Elevator | Lift Bank Layouts

Illustration of an eight bank elevator layout as an example of a typical elevator plan

Elevators, or lifts, should be specified and arranged around a series of design factors that include: occupancy type, speed and quantity of traffic, total vertical distance to be traveled, and the desired time and speed of travel. When deciding on an appropriate layout and location for your elevator banks, it is advised to locate lifts near the building’s primary entrance in relation to the main path of circulation, and to also remain easily accessed by every floor. Groups of elevators, or banks, are typically controlled by a single call button and operating system, but individual elevators may be designed to operate independently of the group in special circumstances.

When specifying an elevator system, consult the lift manufacturer for detailed recommendations for sizes, controls, layouts, and installation requirements. Likewise, consult appropriate building codes for structural and mechanical requirements for the elevator shafts, fire separations, ventilation, and soundproofing.

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One | Single Lift
Illustration of a standard One-Lift Elevator Car
Single car elevators are common lifts used in small to medium sized commercial applications. Best used for smaller structures, a single car elevator system can come in a variety of car sizes to meet desired loads in buildings without high peak daily traffic or volume demands.
Drawings of Single-Lift Elevator sizes with dimensions and people for scale
Single car elevators are common lifts used in small to medium sized commercial applications. Best used for smaller structures, a single car elevator system can come in a variety of car sizes to meet desired loads in buildings without high peak daily traffic or volume demands.
Drawings of Single-Lift Elevator sizes with dimensions and people for scale
One | Single Lift

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Small Car: 6’ x 5’ | 1.83 x 1.53 m
Medium Car:
7’ x 5’ | 2.14 x 1.53 m
Large Car:
7’ x 5’6” | 2.14 x 1.68 m
X-Large Car:
7’ x 6’2” | 2.14 x 1.88 m
X-Large Freight:
5’8” x 8’9” | 1.73 x 2.67

Drawings include:
One Lift Elevator plans, plans (people)

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Two | Double Lift Elevator Bank
Measured layout for a Two Lift Elevator Bank with dimensions on the plan
Two Lift Elevator Banks are low capacity layouts used in buildings with limited occupancy loads. Two Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 18’ | 5.5 m, depths of 18’6” | 5.6 m, and overall areas around 333 ft2 | 31 m2.

Two Lift Elevator Banks are low capacity layouts used in buildings with limited occupancy loads. Two Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 18’ | 5.5 m, depths of 18’6” | 5.6 m, and overall areas around 333 ft2 | 31 m2.

Two | Double Lift Elevator Bank

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Cars | Lifts: 2
Width (Overall): 18’1” | 5.5 m
Depth (Overall): 18’6” | 5.6 m
Area (Overall): 333 ft2 | 31 m2
Elevator Depth: 7’11” | 2.4 m
Waiting Depth: 10’ | 3 m or 1.5x car depth

Drawings include:
Two Lift Elevator Bank layout plan

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Three | Triple Lift Elevator Bank
Plan layout with dimensions of a Bank of Three Lifts with adjacent waiting area
Three Lift Elevator Banks are low to medium capacity layouts used in buildings with low to medium average occupancy loads. Three Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 27’ | 8.2 m, depths of 18’6” | 5.6 m, and overall areas around 494 ft2 | 46 m2.
Three Lift Elevator Banks are low to medium capacity layouts used in buildings with low to medium average occupancy loads. Three Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 27’ | 8.2 m, depths of 18’6” | 5.6 m, and overall areas around 494 ft2 | 46 m2.
Three | Triple Lift Elevator Bank

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Cars | Lifts: 3
Width (Overall): 26’9” | 8.2 m
Depth (Overall): 18’6” | 5.6 m
Area (Overall): 494 ft2 | 46 m2
Elevator Depth: 7’11” | 2.4 m
Waiting Depth: 10’ | 3 m or 1.5x car depth

Drawings include:
Three Lift Elevator Bank plan

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Four Lift Elevator Bank
Plan drawing of a Four Lift Bank with dimensions showing widths and lengths of the waiting area and lifts
Four Lift Elevator Banks are medium capacity layouts used in buildings with medium average occupancy loads. Four Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 36’ | 10.9 m, depths of 18’6” | 5.6 m, and overall areas around 658 ft2 | 61 m2.
Four Lift Elevator Banks are medium capacity layouts used in buildings with medium average occupancy loads. Four Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 36’ | 10.9 m, depths of 18’6” | 5.6 m, and overall areas around 658 ft2 | 61 m2.
Four Lift Elevator Bank

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Cars | Lifts: 4
Width (Overall): 35’8” | 10.9 m
Depth (Overall): 18’6” | 5.6 m
Area (Overall): 658 ft2 | 61 m2
Elevator Depth: 7’11” | 2.4 m
Waiting Depth: 10’ | 3 m or 1.5x car depth

Drawings include:
Four Lift Elevator Bank plan

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Six Lift Elevator Bank
Dimensioned plan layout of a Six Lift Elevator Bank with two pairs of three lifts around a central waiting area
Six Lift Elevator Banks are medium to high capacity layouts used in buildings with large occupancy loads. Six Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 27’ | 8.2 m, depths of 27’ | 8.2 m, and overall areas around 704 ft2 | 65 m2.
Six Lift Elevator Banks are medium to high capacity layouts used in buildings with large occupancy loads. Six Lift Elevator Banks have typical widths of 27’ | 8.2 m, depths of 27’ | 8.2 m, and overall areas around 704 ft2 | 65 m2.
Six Lift Elevator Bank

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Cars | Lifts: 6
Width (Overall): 26’9” | 8.2 m
Depth (Overall): 26’4” | 8 m
Area (Overall): 704 ft2 | 65 m2
Elevator Depth: 7’11” | 2.4 m
Waiting Depth: 10’6” | 3.2 m or 1.75x car depth

Drawings include:
Six Lift Elevator Bank plan layout

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