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Market Street Men of Steel – Cantilever Scaffold

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The new owners of 1101 Market St. wanted to make some changes to the entryway and needed to give crews access to a hard to reach area. This section is literally cut into the entrance to the Aramark Tower (now the Jefferson Center) four stories up.

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Superior Scaffold was called in by GC, Clemens Construction, to create a cantilever scaffold where the base would sit inside the lobby of the building but would allow crews to work out under the section extruding from the building. Our cantilevered work deck had to support everyone from iron workers putting in the new steel, to carpenters, finishers, electricians and more – truly a multi-trade scaffold.

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The system scaffold, cantilever was roughly 30’ long and 20’ high with a 5’ cantilever at the top and a work deck on top of that.

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The tricky part was that we had to go out 5 feet from where the base was placed in the lobby. To support the weight we had to take it straight up – and then using jacks on the bottom of the standards – we literally jacked the scaffold up and pinned it to the ceiling to hold it in place.

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I love it when a job comes together.  Needless to say, that it went off without a hitch and the new owners are happy with the remodeled entryway.

If you need scaffolding, shoring or a cantilever, call Tommy at 215 743-2200 today and he’ll take care of you. Visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

And for today’s musical selection we have this little gem – just because.

 

 

 

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Scaffolding & Shoring – Working at the Car Wash

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Everyone knows that I like to bring the cool jobs to light no matter how large or small they might be, and this one certainly fits.

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It’s pretty amazing to think that this car wash works around the clock 365 days a year. I had no idea that this rental car company (at Philadelphia International Airport) washed so many cars in a month.  It’s non stop!  I guess it makes sense with cars constantly being rented and turned back in.

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If something were to happen to the building it would be nearly impossible to shut it down for repairs. Well, that’s exactly what happened. Over time natural aging has caused the bar joists to pull away from the cinderblock walls causing concern for the roof, especially if a large snow were to fall.

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They have contracted to do the permanent work in the spring but in the meantime they called Superior Scaffold to shore up those joists on both sides inside the car wash.

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It’s basically a two-lane car wash that runs all the time. Our crew had to come in after 9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday nights (their only slow time) to erect the shoring scaffold one lane at a time.

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They would shut one lane down on Tuesday night for our crew so they could erect the system scaffold that was acting as shoring. We used system scaffold because of the tight space they had to work with. The entire time they worked, the other lane would continue to wash cars! I wonder if they wore their rain gear?

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And then on Wednesday night, they shut down the other lane so our crew could scaffold the opposite side.

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I guess there was one sensor that if you stepped in front of would send the water and bubbles spraying everywhere.

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The job went off without a hitch and she’s up and running two cars at a time – all day and night. Had no idea how busy these guys were.  Crazy.

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If you need scaffold, scaffolding or access for one of your hard to reach or unique jobs call Tom at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he’ll get you all cleaned up and working again.

And for our musical selection we have this gem. Enjoy.

 

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Scaffolding St. Agatha – St. James Church, 38th and Chestnut

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Working on St. Agatha – St. James Church at 38th and Chestnut is one of those rare opportunities where we get to help renovate an historic landmark.

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St. James was the first Catholic Church on the west side of the Schuylkill River, founded 1850. St. Agatha, 3813 Spring Garden Street, was founded shortly thereafter in 1865. In 1976 after St. Agatha suffered a second fire the two churches were incorporated into St. Agatha-St. James. 

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So what does it take to be able to work on an historic structure like this? It takes skill, patience, customer service, more skill, and the ability to adapt quickly and think outside the box.

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This particular job took three years to come to fruition. Yep. There are many unforeseen things that can happen when trying to negotiate a contract like this, changes in management, economic issues, ideas on how to best approach the job just to name a few.

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But in the end, it’s all worth it. Superior Scaffold got to say that we were an integral part of bringing back an historic building to its former glory.

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It’s our job to safely get the restoration crews and their material to where it’s needed.

