Scaffolding at Bryn Mawr College, M. Carey Thomas Library

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Superior Scaffold was called upon once again to Bryn Mawr College.  This time we are providing restoration crews access to the facade of the venerable M. Carey Thomas Library.

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Known as The Thomas Great Hall, this beautiful building has been designated a National Historic Landmark and has been one of Bryn Mawr College’s most important spaces since it opened in 1902.  It’s a monument to the second president of the college. 

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Superior Scaffold prides itself on being the best in the business when it comes to erecting scaffolding in and around historic structures without leaving a trace – and we did just that. 

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This may sound like no big deal but most of the time there is very little access to the site itself and then we have to be careful with the building and landscaping.  Our crews make sure to leave the site just as it was when we got there.

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We erected scaffold on both sides of the hall so crews could do a major masonry restoration. Years of hard weather have taken it’s toll on all of the stone and mortar. 

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We used system scaffold.  It was roughly 110’ long X 5’ wide X 40’ high on both sides.

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You can see the equipment being loaded and assembled. 

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We also had stair towers for access and Betamax Max Climber 1000 material hoists on both sides.

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We placed work decks at each level so crews could get to the windows, stone, parapet and chimney. 

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You can see the cleaned parapet stone in this photo. 

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And here you can see the crew removing and cleaning all the neglected masonry.

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Our biggest challenge on this job wasn’t the access to the site or mounting to the building itself but keeping the front entrance open while the work continued.  To do so we had to span the gap using 22’ trusses and then erect the scaffold on top of them.

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As with Denbigh Hall, the job went seamlessly and we were off working on another part of campus. 

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We are proud to have been brought in to work on such a prestige renovation.  If you need access or scaffolding for any of your jobs call Tom at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he will get you “up air” or log on to www.superiorscaffold.com to see more work.

And for today’s musical number we travel back to 1985…  Something just made me want to hear this today.

 

The GC – Hunter Roberts

 

 

 

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