GSA Courthouse Management Group
Mechanical Lift Analysis
PROJECT / LOCATION:
ALFRED A. ARRAJ U.S. COURTHOUSE
SITE VISIT (Y/N):
SURVEYS (SENT / RECEIVED):
NUMBER OF LIFTS:
TYPE OF LIFT:
1 CANTILEVERED PLATFORM
NUMBER OF LEVELS SERVICED:
PLAN DIAGRAM AT JUDGE'S BENCH LIFT
1 JURY BOX
2 JUDGE'S BENCH
CONSOLIDATED SURVEY & SITE VISIT INFORMATION:
This facility is currently under construction and offers a unique perspective that includes
the actual installation of the lift.
There are two independent lifts in the Special Proceedings Courtroom for the jury box and
the judge's bench. (The witness box is accessed by a short ramp.) Typical courtrooms have
future provisions for lifts.
The tower element, which contains the Acme screw drive mechanism for the lift, is placed behind
wood paneling well integrated into the lift enclosure at both conditions.
No protection is currently provided on the end of the lift platform at the jury box to prevent
a wheelchair from rolling off the edge. (It is possible, given the fact that the installation is not
complete, that some sort of raised/retractable edge protection remains to be installed to
prevent a wheelchair from falling off the platform.)
It appears that the jury box lift will be in the raised position for ambulatory jurors. (This will
not cause the "sinking" of the platform level over time, common to hydraulic units, because
of the stability of the Acme screw drive.)
Denver, CO Installation 5-20
HDR Architecture, Inc.