Archive for July, 2015

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Article in ALH Magazine features Superior Scaffold’s Amtrak 30th Street Station job

The latest issue of Access, Lift and Handlers magazine features an article on the scaffolding at Philadelphia’s Amtrak 30th Street station. Lindsey Anderson does a wonderful job covering the challenges involved with this large scaffold project.  This is a long term project with many phases to come.  We will keep you updated as things unfold.

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Click the Magazine cover to read the article.

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And again, thanks to Lindsey for featuring Superior Scaffold in ALH.

Read about all of our scaffold, scaffolding jobs at www.superiorscaffold.com
or call (215) 743-2200 to see what we can do for you.

 

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Superior Scaffold wins big at the SAIA Scaffold Builders Challenge

A 1st Place win for the Superior Scaffold team at the Scaffold and Access Industry Association annual convention.

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A big shout out to the best scaffold building crew on the east coast for blazing a superfast time of 43 minutes 59 seconds, up, down and racked for a system scaffold in the ballroom at the Loews Philadelphia.  The final tally was 133 points for our team.  We beat worthy competitors – Vertical Access (56 minutes 50 seconds / 128 points), followed by Safway and Brand finishing in that order.

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Our team of Rich De Tora, Tomas Cotto, Nick Panatalone and Chris Ricketts

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Wasted no time in setting the pace for this competition. 

Watch the time lapse video above.

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This was all part of the SAIA’s annual scaffold convention held this year here in Philadelphia, PA. So it was only fitting that our hometown team took first place!

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The competition is not only judged on speed (up and down) but safety (meeting safety standards), ability to follow architectural drawings, teamwork, and communication.

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Teams were judged by industry giants from across the country. 

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We look forward to defending our title at next years’ SAIA convention in Indianapolis.

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If you want the best call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200

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Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see some of the jobs these champs have worked on.

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Here they are receiving their 1st Place trophy and swag from Robin Miller, Danielle Melson and Granville Loar from the SAIA.

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Again – Congrats guys!

 

 

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It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing

Superior brings the Swings and Overhead Protection to 401 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA.

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The $70 Million dollar renovation at 401 North Broad continues. This time we provided 1100 lineal feet of canopy (overhead protection) all the way around the building and suspended scaffold everywhere to assist in the façade restoration.  We were here on another job – you can read all about it on our blog.

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Our “King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian, has swing stages all around the exterior of this gigantic building.

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Let’s look at the suspended scaffold first. It’s pretty cool to see the different sized platforms on just one side of this structure.

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This old building once home to North American Publishing and Packard Motor company is now a giant data center or carrier hotel.

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The new owners pledged $70 million dollars to renovate the 11 story, 1.3 million square foot, block long pale brick building.

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Crews needed access to the exterior for façade restoration and Superior provided them with the necessary equipment. The platforms are Altrex and the motors are a mix of PowerClimber PC1 and BisoMac 210. This combination gave the crews the necessary reach and exposure to every part of this enormous building.

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Let’s talk about the overhead protection all the way around the building. It required a few special adaptations – that’s why you will see a combination of system scaffold and frame scaffolding .

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There were a few large bays or loading dock areas that had special height and width parameters and the best way to accommodate them was to use system scaffold.

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You can see just how long these canopies are. This is huge building.

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However, on the front of the building frame scaffold was used. This particular view show a double-wide frame canopy using our heavy duty 767 or Philly frame.

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Steel and aluminum beams along with corrugated steel roof and debris panels were used all away around the building allowing business as usual as the exterior renovation continued.

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Our goal is to always keep the business up and running while work is going on overhead. This old building should look fantastic once the work is completed. I will post photos of the finished product once they are available.

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If you need overhead protection, canopy, or access to your façade call Superior Scaffold today at 215 743-2200 and ask for Bob – he’ll take care of you. 

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And as a tribute to our swing department – I take you all back to the big band era!

Client: Joseph Dugan, Inc.

For more information on this building click these links:

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/New-owner-pledges-70M-to-401-N-Broad-telecom-upgrade.html

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/03/06/new-owners-philadelphia-carrier-hotel-401-north-broad/

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Emergency Canopy & Scaffolding, 1503 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA

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Superior Scaffold’s emergency service team was called late Thursday afternoon.

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We had a crew on the job within 2 hours and a complete overhead protection system in place within 24 hours!

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Clemens Construction was demoing the building next door and when L&I (Licenses and Inspections) went out to examine they spotted a damaged parapet on the building next door.

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The canopy went up immediately to protect pedestrians and traffic below. The four story scaffolding went up 2 days later. Inspectors were not in any hurry to get to the façade so they gave us a few extra days to erect the scaffold.

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One of the cool things about this job is that this canopy is a custom size: 17’ tall and 50’ long. It was designed using system scaffold so the owner could keep his signage and awning up during the construction process. The other unique item of note is that the 4 decks of scaffold sit directly on top of the overhead protection. It also has debris netting all the way around for added protection.

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They decided to scaffold the entire façade to give crews and inspectors access to the parapet and the entire face of the structure.

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Our emergency services team is the best in the business. They never cease to amaze me at how quickly they can respond to a call out.

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If you need scaffolding or have an emergency needing access – call Superior Scaffold today at 215 743-2200.

 Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

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