Building Elevator Systems

Course Number: BD-6001
Credit: 6 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Building Elevator Systems, you'll learn ...

  • Section - 1 General Elevator Planning: The guidelines on how to determine correct number and type of transportation devices
  • The general guidelines on how to determine right sizes and speeds of the transportation devices
  • The guidelines on how to zone and locate the transportation devices for smooth flow of people and goods
  • Section – 2: Types of Elevators: Principle of operation of traction and hydraulic elevators

Overview

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Credit: 6 PDH

Length: 79 pages

Elevators enable millions of public buildings to function effectively by seamlessly moving people into them, through them and out of them. Ranging from retail shops to railway stations and airports to schools, car parks, hotels, or stadiums, each of these types of buildings has a unique set of requirements that need to be met.

The elevator and escalator industry is a very unique trade among other building services equipment industries. The equipment suppliers usually have lines of basic products. However, each installation is site specific i.e. each installation is tailor-made to suit individual site’s constraints and requirements.

This 6-hour course provides criteria for design and construction of elevators. The requirements laid down in this course compliment non-governmental standards such as those published by ASME and NFPA. This course has been developed to assist architects and engineers in the proper design of facility’s elevators. Because elevators are complex multi-disciplined products, this course provides guidance to the architectural and engineering disciplines understand their roles in elevator design.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Section - 1 General Elevator Planning: The guidelines on how to determine correct number and type of transportation devices
  • The general guidelines on how to determine right sizes and speeds of the transportation devices
  • The guidelines on how to zone and locate the transportation devices for smooth flow of people and goods
  • Section – 2: Types of Elevators: Principle of operation of traction and hydraulic elevators
  • Geared and gearless type traction elevators
  • Roping and hoisting mechanisms
  • Difference between the direct-acting and suspended hydraulic elevator
  • Benefits and limitation of choosing electric traction drive or hydraulic elevators
  • Section – 3: Elevator Design Criteria: Codes and standards governing the design and installation of elevators
  • Architectural and structural design criteria
  • Fire protection, emergency power and HVAC criteria
  • Section – 4: Elevator Control and Safety Features: Simplex controls – independent service, attendant service, inspect and fire service
  • Group supervisory controls
  • Elevator safety devices
  • Common myths and realities on elevator safety
  • Section – 5: Terminology – Do’s and Don’ts: Technical terms related to elevators
  • General good practices – Do’s and Don’ts

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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