Elevator Machine Rooms Need To Be Rated Too

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP January 18, 2019

The International Building Code requires that elevator machine rooms and machinery spaces have at least the same rating as the elevator shaft. The openings into the machine room also need to be protected with doors having a fire rating equal to the fire rating of […]

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Larger Elevator Required for Ambulance Stretcher

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP September 25, 2009

The International Building Code dictates that a building with four or more stories either above or below grade requires a larger elevator. The code requires that the elevator access all floors and accomodate a 24″ x 84″ stretcher in the open position. This requirement is […]

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