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Swinging from the rafters at the Forrest Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

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These are the jobs that make my life fun!  Who gets to climb above the illustrious plaster dome of the Forrest Theater, 5 stories above the audience seating area?  Superior Scaffold does!  And a little later, I’ll show you just what our guys had to go through to get a job like this done.

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This is all part of the massive renovation the Forrest Theater underwent.  We also erected a giant scaffold to get crews to the underside of the ceiling.  You can read about it here.  I took most of these photos while the job was still being built.

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The plaster ceiling literally hangs from suspended cables and steel from the top of the building. And you cannot stand on it or you will fall right through.  So there is an intricate pathway of steps and catwalks that dangle precariously above the dome that we needed to climb on and over to get to the edges of the theater to replace the duct work.

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This job was done entirely using suspension.  We used beam clamps with tubes to anchor to steel when we could.

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And we also used standard drop-in cement anchors to hold the cables when there was no steel to tie-in to.

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As you can see, there was very little room for error – or bodies for that matter. 

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We tied our suspension cables to the anchors and then hung trusses from the ends of the cables and then spanned the trusses with scaffold planks.

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This was an innovative way to create working platforms in these tiny areas.

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Our guys really had to be creative to make this work.

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In addition to the crazy way we had to build these platforms was the circuitous route we had to navigate just getting the equipment to the site.  Check this out.  We had a rope and wheel outside in the alley where our guys could hoist equipment up to the fourth level.  From there they had to maneuver it up and through this small access port.

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And then the equipment had to be passed through this tiny walkway and up this staircase. 

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It then made it onto the tiny catwalks in the ceiling and to the final destination.  I love it when a plan comes together.

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The new duct work went in without a hitch and the theater made its opening night!  We are proud to have been a big part of both phases of this renovation.

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If you need scaffold, scaffolding or access call Pat at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he will get you “up air”.  Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

And for today’s musical number; it’s time to trip you way back… Look at those clothes!

If the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/ovo6zwv6DX4

 

 

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Just doin’ our job. Sidewalk Overhead Protection, Westbury Apartments, Philadelphia, PA

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So you find yourself walking through the city or maybe you are just driving around searching for the latest, greatest restaurant or fortune teller to make your night or day that much more spectacular. Because isn’t that what life is all about?  For living!  When was the last time you had your fortune read?  Or are you like me and want to make your own way and not let anyone dictate just what your reality might be.

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Either way, it’s your life.  You choose.  You are doing it!  What does this have to do with scaffolding and overhead protection?  Well, little did you know – EVERYTHING.

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Because when you trip the light fantastic through this great city of ours you will encounter many of these said canopies and they are NOT all the same.  Ours kick ass!  You know why?  Because we have the best crews in the business who actually care about your safety and how these steel, aluminum and wood contraptions are erected to PROTECT YOU.

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And it’s all about YOU.  We want you to LIVE your life, your way, in your time.  And if that means protecting you from anything and everything going on above your head then we’ve done our job. 

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Take a look around the next time you jaunt to the market or nightclub or to get your nails done at just how incredible our overhead protection systems look compared to the others out there.  Ours look like they were built by guys who actually care!  And they do.  You will notice a big difference.

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No, it’s not fancy, it’s not spectacular, but it’s awesome and does its job.

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So, dance your dance, walk your walk, love your love, enjoy your life!  Get it Done – whatever that might be.  Because we did our small part to help YOU and you didn’t even know it.  Sometimes it’s the little things that make life grand.

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Ain’t it good to be alive!

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You know the drill.  Call Pat at Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

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And for our musical selection.  Well, we’ve got two.  The first is for everyone out there LIVING their life.  From Mr. Pat Travers – I am alive.

In case it gets stripped out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjYzEV-NQLw&feature=youtu.be

And the second is perfect for our guys out there kicking butt and protecting you everyday.  From Rickey Medlocke and the boys in Blackfoot – Doin’ my job.  Enjoy, everyone!!!!

In case it gets stripped out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jugoHmz7sMw&feature=youtu.be

 

About the Westbury:

The Westbury Apartments are Philadelphia’s newly restored, historic high-rise that offers elegant and comfortable living. This historic landmark is near all the sophistication of Center City and within blocks of Philadelphia’s finest shopping, restaurants and theaters. Located directly across the street from the Kimmel Center and just a short walk to Rittenhouse Square and City Hall, the Westbury provides one of the best locations in Philadelphia. 

