IBC Chapter 30: Automotive Lift Requirements

The International Building Code (IBC) has been adopted or is in use by all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, New York City, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. New commentary in the 2015 edition clarifies that all vehicle lifts installed in areas covered by the IBC must conform with the safety standard ANSI/ALI ALCTV (current edition) “Safety Requirements for the Construction, Testing and Validation of Automotive Lifts.”

An excerpt from Volume 2 of the 2015 International Building Code and Commentary, Chapter 30, Section 3001.2 Referenced Standards (emphasis added):

Except as otherwise provided for in this code, the design construction, installation, alteration, repair and maintenance of elevators and conveying systems and their components shall conform to ASME A17.1/CSA B44, ASME A17.7/CSA B444/7, ASME A 90.1, ASME B20.1, ANSI MH29.1, ALI ALCTV and ASCE 24 for construction in flood hazard areas established in Section 1612.3

  • IBC Commentary: The enforceability of a standard is established in this section, and applies wherever the provisions of this chapter do not otherwise indicate a requirement. Therefore, even if a standard is not referenced anywhere else within this chapter it will be applicable to such systems and equipment. For example, automotive lifts are addressed by the reference to ANSI/ALI ALCTV but no further requirements are found in Chapter 30. This standard is fully applicable to such automotive lifts.