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2015SeattleBuilding CodeElevator ExcerptORDINANCE 125161Effective November 6, 2016(2015 Errata included (CB 119072))

TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER 30 ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS 6393001 Purpose . .6393002 Scope . 6393003 Codes . 6393004 Definitions . 6403005 Authority To Disconnect Utilities, Take Conveyances Out of Service and Investigate Accidents .6413006 Installation and Alteration Permits . .6413007 Plans and Specifications . . .6423008 Required Installation Inspections . . .6423009 Certificates of Inspection and Operation . .6423010 Requirements for Operation and Maintenance . . .6423011 Retroactive Requirements for Existing Installations . . . . .6433012 Retroactive Requirements for Existing Material Lifts . . .6463013 Requirements for New Material Lifts . .6463014 Emergency Service for Elevators in Existing Buildings - Phase I Recall . . .6463015 Emergency Service for Elevators in Existing Buildings - Phase II High Rise In-Car Operation . .6483016 New Installations - Construction Standards . . .6493017 New Installations - General Emergency Operation Requirements . 6513018 New Installations - Phase I Recall Requirements .6523019 New Installations - Phase II In-Car Operation Requirements (ASME A17.1, 2.27.8) . .6523020 New Installations - Construction of Hoistways, Machine Rooms and Control Rooms . .6523021 New Installations – Floors . . .6543022 Equipment in Hoistways, Machine Rooms and Control Rooms (ASME A17.1 Section 2.8) . . .6553023 Pits (ASME A17.1, 2.2.2) . . .6563024 Shutoff Valve (ASME A17.1, . . 6573025 Guard at Ceiling Intersection (ASME A17.1, . .6583026 Test Reports .6583027 Acceptance Inspections and Tests . . .6583028 Periodic Inspections and Tests . . .6583029 Requirements for Maintenance Control Program and Remote Monitoring. .662SECTION 403 High-Rise Buildings . 69SECTION 712 Vertical Openings . . .167SECTION 713 Shaft Enclosures . . . .168713.14 Elevator, Dumbwaiter and Other Hoistways . . . . .170SECTION 909.21 Elevator Hoistway Pressurization Alternative . . .284CHAPTER 8 INTERIOR FINISHES .801General . .241802Definitions . . .241803Wall and Ceiling Finishes . .241804Interior Floor Finish . .244805Combustible Materials in Types I and II Construction . . . . .244806Decorative Materials and Trim . .244807Insulation . . . .245808Acoustical Ceiling Systems . . . . .245