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There are so many challenges on these old buildings like where to tie-in without damaging masonry, where to stage equipment and how to scaffold impossible alleys and chimney areas.

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This was a 100% restoration including window repair, pointing, repairing damaged artifacts and more. Look closely at some of the photos.

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Another aspect of our work is to make the job site presentable and keep business as usual at the church.

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Services, meetings and weddings were still being held each day.

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We did have to move our equipment staging area at least 3 times to tidy up the place while they hosted these big events. We worked with the restoration crew and the Church when those events had to be put on.

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We built a canopy out of bridge columns at the base of the structure to protect the pedestrians. We erected scaffolding around the entire building and then added debris netting and decked it in at every level to give crews complete access.

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The really cool part was getting crews to the top so they could work on the giant stone artifacts. I just love seeing the tops of these old churches close up!

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We used a patriot 1000 material hoist and a rack and pinion on one side. Crews used the Patriot to hoist stone and masonry up and down to the roof. 

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The east side next to the house was one of our biggest challenges.

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It was narrow and difficult to get to and almost impossible to build a scaffold in there.  But we did it.

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It’s really going to shine again once everything is completed.

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We are proud to have played a small role in helping renovate this historic structure. Thanks to both St. Agatha – St. James Church and Mara Restoration for bringing us along and trusting us.

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If you need access, scaffold or scaffolding call the “King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian at 215 743-2200 today and let him get you “up air” or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more jobs.

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And I just felt that this song was perfect for today’s post – from the Church – Enjoy!

 

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Get up and take another step! Scaffolding First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia

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First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, built in 1872 (at 21st & Walnut), needed a complete exterior renovation and the good people at Mara were just the ones to git ‘er done.

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They called Superior Scaffold to help them rock and roll the love all around this beautiful structure. It was complicated but nothing our backline badass builders couldn’t handle. We used system scaffold and decked it out at just about every level. Then we netted it for protection.

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LIFE IS GOING TO THROW IT AT YOU, PEOPLE. YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES – EITHER STAY ON THE GROUND AND LET THEM WIN OR GET BACK UP AND TAKE ANOTHER STEP! YOUR CHOICE.

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I could tell you about many obstacles that could have kept most crews down – but not ours. They are the unsung heroes behind the scenes. They come in, keep their heads down, walk through the fire and make it back again. They take that extra step and keep taking it on to the next job. Just think how far you can go with that attitude!

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Normally, what you get to see is the exoskeletal remains that support a small village of people working on the building.

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Our job is to get those crews to the areas that need repair, replacing and refurbishing while keeping everything open for business and protecting pedestrians below as they pass by.

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Mission accomplished. Good job. Get to steppin’, boys.

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If you need the best scaffold crew in the business call Bob “The King of Swing” Sarkisian today at (215) 743-2200 and he’ll send over the A-Team to shake off the rust and step it up. Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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A fresh musical number that fits the mood. Cool video too. Enjoy.

 

 

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*photos taken in various stages of assembly.


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Art and Scaffold blend at Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton Township, NJ

It’s awesome when I get to bring you stories off the beaten path. Most people don’t think art or beauty when they look at system scaffold. It tends to be a more utilitarian piece of equipment. But in the right hands it can be just as beautiful as a Rodin or a Donatello or even a Michelangelo.

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Photo 1. I will list the individual art pieces in each photo at the bottom of the post.

Okay, maybe that’s a stretch…but look at what the artists at Grounds for Sculpture had us create for their exhibition Interference Fringe | Tallur LN

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Photo 2

Ms. Faith McClellan had a vision and we were honored to help her carry it out. She had called several scaffold companies but none knew how to handle her ideas. “It was tough finding someone who could do what we wanted. I was happy to find your company,” she said.

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Photo 3

And we, at Superior, love this kind of out of the box kind of challenge.

