until the obstruction is removed from the entrance. Provide a keyed switch in the car operating panel or a toggle switch in the service cabinet that will disconnect the electronic detection device.
  18. Provide conduit for telephone wiring from the telephone backboard to the elevator controller. Power for the elevator telephone must be on an emergency circuit.
  19. Provide outputs from elevator controls for the Building Automation System. Integrate with the existing supervisory control network.