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Basics of Elevators and Elevator Loading for Structural Engineers
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Basics of Elevators and Elevator Loading for Structural Engineers

Basics of Elevators and Elevator Loading for Structural Engineers

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Good Evening,
I am doing a presentation at my work to provide a background of commonly used types of elevators and the different structural support requirements for each. I have a few resources that I am using but am mostly drawing from previous elevator shop drawings that I have reviewed. If anyone might know of a textbook or useful reference on this topic, I would appreciate that enormously!
Thank-you so much,

RE: Basics of Elevators and Elevator Loading for Structural Engineers

I don't, but as someone about to design my first elevator shaft, I'd love to see your presentation if you're able to share it once finished!

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RE: Basics of Elevators and Elevator Loading for Structural Engineers

Here's some good stuff from my collection. I actually have a document a bit like the one that you seem to be preparing but I can't share that here. If you're interested in that, reach out to me through the burner email address listed in my profile.

US Navy Elevator Design Guide

Fastening of Guide Rails to Hoistway Enclosures in a Building Structure

LIB101790 Elevator Hoistway Equipment - Mechanical and Structural Design Part I

LIB101791 Elevator Hoistway Equipment - Mechanical and Structural Design Part II

RE: Basics of Elevators and Elevator Loading for Structural Engineers

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My experience is:
  • Get a vague preliminary drawing from the elevator manufacturer.
  • Try through squinting, enlarging and a Oujia Board to figure out what they want.
  • During construction, get a call how you did it all wrong. Change to something else.

RE: Basics of Elevators and Elevator Loading for Structural Engineers

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This has been sort of similar to my experience, but I figure that maybe if I can learn more about what goes into elevator design / planning it would be easier to avoid these types of changes later down the road.
KootK and PhamENG, thanks for your resources! I'll take a look through these!

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