Elevators have become necessary in almost every new building of two stories or more. Even without ADA requirements, society has come to expect elevators. When remodeling or expanding an existing building, adding an elevator can be a challenge. In new construction, an elevator is normally placed in a central location in the interior of the building. This can be very messy and complicated in an existing building, because of the need for a pit, structural modifications, and relocation of other utilities if they are in the way. For existing buildings it is more common to find a suitable location on the exterior to add the elevator as shown here. The exterior location may be more expensive because of the enclosure, but the interior location can be expensive too in an occupied building.
The key issues of the elevator addition are:
- These details are needed to specify the configuration, construction and materials required for the elevator enclosure.
- These details require further specifications covering these conditions.
- Building Codes have an impact on aspects of the work shown here.
- You will need a specification covering the quality, features and installation aspects of the elevator. The notes have specification reference numbers included to help make that connection.
- These details should be placed on the Elevator Details sheet, the A-402 or AE-402 series of sheets per the National CAD Standards, contrary to the designation shown here.
- Download PDF of detail.
orig post date Mar 2013