One single steel hook affixed to a brick parapet. That was all the 12-story building offered Gus Strats to attach his rope descent system to before he climbed over the parapet to clean the windows. Strats agonized over going ahead with the work, one of his semiannual window cleaning contracts, without safe anchorages to which to secure his ropes.
Under the shrill of drilling sounds plays inspirational music. Daniel Mensah works steadily and peacefully, looming deadlines pushing him forward, keeping him on task. With nearly 120 projects at various stages going on at the same time, Mensah has no time to spare.
Safety harnesses with retractable steel lanyard? Check. Safety glasses and work gloves? Check. Respirator for COVID-19 protection? Check. Summit Anchor Company workers remain vigilant as they install rooftop fall protection systems, as shown on their latest project at the Holiday Inn-Washington Capitol in Washington, DC.
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A practical solution for a sophisticated building, all in the name of safety. That describes Summit Anchor Company‘s latest project which included essential features for a complete fall protection package.
In addition to rooftop anchors, Summit Anchor added a new roof grating and hatch guard to the Willard Office Building, which connects to the historic…
When Boston Properties decided to renovate its flagship property, Metropolitan Square, the company selected Summit Anchor Company to design, install, and test its fall protection and suspended access system.
Metropolitan Square, at 655 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, is adjacent to several historic buildings including the White House, The Executive Office Buildings and the Department of Treasury.
Spying on political rivals, a web of intrigue and a cover-up leading all the way to the top of United States government — the tantalizing details echo stories blanketing today’s news headlines. But Summit Anchor Company’s latest project involves a building in the shadow of an infamous political scandal of yesterday: installing anchors on top of one of the Watergate buildings. Summit Anchor recently installed a rope descent system on the roof of the Watergate office building at 600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C.
A Chicago window washer recently faced a harrowing situation. Fire crews rescued the window washer after one of his two support ropes broke, he fell two floors, and was left hanging from a 54-floor building, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Heavy winds, rains and lightning added to the urgency of rescuing the desperate window washer from the 33 W Ontario Street building. A special operations team went to the roof and pulled the man over 80 feet to the roof after initial efforts to pull him inside a window did not work.