Archive for November, 2016

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Chasing Steam. Somewhere in Philadelphia…

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Here’s the skinny.  And I do mean “skinny” on this job, people.  You’d have to be the size of our marketing director to squeeze into this steam tunnel buried somewhere under the city of brotherly love.

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This utility tunnel, corridor or utilidor delivers steam to customers all around the city.  Just like most things, me included, they need repair over time. It seems there were some leaks and actual damage to the cement above that needed to be fixed.  So the call went out to the skinny guys at Superior Scaffold to give them access along two sections.

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The first section was about 500 feet long and second section was 375 feet long.  Now, normally, that’s not a huge deal but in this case look at where all the equipment had to come in from before the guys could even start erecting it.  Yep, right through that little opening.

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And then once it was below ground our crew had to move it along squeezing through the narrow passage ways and then maneuver back through what they had already set up to get more equipment.

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Oh, did I mention it was an active steam tunnel and hot as heck down there?  Extra water and Gatorade had to be provided while the guys rocked this one out.

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We used system scaffold consisting of 6’ trees, 2’ spreaders and steel plank.

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Is this super fancy, super big, super spectacular?  Maybe not, but I wanted to show you all this because we really can provide access in even the smallest spaces.

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So, if you need access in a tiny area or to an entire building exterior call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com and ask for the Pat, the mad lad, and he’ll take care of you.

Since we are someplace we might as well be somewhere (in time) from Iron Maiden…


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A Happy Thanksgiving to our Superior crew!

Here’s a shout out to everyone who makes Superior Scaffold great!  We couldn’t do it without you!  Thank you.


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 


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Rodin College House at U Penn, Suspended Scaffold, Mast Climbers and Canopy

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The sister skyscraper to Harnwell and Harrison House is getting a much needed facelift after forty years of weathering the elements. (You can read all about the Harwell renovation job we did here last year on our blog.)

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This uniquely shaped building at 3901 Locust Walk is a 25-story apartment complex that houses roughly 820 residents and is part of the university’s student housing.

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Superior Scaffold was called in to give masonry restoration crews total access around the entire structure.

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We did so by providing ten swing stages or suspended scaffold platforms on three sides of the building, and also by installing one large twin mast climber (MC-3615)…

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and two single master climber units (MC-10) on the remaining side where there were recessed areas.

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Here is a close up photo of what is being repaired all over the exterior of the building.

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Over time, water got into small cracks in the concrete that caused the rebar to rust and expand and then crack and blow out the cement.

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For that reason, crews cut out the old, disintegrating pieces of concrete and rusted rebar and replaced it with new.

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After the repairs were made they repainted and resealed the concrete.

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We also provided this overhead protection system, or canopy, at the front entrance to keep pedestrians safe as they entered and exited the building.

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This job was rocked out on a deadline beginning when the students moved out and completed by the time they moved back in a few months later!

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I will get a photo of the completed job, but until then, here’s a shot of the finished sister building, the Harnwell House. You can see what amazing work they did; this building looks like new.

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If you need access for masonry or exterior repairs call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

Here is more the Rodin College House.

And for your entertainment we present classic John Belushi.

 

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Bryn Mawr Hospital Office Building North – Canopy, Overhead Protection System

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This is the second post of many about our overhead protection systems at Bryn Mawr Hospital.  As I mentioned in a previous post, Bryn Mawr Hospital is undergoing a massive $200 Million, 200,000sf Patient Pavilion addition and Superior Scaffold was called in to provide scaffolding support.

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This 205 foot long system scaffold canopy runs along the front side of the North Medical Office building to the garage entrance and provides a walkway for patients and pedestrians who would typically enter on the other side of the building.

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They are currently being re-routed from the other side of the building due to the fact that the bulk of the new construction is happening there and the walkway no longer exists.

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This is one of those cool instances where I can actually show you some during and after pictures.  HSC Builders & Construction Managers, the GC on the job, required some really cool stuff with this sidewalk shed.  Because it’s going to be up for an extended period of time they actually paved the grass area and created a new walkway that comes around from the parking garage.

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They had subcontractor Blasz Construction put some long term additions onto it as well; if you look carefully, you can see they added soffit and fascia, a more permanent fluorescent lighting system, gutters, and downspouts.

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Once the canopy was finished, they added landscaping and grass to complete the project.

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It looks great and will be a fully functional addition for several years until the new building is completed.

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There is one great feature that I wanted to point out in this post.  It’s the tie-in, or drop-in anchor system we use all the time.  This type of system provides a way for us to anchor the scaffold or canopy to the building for added stability.  I normally don’t get really clear pictures but here you can see just how it’s attached. 

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We drill a hole into the mortar joint , place a 3/8” anchor into the hole, and then use a set tool that flares the back open.  That secures a post to the building so that we can then tie in with our scaffold using an eye hook.

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We then add a spreader to the eye hook and then a knuckle to that.  It’s a push pull type system which adds a ton of stability to the structure and is easy to take down and patch once the scaffold is dismantled.

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We are proud to provide overhead protection at Bryn Mawr Hospital and will be back with another addition, as we have several more on the premises.

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If you should need a canopy or overhead protection of any kind call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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Today’s musical number comes from the great Ray Charles.

 

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