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Thanks to SA Magazine and SAIA for publishing an article about our mast climbers at 2300 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA.  Click on any of the photos or right here to read the article in full resolution.

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And if it’s in the cards for you to need scaffolding, mast climbers, swings or shoring call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

And who better to sing about knights and horses and tarot cards than Mr. Ronnie James Dio. (RIP).  Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

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This is one of those serendipitous situations where everything just falls into place. Our estimator, Tony P, was talking to C. Erickson & Sons about a job and they asked if we had an elevator, like a Buck Hoist, for their project at Broad and Walnut. They needed a way to get men and material in and out without using the interior elevators.

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“Well, actually we have something better,” said Superior’s Tony P. “We’ve got a TP-2500 transport platform that will let you bring personnel and material up and down without the need of a professional operator. It’s perfect for this type of multipurpose project. The rental is less than an elevator and it’s easier to install.”

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He explained how it would work, how much time and money it would save them and just like that, it was done. Up it went at 211 S. Broad St., in Center City.

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“It was an absolute job saver,” said Scott Kahan, Project Manager for Erickson. “Everything was great. It was a pleasure working with the entire Superior Scaffold team from the salesman to the installers.”

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The car on the platform itself has a modular design that allows it to be adapted to customer’s needs with a variety of car sizes and Erickson chose the largest configuration with almost 13 feet in length and the ability to hold roughly 3300 lbs of material or up to 7 people. It also has three access doors, one in the center and one on either end. The 8’ long version of this platform can carry over 5,000 lbs.

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But let’s take a minute to address a couple of unique challenges this job presented us before we even started. First, how do you fit a transport platform that’s 14 feet long on a 10-foot wide sidewalk? That was easy, turn the unit sideways. Which led us to our next big challenge.

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How do you rotate a cart, loaded with 12 foot sheets of drywall 90 degrees, 100 feet in the air to push it through a window?

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You erect two 15’ run-back platforms literally out over Walnut Street, one hundred feet in the air. That is really pretty cool.

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Originally, they only wanted it for two levels but it worked so well they recently added a third.

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Because of the architectural design elements, we used system scaffold to build out and away from the building and allowed us to deck in the levels where debris and material needed to be taken in and out. Then we mounted the transport platform directly to the building for a super secure structure.

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We also built a loading dock at the bottom with a ramp and cordoned off the sidewalk below at that busy intersection. We added an overhead protection system so the WaWa on the southeast corner could remain open for business while work went on overhead.

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We love it when a job just works. And of course there are always a few issues but at Superior we pride ourselves on being ready to solve any problem. Just ask Scott at Erickson. It was a pleasure working with him on this job and helping them bring their project in on time and on budget.

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If you need access, man/material transport platforms or anything scaffold related call Tony P today at (215) 743-2200 and he will take care of you. Or you can visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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And since this job involved the renovating floors at University of the Arts, Terra Hall, today’s musical number is fitting.

A little more about the job: University of the Arts

3½ floors of Terra Hall at Broad and Walnut are currently being renovated with a $1 million recording studio and space to accommodate music school functions.

 

 

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Anyone who has been through an injury or watched a loved one struggle through a disease knows the incredible patience, love and support everyone must have. And this is especially true when trying to diagnose and treat someone. It takes patience as doctors experiment with treatments they have used in the past and patients see how their bodies react to those medications or modalities.

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Hospitals are an interesting mix of emotions for me. You see I’ve spent a fair amount of time in them. On one hand you have the very western medicine approach to saving, preserving, longing a life or repairing a body – albeit sometimes in a very clinically carbon copy, practicing medicine approach but at the same time you have these amazingly smart doctors and nurses who, when pushed, all want the same thing: a cure, a solution, a better way to help their patients.

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I think that like all of us we can settle into a routine and just do our job without searching out the best alternative, the best methodology for the patient. And thus we get what I call repetitive or insane healthcare where the cookie cutter solution doesn’t work (for everyone). So every now and then someone needs to come shake the box, turn it upside-down, inside out, rip it apart to get everyone to rethink the obvious, then and only then can real change happen. Actually listening to the patient is key. And if that person is tuned into their body they will help give the doctor the solution that is optimal for them.

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In essence, this is what we offer our clients. We aren’t saving lives like doctors or actors (for Guy – ha) but we do keep people alive when we erect scaffold projects that have hundreds of people, trades, and equipment on them. They have to meet the strictest safety guidelines to protect everyone on the job.

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And just like a doctor seeing a patient – we have to look at each job individually and come up with the best solution for our client (patient). If you were to look at this job on the outside it might appear standard fair but that’s not the case. You can see how awesome it looks with our red frame scaffold… But why use that and not the standard system scaffold?

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And digging deeper would also reveal the massive challenge on this job…

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That’s the elaborate shoring system below the surface that is holding up the weight of the entire scaffold above.

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When Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE decided to expand their South wing they called on trusted masonry experts, Joseph Rizzo & Sons. But Mark Rizzo, being a good production manager, took one look at this patient and realized that it was a little out of their normal scope – so he called Tony P at Superior Scaffold for assistance.

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Superior had to design and build a heavy duty, elaborate shoring system below the main level to hold the load of the entire frame scaffold, all the equipment and crews above it.

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Mark Rizzo, Tony P, and the engineers at Alternate Design Solutions put their heads together and came up with an answer. They took long steel beams and spanned the structural steel of the building so the entire load above would be dissipated through the columns of the building and not the roof below. They then used hi-load shoring frames to add support to the beams. It’s really quite an engineering feat.

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It allowed crews to load men and material onto multiple levels of scaffold at the same time while also giving them complete access to the entire façade. This in turn saved time and money for the GC and the hospital.

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They also realized that frames were the perfect solution because the base was really flat and the height of each deck level worked perfectly to give crews access to every inch of the façade. They erected a 300’ long X 90’ high X 5’ wide frame scaffold that was decked in at every level. It also included a 2000 pound material hoist and 3 stair towers so crews could get access from the sides or center.

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The second biggest challenge was the scheduling and timing for everything to happen. Like a good doctor we listened to the patient, anticipated their needs and took action to get the job erected on-time and within budget.

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So remember, when you need access to a what might seem like an easy job call the experts at Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and they will come out and turn the box upside down and inside out and give you the best solution for the project. For more information you can also visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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And today’s musical selection actually started the ball rolling on this article. It’s The Patient, by Tool.

And then the boss added another dimension with Parabola. Enjoy both.

 

 

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