RCB Elevator Consulting, LLC (RCB) is a full service elevator design
engineering firm. Unlike most elevator consultants who provide
services to building owners and architects, RCB typically provides services
directly to elevator companies. Though we are frequently involved with new
construction projects, the greater portion of our work is in conjunction with
the modernization of existing, older elevator systems.
RCB provides elevator
submittal shop drawing preparation and structural
engineering services. This service is
especially suited to laying out more complicated major
alterations, especially those involving structural
changes and where there are seismic considerations. The
drawings and engineering produced are suited for owner,
consultant and jurisdiction submission & approval; are instrumental
in ordering and fabricating equipment; and are essential
for proper field installation. Drawings are
typically detailed down to the component fabrication
level for non-standard vendor products.
Although located in San Francisco, California, we perform services
nationally. Design engineering for the modernization/alteration of
existing elevator systems typically require a proper and thorough field survey.
We have found that to prepare the engineering for most projects, it is best that we
perform our own comprehensive field surveys.
Feel free to have a look at a few samples of elevator
engineering projects on our
Elevator Modernization Projects page.
If you are an elevator company in need of
elevator engineering or shop drawing preparation, give us a call. Think of us as your
elevator engineering department.
Elevator Modernization & Alteration Engineering
Submittal & Installation Layout Shop Drawings
Elevator Structural Engineering - California License
Types of Projects:
Obsolete winding drum elevator conversion to modern
traction elevator system retaining existing non-standard
hoistway and various viable components of original
Drive machine replacement including custom designed
structural machine adapter bridging and blocking.
Otis MRVF 270° drive machine replacement typically with
elevated blocking and new deflector sheave in machine
Hollister Whitney Rope Gripper™ additions as required by
ASME A17.1-2004, 184.108.40.206 & 30 for ascending car
overspeed & unintended car movement protection.
Seismic upgrades including guide rail system, retaining
& strengthening 8 lbs/ft counterweight guide rails to
meet current standards.
Re-certification for A17.1, 220.127.116.11.2 Increase in
Deadweight of Car & 18.104.22.168 Guide Rails with increase
in stress by more than 5%.
Elevator modernizations including solid state controls,
door equipment, fixtures, wiring, etc.
Partial Client List:
Capitol Elevator Co., Inc.
ESR Elevator, Inc.
Elevator Service Company of Central California
Mitsubishi Electric of America Inc.
Northern Elevator Co., Inc.
Otis Elevator Co., Inc.
Paramount Elevator Corp.
Schindler Elevator Corp.
Star Elevator, Inc.
thyssenkrupp Elevator AG