How will the 2019 ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Code Updates impact your property?

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As we all know, building code is paramount, especially when you own or manage commercial or multifamily properties. So what does the new ASME 2019 A17.1 code update mean for building owners and managers?

Let’s start with the basics. 

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What is ASME and why are they issuing building codes?  

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was founded in 1880 when a group of engineers met to discuss concerns resulting from the rise of industrialization and mechanization in industry.  In 1884 they established the Boiler Test Code. After an explosion that resulted in 58 deaths and 117 injuries, ASME formed the Boiler Code Committee. One hundred and forty years and many codes later, they have become the industry standard. 

Changes are broad and as always our focus will be on amendments to the emergency communications systems in elevators. We know recently, in 2018, IBC 3001.2 was updated to include video communication. ASME has followed suit and also added video code, but what else is changing and how do you accommodate those changes?





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WEBINAR: Three Things You Need to Know About ASME/IBC Elevator Communication Code Updates

The latest ASME/IBC code updates drastically affect what’s required of your elevator emergency communications system. Get the breakdown in a live webinar and Q&A  from our experts, including our in-house qualified elevator inspector and ASME Electrical Code Committee member.