The Deadline for Firefighter’s Emergency Operation in Chicago is Quickly Approaching!

no_time_to_losePer Chicago Building Code 18-30-320:On or before January 1, 2017, all elevators with Phase II Emergency In-Car Operation shall either comply with

1.  all of the requirements set forth in 2.27.3 through 2.27.8 of ASME, as modified by items (46) through (60) of Article II of this chapter; or
2.  all of the applicable requirements of the Chicago Building Code in existence at the time the existing elevator was equipped or required to be equipped with Firefighters’ Emergency Operation and all of the requirements set forth in section 18-30-2610 of the Chicago Building Code adopted on January 10, 2001, and appearing in the Journal of Council Proceedings on page 50236 of that date.Provided, however, that if, at the time an existing elevator was installed or altered, the Chicago Municipal Code did not require that such existing elevator be equipped with a fire alarm initiating device, nothing in this Section 18-30-320 or in Section 18-30-2610 of the Chicago Building Code adopted on January 10, 2001, as referenced in item (2) of this section, shall be construed to require the installation of a fire alarm initiating device in such existing elevator until such time that an alteration is made to such existing elevator where ASME 8.7 requires a fire alarm initiating device to be installed. Click here for compliance solutions.

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