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Shoring for Willow Grove Sears massive remodel

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Superior Scaffold is providing the shoring for this massive 3 story renovation of the Sears store at the Willow Grove Park Mall. This enormous remodel is being done to open up the store, change the current layout and split it into two separate businesses.  But in order to do so they must move escalators, elevators and staircases. 

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And because they have to cut through the concrete slabs on all 3 levels they are also having to beef up and add new structural steel, new footers and support columns to carry the weight.  And that’s where Superior comes in.  (this is a view up from the 1st floor)

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These photos really show how Superior’s hi-load shoring frames support the sections of the floor above and below while the work is being done.

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We provided 4’ and 2′ frames.  Some of the 2’ frames were used where we had to get the shoring right up next to the walls.

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Here you can see where they were digging holes for new footers.  This job is being done in phases so the shoring towers will be moved around as the new concrete is being poured and the steel is being added.

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When it is all said and done the Sears store and Auto Center will continue to operate in 96,000 square feet on the lower level and European fashion retailer Primark will lease approximately 77,500 square feet, mostly on the second level.

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If you need shoring, scaffold or scaffolding call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Pat.  He will take care of you.  Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

 

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Scaffolding is our baby – 500 Walnut, Philadelphia, PA

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We don’t just broadcast the giant jobs around here. They all have a very important place in our heart, like our children. We’ve designed them, traveled with them, built them, and then put them out into the world where they must stand alone.

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I thought I’d put this up because we normally show you a canopy or overhead protection system that is at the base of a building protecting pedestrians from the work going on overhead.

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But this is a little different. It’s a canopy at a new construction site. And it’s not on the sidewalk but in the street. And because of that we added Jersey Barriers for added protection (to act as a curb, if you will).

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We erected this 60’ long beauty with one leg of the canopy actually resting on the barrier itself. The other leg is sitting on the curb where the normal sidewalk is located.

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This gem is located in the most historic square mile in America.  Independence Hall is directly across the street.

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We added a steel fence material to the both sides and the developer put a nice screen print graphic over that.

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The idea here is to keep that walkway open and protect the pedestrians while the new construction takes place.  Here you can see why crews needed to use the existing sidewalk.

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Our little baby is out there doing its part to make the world a better place; and how proud we are as parents.

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Just ask Pat. He’ll tell you. And if you have any scaffolding needs give him a call at (215) 743-2200. Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

 

 

 

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Emergency Services to the rescue at 1805 Walnut St.

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Crews were renovating the Alison Building, in Rittenhouse Square, and discovered a piece of the parapet was falling off.  The building was built in 1924 and is being revamped for 19 super high-end luxury apartments.

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Superior Scaffold got the call Friday afternoon and had a crew on the scene within hours. The decision was made to install a 40’ long, double-wide canopy (sidewalk overhead protection system) the next day.

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The sidewalk shed was completed using our 767 Philly frames, steel and aluminum beams, and 3 foot high debris panels.  Barneys placed their placards on the panels to let customers know they were open for business.

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The canopy sits at the entrance of the building where the Barnes & Noble and Barneys New York, needs to be open daily for patrons. Superior specializes in keeping businesses and sidewalks open while work goes on overhead.

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Part two of this project involved extending the overhead protection an additional 40’ after inspectors noticed damage to one of the flagpoles that are anchored to the façade. We also installed an 8’X8’ stair tower and then a 20’ tall system scaffold on top of the canopy to allow crews to repair the flagpole. I will see if I can get some pictures of that.

This entire episode reminded me of the old Underdog cartoon where he was always called to save the day!  Best theme song ever.

If you need someone to save the day, call Superior Scaffold.  Our emergency service crews are the best in the business. Call (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

 They did have 2 different versions of the open.

 

 

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Construction Today Magazine features Superior Scaffold Job

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A big shout out to the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) who featured Superior Scaffold and our work at the Amtrak 30th Street station in their latest issue.

Construction Today Spring 2015-2 

Click on any of the images to read the entire article.  It details many of the challenges faced when putting up a scaffold canopy (overhead protection) that will have to stand the test of time for up to 10 years.

Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.

 

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