promoting the most effective codes

The building transportation industry has had rigorous safety codes since the first model elevator code was published in 1917 by the Elevator Manufacturers Association (EMA), NEII's predecessor. This national model code served as the starting point for developing the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, ASME A17.1/CSA B44, which is used today by every jurisdiction in the the U.S. and Canada.

For over a century, NEII representatives have advanced elevator and escalator safety and innovation through actively participating in the development of ASME A17.1/CSA B44 model code and its adoption by jurisdictions across the U.S. and Canada. NEII's work in the code arena helps ensure the billions of people using elevators, escalators and moving walks can do so safely and efficiently.

The CodeFinder database is a NEII member benefit. Members can access the comprehensive safety code database for the elevator and escalator industry here

Everyone can learn more about CodeFinder by watching our brief tutorial video.

the benefits of uniform codeS

Consistent standards across the country increase safety for technicians
 and the riding public, result in better designed products, and contribute to a 
positive building environment.