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Photo 4

It was roughly 10 feet high with 2 levels. It was an odd shape roughly 28’ X 30’ in length. Most of the bays contained artwork by artist Tallur LN.

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Photo 5

Only 3 of the bays were for personnel or visitors to view the installation. Those were on the top level. That level was decked solid with plywood for a smooth walking surface and had toe board and guardrails.

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Photo 6

It was accessed via a stair tower made of system scaffold.

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Photo 7

Grounds For Sculpture did the initial design but our team modified it where needed to work with their display. “The install team was fun to work with,” said McClellan. And we certainly love to hear that.

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Photo 8

The installation will be open through January 5, 2020. It’s a wonderful display and we were proud to have been a part. It’s our little scaffold masterpiece – lol – to go along with their 42 acres of beautiful art! That’s right – a 42 acre sculpture park and museum in Hamilton, NJ.

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Photo 9

I was blown away by Grounds For Sculpture. It’s got sculpture of all shapes and sizes, art, food, and lots of Peacocks wandering around. Click on the link for their address and hours. I encourage everyone to go check it out.

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Photo 10

If you need scaffold, access or art – call Pat today at (215) 743-2200 and he’ll use his immense talents to make your vision come to life or at the very least, play you a nice ditty on his 6 string. For more great scaffolding projects visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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Photo 11

Interference Fringe | Tallur LN art piece listing below the video links.


And today’s musical selection just seems to fit. Enjoy.

And Patrick suggested this one. It’s a great little tune. Enjoy.

Interference Fringe | Tallur LN.  Here is list of credits for the art in each photo.

Photo 1: Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Hatha Yoga, 2012, clay figurine in a vitrine, painted wood statue with nails, nail-covered replica, nail-manufacturing machine, dimensions variable, Collection of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Lamp (deepa sundari), 2010, cast bronze, concrete, red pigment, 55.11 x 39.37 x 23 inches, OZLO Collection, New Delhi

Photo 2:  Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Hatha Yoga, 2012, (detail), clay figurine in a vitrine, painted wood statue with nails, nail-covered replica, nail-manufacturing machine, dimensions variable, Collection of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Unicode, 2011, bronze, coins, concrete, 183 x 152 x 117 centimeters, Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman, Cohoes, NY; “?”, 2011, bronze, 35 3/8 x 31 1/2 x 35 3/8 inches, Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery; Victory Pillar, 2012, cast bronze, cement, coins, oil, 98 x 20 x 20 inches, Collection of Ashish Jain

Photo 3: Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Hatha Yoga, 2012, clay figurine in a vitrine, painted wood statue with nails, nail-covered replica, nail-manufacturing machine, dimensions variable, Collection of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Bulimia 2, 2008, jackfruit wood, white ant eroded object coated in silver, 39 x 24 x 44 inches, Private Collection, NY; Lamp (deepa sundari), 2010, cast bronze, concrete, red pigment, 55.11 x 39.37 x 23 inches, OZLO Collection, New Delhi

Photo 4:  Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Hatha Yoga, 2012, clay figurine in a vitrine, painted wood statue with nails, nail-covered replica, nail-manufacturing machine, dimensions variable, Collection of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Bulimia 2, 2008, jackfruit wood, white ant eroded object coated in silver, 39 x 24 x 44 inches, Private Collection, NY; Lamp (deepa sundari), 2010, cast bronze, concrete, red pigment, 55.11 x 39.37 x 23 inches, OZLO Collection, New Delhi

Photo 5: Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Bulimia 2, 2008, jackfruit wood, white ant eroded object coated in silver, 39 x 24 x 44 inches, Private Collection, NY

Photo 6: Stairs
Photo 7: Upper Deck

Photo 8: Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Bulimia 2, 2008, jackfruit wood, white ant eroded object coated in silver, 39 x 24 x 44 inches, Private Collection, NY

