It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a crane landing platform? (part 1)

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A lot of the renovation work at The Sterling House Apartments (18th & JFK Blvd) is being done at the TOP of the building.

  1. Updating the fitness center with an additional 1500 square feet, new equipment, personal TV’s, and larger windows with fantastic views of the city.
  2. Adding a rooftop social deck with lounge seating, gas fireplace, and glass windscreens all around.
  3. They are also doing modifications to the rooftop pool itself.

So, the million dollar question is:  How do they get all of the necessary building material up to the top floor without disturbing the tenants or damaging the interior of the building?

A BRILLIANT IDEA. (Not new, but just smart)

Superior erected a cantilevered LANDING PLATFORM on the 30th floor so a crane can deposit materials outside and then they can be quickly rolled into the building right where the construction takes place. Brilliant.

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Thanks to Karl Kalbach – Competent Person, Scaffold Builder, for the great pics.

The platform can accommodate 2000lbs of material and 2 men. It was rigged out of the back of the building so it’s accessible from the alley behind the complex. There is a ramp down the back so material can rolled directly into the construction area.

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Photo by Karl Kalbach – Competent Person, Scaffold Builder

This is beneficial in several ways. First, the tenants can have regular use of their elevators and building while construction goes on. Large pieces of dry-wall and materials that might not fit into the elevators or up the stairs to the 30th floor can get up quickly without any damage to the interior.  Not a new idea but a very cool one.

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Courtesy Karl Kalbach – Scaffold Builder

Crews use the crane to get the necessary materials up to the desired floor.  It’s all set up behind the building so it won’t disrupt the busy traffic out front.

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Here you get to see the crane in the background – as well as Superior Scaffold’s awesome overhead protect and swing staging working on the facade of the building.

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Superior had all of it’s disciplines represented at this job –  I will detail those in part 2 (“Can you hear me knockin’?”)

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We just don’t get to see debris chutes very often and sure enough – we had one down below on this job – so here you go.

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