 

 

 

 

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Down in a hole – Penn Tower Walkway and Overhead Protection

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Superior Scaffold installed a 200 foot long walkway/loading dock with overhead protection right next to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology building.  It is adjacent to the massive hole where the old Penn Tower used to sit.

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It serves a dual purpose; giving access to the loading docks of the museum and also providing a way in to the new structure coming out of the ground. 

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We erected a bridge column canopy or overhead protection system. The GC laid down the pilings and structural steel foundation for us to build upon. 

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We put our aluminum beams down and then decked it solid with plank and plywood for a super smooth, stable surface.

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We provided stairs off to the side that allows crews to safely get their equipment in an out of the giant hole. 

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There is a gap in the platform on the left side and that is for an elevator that is to come in later.

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This is going to be up for approximately 4 years.

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Here’s a shot of our men who helped install this bad boy.  (Jim Anderson, Nick Pantalone and Zach Campanelli).

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We always love working with the University of Penn.  If you should need access or scaffolding, scaffold, call Bob at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he’ll take care of you.  You can visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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And today’s musical number comes from Mr. Layne Staley and the boys from Alice in Chains.  What a voice!   Enjoy.

GC: JPC Group, Inc.

 

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Pulling back the curtain for opening night. Restoring the Forrest Theater.

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The Forrest Theater is a beautiful, classic, playhouse built in 1928 and located at 1114 Walnut Street in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Built at a cost of $2,000,000 it was one of architect Herbert J. Krapps more elaborate theaters. The interior is intricately decorated with gilt detailing (silver gilded with gold) and silk fabrics.  And that’s exactly why Superior Scaffold was brought in.  We provided the painting and restoration crews access to the entire perimeter of the theater, including the walls, ceiling and all surfaces, so they could restore it to it’s former glory.

Crews needed to paint and re-gild the highly detailed, multicolored embellishments and areas that had chipped or faded over time.

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There are so many great pictures; I urge you to scroll down and see them all.

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It might look great now but our scaffold crew had some huge challenges to get this built.

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The first big challenge was dealing with all of the theater chairs.  Imagine having to strategically place each of your scaffold legs in between or around the chairs and then build upwards five stories.  

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It’s quite the maze the team had to think around while laying it out. 

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The second was that they had to lay the scaffold out on a radius and as you know we are dealing with straight lines and rectangles.

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The third challenge was the fact that the theater is on an incline, sloping up and away from the stage.  So everything had to be leveled out so the work platform up top was perfectly flat.

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And the fourth was that the scaffold had to continue and seamlessly connect to the lower and upper mezzanine levels. 

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So not only did our team have to build around the maze of chairs and curves but they also had to balance out the difference in elevation and continue it into the balcony so that the dance floor at the top would be level.  Great job guys!

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As I mentioned, we erected scaffolding that gave the crews access to all of the surfaces so they could paint and restore it to its former brilliance. 

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The giant scaffold that we erected in the main part of the theater consists of system scaffold, 2 and 3 foot outriggers, trusses, steel plank, a stair tower for access and a rope and wheel to hoist material.  The elevation is 4’ in the rear and 54’ high in the front of the theater.  It’s 42’ wide across the front of the stage and 92’ wide at the rear.

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It’s primary purpose was to build this large work platform for the crew to reach the dome. 

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This dance floor consisted of skip plank and plywood.

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We also gave the crew rolling towers to reach the highest elevations.

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Here you can see them putting the final touches on the incredible ceiling.  It looks amazing.  They are doing a great job!

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You can see the intricate details of the multicolored embellishments.  I would guess they were made from plaster and not carved out of wood but you just never know.

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They lowered the chandelier down and out of the way.  We erected our scaffold around this delicate, priceless work of art.  It will be put back into place once the painting and restoration is complete.

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The stage was our lay down area.  We had to get the equipment in from the garage across the alley.  We also provide scaffolding and access in the attic as well.  That will be fodder for another blog.  It’s just too much to detail here.

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We had been called out the previous season to provide scaffolding in the balconies and perimeter to do some minor touch ups until they could do this entire restoration.  The photo isn’t the greatest but you can see what the theater looked like before.

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They are racing to meet the opening deadline of April 18th  for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Everything is on schedule.

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We are so pleased that the Shubert Organization asked us to be a part of this incredible restoration.   For a schedule of upcoming shows or to just stop in the lobby and see the wonderful restoration job visit:  http://www.forrest-theatre.com/

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If you need scaffolding or access call Pat at Superior Scaffold today – (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

The musical number is a perfect fit for today’s blogpost.  As the critics once said, “Geddy Lee sounds like Mickey Mouse on helium.”  I give you Rush!