Photo 9: Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Hatha Yoga, 2012, (detail), clay figurine in a vitrine, painted wood statue with nails, nail-covered replica, nail-manufacturing machine, dimensions variable, Collection of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Lamp (deepa sundari), 2010, cast bronze, concrete, red pigment, 55.11 x 39.37 x 23 inches, OZLO Collection, New Delhi

Photo 10: Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Lamp (deepa sundari), 2010, cast bronze, concrete, red pigment, 55.11 x 39.37 x 23 inches, OZLO Collection, New Delhi; Unicode, 2011, bronze, coins, concrete, 183 x 152 x 117 centimeters, Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman, Cohoes, NY; Victory Pillar, 2012, cast bronze, cement, coins, oil, 98 x 20 x 20 inches, Collection of Ashish Jain

Photo 11: Tallur, L.N., Scaffold, 2019, industrial scaffolding, featuring the following individual works by the artist: Unicode, 2011, bronze, coins, concrete, 183 x 152 x 117 centimeters, Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman, Cohoes, NY; Victory Pillar, 2012, cast bronze, cement, coins, oil, 98 x 20 x 20 inches, Collection of Ashish Jain; Pedestal on Pedestal, 2012, cast bronze, cement, coins, oil, 39 x 35 x 39 inches, courtesy of the Artist and ARARIO © Tallur L.N. and ARARIO

 

 

 

 

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Fishy, fishy, fishy, fish – Wahoo’s, Swings, Overhead Protection System & Canopy Extravaganza

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I love it when a client takes something that might not really belong at their location and makes it their own.

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That’s just what the good people at Wahoo’s on Chestnut Street did. Life gave them tilapia and they turned it into tuna.

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Look at how they added their own decorative touches.

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Now, this wasn’t a walk in the park for our “King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian, either. Watts Restoration was doing a total revamp of the exterior of building at 3180 Chestnut St. and needed a way to keep the pedestrians and the customers at the outdoor dining area safe while they worked high above on the many suspended scaffold rigs.

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A 200 foot long canopy down the sidewalk did the trick for the pedestrian traffic.

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That was built using system scaffold with steel and aluminum beams, overhead lighting and debris panels.

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The real challenge was the outdoor dining area. This required something out of the ordinary. Bob sat down with Watts and the restaurant owner, ate his taco, looked around… and then devised a system scaffold roughly 50’ X 50’ and 14’ high that would cover the entire dining area.

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The challenge was how cover the entire area and allow customers to eat outside during the restoration process. He used trusses, system scaffold, steel beams and the longest aluminum beams we had – and voilà.

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The most creative part came in the form of tying the scaffold down so it could withstand high winds. To do that, he used giant cement weight blocks (or dead man) and then boxed them in with scaffold and then put netting around them so customers wouldn’t even notice. Take a closer look at this photo.

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And then the client put giant banners on the guardrail at the top to give it their own touch.

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Mighty creative solutions on both accounts if I do say so myself.

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When you need scaffold, scaffolding, swings, access, fish tacos, McAndrews, or creative solutions call “The King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian today and he will take care of you. Visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.

It’s only fitting that our musical selection today takes your some place tropical. Enjoy.

And I just couldn’t resist throwing this in as a bonus video.

 

 

 

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Superior provides scaffold to move 3,000-year-old, 25,000 lb. Sphinx at Penn Museum

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Superior Scaffold provided the intricate scaffolding ramp at the Penn Museum to get the priceless, 3,000-year-old, 25,000 pound Sphinx of Ramses II to its new location 250 feet away.

Photo from the Penn Museum time lapse video.
Photo from the Penn Museum time-lapse video. (link at bottom of blog)

It’s not everyday that you get a call to construct a ramp to move one of the world’s rarest objects 250 feet to its new exhibit location. And it’s even rarer when you have to take that 25,000 pound statue outside, through a window, across a courtyard and then back in through another window.

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Superior’s crew the day of the move. Jim Anderson, Drew Watson and Matt Mahoney.

