October 2, 2014 Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out for the meeting at Champps in Lombard on October 2nd. Attendance was a packed house for this event, which made it a very enjoyable evening for all the members

There was a presentation given by John Thompson of Thompson Elevator Inspection Service from Mount Prospect Illinois.

The topic was on the 2015 Elevator inspection updates. John’s insight on the new inspection updates, and the programs knowledge, were appreciated by all the members in attendance. Everyone left this meeting with a clearer understanding of how Thompson inspection program is progressing.

From Thompson Elevator Inspection Service – Attached is the Upgrade guideline as well as the “Upgrade Unit Info Sheet” to be submitted for permit/plan review by Thompson Elevator – this captures the “DNA” of the elevator for processing.  It will accompany the other plan review docs which are 1. Scope of Work on Installer’s Letterhead 2. Spec/Cutsheets of the equipment described in scope of work 3. Drawings Layouts (this is needed for the pit ladders) 4. any additional docs that “tell the story” of the installation.  Submittal will be 3 sets all marked FINAL.  Note: permits are required for all the upgrade work no matter when the work is started.  Note 2: for non-Thompson jurisdiction, please check with the appropriate folks for requirements on plan submittal.

ASME A17 Upgrades.pdf

August 2014-2015 Upgrade Letter to Elev Co-to OSFM for review approval-Rev 4,pdf –  10/7/2014

The Code committee report came from James Herrity and John Rearick, two A17 Committee members who were in town this week for a ASME meeting. It was very nice to hear the positive outlook from the past couple months on the positive work that’s been completed with A17.1, A17.2 and A17.3.

November’s meeting RBN & Associates will be presenting on insurance requirements in 2015. You don’t want to miss this presentation.

Mark your calendars for the next meeting on November 6th at the Tuscano’s in Schiller Park.

CEA NEWS CREW 10/07/14

April CEA Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out for the meeting at the Goose Island Brewery in Chicago on April 4th. Attendance was good, which made it a very enjoyable evening for all the members. If you have not seen the new CEA meeting news letter click this link CEA-APRIL-2013-News to download a copy.

There was a great presentation given by Tom Przybyla of Parts Specialists Inc. The topic was on their Lincoln elevator telephone equipment. Tom’s insight on Elevator Communication equipment, Codes, ADA, Trouble Shooting, and Product knowledge was appreciated by all the members in attendance. Everyone left this meeting with a better understanding of how important the elevator telephone is to our unfortunate stuck passengers.

John Willis from John R. Willis Company, Arlington Heights, Illinois was present and his company is the newest Chicago Elevator Association Member. Welcome John and thanks for coming to the meeting.

We had a special give away at this months meeting. A BIG Thank You to Gleneagles Country Club. They furnished the CEA a gift certificate for a Foursome with motorized carts to play golf. The Lucky winner was John Willis. His first ever meeting and he took home the prize.

May’s meeting GAL will be presenting on their elevator equipment.  You don’t want to miss this world class presentation.

Mark your calendars for the next months meeting on May 2nd at the Trademark in Lombard.