Archive for August, 2016

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Upper Moreland High School Swimming Pool Deck and Rolling Towers

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Now, this is the second way to scaffold a swimming pool so crews can get to the inside ceiling area for work, renovation or additions. 

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The first way, as we showed you, in this article at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, was to scaffold the entire pool and then continue the scaffolding right up until just beneath the ceiling where we added a deck or dance floor.

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This way can be used when there are only sections of the ceiling that need to be addressed.  We scaffold the entire pool area and then deck it in using steel plank and ¾” plywood to create a ground level floor area.  Picture a regular gym floor, if you will. 

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Then crews can use rolling towers to access only those areas that need work.

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This particular swimming pool deck was roughly 42’ wide by 75’ long.  It provides a super stable, ground level, working deck or platform.

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You can see the combination of system scaffold, trusses, steel plank and wood decking that went into this build.

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The toughest challenge with a job like this is balancing out the transition or slope of the pool from the 4’6” shallow end to the 10’ 2” deep end. 

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Our Superior Scaffold crew did an awesome job of making this work deck absolutely level.

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The one piece of gear that we don’t mention very often is our rolling towers.  We rent them all the time and they really come in handy on all kinds of jobs from painting, to HVAC, to electrical, you name it.  The convenient part of our rolling towers on this job was that the crew would position them wherever they needed to do the work.  These are a more industrial version of our Decorator Scaffold (Baker scaffold or painters scaffold).

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These just happen to be 8’ X 8’ X 12’, system scaffold, rolling towers that crews are using to reach areas of the ceiling. 

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You can see in this pic that they have removed sections of the old HVAC and will be replacing that as well as all of the mechanicals.

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It’s just another way that Superior Scaffold provides access to hard to reach places.

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If you should need access, whether it’s inside the ceiling above a swimming pool or hanging 40 stories up on the exterior of a building, give us a call today at (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.  Ask for Pat, he’ll take care of you.

This isn’t quite like going to the shore but it’s still a fun little ditty.

Upper Moreland High School (3000 Terwood Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090) is a comprehensive public high school, serving grades 9–12, located in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, about fifteen miles outside of Philadelphia.  They are currently doing a ton of renovations.  It should look incredible when it’s all complete.

 
 

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Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency Entrance Canopy

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This is cool.  You get to actually see some photos of the guys erecting an overhead protection system.  Superior Scaffold has several canopies around this Bryn Mawr Hospital complex, but let’s focus on this one for now.  It’s at the emergency entrance where the ambulances pull up and drop off.  There is construction going on all around this place.

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This overhead protection system probably seems quite normal but there a few unique features to it that I need to point out.  First, let’s describe some of it as we see the guys erecting it.

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We start by having the equipment delivered to the job site via one of our trucks.  The guys then get to unload the material and start to lay things out according the drawings. 

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You can see where the footers/jacks are being laid out as they start the process.

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You can see the skeleton is starting to take shape and the support steel is going up overhead.  You can also see where the canopy turns from the front door and runs down the sidewalk.  We need to give Mr. Pat McAndrew a shout out for providing these photos.

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“Dead men”; I love the term for these giant chunks of concrete that help support or anchor the one side of the canopy.  We use these when we can’t anchor anywhere to the building or ground.  We could actually anchor to the concrete a bit further down (you will see that).

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Not only did we have to make room for the ambulances but we put a soffit, fascia AND downspouts on the canopy as well.  (see the finished canopy below)

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Here you get to see the dimensions of the sidewalk shed, 10’ wide by 135’ long by 10’ high.

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And in this shot you can see two of the special features, the hard-wired light fixtures and the decorative fascia that will be painted and labeled at the clients request.

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This shot gives you an idea of just what goes into erecting something like this.  All of the details from where the equipment has to live, to the amount of room it takes to put it up.

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And BAM, the finished product!  One very functional, great looking overhead protection system.  In this picture, you can actually see the wide bays we created so the ambulances can back in the drop their passengers.

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You can also see the painted fascia and labels for the ambulances.  It’s a good looking canopy that blends into the building very well.

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If you look to the left you can see the white downspouts – not something we usually include but were a special feature on this one.  You can also see the hard-wired light fixtures instead of the usual work lights. 

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And it has been confirmed that the pipe next to the lights is in fact a sprinkler system!  You don’t see that often on a canopy.  How cool.

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So there you have it.  A more detailed look at what goes into erecting one of our overhead protection systems.

