Architects and Owners

Port Elevator offers free consulting for projects in Pennsylvania, including elevator mechanical design, architectural possibilities, code requirements, specification writing and CAD drawings.


Port Elevator will assist you in determining the best type of elevator for your building based on building size, type of use and occupancy. We can provide you with all elevator requirements including hoist-way dimensions, structural forces, power requirements, and finish selections. We provide hoist-way sizes based on the National Elevator Industry Standards as published by This helps insure that you are not inadvertently designing a building around a proprietary hoist-way design which limits the builder to a single manufacturer.

Port Elevator can offer advice on code requirements as they relate to the elevator installation including International Building codes, National Handicap codes, National Electrical code and the National Fire Codes as well as the National and Current Elevator State codes.