Archive for June, 2014

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Inside Out at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood, PA

I love it when I can detail a unique job and this was a perfect example.  Superior Scaffold was called into the Kaiserman JCC to help shore up the ceiling joists so crews could repair the support brackets up against wall.

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There were a couple of challenges – the first being that the scissor lift had to get in behind the scaffolding so crews could get to the brackets for the repairs.  Check out the picture and look to the bottom left – you will see the lift parked inside our scaffold.

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The second challenge was also the water – anytime you work in or around water it adds a level of excitement to the job.  But our crews did a rock solid job erecting this scaffold.  Once tied in at the top and bottom they were able to remove the back-up towers clearing the path for the workers and the lift.

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Even the best laid plans run into snags every now and then.  Once crews were able to get to the top and look at the wall and the brackets holding the joists it was determined that the roof had to be replaced.  Uh oh.  But that was just the beginning…

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How would the repairs be done in time for a June opening?  Could they be done in time?

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I’ll let Beth Segal, Executive Director explain it from here.

“We had consultations with several structural engineers, architects, contractors and the township.

First we were told the roof could not be repaired and must be taken down and replaced. The engineers then went back to the drawing board, brought in others for consultation and developed a plan for repairing the damaged joists, beams and bearing plates.  The township engineers and inspectors were consulted, and the plan was approved.   Construction started, we were relieved, and the construction team was still optimistic about a June opening.  However, immediately into the project it was determined that when the pool building was built 40 years ago, the walls were not built according to code. Construction had to stop.

We were presented with 3 options:

1. Tear the walls down and rebuild to code. The cost of the total demolition and rebuild of the facility would be about $2.3 million.

2. Take the roof off and the walls down and make it an outdoor facility (if we could raise more money) at a cost of approximately $500,000

3. Close the pool building and let it sit empty until we could (if ever) raise the $2.3 million.

Rebuilding is certainly the direction we want to go but we do not currently have the funds to do so.  Closing the pool building was becoming the only option!

Two weeks ago the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia stepped in and helped us with additional money to turn the indoor pool into an outdoor facility.  This was finalized 2 weeks ago and work began this past week.  Having an outdoor pool is better than having no pool.”

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So, our indoor swimming pool shoring job soon became a demolition shoring job for an outdoor swimming pool.

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Here are some great photos of the action (provided by the JCC).

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Crews were able to remove the old roof and joists (with the help of our scaffolding), and then demolish the walls to create a brand new outdoor swimming pool area.

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And the best part – they met their June deadline!  Good job everyone, way to pull together to make something great out of a potentially bad situation.

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You can see more pics of the pool reconstruction at the JCC website here:

And here is a little about the Kaiserman JCC

The JCC (Jewish Community Center) was designed to help individuals and famiies get the most out of their lives. Here at the Kaiserman JCC we follow the same principle. We are more than just a gym – we’re here to help you in almost every aspect of your life. From education to fitness and staff that knows you by name, we are a center dedicated to serving the community at the highest level.

We were proud to have helped with this project!  If you need scaffolding, or scaffold related products call Superior at 215 743-2200 and ask for Tom or go to our website: www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

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SWING, SWING, SWING, at The Sterling House, 18th & JFK (pt. 3)

As Louis Prima once sang, “Swing, swing, swing” – oh wait, close… “Sing, Sing, Sing – (with a swing)” so we just added the W.  Sounds better this way.

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But that’s just what Superior Scaffold did on the third phase of this project. (See part 1 – and part 2).

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The Sterling House Apartment Homes is a unique building at the corner of JFK blvd and 18th in downtown Philly. Superior had 2 36’ foot straight platforms on the front and sides of this building so crews could polish the metal on the facade. Very cool.

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Here you can see crews working directly from the suspended scaffolding.

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And the second part of the swing scaffolding on this job came in the back of the building where they are demoing the old weight room and expanding on the 30th floors. Superior provided 2 corner rigs so crews could work on the outside of the building at the top.

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Most people actually associate “Sing, Sing, Sing” with Benny Goodman’s famous instrumental classic but it was really Luigi (Louis) Prima who wrote and first performed the song in 1936. I’ve included both versions her so take a listen and you chose which one you prefer.

And just for grins – here are the lyrics written by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman in case you want to belt it out!

Sing, sing, sing, sing
Everybody start to sing
La dee da, ho, ho, ho
Now you’re singing with a swing

Sing, sing, sing, sing
Everybody start to sing
La dee da, ho, ho, ho
Now you’re singing with a swing

And when the music goes around
Everybody goes to town
But here’s something you should know
Ho ho baby ho ho ho

Sing, sing, sing, sing
Everybody start to sing
La dee da, ho, ho, ho
Now you’re singing with a swing

And when the music goes around
Everybody goes to town
But here’s something you should know
Ho ho baby ho ho ho

Sing, sing, sing, sing
Everybody start to sing
La dee da, ho, ho, ho
Now you’re singing with a swing

And as always, if you need to Swing, Swing, Swing around your jobsite or building – call Superior Scaffold at (215)743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com!

 

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The Sterling House (part 2) – “Can’t you hear me knocking?”

We showed you the brilliant landing platform on the 30th floor of the Sterling House Apartments (18th & JFK) in our previous blog.  See it here: It’s a bird.  It’s a plane.  No, it’s a crane landing platform?  (part 1)  and I promised to bring you the second part.  So here it is…

Overhead sidewalk protection all around this building.

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It’s a multipurpose overhead protection system (as you will see in the following pics) not only did it have to provide protection for the pedestrians around this busy apartment building but it also had to provide support for our swing staging all around the facade.  If you look to the right on the photo below you will see the tops of the motors peeking out above the panels.

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And to do this – Superior Scaffold deployed the heavy duty 767 Philly canopy frames with steel beams on top.

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One of the biggest challenges was to create a canopy over the entryway to the Sterling House down over the sidewalk.  It was quite a distance and at several elevations.  To bridge the gap Superior incorporated a series of system scaffold pieces into the overall design to create the perfect overhead sidewalk protection for the client.  It’s almost like 2 separate canopies but you can see in the pic below how the one actually rests on top of the other.

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This was a creative scaffolding solution to this problem.

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And I wanted to point out our two latest safety features.

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You might have already noticed the long yellow banners attached to the legs of the frame scaffold in the photos.  These say “warning tripping hazard” and are directly correlated to the number of people walking the streets while staring down at their cell phones.

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And the second safety change we’ve made recently comes at the bottom of the frame jack where the plate meets the concrete.  We now cut off the sides of the wood to fit the size of the jack plate completely – no more overhanging area for people to get caught up on while they walk and text and surf the web.  We are always looking for ways to make our scaffolding safer to the general public.  We will be constantly updating and improving as new insights become available.

Save some brain power for the Sterling House Pt 3 (“Swing, Swing, Swing”) coming real soon!

Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 for all of your scaffold, scaffolding needs.

 

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