Revised Guidelines on Elevating Devices in New Buildings Now Available

Posted on October 2, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC has issued revised guidelines titled Professional Practice Guidelines -Professional Responsibilities for the Design and Installation of Elevating Devices in New Buildings.

The guidelines, first published in 2016 and revised in September 2020, will continue to guide professional practice related to the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of elevating devices in new buildings. This revision clarifies the responsibilities listed in the Elevator Professional Responsibility Matrix, adds an assurance statement related to mechanical systems of new elevating devices to satisfy the requirements of Technical Safety BC for professional assurance, and provides reference to quality management requirements.

These guidelines summarize the responsibilities of professionals who are involved in work related to the integration of elevating devices in new buildings, and use a matrix to cross-reference the disciplines or areas of responsibility to the appropriate types of registered professionals, to clarify which professionals should be taking responsibility for the various aspects of an elevating device in a new building.

These guidelines, and other professional practice guidelines and practice-related resources, are provided at

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