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Davit Roof Installation for the Rush Medical Center
Davit Roof Installation for the Rush Medical Center
Davit Roof Installation for the Rush Medical Center

Rush Hospital was required to meet safety regulations on three roofs; Jelke, Kellogg, and The Atrium. To meet the standards, we were asked to install tie-off davits. Through required intense coordination with hospital staff, building maintenance, and our installers, these fall restraints were installed above mechanical penthouses, intensive care rooms, and in crawl spaces below roof deck but above hospital rooms. Once installed, these fall arrest anchors were made watertight in strict compliance with the roof system manufacturer’s specifications in order to not void the owner’s roof warranty. Upon completion, an independent testing group performed 5000 lbs. pull tests on each installed davit to insure compliance with current OSHA regulations. Upon completion, a certificate of compliance was presented to the owner.  For more information or to request a custom quote, please contact us today.

Project Description   Install tie-off davits on three different buildings.
Capabilities Applied/Processes  
  • On-site Fabrication
  • Davits Manufactured
Davit Installation
  • Contamination protection around work area
Expertise   Roofing
Volume   207 Davits (3 buildings)
Material Used  
FARA - 93SS Adhesive Bolt
FARA - 93SS Roof Anchors
Roofing Patch Material
Challenges   Medical Building, so coordination with management was needed.
Installation above patients rooms, around cooling towers, in crawl spaces, and around high security facilities.
Special drills, vacuums, and plastic sheeting were needed.
Noise constraints, limited mobility.
Industry for Use   Medical Industry
Timeframe   August 2010 - May 2011
Delivery Location   Chicago, Illinois
Standards Met   Customer Specifications, 2D drawings
Project Name   Medical Center Davits