When constructing the tallest building in the U.S. outside of New York and Chicago, virtually every fitout component is handled multiple times. As such, there is increased risk of injury during delivery, unloading, transporting, shakeout, and installation of critical units like the HVAC systems. For this 1,121-foot-tall, 1.5 million-SF skyscraper, RETTEW worked as the on-site safety manager for the mechanical contractor to ensure a safe work environment.
The high-profile nature of this project meant site visits from the general contractor, owner, regulatory agencies, and insurance inspectors were extremely common and required near perfection from a safety standpoint at all times. RETTEW ensured a safe work environment and protection of property for employees and subcontractors, while monitoring the jobsite for compliance with applicable OSHA regulations, contractor and owner safety policies, and established health and safety plans for assigned projects. We oversaw approximately 60 steamfitters and plumbers install about 2 miles of copper pipe on 36 of the 60 floors of this state-of-the-art LEED Platinum-certified building, which will be a highlight on the Philadelphia skyline.