elevator pit

elevator pit

That portion of an elevator shaft or hoistway extending below the level of the bottom landing saddle to provide for bottom overtravel and clearance, and for elevator parts that require space below the bottom limit of car travel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To install a residential elevator, you must provide an open vertical shaft through the home's structural frame at all floors where the elevator will stop, doors at each floor level, additional overhead clearance at the top floor, a shallow elevator pit at the bottom floor and a small space for equipment on the lowest level.
A construction helper was found dead at the elevator pit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) building in Pasay City Tuesday which is currently undergoing renovation.
The new shaft was cut into the existing concrete structure, which was reframed with steel, and the below-grade elevator pit and foundations were excavated within the existing building.
The workers were then at Basement 2 of the four-story building, with Bautista and Villaran standing near the elevator pit, when the scaffolding fell on them.
An environmental firm in South San Francisco hired Bess to dig 6-inch diameter, 5-foot-deep holes inside an elevator pit. located approximately 200 feet from where the System 4000 truck could be positioned.