Auburn University
Auburn University
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Auburn University

D10 Conveying Systems

  1. General

    1. All elevator specifications shall be reviewed and approved by Auburn University’s Elevator Consultant; however, this in no way alleviates the designer from any responsibility for the design of the elevator system.

    2. Elevator phone service specifications shall be reviewed and approved by the AU Office of Information Technology.

    3. Warranty period to be one year to coincide with General Contractor’s warranty.

    4. Elevators to comply with ANSI A17.1 and ADA/ADAG.

    5. Comply with Alabama Department of Labor laws that regulate elevators. Designer shall  specify that the Contractor is to pay all fees and to coordinate the inspection of the elevator system with the State Elevator Inspector. City of Auburn is not involved in elevator regulation on the Auburn University Campus.

    6. Elevator certifications shall be witnessed by the University Fire Protection Engineer.

    7. If there is an attic assume that the elevator will service the attic.

    8. Elevator rooms shall be sprinkled and equipped with shut trip devices.

    9. To keep University elevator equipment in peak running environment, all new and renovated elevators shall have air conditioning and humidity controls in the control cabinets or equipment rooms.  Shaft ways exposed to exterior environment (i.e. parking garages) shall be provided with humidity control to prevent water condensation on rails and operating mechanisms.

    10. For passenger elevators, the elevator speed shall be no less than 150 FPM.  For freight elevators, the speed is to be determined according to project needs.

    11. Provide Automatic Fireman’s Recall System; in general, operation shall comply with attached Elevator Recall/Shutdown Matrix for sprinklered and non-sprinklered buildings.

    12. Provide directional indicator lantern lights in hoist way opening jamb at each floor and car position indicator at main entry levels.

    13. Elevator cab lighting to be provide fluorescent T-8 lamps with electronic ballasts or as approved by the University.

    14. Coordinate floor name convention with Auburn University.

    15. Provide all special diagnostic equipment, meters or monitors manuals needed to trouble shoot or repair elevators to the University.  Proprietary equipment, computer hardware and software, shall not be used.  Provide all user and service codes for all diagnostic equipment with instructions.

    16. Submit a bound Service Manual for the installed elevator system. Manual is to include complete operating and maintenance instructions, catalog of parts and recommended parts inventory, purchasing source listing for major critical components, three complete sets of final wiring diagrams, trouble shooting guides, and emergency information.

    17. Provide key locks for independent service, fire service inspection, emergency stop, and fan. (Four [4] keys for each lock.) All locks shall accommodate Auburn University’s standard keying system.

    18. Provide for administrative building key access to elevator equipment rooms. Program requirements will usually apply and restrict access to equipment rooms.

    19. Provide 2 copies of "design certificates" to the University.

    20. All elevator controls shall be of a non-proprietary type.

    21. Elevator control logic for hydraulic elevators to be microprocessor control logic. The Contractor must provide in the service manual a ladder diagram and a relay wiring diagram showing all relays, devices, limits and switches. The wiring diagram is to have wiring labels and terminal numbers noting connections. Elevator controls to be non-proprietary in design.

    22. Elevator control logic for electric traction elevators to be independent or component control logic. All elevator specs to be reviewed by Auburn’s elevator consultant.

    23. Hydraulic elevators to be equipped with a PVC cylinder sleeve.

    24. Elevator control room shall not be near classrooms or sound sensitive areas.

    25. Elevator Permits

      1. Permit shall be paid for out of project that installs elevator.

      2. Permits shall be applied for in advance of completion to avoid any unnecessary delays in the permitting process.
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