Tuesday, October 7, 2014

UPDATE: Destination-Based Elevator Control System Requirements in California

UPDATE - October 7, 2014

The California Building Standards Commission has adopted regulations very similar to the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's AB-090 that, barring any unusual and unforeseen challenges, will become part of the California Building Code effective July 1, 2015. 

Click here for the approved final version of the code.  You can reference the dispatch elevator requirements in Section 11B-411 beginning on page 23.  It would be prudent for building owners to make sure all new installations meet these standards in order to avoid future path of travel problems. 

Original Post - March 17, 2010

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Please find the final draft of the destination-based elevator controls administrative bulletin (AB-090) from the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection that will govern future installation of such elevators controls in San Francisco, insuring they are completely accessible to the disabled, here.

Your BOMA San Francisco Advocacy Team is pleased to announce that the final draft (#10) of this bulletin--a product of more than two years of consideration by the many affected parties--was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Building Inspection Commission (BIC) on March 17, 2010.  BOMA San Francisco Codes and Regulations Committee Chair, Skip Soskin (Huntsman Architectural Group), spoke on behalf of the association at the BIC meeting and kindly conveyed BOMA's support for the bulletin.

Please click here to read BOMA San Francisco's support letter for AB-090.  The bulletin now goes to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. Support for the adoption of the bulletin has been widespread and includes BOMA San Francisco, the disability community, various elevator industry groups, and manufactures and installers, among others.  

If you have any questions about the final draft of the bulletin, please contact Ken Cleaveland, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Public Affairs at kenc@boma.com.

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