University Facilities

Division 14 - Conveying Equipment

14 20 00 Elevators

The University utilizes both traction operated and hydraulic operated elevators, depending on the facility and the application. Traction elevators are preferred where feasible. In the event that a hydraulic elevator becomes the choice on your project, the designer shall adequately cover subsurface information for the intended installation of the hydraulic jack. Consult with the Project Manager for the type of elevator system to be used in your project.

All elevator designs and installations must comply with all applicable codes and regulations, including those of ADSI A17.1. The designer shall be especially aware of fire protection code requirements affecting the elevator installation. Specify that the contractor shall be required to obtain the necessary operating permits from the South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing prior to Substantial Completion of the facility, and that warranties on the elevator installation shall commence at the date of Substantial Completion.

The design shall specify all necessary provisions to allow the installation of a telephone in each elevator cab, including all conduits and associated wiring devices required for the installation. The telephone instrument itself will be furnished and installed by the Owner’s Telecommunications personnel.

Specify that the contractor and/or the elevator manufacturer and installer shall furnish complete diagrams for both power and control wiring of the elevators installed and included in the bound set of Maintenance Manuals and posted in the elevator machine room.


Elevator Manufacturers

  • Otis Elevator
  • Thyssen-Krupp Elevator
  • U.S. Elevator