ELEVATOR CONNECTION DETAIL ELEVATOR CONNECTION DETAIL gotlboys (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 19 Sep 16 02:09 It's my first time to design building with an elevator - a three-storey steel frame for an apartment. I am getting stuck on how to properly detail the connection. Please share any samples or relevant ideas to help. RE: ELEVATOR CONNECTION DETAIL dik (Structural) 19 Sep 16 02:37 What type of elevator... hoist type or hydraulic? Elevators generally have side rails for guidance and breaking. Can you find out from the elevator supplier what fastening is required? Some jurisdictions require a pit that may be 5'6" deep complete with illumination and a ladder. Is a drainage sump required? Lots of questions. Dik RE: ELEVATOR CONNECTION DETAIL msquared48 (Structural) 21 Sep 16 20:16 "detail the connection"... To What? Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA) RE: ELEVATOR CONNECTION DETAIL gotlboys (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 24 Sep 16 04:11 Thank you Dik and Msquared48. - It will probably be hoist type since it is for three-storey only. A friend helped to make an assumption of 15kN load on each hook. I didn't know how he got 15kN but I used that value plus floor load to design four steel columns supporting the elevator at each corner. - I am seeking for connection detail of hooks to columns (or beams) and the elevator itself to hooks. I will really appreciate if you correct me on anything that is not compliant with actual construction and practice. RE: ELEVATOR CONNECTION DETAIL jdgengineer (Structural) 1 Oct 16 03:01 Ask the architect what manufacturer and model the elevator will be. Then call the elevator manufacturer and ask them for the design criteria. At least here in California we will get elevator shop drawings which provide forces on hoist beam, fall arrest beam, and guide rail columns for both typical usage and seismic forces.