Johns Hopkins Phipps


The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened in 1889, the gift of Quaker merchant Johns Hopkins, who had made his fortune in Baltimore. It was his vision to unite in a single enterprise a threefold mission: to produce superior physicians, to seek new knowledge for the advancement of medicine, and to give the finest patient care today.  The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions include state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient facilities and research laboratories. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has more than 1,000 beds, of which 100 belong to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.



This project included the removal of the existing roof down to the concrete deck in pre-determined areas and the installation of tapered insulation, Sarnafil PVC Membrane, stainless steel flashing, scuppers, walkway pads, and copper downspout.



This was a challenging project, with poor access and multiple levels. We had to deal with surprise, unforeseen conditions associated with historic construction projects, all of this in an occupied hospital. Access to the numerous roof areas required extensive scaffolding.


Operating Unit: Tecta America East Jessup
Client: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Industry Type: Healthcare
Project Type: Roof Replacement
Location: Baltimore, MD
Square Footage: 6,338
Systems Installed: Fully Adhered Sarnafil PVC