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Superior Scaffold provides access to crews at Denbigh Hall, Bryn Mawr College

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This is one of those jobs where we can let the pictures do the talking (well, for the most part).  As most of you know, I didn’t get the nickname “Jib-Jab” for no reason.  But I promise I’ll try to keep this to a minimum.

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Superior Scaffold does love to work on historic buildings and we’ve build a reputation for being one of the best at getting in, erecting and getting out without leaving a trace – and this job was no different.  We had to take the utmost care around this structure and the grounds built in 1891.  Denbigh is a residence hall, or as we like to call them, a dormitory, located on central campus.

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We erected approximately 475 lineal feet of system scaffold so crews could do a major window replacement and upgrade.

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We placed work decks at each window level to allow the guys access to upgrade, reinstall, do some spot pointing and painting the window trim.

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The top work deck was approximately 28’ high and the scaffold went around the entire building.

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There were a few challenges for our crew, like adapting the scaffold to the curvature of the building and being careful not to get any heavy equipment on certain parts of the grounds.

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This pic shows why Denbigh Green, just out front, is a popular spot for sunbathing, pick-up softball and frisbee.  Our very own estimator, Pat McAndrew, reminisces, from a park bench, about when he prowled the campus back when it first opened  ;).

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All in all, the job went off without a hitch.  We didn’t leave a trace and we were back working on another part of the campus a few weeks later (I will detail that job in the upcoming weeks).

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General Contractor: Wolfe Scott Associates – Builders & Construction Managers

A little history about Denbigh.  It Opened in 1891, Denbigh was the third Bryn Mawr residence hall designed by architects John Stewardson and Walter Cope. Stewardson and Cope adapted the architectural styles of Oxford and Cambridge Universities to the Bryn Mawr campus, introducing the first examples of “Collegiate Gothic” architecture to the United States.

This song is dedicated to a very special person in my world.  Take a moment to think about that special person in your life and then go out there and tell them just how you feel about them.  Life is short people!  Live, laugh, love!

 

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Upper Moreland High School Swimming Pool Deck and Rolling Towers

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Now, this is the second way to scaffold a swimming pool so crews can get to the inside ceiling area for work, renovation or additions. 

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The first way, as we showed you, in this article at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, was to scaffold the entire pool and then continue the scaffolding right up until just beneath the ceiling where we added a deck or dance floor.

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This way can be used when there are only sections of the ceiling that need to be addressed.  We scaffold the entire pool area and then deck it in using steel plank and ¾” plywood to create a ground level floor area.  Picture a regular gym floor, if you will. 

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Then crews can use rolling towers to access only those areas that need work.

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This particular swimming pool deck was roughly 42’ wide by 75’ long.  It provides a super stable, ground level, working deck or platform.

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You can see the combination of system scaffold, trusses, steel plank and wood decking that went into this build.

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The toughest challenge with a job like this is balancing out the transition or slope of the pool from the 4’6” shallow end to the 10’ 2” deep end. 

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Our Superior Scaffold crew did an awesome job of making this work deck absolutely level.

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The one piece of gear that we don’t mention very often is our rolling towers.  We rent them all the time and they really come in handy on all kinds of jobs from painting, to HVAC, to electrical, you name it.  The convenient part of our rolling towers on this job was that the crew would position them wherever they needed to do the work.  These are a more industrial version of our Decorator Scaffold (Baker scaffold or painters scaffold).

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These just happen to be 8’ X 8’ X 12’, system scaffold, rolling towers that crews are using to reach areas of the ceiling. 

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You can see in this pic that they have removed sections of the old HVAC and will be replacing that as well as all of the mechanicals.

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It’s just another way that Superior Scaffold provides access to hard to reach places.

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If you should need access, whether it’s inside the ceiling above a swimming pool or hanging 40 stories up on the exterior of a building, give us a call today at (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.  Ask for Pat, he’ll take care of you.

This isn’t quite like going to the shore but it’s still a fun little ditty.

