The Elevator Consultants, a Leading Vertical Transportation & Elevator Consulting Firm, Post ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Responsibilities

The Elevator Consultants, a Leading Vertical Transportation & Elevator Consulting Firm, Post ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Responsibilities

March 31, 2018 – Chicago, Illinois. The Elevator Consultants, a leading elevator consulting and vertical transportation consulting firm helping building owners and property managers to improve elevator efficiency and increase the bottom line, is proud to announce an important post to its blog on ASME A17.1/CSA B44 responsibilities, specifically addressing confusing among building owners that they may not understand that the ultimate responsibility is theirs and not property managers. ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Responsibilities - Who is responsible is a question better asked sooner than later. Read on to learn why.ASME stands for “American Society of Mechanical Engineers” and is the governing body for elevator safety standards.

“The worse-case scenario occurs when one party thinks the other is responsible, and no one takes the appropriate safety and compliance steps necessary as required by ASME A17.1/CSA B44,” explained Laurie Axium, marketing manager at The Elevator Consultants. “Our blog post helps sound the alarm for building owners to have a frank discussion with property managers as to the need to comply with ASME A17.1/CSA B44. As leading elevator consultants, we often provide an external voice for building owners to make sure things are in proper order.”

To browse the post on ASME A17.1/CSA B44 issues, visit To learn more about the firm’s vertical transportation consulting services, please visit the website. Interested parties are urged to reach out via the website or call 312-519-9949 to discuss a potential business engagement.


Major buildings and their vertical transportation assets are complicated. Not only are they “mission critical” to the operation and safety of a building, but they are complicated when it comes to the human dimension. Building owners may mistakenly assume that the property management company is doing its job when it comes to ASME A17.1/CSA B44 compliance, while the property management company may be so focused on day-to-day operations that ASME A17.1/CSA B44 compliance and safety may be somewhat misunderstood. “My property manager handles my elevators,” is a common refrain heard from building owners. But that may not be good enough when a regulatory agency comes calling, or an event occurs with ensuing litigation. The new post explains that the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevator and Escalator Safety code states that this responsibility falls on the building owner.  Those involved in the management of vertical transportation assets are urged to read the important new blog post, and to reach out to a professional elevator consulting firm as an outside voice to ensure proper regulatory compliance.


The Elevator Consultants is a leading elevator consulting firm helping building owners, property managers, building engineers, facility managers, and REIT’s oversee and optimize their elevator and vertical transportation assets for greater efficiency and increase bottom line. Service offerings including elevator consulting services like elevator audits, elevator due diligence and even elevator cost reduction and elevator management services. The firm provides elevator service monitoring software to escalator and elevator insurance claims, not to mention other consulting services, elevator modernizations and new elevator maintenance service contracts. Anyone looking for an elevator advisor, elevator expert, or elevator consulting firm, is encouraged to reach out for a no obligation consultation.

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