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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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Access, Lift & Handlers magazine features two Superior Scaffold jobs

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ALH Magazine featured two of Superior Scaffold‘s recent jobs.  The first was our work with Metropolitan Opera House – or Met.  It was quite a large project culminating in a work deck that was approximately 75 feet high.  Click here or on either picture to read the entire article or here to see our original blogpost.

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And the second article features our work at The Residences at Mid-Town Park at 9th & Orange, Wilmington, DE.  We had our new TP-2500 transport platform and several mast climbers there giving crews all access to this new building construction.

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Click on the image above to read the entire article or you can see our original blogpost about it here.

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We are absolutely thrilled and thankful to be featured in this issue of ALH Magazine.

If you need scaffolding, scaffold, transport platforms, mast climbers or access call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

And today’s musical selection is something I heard the other day but it fits… Enjoy.

If the link gets stripped go here: https://youtu.be/Qg6BwvDcANg

 

 

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Transport Platform, Mast Climbers, The Residences at Mid-Town Park, 9th & Orange, Wilmington, DE

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Superior Scaffold does its part to help the rejuvenation of Wilmington’s central business district. We provided our TP-2500 transport platform and several mast climbing units to help BPGS construct this $75 million, 231 unit luxury apartment complex in downtown.

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The Residences at Mid-Town Park, located at 820 N. Orange St, are getting high end amenities such as 12,000 square feet of retail space, a 511 space parking garage, demonstration kitchens and dog-washing stations in each unit. The Residences also will feature an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and screening room.

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It’s all in the plan to create change in the struggling central business district to where people both live, work and play on Market Street. The once vibrant area is now getting a much needed shot in the arm with housing, restaurants and offices.

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Superior was brought in not only to give crews access with our multiple, heavy duty MC-3615 mast climbers but also provide equipment and personnel to each floor using our new TP-2500 transport platform. The combination of the two provided the necessary firepower to keep this job running on time and on schedule.

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Our transport platform went in first to provide crews and equipment to each floor. The Superior TP 2500 is a versatile, dual purpose, rack and pinion transport platform designed for the safe transportation of material and personnel both inside and outside of buildings.  The modular design allows our transport platforms to be adapted to customer’s needs with a variety of car sizes, loading capacities (up to 5,000 lbs), and variable speed configurations from 29.9 FPM to 80 FPM. It was brought in because of its versatility and the ability to safely deliver lots of equipment to each floor. And as the building grew we were able to add sections of the mast to get it to the new floors.

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The mast climbers were brought in to help the crews get access to install the new exterior wall panel system. It’s a pretty cool and innovative system. Take a look at the photos. We used the MC-3615 mast climbers because they are able to carry as much as 8,000 pounds on one unit and are perfect for this type of application. We chose these units so the crews could make repeated lifts up and down with the heavy sections of panels to be installed on the exterior of the building. Some traditional scaffold was used on the opposite side where crews were doing to lighter façade work.

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All told we had 6 mast climbers around this two building structure all working simultaneously to complete it. It’s not the biggest project but given the amount of space and time we had to work with it’s a very cool building with awesome potential. And it gave us the perfect opportunity to use our brand new transport platform.

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We have to give a shout out to the honorary Mayor of Wilmington, our very own estimator, Anthony Pini. For twenty-five years he has been helping the companies in this area with their access solutions. And with the new revitalization he is keeping us jumping and has earned his namesake – Mayor of Wilmington. All kidding aside, Superior is proud to be working with the Buccini/Pollin Group, one of Wilmington’s biggest developers, on this two-year project.

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The revitalization of this historic area is something to see. We know this luxury apartment complex is just the beginning for further growth, change and development in the area.

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Here’s a rendering from the other end of the project.  If you need access, scaffolding, scaffold or anything just call Tony P (honorary Mayor of Wilmington) and he’ll take care of you.  (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

And for our musical number we are going way back to 1985 – I couldn’t resist – as cheesy as it is.  Ha.
And yes, I’m back!

If the link gets stripped out: https://youtu.be/K1b8AhIsSYQ

 

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“Meet me tonight in Atlantic City” – Resorts Casino Renovation

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To quote Bruce Springsteen from the song, Atlantic City, “Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact.  Maybe everything that dies someday comes back.” Not that Resorts Casino has died but the building is coming back, and in a big way. Yes, I’m gong to reach with a few parallels from the song to our job so hold onto your shorts.  To hear the song – scroll to the bottom or (click here).

