One of our clients’ projects encountered a snafu when a TSSA field inspector issued a directive against equipment, stating that a clearance code was not met between recently installed elevator equipment and an adjacent fence. The owner argued that although the elevator was recently modernized, they were not subject to modern code regarding machine room and closure. Our client was correct. Unfortunately, the TSSA field inspector disagreed. Fortunately, because RiA requires the submission of a full layout to TSSA engineering on all modernization projects – an unusual practice for these types of projects – we were able to demonstrate that the existing condition had been approved by TSSA engineering. This diligence effectively ended the argument with the local inspector, saving our client costly, unnecessary changes.

Client Benefit: Saved $9,000