Elevator Code Updates In Chicago

Special thanks to Dick Gregory and his work with helping make the City of Chicago’s Elevators and Escalators Safer.  It’s always nice to see members of the Chicago Elevator Association making a difference on this level.  

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ELEVATOR CODE UPDATES IN CHICAGO: According to the Chicago Journal, the Chicago city council has established a new ordinance mandating that all hydraulic elevators installed before 1972 that have not been retrofitted must be improved to meet new ordinance codes. The ordinance will allow building owners to conduct pressure tests for a three-year period to show that their elevators are safe. After three years, the owners must either install one of the other code approved methods of protection, such as a Plunger Gripper or car safeties or replace the entire cylinder. Chicago Department of Buildings Commissioner Rich Monocchio estimates that there are about 5,000 hydraulic elevators in Chicago, but acknowledged that the number of elevators that will be affected was probably smaller. Richard Gregory of Vertex Corp. said that one of the main influences of the new ordinance was to bring the city code into compliance with 2007 American Society of Mechanical Engineers standards.

CEA Holiday Party Date Set!

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2009 HOLIDAY PARTY

Wednesday DEC 02, 2009

 Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres @ 6:30 P.M.

Maggiano’s Oakbrook
240 Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook, IL 60523
PHONE (630) 368-0314

Please come for some great food ,live music, and a good time!!!

R.S.V.P. by 12/1/09 via fax to (708)371-2477 or phone (708) 371-2444

Best Regards
Craig Zomchek (President )
Tom Sybert (Vice-President)
Tom Przybyla ( Secretary/Treasurer )

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P.S.: Companies who are members are allowed 1 person free of charge and each additional person at the cost of  $45.00ea. Non-members 65.00ea /person

Please note reservations must be made and paid for no later than Dec 01, 2009

Next Meeting November 5th, 2009

frontWe hope to see you Thursday November 5th, 2009 at Marcello’s in Chicago for a presentation by Tom DeFina – Monitor Controls. Please RSVP via e-mail to ceamail@flash.net or fax 708-867-2477 so we can provide adequate seating! 

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME AND LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING 

BUSINESS MEETING
THURSDAY November 5th, 2009
DINNER @ 6:30 P.M.

 

Marcello’s
645 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
312-654-2560
PUBLIC PARKING or VALET

Thanks everyone! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday November 5th!

Craig Zomchek -(President) 
Tom Sybert-(Vice President)
Tom Przybyla-(Sec/Treasurer)

Mark Your Calendar For Our Next Meeting- October 1st!

We hope to see you Thursday October 1st, 2009 at Angelo’s in Elmhurst for two excellent presentations; Dotty Stanlaske, Director for  NAESA International and Virginia Controls, Marty Heinike.  Please RSVP via e-mail to ceamail@flash.net or fax 708-867-2477 so we can provide adequate seating! 

CHICAGO ELEVATOR ASSOCIATION

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME AND LOCATION FOR THIS MEETING 

BUSINESS MEETING
THURSDAY October 1st, 2009
DINNER @ 6:30 P.M.
Angelo’s Ristorante
247 N York Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 833-2400
PUBLIC PARKING

Thanks everyone! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday October 1st!

Craig Zomchek -(President) 
Tom Sybert-(Vice President)
Tom Przybyla-(Sec/Treasurer)

Next Meeting – September 3rd

We hope to see you next week, Thursday September 3rd, 2009 at Marcello’s as the Chicago Elevator Association kicks off its monthly meeting schedule again. Come for good food and drinks and learn about what’s going on in the elevator industry around the Chicagoland area. This will be a business meeting.

E-mail RSVP ceamail@flash.net or tom.sybert@cjanderson.com or via fax to 708-867-2477! 

MARCELLO’S
645 W. NORTH AVE.
CHICAGO, IL 60610
(312) 654-2560
PUBLIC PARKING OR VALET PARK
Dinner is at 6:30 PM

 

Business Meeting – Dinner 6:30 PM

 Mark Your Calendars! CEA/Industry Events:

  • September 20-23 – United Show in Orlando, FL
  • October 1st –  CEA Meeting – Dotty Stanlaske, NAESA International will be presenting at Angelo’s in Elmhurst, IL.

Thanks everyone, we look forward to seeing you all next week !

Craig Zomchek -(President) 
Tom Sybert-(Vice President)
Tom Przybyla-(Sec/Treasurer)

Governor Signs SB149!

The Senate Bill 149 passed & the Governor signed it.  The important notes are in blue below!

Public Act 096-0054         Effective Date: 7/23/2009

The below is an extract of what is important.  Please take time to read the entire bill as there are changes on municipalities and third party inspections which are talked about in the full text version of the bill. Click here to view it. 

 (h) Notwithstanding anything else in this Section, the
following upgrade requirements of the 2007 edition of the
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators (ASME A17.1) and the
2005 edition of the Safety Code for Existing Elevators (ASME
A17.3) must be completed by January 1, 2015, but the
Administrator or Local Administrator may not require their
completion prior to January 1, 2013:
        (i) restricted opening of hoistway doors or car doors
    on passenger elevators;
        (ii) car illumination;
        (iii) emergency operation and signaling devices;
        (iv) phase reversal and failure protection;
        (v) reopening device for power operated doors or gates;
        (vi) stop switch pits; and
        (vii) pit ladder installation in accordance with
    Section 2.2.4.2 of ASME A17.1-2007.
    (i) In the event that a conveyance regulated by this Act is
altered, the alteration shall comply with ASME A17.1.
Notwithstanding anything else in this Section, the
firefighter's emergency operation, and the hydraulic elevator
cylinder, including the associated safety devices outlined in
Section 4.3.3(b) of ASME A17.3-2005, are not required to be
upgraded unless: (1) there is an alteration, (2) the equipment
fails, or (3) failing to replace the equipment jeopardizes the
public safety and welfare as determined by the Local

 

 
Administrator or the Board.    
    (j) The Administrator may choose to require the inspection    
of any conveyance to be performed by its own inspectors or by    
third-party licensed inspectors employed by the Administrator.    
(Source: P.A. 94-698, eff. 11-22-05; 95-573, eff. 8-31-07.    

CEA Golf Outing – Friday August 7th, 2009

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Come and join us for the legendary CEA Golf Outing Friday August 7th, 2009!  A wonderful afternoon of golf, first rate dinner and AWESOME raffle is included in the day’s activities!  Don’t wait till the last minute, register for the event or sponsor it today! Sponsorship opportunities are available and we’d love to have you share in this fun filled day.

Click Here To Download The Registration and Sponsorship Form Here! CEA-2010-Golf-Outing.pdf

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
FRIDAY AUGUST 07,2009
SHOTGUN START AT 1:00P.M.
 GLENEAGLES COUNTRY CLUB
13070 McCARTHY RD
LEMONT,IL 60439
(630)257-5466

Cost for this event is 135.00 per golfer for members  (165.00)-non-members & late additions after 7/31/09  and includes the following:

18 holes of golf, golf cart rental, half way house tickets, dinner and prizes.

All attendees must be paid before attending unless prior arrangements are made.

Please send payment to:

Chicago Elevator Association
14639 Short Street
Posen, IL 60469
Attn: Tom Przybyla                                                                     

Please respond by 7/31/09

You may contact me via fax at (708)371-2477or phone (708) 371-2444

Best Regards

Craig Zomchek ( President )
Tom Sybert ( Vice President )
Tom Przybyla ( Secretary/Treasurer )