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									The University of Alabama
A/E Standards

ELEVATORS                                                                           14200


Furnish and install passenger elevator(s) as required to meet Code requirements. All work
shall be performed in accordance with the American National Standard Safety Code for
Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks (ANSI A-17.1), the National
Electric Code and applicable state and local codes.



Temporary Service:
Should the service of the elevator be required for use during the construction period by
the contractor or subcontractors, authorization must be obtained in writing from the
Project Manager for The University of Alabama. In no case shall the Owner Warranty
period be reduced.

Maintenance Service:
The elevator contractor shall furnish maintenance and callback service on the elevator(s)
after it is completed and placed in operation for a period of twelve months following
Owner's acceptance for beneficial occupancy.
Special Features:
Emergency fire service and emergency lighting shall be accordance with ANSI 17 -1.
Elevator shall be installed in accordance with all appropriate Handicapped requirements.

Provisions shall be made for conversion to operate elevator by magnetic card insertion in
all dormitories for future conversion.

Date: December, 2001                                                              14200
Revised:                                                                          Page- 1
The University of Alabama
A/E Standards

ELEVATORS                                                                           14200

Contractor/Elevator manufacturer shall provide a computerized traffic analysis report to
insure compliance with specifications and equipment performance and traffic handling
capability. This report shall be included in the Operating and Maintenance manuals
turned over to Alabama at time of project completion.

Elevator Contractor shall be required to furnish telephone wiring from elevator cab to (1)
elevator machine room or (2) telephone terminal board, whichever is closest. Telephone
wire shall be solid twisted pair, 22-gage minimum. If wire is taken to elevator machine
room, 1/2" conduit shall be provided from elevator machine room to closest telephone
terminal board. Immediately prior to installation, elevator contractor shall notify U.A.
Telecommunications to (1) review location of wiring terminus and (2) schedule
installation of elevator cab handset.

The following criteria shall be included in the elevator specifications:

1. Furnish three complete sets of final wiring diagrams, operation and maintenance
   manuals, parts manuals, and troubleshooting guides.

2. Furnishing any special diagnostic equipment meters monitors with instructions and
   operating manuals to trouble shooting guides.

3. Furnish a written guarantee that the contractor will sell to the owner any parts or
   trouble-shooting equipment needed to repair or maintain elevator equipment.

4. Elevator controls are to be non-proprietary. All parts and materials are to be readily
   available on the open market.

5. Must provide a suggested spare parts list with a price list per item and name three
   vendors where items can be purchased.

6. Any control system requiring memory shall be composed of some type of nonvolatile
   memory. Memory shall not require the use of batteries to maintain the elevator’s
   functional requirements.

7. Provide a telephone in the car station, contained in a flush mounted cabinet and
   complete with identification and instructions for use. Telephone to be automatic
   dialing type. Telephone wiring to be provided from the car to terminals in a junction
   box external to the other power and controls panels. Telephone will adapt to our
   present K tech system, and meet all A.D.A. specifications.
8. Eight hour class training and furnish any trouble shooting instruments required by

9. All push buttons to be of extended head design to facilitate operation by handicapped

10. Vendor office location must be within 100 miles of campus.

11. Shall furnish free maintenance and 24 hour 7 day a week call back for 12 months.
    Must check in with The University of Alabama campus Elevator Department each
    month during 12-month free maintenance period.

12. All controllers shall meet or be equal to the following specifications:

   (a Virginia Controls
   (b Midamerican Controls

                              Elevator Controller Specification

The following Technical Specifications apply to the following controllers and selectors to
be purchased by The University of Alabama.

      1. Must be able to communicate with The University of Alabama.
         9030 GE PLC Controllers campus wide
      2. 1 year warranty.
      3. 8 hour course of training on each controller.
      4. All parts shall be nonproprietary, and available on the open Market.
      5. All diagnostic tools for each shall be provided with each controller.
      6. 3 sets of Drawings and Manuals shall be included with each controller.
      7. Replace/Repair parts must be interchangeable with existing 9030 PLC
      8. Any control system requiring “Memory” shall be composed of some type of
         Non Volatile memory, memory shall not require use of Batteries to maintain
         the elevator’s Functional Requirements.

13. All SCR drives and VVVF Drives shall be or equal to:
    a) Baldor Drives
    b) Allen Bradley Drives

14. All fixtures shall be or be equal to:
    a) Adams Fixtures
    b) Innovation Fixtures

15. All Hydraulic Pumps shall be dry type and belt driven. (Cannot be Submersible

16. All Hydraulic Valves shall be manufactured by or equal to:
    a) EECO
    b) Maxton
17. Door Equipment shall be manufactured by or equal to:
    a) GAL
    b) MAC

18. Door Reopen Equipment shall be manufactured by or equal to:
    a) GAL
    b) MAC
    c) Adams
    d) Innovation

19. Limit all cab construction material to steel.

20. All hatch ways, machine rooms, elevator construction and installation must meet all
    local, state, and national codes.

21. Limit the bidders to the following comtractors:
    a) Otis Elevator Co.
    b) Kone Elevator Co.
    c) Thyssen Dover Co.


The elevator monitoring system shall reside on a personal computer. The monitoring
software shall be commercially available software, running on Microsoft Windows
operating system (Windows 95 or Higher). The system shall be non-proprietary, in that
software shall be available on the open market, such as commercially available Human
Machine Interface software like General Electric Cimplicity, Wonderware, or equal. The
screens shall be custom, and reconfigurable per installation. The screens shall include the
following views:

       a) Screen showing all cars, with car calls, hall calls, car status, door status, fault
       b) Screen showing a detail of each car
       c) Screen showing the Inputs and Outputs for the elevator controller
       d) Screen showing the setting available on the elevator controllers, such as Door
          Times, Fire Return Landings, and other adjustable features
       e) Screen showing alarms, with a log of recent alarms, showing a time stamp
       f) Screen showing elevator wiring diagrams
       g) Screen showing elevator controller program listing
       h) Screen showing fault log(s) stored in the elevator controller, with fault codes
          decoded in English for ease of reading
       i) Help screens showing operation and features of the software
       j) Screens showing the stored fault and statistical data in chart and/or
          spreadsheet format, using Microsoft Excel or equal, to display stored data

 It shall be possible to monitor al data being accessed by the monitoring system. A
 database of stored faults and historical data should be in commercial database format,
 such as Microsoft Access.
 Access to changing settings shall be password protected to prevent unauthorized
 changes. The monitoring system shall be password protected, if desired. Password shall
 be available but optional.

 Communication to the elevator controller shall be by means of a serial link.
 Communication can be local, with the PC located near the elevator controller, or
 remote, with communication via a dial-up connection utilizing modems and standard
 phone lines. The monitoring system shall be compatible with existing elevator
 controllers, so that one PC can be used to access any elevator controller. Any PC with
 the appropriate software shall be able to access the elevator controllers and view the
 elevator status.

Date: December, 2001                                                      14200
Revised:                                                                  Page -2

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