Shoring & Scaffolding at Forever 21

An appropriate title for this post would be “Shoring Exposed” – because that’s exactly what we are going to do here.  It’s not often that we get to show a complicated shoring job because they are usually buried deep in some dark nasty place but this one had just enough light to show the details.

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There were 2 phases of this job – the shoring and the scaffolding.  Let’s start with the shoring first.

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Forever 21 is building out their new location on Chestnut street and decided to enlarge the entranceway and windows on the first few levels.  Look at how their neighbor Sephora did it. They want theirs to look similar with lots of light coming in the front of the store.

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Initially the people at Forever 21 needed scaffold out front for the work on the façade. But once it was up they realized the amount of shoring required and asked if there was there anyway we could add shoring without removing the scaffolding.  So we came up with a solution where we only had to take the the decking off and remove some frames to get the shoring into place.

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The shoring was needed to support 2’ thick brick walls, steel and concrete 5 stories tall!  This is a great job to show as an illustration because we have so many different pieces of equipment on the scene.  We have everything from hi-load frames, steel beams, aluminum beams, kip shores, screw jacks, shoring heads, adjusting screws, etc.  

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On the first floor, there was an existing steel beam we had to work up and around by stacking post shores onto the high load frames.

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Here is a shot outside where you can actually see the steel beams popping out from the 3rd floor.

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Crews had to work around the existing standard frames with high load shoring frames to pickup the steel beams on the outside. And since the scaffold went up before the shoring it was tricky.

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Here you can see crews widening an entranceway.

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We had to carry the entire building load down to the second floor then down to the 1st floor.

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Here are 6” steel beams rated at 12 lbs per lineal foot that were placed 4 side-by-side at 28” centers on the third floor.

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Part 2 is the scaffolding.  Let’s start with what was required inside to support the crews.  We erected a system scaffold on the first level to get crews up the second floor ceiling above the escalator for demo work and for new mechanicals (electrical, HVAC, lighting, etc.).

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You can see where we continued the system scaffold all the way up to the ceiling on the second floor giving crews safe access above the escalator.

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This is a view from the second floor looking down the escalator to the shoring at the front of the store.

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The job initially started out front using regular J frames – 5’ wide X 6’6” high.  These are a quick and easy alternative to system scaffold when the ground is very level and you aren’t going up too many floors.

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Crews then decked the top 3 levels and added debris netting.

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The client asked for 16′ high wood panels out front to help block the view of the work being done inside – so we gladly obliged.

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One challenge: the scaffolding for the sidewalk out front was done at night.   Crews waited for vehicular and pedestrian traffic to subside and then they went to work.

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In the end, the customer got exactly what they needed and we got another satisfied client.  We are all about scaffold solutions and customer service.  If you have a job requiring scaffolding or shoring call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or check out our website at www.superiorscaffold.com today!

 

 

 

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