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We have 2 other canopies on-site.  I will detail those later and put in a link.

If you need overhead protection or a canopy or sidewalk shed call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Pat (the Music Man) he’ll take care of you (and might even sing you a little song) or log onto www.superiorscaffold.com.

We were thrilled and honored to work with GC: HSC and Blasz Construction on this project. 

And for all of you rockers we have some good ole’ Iron Maiden. “Dead men tell no tales.”

And for you Hip Hop kids we have Rihanna

 

Bryn Mawr Hospital was founded in 1893 and is a Pennsylvania hospital in the western suburbs of Philadelphia that is part of Main Line Health.

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Superior Scaffold Races into Indianapolis for the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition

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Yes, it was scaffold convention and exposition time again and this year it was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, home of the Indy 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  

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The SAIA (Scaffold & Access Industry Association) is a great way to see new equipment, connect with vendors, learn new things and have a great time.  

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Oh yeah, and our team of bad boy scaffolders came out to defend their title at the Scaffold Builder’s Challenge (I’ve already spilled the beans on that but I’ll recap it for you here).

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And then it culminated with a party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and racing around the track at 130mph!  (I’ll get to that in a bit).

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Let me first start out by saying that I was blown away by Indianapolis. What a great, clean, well laid out city.  I had never been there before so it was a treat to explore both during the day and late at night. 

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I was out shooting at 2:30am around the canals behind our hotel and there were people out and about at that hour – on a Monday, to boot.  Crazy.

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Every year the good people at the SAIA put on a great convention with lots of activities and seminars – they really are a great group of people and should get a shout out – so I am shouting out!

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The theme is obviously racing so let’s lets get started.

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The Superior Scaffold crew arrived, loaded our gear into the hotel and then immediately went out walking around.  There is an elaborate canal system on the edge of the city where people can walk, paddle and ride through a maze of open space and artistic endeavors. 

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Both the art museum and the history museum are right down in this area and are kind of woven in around this vast array of sidewalks and canals. 

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Worth checking out if you make there.

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Day one we started at the convention meeting vendors and looking at new products.  Here our crew examines the new offerings from the Bee Access / Altrex booth.

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And then, our scaffold crew was up and ready to rock the Scaffold Builder’s Challenge.  Here, Nick Pantalone, Chris Rickets, Drew Watson, Rich DeTora and coach Kenny Foreman get ready to throw down.

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The challenge started and our guys rocked the house…

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The drawings where so complicated this year that none of the three teams could erect and dismantle the scaffold in the 2 hour time allotment.  And to make matters worse, our team stuck in one wrong  tree and had to dismantle and reassemble almost the entire scaffold. 

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Well, even with that mistake the Superior Scaffold team was only :38 seconds behind the winning team…

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We ended up finishing second.  Good job in the blazing heat guys!  Yes, it was hot out there!

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Had we had time to dismantle I think our guys would have probably kept their title. 

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Day two offered a powerful showing of information as our own safety and suspended scaffold specialist, Shawn MacDonald participated in a seminar with Tom DeJong, from Bee Access and Motti Yitzhaki from Wire Rope Works Messilot LTD,  on “Wire rope in a suspended scaffold application”.

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The convention was a great success!  We got to make new friends, connect with old colleagues and make new memories.

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The crowning achievement was probably the Bee Access race themed party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  I will admit, it was really cool getting to walk under the pagoda and out onto the race track! The evening started with a bus trip from the hotel to the speedway.  You can see the old bricks leading into the pagoda and to the racetrack, some of the most hallowed ground in motorsports history. 

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We got an all access pass to the inner working area of the raceway.

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Inside, they had the new pace car in view for us all to see…

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But the real treat was the 3 cars lined up on the track that would hurl us around the famed Indy 500 racetrack at close to 130mph!

This was a great thrill.  I must admit I took 3 laps with 3 different drivers! 

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The night continued with dinner on the veranda of the pagoda high above the track and then music and dancing.  Thank you everyone at Bee Access for putting on a great party and capping off an incredible trip to Indianapolis.

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The convention finished strong with the president’s gala and awards dinner.

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It was one of the last gatherings of all convention attendees. 

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The Superior Scaffold crew had a great time in Indianapolis and at the SAIA annual convention.  We look forward to next year’s event in Montreal July 23 – 26, 2017.

You can see the entire photo album here, if you like.

And I’m going to let the Rock City boys from New York give you the musical interlude today.

Oh, okay I’ll throw this in as well…

 

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