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.
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.
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.
You can see where the footers/jacks are being laid out as they start the process.
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.
“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).
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)
Here you get to see the dimensions of the sidewalk shed, 10’ wide by 135’ long by 10’ high.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So there you have it. A more detailed look at what goes into erecting one of our overhead protection systems.
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.
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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