TO VIEW NIST SP 983 GO TO WEBSITE: http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/elevators
In the wake of the September 11 attacks in the US provisions for emergency egress from tall buildings are being re-examined, worldwide. Possibilities being discussed include the utilization of protected elevators with stairways for both occupant egress and fire service access. These have been discussed over the years and have been the subject of research by a number of parties, including a cooperative program between NIST, the National Research Council of Canada, and the US elevator industry. Because of the renewed interest and in support of ongoing standards activities in ISO NIST decided to collect relevant literature and to make this available on its web site. Permission of all copyright holders was obtained for any protected documents. The documents are indexed two ways. First, a title index for all of the articles. To see this index, click on the Title Index link in the Tool Bar at the top of the page. The second index is by author. To see a list of authors, click on the Author Index link in the Tool Bar at the top of the page. Next, to see a listing of papers for a particular author click on the author's name. The documents are in pdf, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the files. To install Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to the Software link in the Tool Bar at the top of the page.