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I’m just pointing out that like our young couple in the song looking to rebuild in Atlantic City – we too are from Philadelphia coming to Resorts Casino to help revitalize the building by providing crews access to bring it back to life.  So, in a round about way, you could say that Superior Scaffold could be seen as the protagonist of this story.

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Over time, the elements take their toll on the exterior, especially down the shore.  It’s our job to give crews access to do that restoration and repair work and make it look spectacular again.

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This is a great looking building and for you people into architectural terms I’m going to throw out a few today. (click here to see)  Let’s start with what they are doing to the structure.  For those who didn’t know, Resorts was the first legal casino outside of Nevada when it opened on May 26, 1978.  The Resorts site was originally the Chalfonte House and the Haddon House built at the turn of the century.  The Ocean Tower still stands and was the original Haddon Hall and was built in 1927.  It’s 260 feet tall and contains 460 guest rooms. The base is home to the casino floor, spa and main retail and dining rooms. 

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It’s on this building where we have provided one twin Mast Climber, 8 suspended scaffolds and about 125 feet of overhead protection.

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They are doing a total exterior restoration and we provided crews access to the entire façade all around the structure.  You can see just how intricate and awesome the detailing and work is.

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In several shots you can see where they have actually removed the belt course for cleaning and replacement.  It’s also called a stringcourse or sillcorse – it is a continuous row or layer of stones or brick in a wall.  Set in line with window sills, it helps to make the horizontal line of the sills visually more prominent.  You can also see other areas they are renovating from brick to sills to the stone headers.

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In many of the photos, the crews are at the top are working on the spindles or balustrade (this is a railing supported by balusters, especially an ornamental parapet on a balcony, bridge or terrace). These will be cleaned, repaired and or replaced and painted to make them look just like new!  I told you I would be giving you some new terms today.

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They are also working on the cornice and the frieze section (a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling) just below the cornice.  According to architectural terms it is the wide central section of an entablature between the architrave and the cornice.  😉

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Let’s talk about some old familiar terms like Altrex modular suspended work platforms, Power Climber and BisoMac210 motors.  We have eight suspended scaffold work platforms all around this building providing crews access.

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We also have one MC-3615 Mast Climber, work platform strategically positioned just to the right of the main entrance.  These are awesome when there is no access from the roof for the suspended scaffold units.

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And to protect the pedestrian traffic down below we have roughly 125’ of overhead protection systems up around the base of the building.

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This is one ornate, cool, colorful building that’s going to look incredible once it’s completely restored.  And I must say that the guys at Joseph Dugan, Inc. are doing an awesome job.

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So let’s recap.  We came from Philly, didn’t have anything to do with the Chicken Man ;), brought our gear and gave the crews the necessary access to bring this building back to life.  It sounds like we were the heroes of this story or at least a subplot, providing support for the main plot.

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And with that in mind, here is the musical inspiration for today’s post.  Bruce Springsteen with Atlantic City

In case the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/M3eu1gW-bQ8

And you know the drill.  If you need your building brought back to life or you need access or scaffolding for your project, call Bob “The King of Swing” today at (215) 743-2200 and he’ll take care of you.  Or you can visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

 

 

 

 

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Reading Terminal Market, Giant Work Platform and Overhead Protection System, Philadelphia, PA

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Superior Scaffold installed a 580 foot long work deck or platform on both sides of the barrel shaped Reading Terminal Market (RTM) to give crews access to replace the roof.

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The platform is 6 feet wide by 8 feet high by 580 feet long and allows crews to roll their equipment and material from the mast climber at one end to their location anywhere along building.

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Reading Terminal Market is a sprawling, somewhat chaotic, indoor farmer’s market and food haven where over 100 merchants offer culinary treats, fresh produce and unique merchandise.  It occupies an old train shed that was built in 1893 and is located at 12th and Arch Streets in downtown, Philadelphia.

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On the outset this might seem like a simple procedure but getting crews and equipment on top of a curved building took some ingenuity.  Leave it to our resident swing king, Bob Sarkisian, to come up with a unique design.

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The biggest challenges were tying into the wood truss that ran all the way down the inside of the barrel (needed to support and stabilize) and then setting the supporting scaffold. 

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This shows how we tied into that truss and then weatherproofed the connection with a sealed rubber boot.  This also gives you a good idea of the grade of the roof.

