Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, swings, suspended scaffold

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Penn Medicine began construction on their new 178,000 square foot advanced care pavilion (Powelton Avenue and N. 38 Street) and called swing stage specialist Bob Sarkisian at Superior Scaffold to provide the suspended scaffold necessary to get the facade work done. – See more at: http://www.superiorscaffold.com/penn-presbyterian-medical-center-new-178000-square-foot-advanced-care-pavilion/#sthash.KbNsOGQC.dpuf
Penn Medicine began construction on their new 178,000 square foot advanced care pavilion (Powelton Avenue and N. 38 Street) and called swing stage specialist Bob Sarkisian at Superior Scaffold to provide the suspended scaffold necessary to get the facade work done. – See more at: http://www.superiorscaffold.com/penn-presbyterian-medical-center-new-178000-square-foot-advanced-care-pavilion/#sthash.KbNsOGQC.dpuf

Penn Medicine began construction on their new 178,000 square foot advanced care pavilion (Powelton Avenue and N. 38 Street) and called Superior Scaffold to provide the suspended scaffold necessary to get the facade work done.

Penn Medicine began construction on their new 178,000 square foot advanced care pavilion (Powelton Avenue and N. 38 Street) and called swing stage specialist Bob Sarkisian at Superior Scaffold to provide the suspended scaffold necessary to get the facade work done. – See more at: http://www.superiorscaffold.com/penn-presbyterian-medical-center-new-178000-square-foot-advanced-care-pavilion/#sthash.KbNsOGQC.dpuf

This was an enormous job with some great challenges. We have had as many as 25 swings on and around the building (including inside the elevator shafts) at any one time. The new pavilion is set to open in January of 2015 so work is being done around the clock.

This was a three step process for our crews – first the vapor barrier had to be put up, then the blue board (panels) and then the final façade of the building.  Getting roof clearance was one of the first challenges we had to work around.  It’s not often we show what the job looks like from the top when we talk about swings but these photos give you a bird’s eye view.

We also had to line up all of the platforms (in sequence) so the crews could complete the work without having to move the entire rig.  And last, we added porch brackets on the backside of the swing stages so the panels could be loaded on and moved to their specific locations.

This was a 24-7 around the clock job and Superior is proud to be a part of this expansion.  You can see the last photo shows what the building is going to look like.

For more detailed information on the job read our blog