Links

 

http://www.forrest-theatre.com/

http://www.myphillyalive.com/blog/the-forrest-theater-theaters-in-philadelphia/

https://www.philadelphiabuildings.org/pab/app/ho_display.cfm/91421

 

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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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Superior is featured in Scaffold & Access Magazine!

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Scaffold & Access Magazine’s latest issue features an article exploring the dynamics of working with family in the scaffold industry. Superior Scaffold is honored to be one of 3 companies featured.

You can read the article here or click on the photos below.

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Look at a young Albert!  The physical similarities to our CEO, his son, Guy are staggering.  It’s from Albert’s original vision that Guy was able to continue to grow and build Superior into the customer-centric, quick responsive, scaffold company that it is today.

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A big shout out to Miss Cathee at Scaffold & Acess Magazine for her work on the article and featuring us.  And another shout out to the good folks over at Bee Access who thought about us for this article.

We are very proud to be a family owned business that can respond faster, better and more efficiently than any other scaffold company on the market.  

If you need scaffolding, shoring or access call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

I couldn’t think of a more appropriate music number for today’s post.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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4601 Market Street (Phase 2 – Scaffolding) Access

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We are back for phase two of the renovation process.  This time around we are providing restoration crews access to the top portion of the building, including the 7 foot long wind vane ship.  Yes, incredibly, that IS a giant wind vane.

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I wish I could have gotten a close up shot of that old ship but as you can see the scaffold crew was just erecting the base portion when I got there.

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Look at the corrosion that has built up over the years on the dome and the ship.  Those will be brought back to their former glory.  We’ve blogged about this project before and our work with asbestos abatement. You can read all about it here.

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You can see our guys assessing the situation from the roof where a crane had deposited most of the scaffolding needed for the job.  I love the action shots. I don’t get many of them so when I do, you get to see them as well.

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The equipment was staged on the lower roof and you can see, in the following shot, how they had to get it all up the additional levels.  It also shows just what care goes into making sure that the decorative portions are not damaged in the process.  Our guys are the best in the business at making sure we leave no trace.

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This post is dedicated to our own Miss Lourdes, who used to work inside this very building many years ago when it was the Provident Mutual Life Insurance company.

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Here she is making sure things run smoothly at the Superior office.  The previous talks were that this building was going to be turned into a new headquarters for the Philadelphia Police DepartmentPhiladelphia Health Department, and City Morgue.  I can’t be certain if that’s still the plan but I can be sure that we got crews to where they needed to be for a total exterior renovation.

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We used system scaffold, with stair towers, ladders, hoists, and decked it in on every level to give crews access.

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This incredible old building has come a long way since last year and it’s sure to be a magnificent renovation.  I will try to put up some additional pics once it’s complete.

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If you need access or scaffolding for any project call Tony P at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more of our work.

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And in honor of the glorious ship themed wind vane we present today’s musical numbers.

 

 

 

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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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3 Story Loading Platform & Debris Chute, Wilmington, DE

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We normally talk about building a loading/work platform or a debris chute but not a combo loading platform and debris chute in one.  Well here it is – a combo platform at CSC (Corporate Service Company) in Wilmington, DE.

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Our customer called Superior Scaffold and asked if we could come up with a solution to load material into the building while at the same time allowing debris to be moved out.  And this is what we came up with. You see, this ain’t our first rodeo folks (see below).  But this one is constructed from shoring posts and hi-load frames and not system scaffold. That is because of the weight of the material being brought into the building. It needed to support heavier loads of everything necessary for the construction of the interior (skids of equipment, drywall, studs, electrical, mechanicals, etc).

You’ll also notice that the lower floors have steel beam support joists, for that very reason. The top has aluminum beams.  And obviously, there is a fantastic debris chute attached to the left side that allows access at each level.

Below, see the free-standing combo loading platform and debris chutes.  

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Yes, I said chutes!  Take a look at this beauty we erected for a major technology company a few years back. They were striving for a zero carbon footprint and wanted everything recycled on the job.

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This platform was constructed out of system scaffold that had 3 debris chutes that went into individual recycling collection dumpsters.

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How cool is that – striving to recycle all waste from a construction project!  You don’t realize just how much is generated on a single job.  So there you have it, two great examples of loading platform & debris chute combos.