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The work platform was decked with steel plank and plywood the entire length of the building and enabled crews to use their rolling equipment carts to easily move material to their location. 

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It has toe board and guard rails down the entire length.  There is system scaffold, trusses and compression tie-ins underneath.  It’s really quite the design.

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Here you can see the permanent metal ladder built into the dome which allowed the crew to take their gear and material up to the top of the roof.

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Action shot!

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Let’s switch gears and talk about what we did at the ground level.

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This is the other part of this massive job – a giant overhead protection system.

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The canopy on 12th street is 580’ long by 8’ high by 8’ wide.  (above, you see it prior to debris panels and netting)

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You’ll notice that this overhead protection system is constructed of bridge columns instead of our normal system scaffold or frames.   We painted the debris panels green to blend in better and added debris netting for protection.

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It spans over Filbert St.  We had to have 2 giant 50 foot steel beams specially manufactured to span that gap.  You can clearly see them in this shot.  Cranes were brought in to set them into place.  Alternate Design Solutions engineered the steel beams for us.

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The canopy on the Arch St. side (and the crosswalk from the new convention center to the old one) is 120’ long by 8’ high by 8’ wide on each side.

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There is also a stair tower and mast climber on each side of the RTM to provide crews with access and the material they need up on the roof.

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If you haven’t been to the RTM, you should make it a destination – it’s really something to see and the food is awesome.

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This has been a great project to work on and we are thankful to GC – EDA for letting us be a part of it.

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If you need access solutions to any project call Bob at Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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I think the following photo gives you the best perspective on just how steep the roof is and what a marvel the platform turned out to be.

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I couldn’t decide on today’s musical number, they both seemed to hit the mark, so I put them both up… enjoy.

 

 

 

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World of Concrete (Equipment, Phallic Symbols & Happy Endings) Viva Las Vegas!

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Time to check out new equipment, mingle with clients, customers and vendors, and even have a little fun…

Screeeeeeech…

But I have to get there first.

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So, this should have been a quiet, calm, normal flight to Las Vegas but someone read the gate number wrong and sat contently until they started boarding (not naming names here).  I diligently took my place in line at A53 when called and then waited some more until the gate attendant announced that group A could board to San Diego…  Woo hoo.  Sun, surf, sand, my old stomping grounds!  Wait…  San Diego?  I confirmed with the person in front of me and then took a closer look at my boarding pass… C-29 and I was at C-26 – oops.  And my plane boarded 10 minutes prior.

Run Forrest Run!

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Well, as many of you know it’s been a rather tough year for me physically – so I literally did my best Forrest Gump imitation and frantically hobbled through the terminal to my gate… only to see this…

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Crickets… Nada…Nobody… Yep.  But my gate door even had a chain across it.  Oh boy… But I could also see this through the window.

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So there was hope!   I continued my mad dash to the next gate desk and found a very helpful lady and told her that I could see my plane but the gate was all locked up… She said, “don’t worry – I’ll make a call.”  And she did.  And two minutes later they opened the door and happily let me on.  Whew.  Now, I’m not here to push one airline or another but these guys at Southwest were terrific.  Even the two flight attendants greeted me with smiles as they let me board.  I can’t say that all of the passengers were happy about it, but I got on.  Viva Las Vegas.  Way to start a trip.

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More good news.  We had a surprise tailwind heading from East to West and we landed thirty minutes early.  Bonus.  I met the rest of the gang who flew in from Philadelphia.  They arrived fifty minutes early.  Off to the hotel.

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These lucky fellas got to stay at the Encore, a fancy Wynn property hotel while I got shuttled over to the smoke-filled room at the Treasure Island. 

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Yes, they put me on the one floor they hadn’t converted to non smoking yet.  Ugggg.  I quickly nipped that in the bud and got moved.  Honestly, TI wasn’t that bad. 

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Then it was off to the World of Concrete to look at scaffolding, swing stages, mast climbers, lifts, access equipment and more.  I had heard it was big but that was an understatement. 

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It was at the Las Vegas convention center and took up two or three of their giant halls and also several parking areas out front.  It was HUGE. 

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I don’t know where it rates in the pantheon of largeness in Vegas but I would assume it’s one of the bigger ones.  There was everything you could ever want in the construction/concrete scaffold industry.  We would have to split this up into two days just to see everything.

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The boys from Superior Scaffold started inside, since it was cold and rainy outside – yes, it does happen in Vegas. (I’ll show you a pic of the snow covered mountain range the next morning)  We moved around from vendor booths and exhibits taking in the wares from old friends and new possibilities alike.

