Bethesda, Maryland

NIH Building 16

5143 - NIH Building 16 (MD)

This historical building at the National Institute of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland was due for roof renovation, an ideal time to address fall protection concerns. Peak Fall Protection review of this building was in consideration of historical preservation needs and coordination with rough cut wood roof framing. A low profile anchor solution was needed for reduced visibility at the slate roof areas. Peak Fall Protection designed and fabricated a low profile roof anchor mounted to the wood decking and joists, and located below the slate ridge caps. Anchors were designed to project from the ridge cap only to the extent that would allow proper connection of user’s lanyard, with anchor spacing to allow 100% engagement along the length of the sloped roof area. Anchors were fabricated with stainless steel materials and then powder coated for compatibility with the color of the slate shingles.