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Codes: Vertical Transportation Systems

  • COST

    Free for BSA members, $10 General admission. Learn more about membership options here.

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community




    Submitted for AIA continuing education credit

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Advocacy News
Featured speaker:
John Nunnari
, Executive Director of AIA/MA

Each Month John Nunnari provides a brief report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending legislation and Building Code / regulatory changes of interest to Owners, Developers, Architects, and Engineers. Topics include the status of Codes by Boards that oversee areas of building construction and coordination of codes (BCCC).

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM Vertical Transportation Systems
Guest Speaker:
Shawn Levins
, Associate at vda

This course explores basic types of elevators, escalators and miscellaneous lift applications. Additionally, this course covers basic "rules of thumb" to assist in preliminary determination of number and type of vertical transportation unit(s) required for a project based on several variables including size, program and population. Current concepts such as sustainable vertical transportation methods, impact on LEED points/process, and Destination Dispatching are also explored.