Quite the challenge if I may say so myself. But the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has used us on some other very delicate items (read about it here) so they had the confidence that we could deliver the goods.

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From the Penn Museum time-lapse video. (Link at bottom of blog)

This is the anatomy of that once in a lifetime move.  

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Each piece of scaffold equipment had to be walked in because there was very little access to the courtyard.

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Our crew shored up the floor beneath the giant Sphinx with hi-load frames and post shores, just as security measure, in preparation for the move to the exit ramp.

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We then built an exit ramp out of system scaffold because we had height restrictions to elevate the Sphinx enough to get it through the window.

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Concurrently, they removed a large window and opened the wall a bit so it would fit through the opening.

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The outside ramp was constructed using hi-load shoring frames to hold the weight of the stone beast.

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We started with wood sills on the entire run over the dirt/grass followed by steel beams and then a variety of hi-load shoring frames down the entire 250ft run.

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Those frames had U-heads and steel beams crossed with aluminum beams then topped with solid plank and then ¾” plywood.

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The plywood was then covered by a special surface that would help the air dollies float beneath the Sphinx. We also installed an elaborate maze of guardrails or stanchions along the entire route.

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It took some creative layout to position our shoring frames around several pipes at the back end of the ramp.

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Another window was removed to get the Sphinx into its new resting place.

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And finally, we built another deck or loading platform out of system scaffold on the inside at the other end of the long ramp to receive the giant stone carving.

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Here is a series of photos as the priceless stone object made its way across the courtyard to its new resting place.

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The Sphinx was first hoisted onto our ramp using a hydraulic lift and placed onto 4 air dollies that used compressed air and essentially floated it off the ground allowing crews to push it the entire distance.

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Here is the Sphinx on its way out.

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You can see the air dollies under the corners in this photo – as well as the intricate carvings on the side of the Sphinx.

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Photo courtesy of Penn Museum time-lapse video.

This is the first time it had seen light since it was moved into the museum back in 1926, when the gallery was built around it. (see the pic from the museum’s website by clicking here). 

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Photo courtesy of Penn Museum time-lapse video.

The red granite, or stone of kings, as it was called, sparkled in the sunlight. 

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The Sphinx is a lion with a human head and represents the power of the Egyptian king. It is carved out of a single block of red granite.

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Photo courtesy of Penn Museum time-lapse video.

Alternate Design Solutions did the engineering on this job and they did magnificent work. John at ADS was given the weight and dimensions of the Sphinx and used soil compression test measurements to calculate the size and weight of the platform/ramp needed to make the move.  The resulting platform is something to behold.

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It moved at a slow pace while hundreds of spectators watched the event.

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It took between 4 and 8 people to move the behemoth along the route.

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Once to the other side of courtyard, there was only 1.5 inches of clearance on either side of the new opening for the stone statue to slide in between onto our second loading platform.

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As a precaution we shored up the floor beneath the entry point as well using 20 kip shores. Penn Museum had a new floor designed and poured just to accommodate the weight of the ancient object in its new display.

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A hydraulic lift removed the Sphinx from our platform and onto the concrete where it would be moved to its final resting spot.

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The entire move went off as planned and it was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are thankful that the Penn Museum trusted Superior Scaffold with this priceless object.

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The satisfaction of everyone involved was evident in this screen grab of our estimator, Pat McAndrew, just as the Sphinx passed the The Philadelphia Inquirer video camera.

Be sure to watch this incredible time-lapse video Penn Museum put together.

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They also have great links to the history of the Sphinx and how it got here in their blog. 

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Click on the image above from 1916 to read the history and explore their website.

And below are some other video links for you to check out.

If you need scaffolding, shoring or access trust the best, Superior Scaffold. Call (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see how we can help you.

It just makes sense to play this for today’s musical selection.

Pat suggested “You Belong to Me” from The Duprees – and what a nice track. Enjoy.

