6.4.10 ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS
This category covers all components of elevator and escalator systems including cabs and
shafts, hoists, counterweights, cables, controllers, and switches. The IBC 2006 International
Building Code (ICC, 2006) and ASME A17.1 Handbook on Safety Code for Elevators and
Escalators (ASME, 2007) contain requirements for the seismic resistant design of these systems
to ensure their safe shutdown following an earthquake. All components of a conveyance
system must be provided with earthquake protection measures.
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