Home elevator Atlanta needs to go through several phases of scrutiny and audits before it is declared fit for service and use by the public in general. If you ever have had installed an home elevator, you would have seen and met with one of the many inspectors who visit construction site to ensure that builders flout no rules and build their homes in strict accordance with the guidelines set by the state. But who are these inspectors anyway and whose bidding are they doing?
What is ASME?
ASME or American Society of Mechanical Engineers started in 1880 with a bunch of leading industrialists deciding to put their heads together and ensure that mechanical equipment were made better through adherence to codes, rules and regulations or simply best practices developed in the best interest of the users at large. Today, that bunch has grown to more than 120,000 members globally and has since issued more than 500 different codes and standards that deal with everything from boilers to home elevators Atlanta.
Codes developed by the ASME carry force of law and enforced in more than 100 countries around the world. Engineers have translated the codes in over 50 different languages to make compliance easy. In the United States, a few codes carry equivalent weight of law. The society enjoys such high trust among engineers and manufacturers because unlike other regulatory bodies, ASME has some of the best people on board worldwide spread all over the world developing standards, improving existing standards and making technology human-centric.
The society is global in scope and reach, despite the fact that it all started in America, and it started certifying companies in this country, today there are more than 6000 different manufacturers and companies globally that follow the codes developed by this society. Home elevator Atlanta companies sell ASME approved products and carry the ASME logo on a wide variety of mobility products ranging from simple residential lifts to high capacity commercial elevators.
Other Certifying Bodies
Besides ASME there are 23 other international as well local bodies that contribute to making home elevator Atlanta safer and better. Of those the most reputed are:
1. National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC)
2. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
3. Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA)
4. American National Standard Institute (ANSI)
5. Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA)
While buying a home elevator Atlanta, make sure that the products have the approval of at least one of the above authorities or bodies.
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