REMINDER WALKING WORKING SURFACES CODE CHANGES

On January 17, 2017 OSHA published changes to Sub Part D – Walking Working Surfaces which have a significant impact on building owners and employer’s responsibilities. These changes include but are not limited to the following: Mandatory roof anchorages for window cleaners Mandatory fall protection on low sloped roofs – varying distances where fall protection is required depending on frequency …

Verizon Centre (Formlery MCI Centre)

Bordering Chinatown on the east side of downtown Washington, D.C., Verizon Center, comprising 1,020,000 square feet (94,760 m²), is both a retail and multi-purpose entertainment complex hosting two major sports teams (NBA and NHL). The original design drawings and construction documents were reviewed to provide a practical window cleaning/exterior building maintenance and fall arrest system. In this project, many window …

Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute

The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (MAHI), a $196 million, 9 storey “hospital within a hospital” was named after the Right Honourable Don Mazankowski, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, active Conservative politician and businessman. The Institute is a world-class centre of excellence in paediatric and adult heart disease prevention, treatment, research, and education. The MAHI establishes a separate identity from …

News Brunswick Lighthouse Casino

Sonco Gaming New Brunswick is building a $90 million casino and multi-use entertainment and convention centre in the Magnetic Hill area. Opening in 2010, the Casino complex will be comprised of three buildings – a 128 room hotel, a multi-function entertainment and 1500 seat convention centre named the Palladium and the casino. The buildings will be connected by an interior …

Davit Systems

I often hear people referring to window washing systems as davit systems.  While this certainly is true it is not the only way to complete window washing (see The Roof Anchor and Roof Anchors Explained for more).  So what exactly are davits, davit arms, davit bases, and davit systems then? Davit Arm Assemblies Davit arms are commonly used to rig over non-structural parapets, decorative …