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I won’t bore you with too many shots of our guys checking out equipment…

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Then we ventured outside onto the massive blacktop showcase. 

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I have never seen so many poured slabs of concrete specifically for this convention just to test and display polishers, grinders, cutters, etc. 

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Like I said before… they had everything here.

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We mingled and checked out some new pieces of equipment.

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Later that evening we met some friends (Bee Acess) for dinner at the Wynn. It’s always a pleasure to see these guys.  We did miss Nicole…

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And since it is Vegas, there had to be a show right behind us. 

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It was really pretty fun.

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And on my way back to my hotel I had to stop and take a few photos of the displays inside the Wynn. 

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Most of these are made from thousands and thousands of flowers!  Crazy.  Remember, I’m at the Treasure Island and they don’t have anything like this.

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But the did have a pirate ship out front.  So take that Mr. Wynn.

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Well, that was all fantastic and I was tired and just wanted to go home.  I could see my hotel across the street (It’s an illusion because you have to walk about a mile to get 3 blocks ) so I took a taxi and had the first of our “Vegas” experiences.

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And look who greeted me…  Okay, not that bad but almost.  Ha.

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This old oriental man picked me up and just stared at me in the rear view mirror until we hit the first of two long stoplights.  Uggg.

He looked at me and said, “you look berry tired.”  Well, thank you very much, kind sir. And you look old and skeevy.  No, I didn’t say that but the constant barrage of stimuli in Vegas was starting to take its toll on me and I could have.  He kept repeating that I looked tired and could use a “Ma-ssage”.  And it would make me… “Happy…” And as he said happy he took both hands in the air like an exploding volcano.  I kid you not. 

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“Um, no thanks, I’m fine.” 

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He just kept repeating over and over.  “No, you look tired, you need ma-ssage”.  Make you…. Happy” (exploding volcano gesture).  Mind you… I only had to go the equivalent of 2 maybe 3 city blocks but because we are in Vegas the stoplights are ten minutes each. (ringing up the cab fare and trapping the customer – me).

I was getting a little upset with our taxi-driving friend.   No… I wanted to sleep and be left alone, away from all of the video, audio, and people madness.  We finally made it the 3 blocks to my hotel where I reached into my pocked and grabbed my wad of bills and tried to hand him a $10 for the trip. 

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He promptly grabbed the entire wad and tried to take it all.  Excuse me.  I pushed his hands off my cash and said, “Hey, jackass.”  To which he said, “I want that $20 not the $10…”  He got $8. 

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Welcome to Vegas.

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The following day had more of the same.  Walking… greeting… walking… meeting…walking.  You get the idea.  There were some cool pieces of gear to be seen.

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That night we got to eat dinner in a giant art deco piece of (what do you see here?) with some of our suppliers.  This was the craziest looking restaurant I’ve ever seen.  I will say that the food everywhere we went was outstanding.  Vegas really has that down to a science.

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I had to take a picture of the food in the giant phallus restaurant… This was Shawn’s steak.  If you don’t know Shawn, well, he’s a fairly big guy and a tiny piece of steak like this is just an appetizer at best.  There were other vegetables and things to fill up his plate but I did have to laugh when it arrived.  Again, the food was fantastic.

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We got one chance to slip away and have some fun, since most of us do not gamble.  We scooted off to the House of Blues to see Joe Walsh.  It was a fantastic show.  However, the second of our “Vegas” experiences happened when the HOB establishment said they could get us upgraded to better seats for an additional charge.  It seemed too good to be true and we asked several times.  Well, if it sounds too good to be true then it usually is.  We thought we were trading our  tickets and paying the difference…But in a classic bait and switch move they seated us and then just before the show started came down and said not only would we have to pay for an additional set of tickets but also a big food and drink minimum.  What?  And, of course, the place was full and there was no where else for us to go.  They had us.  Welcome to Las Vegas…

Again.  It was a great show.  Joe and his band killed it.

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So let’s recap.  Ran through the airport, walked about 100 miles in 2 days, ate a ton of really tasty food, saw a tremendous amount of equipment, made a few deals, met some new people, saw some familiar faces, had more stimuli than I would ever care to experience again…  Yep.  Sounds like The World of Concrete in Las Vegas was a success.  Everyone had a “Happy” ending.