If you need access solutions of any kind call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Tony P… He’ll hook you up. Or you an visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more samples of our work.

And no post would be complete without our musical interlude. This is just perfect for today – for no other reason than I couldn’t get it out of my head. Earworm time.

 

 

 

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Divine Intervention – Access and Renovation of Biblical Proportions!

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This is a giant job with many phases.  Just scroll through the pictures and you’ll see its size and scope.  I’ll do my best to condense all of the parts into a cohesive post.  So here goes!  Superior Scaffold was brought in, by General Contractor – Domus, Inc., to provide the scaffolding and shoring support to give crews complete access to the exterior of this 10-story structure for a massive renovation.

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This is part of the $44 Million redevelopment of the Divine Lorraine Hotel.  In a nut shell, this beautiful hotel is coming back to life.  And what a life its had. 

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This old building has some absolutely fantastic architecture.  Built back in 1892, the Divine Lorraine is going back to its original function; apartments.  Back in the day, it housed some of Philadelphia’s wealthiest residents and soon will again.  Here’s a link to an article that shows what she looked like in her glory.

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I would love to do an entire article devoted strictly to the Lorraine and how it became Philadelphia’s first racially-integrated hotel under cult leader, Father Divine, who declared himself God Almighty here on earth (oh my).  But we will stick to our cool scaffolding job in and around this building.

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The plan is to create over 100 luxury apartments and 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. (see what they will look like here)

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The renovation of the Divine Lorraine can be seen as an indicator that North Broad Street itself is on its way back to economic vibrancy.

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There are several cool parts to this and tons of great photos so we will have to break this down into areas. Let’s start with the massive amount of scaffolding all over the building and then talk about shoring and then move into the courtyard.

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The West side went up first and then the North elevation.  Eventually, we will work our way all the way around.

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There is approximately 120 lineal feet of system scaffold.  It was roughly 128’ high by 120’ long and runs the entire length of the building on Broad St. It has a work deck for crews every 6’6” and a Beta Max Maxial Track hoist to lift equipment.

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Our Scaffold is providing restoration crews access all over the exterior of the building for renovations, repointing, surface cleaning, parapet and soffit work, brick replacement, balcony repair, window painting and replacement.  This entire façade should look incredible once crews are finished.  

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Check out these decorative gargoyles/figures!

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And what you can’t see is the shoring underneath the sidewalk on 3 sides.  These post shores and aluminum beams are from under the East wing.  They are all part of the over-all plan to support the weight of our scaffold, crews, and equipment that sit above.

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The scope is essentially the same on each of the sides.  I’ll show you in pictures just how that looks.  This is a very cool job! (The following pics are of the North elevation going up)

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It’s always nice to catch some action shots of our guys rockin’ the house! (Chris Ricketts, Mike Esposito) Here you can see them removing equipment from the Beta Max Maxial Track Scaffold Hoist.

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Here’s the North side with debris netting for containment.

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Let’s talk about our work in the courtyard! 

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It’s roughly 90’ long by 80’ high. 

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But the cool thing is that we couldn’t rest our scaffold on what appears to be the second story roof area because it’s really a false skylight. 

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So our guys had to bridge the gap with 21’ aluminum beams that rested on the window sills and then erect the scaffold on top of that!  Those large aluminum beams had to come out of windows every 3rd floor to support the weight of the scaffold.

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This is really very cool and amazingly stable.  Superior Scaffold’s own engineer “Iron” Mike provided the drawings.

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And this is the view from the top after it was completed.  It allowed renovation crews incredible access.

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There is so much to this job it’s very hard to put it all into one post but I wanted you all to see just how complex this it really was.

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Some of the challenges included loading materials into the courtyard area (see below) and also building the scaffold and stepping back into the balconies.

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This is how most of the scaffold material had to be loaded in for the crews to erect the West elevation and courtyard area… (up and over) Ouch…

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We also have stair tower to access to two sides.  Another one will be added when we move to the East elevation of the building.

This has been one amazing project and Superior Scaffold is proud to be a part of this renovation.  If you need access, scaffolding, scaffold or shoring for any of your projects call us today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Tommy – he’ll give you the Divine treatment.

And for our musical selection for the day – well, look at that!  Sweet!

Yes, Divine Intervention can happen when you least expect it.  Trust me, I know.  Never give up hope!

ABC did a story on the renovation of the Divine Lorraine Hotel – click the hyperlink to check it out.

 

 

 

 

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