CHAPTER 30ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMSNote: Chapter 30 is entirely Seattle amendments to the International Building Code and is not underlined.SECTION 3001PURPOSEThe purpose of this chapter is to protect persons, buildings andthe contents thereof from hazards arising from the use ofelevators, dumbwaiters, material lifts, escalators, movingwalks and other conveyances by establishing minimumrequirements regulating the design, construction, alteration,operation and maintenance of elevators, dumbwaiters, materiallifts, escalators, moving walks and other conveyances, and byestablishing procedures by which these requirements may beenforced.SECTION 3002SCOPE3002.1 General. This code of safety standards covers thedesign, construction, installation, operation, inspection testing,maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters,material lifts, escalators, moving walks and otherconveyances.3002.2 Application to existing conveyances.3002.2.1 Minimum standard for existing conveyances.All existing conveyances shall comply with WashingtonAdministrative Code (WAC) Chapter 296-96 Part D as itexisted on February 15, 2013 and with Section 3011 asminimum standards.3002.2.2 Maintenance. All conveyances covered under thischapter, both existing and new, and all parts thereof shall bemaintained in a safe condition. All devices and safeguardsthat are required by this chapter shall be maintained in goodworking order. All devices or safeguards that were requiredby a code in effect when the conveyance was installed,altered, or repaired shall be maintained in good workingorder. Maintenance shall comply with ASME A17.1Section 8.6. The owner or the owner’s designated agent isresponsible for the maintenance of such equipment.3002.2.3 Repairs and replacements. Repairs to existingconveyances and replacements of devices and componentsshall be made with parts of at least equivalent material,strength and design. They shall comply with WAC 296-96Part D and ASME A17.1 Section 8.6.3002.2.4 Additions and alterations. Additions and alterations are permitted to be made to the conveyance systemof existing buildings or structures without making the entiresystem comply with all of the requirements of this chapterfor new buildings or structures, provided the additions andalterations that are made comply with the2015 SEATTLE BUILDING CODErequirements of this chapter for a new system, except asotherwise specifically provided in this code and in otherapplicable retroactive ordinances of the city.Unless otherwise approved by the building official,alterations, repairs, replacements and maintenance of conveyances shall comply with the requirements of ASMEA17.1 Section 8.7. Where Section 8.7 refers to a requirement that has been amended by this chapter, the requirements of this chapter take precedence. Where Section 8.7refers to ASME A17.3, the requirements of WAC 296-96Part D apply. Alterations to existing material lifts shallconform with the requirements of WAC Chapter 296-96Part C1 Material Lifts.3002.2.5 Seismic improvements. The building official isauthorized to promulgate rules to establish standards forseismic improvements to existing conveyances.3002.2.6 Change of use. When the use of an existing freightelevator is changed to carrying of passengers, the elevatormust comply with the retroactive requirements of this code,ASME A17.1, 2.16.4 and WAC 296-96 Part D forpassenger elevators.3002.2.7 Historic buildings and structures. See theInternational Existing Building Code for regulationsregarding historic buildings or structures.3002.3 References to the National Electrical Code. For thepurpose of this chapter, all references in the ASME Code tothe National Electrical Code include the Seattle ElectricalCode. All electrical work shall be done in accordance with therequirements of the Seattle Electrical Code.3002.4 Conflicts. In any case where the codes adopted byreference in Section 3003 conflict with the requirements of thischapter, this chapter controls.SECTION 3003CODES3003.1 Seattle Elevator Code. The following are adopted byreference as part of the Seattle Building Code. They also constitute the Elevator Code of the City of Seattle.1. Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.12013, as amended in this ordinance and Appendices Athrough D, F through J, L, M and P through V.Exceptions:1.1. ASME A17.1 Sections 5.4, 5.5, 5.10, ((and))5.11, and 5.12 are not adopted.1.2. ASME A17.1 Section 1.2.1, Purpose, is notadopted.639

ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS2. Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts, ASME A18.1-2011.3. Standard for Elevator Suspension, Compensation, andGovernor Systems, ASME A17.6-2010.Exception: ASME A17.6 Part 2 Aramid Fiber Ropes forElevators, is not adopted.CONTROL ROOM. An enclosed control space outside thehoistway, intended for full bodily entry, that contains themotor controller. The room could also contain electrical ormechanical equipment used directly in connection with theelevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift but not the electric driving machine or the hydraulic machine.4. Safety regulations for all elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators and other conveyances, Washington Administrative Code Chapter 296-96 as it existed on February 15,2013.CONTROL SPACE. A space outside the hoistway, intendedto be accessed with or without full bodily entry, that containsthe motor controller. This space could also contain electricalor mechanical equipment used directly in connection with theelevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift but not the electric driving machine or the hydraulic machine.Exception: The following sections of WAC Chapter296-96 are not part of the Elevator Code of the City ofSeattle:1. Part B, Licenses and Fees for all Elevators,Dumbwaiters, Escalators, and Other Devices.2. Part B-1, Regulations and Fees for All Elevators,Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Other ConveyancesCONVEYANCE. An elevator, accessibility lift, escalator,dumbwaiter, material lift, automobile parking elevator, moving walk or other elevating device.CONVEYANCES IN SERVICE. Units that are in operation,are inspected and certified by the building official foroperation.3. Part C, Regulations for New and AlteredElevators and Lifting Devices, WAC 296-9602400 through WAC 296-96-02420.CONVEYANCES OUT OF SERVICE. The use of the unithas been prohibited either temporarily or permanently inaccordance with Section 3005 below.4.((3.)) Part C3, Construction, Operation,Maintenance and Inspection of Private ResidenceConveyances for Transporting Property forResidential Use.5.((4.)) Part C4, Temporary Hoists.ELEVATOR GROUP. A grouping of elevators in a buildinglocated adjacent or directly across from one another thatresponds to common hall call buttons.6.((5.)) Part C5, Additional Types of Conveyances.3003.2 Licensing. All persons and firms working on conveyances in Seattle shall comply with chapter 70.87 RCW andchapter 296-96 WAC.EXISTING INSTALLATIONS. All conveyances that havebeen tested and approved for use by the building official.INSPECTOR. Inspectors employed by the City of Seattle andworking under the direction of the building official.MACHINE ROOM. An enclosed machinery space outsidethe hoistway, intended for full bodily entry, that contains theelectric driving machine or the hydraulic machine. The roomcould also contain the motor controller, and electrical and/ormechanical equipment used directly in connection with theelevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift.MACHINERY SPACE. A space inside or outside the hoistway, intended to be accessed with or without full bodily entry,that contains elevator, dumbwaiter, or material lift mechanicalequipment, and could also contain electrical equipment useddirectly in connection with the elevator, dumbwaiter, ormaterial lift. This space could also contain the electric drivingmachine.MATERIAL LIFT. A fixed, stationary conveyance that:3003.3 Administrative rules. The building official is authorized to adopt by administrative rule, in accordance with Section 104.8, that furthers the intent and purpose of this code, thatencourages the use of state of the art technology, materials ormethods of construction, and which provides standards that areequal or better than those contained in this code.SECTION 3004DEFINITIONSThe following words and terms shall, for the purposes of thissection and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meaningsshown herein. These definitions are in addition to ASME A17.1Section 1.3, RCW 70.87, Laws Governing Elevators and OtherLifting Devices, and Chapter 2 of this code.ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS.See ASME A17.1 Section 1.3.AUTOMATIC ELEVATOR. A type of elevator that does notrequire an attendant. All calls are registered by the passengers.AUTOMOBILE PARKING ELEVATOR. An elevatorlocated in either a stationary or horizontally moving hoistwayand used exclusively for parking automobiles where, during theparking process, each automobile is moved under its ownpower onto and off the elevator directly into parking spaces orcubicles in line with the elevator and where no persons arenormally stationed on any level except the receiving level.640ENFORCING AUTHORITY. As used in ASME A17.1means the building official.1. Has a car or platform that moves in guides;2. Serves two or more floors or landings of a building orstructure;3. Has a vertical rise of at least 30 inches (762 mm) and nomore than sixty feet (18 288 mm);4. Has a maximum speed of fifty feet (15 240 mm) perminute;5. Is an isolated, self-contained lift and is not a part of aconveying system;6. Travels in an inclined or vertical, but not horizontal,direction;2015 SEATTLE BUILDING CODE

ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS7. Is operated only by, or under the direct supervision of,an individual designated by the employer; and8. Is installed in a commercial or industrial area, and not inan area that is open to access by the general public.SECTION 3005AUTHORITY TO DISCONNECT UTILITIES,TAKE CONVEYANCES OUT OF SERVICEAND INVESTIGATE ACCIDENTS3005.1 Disconnection of utilities. In addition to the provisionsfor Emergency Orders provided in Section 102, the buildingofficial is authorized to disconnect or order discontinuance ofany utility service or energy supply to equipment regulated bythis code in cases of emergency or where necessary for safetyto life and property. Such utility service shall be discontinueduntil the equipment, appliances, devices or wiring found to bedefective or defectively installed are replaced, repaired, orrestored to a safe condition. Proper posting and seals shall beaffixed to the equipment to prevent inadvertent use.3005.2 Conveyances out of service. A conveyance shall betaken out of service temporarily after the building official hasinspected the unit for proper parking of the car, securing thehoistway openings, and disconnection of power. A seal and tagshall be placed on the equipment to insure against unauthorized use. A conveyance is permitted to remain in a temporarily out-of-service status for a period not to exceed twoyears, after which time it shall be placed in a permanently outof-service status.Exception: Elevators that could be returned to servicewithout repair are permitted to remain in a temporary outof-service status with approval of the building official.A conveyance shall be placed permanently out of serviceby landing the car and counterweights and removing thehoisting cables or fluid lines. Conveyances placed in a permanently out-of-service status shall have the hoistway sealed offfor fire protection by securing existing doors.Conveyances in an out-of-service status either temporarilyor permanently are permitted to be placed back into service andclassified as an existing installation unless determined to behazardous by the building official. Requirements in effect atthat time must be completed before certification and use. Noinstallation or reconnection of hydraulic elevators powered bycity water pressure is permitted.3005.3 Report and investigation of accidents. The owner orthe owner’s authorized agent shall promptly notify the buildingofficial of each accident involving a conveyance that requiresthe service of a physician or results in a disability exceedingone day, and shall afford the building official every facility forinvestigating and inspecting the accident. The building officialshall without delay, after being notified, make an inspection andshall place on file a full and complete report of the accident.The report shall give in detail all material facts and informationavailable and the cause or causes, so far as they can bedetermined. The report shall be open to public inspection at allreasonable hours. If an accident involves the failure ordestruction of any part of the construction or the operating2015 SEATTLE BUILDING CODEmechanism of a conveyance, the use of the conveyance isforbidden until it has been made safe, it has been reinspectedand any repairs, changes, or alterations have been approved bythe department, and a permit has been issued by the buildingofficial. The removal of any part of the damaged constructionor operating mechanism from the premises is forbidden untilthe building official grants permission to do so.SECTION 3006INSTALLATION AND ALTERATION PERMITS3006.1 Installation permits. A permit issued by the buildingofficial is required to install any elevator, escalator, dumbwaiter, automobile parking elevator, material lift moving walk,accessibility lifts or other conveyance. A separate permit shallbe obtained for each conveyance installed regardless oflocation and/or contract arrangements.3006.2 Alteration/repair permits. A permit is required tomake any alterations to existing elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, automobile parking elevators, material lifts, movingwalks or other conveyances. A separate permit shall beobtained for each conveyance altered or relocated regardlessof location and/or contract arrangements.Exceptions:1. Permits for repairs required by inspection reports arepermitted to be combined for a single building.2. The building official is permitted to issue a singlepermit for minor alterations to more than one conveyance that do not require individual retesting ofeach conveyance.3. No permit shall be required for ordinary repairsmade with parts of the same materials, strength anddesign normally necessary for maintenance.3006.3 Temporary use permits. The building official is permitted to issue a temporary use permit for a period not toexceed 60 days to allow completion of installation and passingof the final inspection. Temporary use permits may be renewedby the building official. If, at any time during the period oftemporary use, the building official determines that thebuilding owner is not making adequate progress towardcompletion of the installation and passing of the final inspection, the building official is permitted to withdraw the temporary use permit on 7 days’ notice. The building official isauthorized to forbid further use of the conveyance until a certificate of inspection is obtained. If any conveyance is found tobe unsafe or fails to comply with a notice of correction, thebuilding official is authorized to revoke the temporary usepermit.3006.4 Expiration, renewal and revocation of permits.Sections 106.9 through 106.12 apply to permits required bythis chapter.641

ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMSSECTION 3007PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS3007.1 Permit drawings. Two sets of drawings shall be submitted with applications for installations of new elevators,escalators, dumbwaiters, automobile parking elevators, material lifts, moving walks and other conveyances.The drawings shall show beams, attachments, loads andreactions, and shall bear the seal of a structural engineerlicensed under the laws of Washington State.The structural engineer in responsible charge for thebuilding shall review the drawings and forward them to thebuilding official with a notation indicating that the drawingshave been reviewed and been found to be in general conformance to the design of the building.Exception: An engineer’s stamp is not required forhydraulic elevators.3007.2 Amendments to the permit. If changes to theapproved work are made during construction, approval of thebuilding official shall be obtained prior to execution. Theinspector may approve minor changes for work that will notreduce the structural strength or fire and life safety of thestructure.

Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1-2013, as amended in this ordinance and Appendices A through D, F through J, L, M and P through V. Exceptions: 1.1. ASME A17.1 Sections 5.4, 5.5, 5.10 ((and)) , 5.11, and 5.12 are not adopted. 1.2. ASME A17.1 Section 1.2.1, Purpose, is not adopted. 2015 SEATTLE BUILDING CODE 639 . ELEVATORS AND CONVEYING SYSTEMS . 2. Safety Standard for .

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