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It’s always fun to get away for a few days but I must say that I was glad to get back home to my quiet house.   I’m sure we will see you right back here again next year for more stories.  And I promised you a shot of the snow covered mountains from the hotel room.  Pretty cool looking.

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Say it with me. If you need scaffolding or access call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or log on to www.superiorscaffold.com.

And for our musical numbers today we start with the King.  And I personally love his gospel music and this is so perfect for Las Vegas.  Enjoy.

And of course, we need the Mad Axe man to bring it home…

 

 

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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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Superior Makes Access, Lift & Handlers Magazine Top 20 Mast Climber Issue!!!

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The annual top 20 Mast Climber issue of Access, Lift & Handlers is out and Superior Scaffold cracked the Top 20 nationally!!!!

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There is a great article and our very own CEO, Guy Bianchini, is quoted in several paragraphs (which I have highlighted for your viewing pleasure).

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I urge you all to read it here or check out the PDF version here. (It’s big and bold.)

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And then go to www.superiorscaffold.com and check out all of the scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, mast climber and other projects we have worked on.

And if you need access of any kind give us a call at (215) 743-2200 today.

“It’s a new day – and a better day coming!”

And some funky grooves for the big celebration!

 

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Mast Climber & Suspended Scaffold at Parkway Condos

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The luxurious Parkway condos at 2601 Pennsylvania ave., Philadelphia, PA needed to give crews access to the entire façade of their building, for repointing, masonry and window work, so they called Superior Scaffold.

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This was a perfect time for our resident Mast Climber & swing stage expert, Bob Sarkisian, to snap some photos of just what goes into erecting a mast climbing job.

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This is our heavy duty twin mast climber (MC-3615) capable of holding as much as 8,000 pounds on one work platform. The mast sections are light compared to other heavy duty climbers, only 110 lbs. easily installed by two men with no need for a crank up hoist.

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Crews remove the equipment from the truck and get the necessary pieces put together.  It is positioned near the spot where the towers will go.  Here you see the masonry guys locating a suitable anchor (wall tie-off) for the mast, directly into the building – behind the bricks.

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Each mast section is positioned and then the deck is put in place.  The deck then hoists each section of the mast to the next position where it’s placed by crew members – essentially leap frogging its way up the entire face of the building until the last section is anchored at the top.

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Then the mast climbing platform can run up and down as needed to complete the work.

 

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This is a great way for crews to get at the entire façade of the building with all of their gear, equipment and supplies.

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The other part of this job wasn’t accessible via mast climber so we used suspended scaffold instead. You can see just how nicely the Altrex modular swing stage fit into that recessed section of building.

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Working in tandem with the swing stages and mast climber crews will be able to get access to the entire façade and complete the necessary work.

If a mast climber or swing stage might work for your project call Superior Scaffold today and ask for Bob – at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

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Love in an elevator – Mast Climber at Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the City of Philadelphia are joining forces to provide health care to children and adults in South Philadelphia. They are relocating two existing clinics, a CHOP-owned pediatric primary care practice currently located in South Philadelphia, and the City-owned Health Center, which serves children and adults into one new building.

They called Superior Scaffold to install mast climber work platforms inside the elevator shafts to assist the wall construction inside.

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I know we’ve shown you one mast climbing work platform in an elevator shaft this summer (at Eagles stadium) but this one is a touch taller than that one. This one spans 300 feet from the ground to the top of the elevator shaft. Yep. That’s a tall order but what a smart way to construct the inside of an elevator shaft.

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And just look at how snug that MC-10 is in there.  Like a glove.  So tight in fact, that crews often ask if it was designed for this very purpose.  It’s not but we can certainly say it’s becoming more common to use them in this manner.  It’s a match made in heaven.

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There is plenty of room for workers, gear, and material. As you can see from these pics the bricks are already up and now crews are putting on the insulation board and getting them finished.

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In this shot you can see just how far down the track goes.

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Here you can actually see the anchor points that hold the mast climber’s track in place.

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Superior provided two MC-10 mast climber platforms (one for each shaft). This is the inside of the new building – just to give you an idea of where they were located.

So the next time you think elevator shaft – think Superior Scaffold and mast climber. I know that’s a reach but seriously, look at what a perfect fit they are.

For all of your scaffold / scaffolding needs call Superior Scaffold at 215 743-2200 and ask for the king of swing – Bob Sarkisian.


And this clip is for that hip, swinging, 60’s cat, Pat McAndrew.

 

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