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Non Slip Aluminum Vault Covers Protect Workers and Visitors at the World War II Memorial

The Situation:

On May 25, 1993 President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 103-32 into effect, allowing the American Battle Monuments Commission to build a memorial honoring the 16 million who served in World War II, the 400,000 who died and those who supported the war from their homes. It is located in what is known as Area I, which includes the national mall, and the rainbow pool site near the east end of the reflecting pool between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Construction on the memorial began in September 2001. It opened to the public on April 24, 2004 and was dedicated on Saturday, May 29th 2004. SlipNOT® was contacted through an outside company to fabricate and coat customer supplied aluminum access hatches for a maintenance access door behind the monuments pillars.

The Solution:

SlipNOT® fabricated the WWII Memorial aluminum vault covers to the specifications provided by the company. The vault covers are fabricated to each jobs specifications and were cut-to-size, which allowed for easy installation into the existing area. Aluminum vault covers are registered slip resistant with Underwriters Laboratories per the UL 410 standard. The combination of aluminum plate and grating allows for ventilation as well as a solid surface. The ADA compliant grating prevents large debris from falling through. Aluminum is also corrosion resistant and can stand up to the outside environment of Washington, D.C.

The Impact:

SlipNOT® allows for workers to remain safe while working at this national monument, even in wet or snowy conditions. SlipNOT® aluminum vault covers provide a corrosion resistant surface that remains slip resistant even while coated with maintenance lubricants.