Accessible Design in Public Housing: NYCHA Staff Training Program

Version 4.0 July 9, 2001

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Edward Steinfeld and Danise Levine, 2001
Additional information
Elevators
Doors
Section 4.10.6
All new elevators in NYCHA buildings have automatic doors. Check specs and on-site. There are some existing manual elevator doors in NYCHA buildings.  These are "swing door cars."  If such doors are encountered in buildings that have accessible units above the first floor, they should be  replaced. It may be that the elevator has not been upgraded yet. 
Do the elevator doors open and close automatically?
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All new  elevators in NYCHA buildings have automatic reopening.
Check specs and on-site.
Do they re-open automatically without contact if they become obstructed?
 
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The time  from arrival to closing should be measured starting with the first notice of arrival, e.g. an indicator light if there is one in the hallway. if there is no indicator light visible from the hallway, the time would start when the door begins to open.  

 

Is the time from when the elevator's arrival is signaled until the doors begin to close at least 5 seconds?
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Distance from hoistway door to call button
Figure 1 (UFAS Figure 21) 
Hoistway doors

Figure 2

If any hoistway door is further than 7.5 feet from the hall call button, does the time increase according to Figure 1 below?

Using the chart in Figure 1, what would the correct answers be for the elevator in Figure 2?

    
Section 4.10.8
Do the elevator doors remain fully open for a minimum of 3 seconds?

    
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