YORK, Aug 23, 2005
—The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII)
announced today the availability of the latest edition of the NEII-1 Building
Transportation Standards and Guidelines
on its Web site, www.neii.org
. Previously, NEII-1 was only available for purchase
on CD-ROM or hard copy. NEII is now offering these standards and guidelines free
of charge to everyone online.
“NEII serves as an active voice in promoting safety and technology
through education and communication,” said Edward Donoghue, spokesperson
for NEII. “With elevator technology advancing at a rapid pace, it made
sense to make NEII-1 available in an online format so that guidelines and
standards can be easily modified as needed and users can be just one click
away from the most current industry information.”
NEII-1 is the industry reference for architectural and engineering standards,
performance standards, electrical standards, and modernization and maintenance
guidelines for building transportation equipment. NEII-1 provides standardized
information that architects, elevator consultant and building owners can
incorporate into building drawings and specifications. The first edition
of NEII-1, entitled “Elevator Layout Standards,” was published
NEII-1 is typically used by architects, engineers, consultants, builders, owners,
elevator suppliers and other individuals involved in the specifying, furnishing
and installation of new elevators, escalators and moving walks, and maintaining
and modernizing existing equipment.
The updated NEII-1 Building Transportation Standards and Guidelines include
significant new material:
- Elevator Performance Standards: Machine Room-Less (MRL) Elevator technical applications
have been taken into account and performance criteria reorganized to reflect this segment of the market.
- Temporary Power Guidelines: General power requirements for both permanent and temporary building
transportation systems are now available.
- Temporary Power Supply Guideline Form: This form is intended to aid in the communication of those requirements for typical systems within the power guidelines.
- Electromagnetic Compatibility Guidelines (EMC): A
discussion of EMC issues related to the design and installation of elevator
controls and to the placement of other equipment in proximity to them, are
now included to assist in compliance with the ASME A17.1 and CSA B44 EMC requirements.
- Seismic/Flood Requirements Confirmation Form: These forms are intended to assist the elevator supplier to
obtain seismic/flood zone data from the building designer. This information is required by the elevator designer
to comply with the applicable elevator and building codes.
- Destination-Orientated Elevator Performance Terminology Matrix: This is a natural extension to the performance terminology in NEII-1 that is applied to destination-orientated elevator designs.
- Building Conditions Affecting Escalator Performance: This is a description of building issues, beyond the control of escalator contractors that may have a negative impact on escalator operation.
- ASME A17.1 Code Data Plate Checklist: TThis checklist assists in preparing the ASME A17.1 and CSA B44 code data plate required for every installation, new or old.
Additionally, extensive revisions have been made throughout the document
to reflect the latest in building transportation technology.
NEII-1 can be accessed by logging onto the Web site’s (www.neii.org) homepage
and then clicking on “NEII-1” on the top menu. The newly redesigned
Web site also includes updated, in-depth safety and education information for
the riding public, as well as easier-to-use communication tools for its members.
NEII can also supply a NEII-1 icon and Web link to organizations that want to
establish a link from their Web site or company intranet. An application for
the icon and permission to link to NEII-1 is available under “NEII-1” at
the NEII Web site homepage.
The National Elevator Industry, Inc., NEII, is a national trade association
representing the interests of corporations, firms or companies that,
as part of their regular business, provide or perform any of the following:
manufacture (including parts or components used by others in the manufacture,
repair or maintenance), install, repair and maintain elevators, escalators,
moving walks and related equipment. Trust membership is available to
those corporations, firms, or companies who, as part of their regular
business, employ members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors
(IUEC) and contribute to the benefit trusts (Trusts) established by agreements
between the IUEC and NEII. NEII strives to become the leader in promoting
safe building transportation, as well as working with local government
agencies to encourage the adoption and enforcement of the latest codes
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