New Elevator Code Adoption

In early June of this year, the Massachusetts Board of Elevator Regulations adopted a new elevator code.

Code Basis

The new Board of Elevator Regulations code is based on the 2013 Edition of ASME A17.1 with Massachusetts specific amendments.

Date of Adoption

The new code went into effect on June 1, 2018.

Use of Old Code

The adoption of the new provisions includes a concurrency period which is in effect from June 1, 2018 until December 1, 2018. During this time period, individuals seeking building permits are allowed to comply with either the elevator provisions in effect prior to the June 1st adoption, or the new code that went into effect on June 1st, but not a combination of both. After the December 1st deadline, all submitted plans and documents are required to comply with the new elevator provisions.

The new 524 CMR can be accessed at the link below:

https://www.mass.gov/law-library/524-cmr

Have questions on how this affects your design? Contact us with questions about the implications of the code change!