 

 

 

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Transport Platform for interior renovation at Rodney Court, Wilmington, DE

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Superior Scaffold provided our TP-2500 transport platform to crews at the historic Rodney Court apartment building (now Birchwood at Rodney Court) for a complete interior restoration.

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This is a pretty cool job for lots of reasons. We had to use system scaffold to reach each level of this six-story building and then deck it in as a sort of landing platform for crews to get their materials in through windows on each floor.

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To make it just a little more challenging, we mounted the mast for the transport platform directly to the building on one side and in between the scaffold to the building on the other!

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It was a super creative solution to get the best use out of the large car size so sheets of drywall could be transported easily. It also allowed for access to all 3 doors on the transport platform.  In this configuration, 3,300 lbs of material or 7 men can be transported.

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Crews are doing a total remodel of the inside units (kitchens, bathrooms, etc) and needed a way to get material inside the building at each floor.

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This was once one of the premiere apartment buildings built before the great depression. Constructed in 1928 this six-story, L- shaped steel frame building is sheathed in cinder block and faced with light tapestry bricks. It features cast stone trimmings with a classically styled parapet.

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It once had a large social hall adjoining a roof-top dance floor and garden. How cool must that have been?

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Tony P took things a step further by building an elevated landing platform so equipment could be loaded on and off at two elevations and then he netted the lower level so it would be safer for everyone on the job.

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He also put up netting on the surrounding fence to keep this project as non-invasive as possible for the day care next door.

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He went even further by mounting the power box on the adjacent wall and then using a piece of scaffold to carry the power cable up and over the walkway keeping it safe and out of the way.

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“What an incredible piece of equipment. It worked like a dream and saved us time and money on this resto,” said foreman, Hank Newburn of Ingerman Construction.  “And Tony P went above and beyond to accommodate us.” We love to hear that at Superior. Glad we could be of service.

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We also installed a debris chute with access ports at every level and then netted it as well.

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The old Rodney Court Cooperative apartment complex should be looking good when it gets new life as the Birchwood at Rodney Court senior rental community.

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If you need access for your men or material call Tony P today at 215 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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Today’s musical selection comes from a Delaware native and his song seems to fit Tony P and Superior. Enjoy.

 

 

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Transport Platform at Broad and Walnut, University of the Arts

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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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Scaffolding Firestone Library Lobby, Princeton University, NJ

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We have been all over the exterior of the Firestone Library, on the Princeton campus, doing renovations so this time I thought I’d take you inside.

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Just like our work on the outside, Superior Scaffold was brought in by GC, Massimino Building Corp. to give access to the entire ceiling area at the entrance of the library.

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Crews needed to demo the old ceiling to replace and upgrade ductwork directly above the entryway and lobby.

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The biggest challenge was that the ceiling encompassed the entire entrance/exit of the library and it had to remain open for students the entire time work was being done.

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The other challenge was that our work deck also needed to be outside of the entryway with as few legs as a possible so people could get through the doors easily.

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How did our guys accomplish this? By erecting a work deck in two sections roughly 40’ wide by 56’ long with long trusses spread between system scaffold legs to distribute the weight.

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This allowed the legs to be put strategically for the least bit of interference with pedestrian traffic.

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The work deck was skip plank and plywood and allowed crews to get to every inch of the ceiling for work.

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Here you can see the new ceiling going up. It’s a super sturdy and enclosed work space.

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We are proud of the work we’ve done in and around the Firestone Library and for Princeton University. This was another job that went off on time and on budget. If you are in the area, I urge you to stop by and check out this historic building. It’s really quite something to see.

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And as always, if you need access, scaffolding, scaffold call Tommy at 215 743-2200 today and he’ll educate you on the possibilities. Or log on to www.superiorscaffold.com to see more work.

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And I couldn’t resist today’s musical number. It’s from Animal House and has more to do with college than a library but it’s classic.

And since we are talking about a library – how about this classic clip from Star Trek.

 

 

 

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