Monthly Archives: May 2004

NEII Talk Forum Now Available to Members

First logon to the NEII member page and then locate the new menu button “NEII Talk” and it will take you directly to NEII Talk. When you arrive at NEII Talk, the first place to visit is the “Latest NEII Talk Forum News” located just below the “General Information” heading near the top of the page. Click the link “New Members please click here”. There you will find important information about how NEII Talk can work for you.

Please Note:

New users will need to register and receive their initial entry password prior to gaining access.

To register click on the Members Area button.

At the NEII login page enter your email address and select the “I would like to register a login”. Press the Submit button and fill in the required information on the registration form. Upon submitting the completed form a temporary password will be emailed to your email address. After you login successfully to the Member area you may wish to change the temporary assigned password to one of your liking. This can easily be done by clicking on the “[Edit My Account]” link located at the upper right hand part of your screen.

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Workshop on Use of Elevators in Fires and Other Emergencies

As a result of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, code provisions for emergency egress from tall buildings are being re-examined. There is renewed interest in the use of elevators for both occupant egress and fire fighters access. Therefore a Workshop on the Use of Elevators in Fires and Other Emergencies was held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2-4, 2004. This workshop was co-sponsored by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. Access Board, and the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).

The workshop focused on two general topics:
(1) Use of Elevators for Egress
(2) Use of Elevators by Fire Fighters

The workshop consisted of Plenary Sessions during which selected papers were presented, as well as Breakout Sessions for attendees to brainstorm various ideas and develop recommendations. The workshop goal was to come up with concrete proposals that are being put forth to the various code-writing groups to help improve our model codes and standards. ASME has created a website for the Workshop on the Use of Elevators in Fires and Other Emergencies. The papers submitted for the workshop along with the recommendations of the Breakout Sessions are available at the workshop website .