Upper Moreland High School (3000 Terwood Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090) is a comprehensive public high school, serving grades 9–12, located in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, about fifteen miles outside of Philadelphia.  They are currently doing a ton of renovations.  It should look incredible when it’s all complete.

 
 

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Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency Entrance Canopy

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This is cool.  You get to actually see some photos of the guys erecting an overhead protection system.  Superior Scaffold has several canopies around this Bryn Mawr Hospital complex, but let’s focus on this one for now.  It’s at the emergency entrance where the ambulances pull up and drop off.  There is construction going on all around this place.

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This overhead protection system probably seems quite normal but there a few unique features to it that I need to point out.  First, let’s describe some of it as we see the guys erecting it.

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We start by having the equipment delivered to the job site via one of our trucks.  The guys then get to unload the material and start to lay things out according the drawings. 

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You can see where the footers/jacks are being laid out as they start the process.

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You can see the skeleton is starting to take shape and the support steel is going up overhead.  You can also see where the canopy turns from the front door and runs down the sidewalk.  We need to give Mr. Pat McAndrew a shout out for providing these photos.

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“Dead men”; I love the term for these giant chunks of concrete that help support or anchor the one side of the canopy.  We use these when we can’t anchor anywhere to the building or ground.  We could actually anchor to the concrete a bit further down (you will see that).

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Not only did we have to make room for the ambulances but we put a soffit, fascia AND downspouts on the canopy as well.  (see the finished canopy below)

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Here you get to see the dimensions of the sidewalk shed, 10’ wide by 135’ long by 10’ high.

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And in this shot you can see two of the special features, the hard-wired light fixtures and the decorative fascia that will be painted and labeled at the clients request.

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This shot gives you an idea of just what goes into erecting something like this.  All of the details from where the equipment has to live, to the amount of room it takes to put it up.

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And BAM, the finished product!  One very functional, great looking overhead protection system.  In this picture, you can actually see the wide bays we created so the ambulances can back in the drop their passengers.

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You can also see the painted fascia and labels for the ambulances.  It’s a good looking canopy that blends into the building very well.

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If you look to the left you can see the white downspouts – not something we usually include but were a special feature on this one.  You can also see the hard-wired light fixtures instead of the usual work lights. 

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And it has been confirmed that the pipe next to the lights is in fact a sprinkler system!  You don’t see that often on a canopy.  How cool.

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So there you have it.  A more detailed look at what goes into erecting one of our overhead protection systems.

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We have 2 other canopies on-site.  I will detail those later and put in a link.

If you need overhead protection or a canopy or sidewalk shed call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Pat (the Music Man) he’ll take care of you (and might even sing you a little song) or log onto www.superiorscaffold.com.

We were thrilled and honored to work with GC: HSC and Blasz Construction on this project. 

And for all of you rockers we have some good ole’ Iron Maiden. “Dead men tell no tales.”

And for you Hip Hop kids we have Rihanna

 

Bryn Mawr Hospital was founded in 1893 and is a Pennsylvania hospital in the western suburbs of Philadelphia that is part of Main Line Health.

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Superior Scaffold Races into Indianapolis for the SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition

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Yes, it was scaffold convention and exposition time again and this year it was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, home of the Indy 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  

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The SAIA (Scaffold & Access Industry Association) is a great way to see new equipment, connect with vendors, learn new things and have a great time.  

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Oh yeah, and our team of bad boy scaffolders came out to defend their title at the Scaffold Builder’s Challenge (I’ve already spilled the beans on that but I’ll recap it for you here).

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And then it culminated with a party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and racing around the track at 130mph!  (I’ll get to that in a bit).

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Let me first start out by saying that I was blown away by Indianapolis. What a great, clean, well laid out city.  I had never been there before so it was a treat to explore both during the day and late at night. 

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I was out shooting at 2:30am around the canals behind our hotel and there were people out and about at that hour – on a Monday, to boot.  Crazy.

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Every year the good people at the SAIA put on a great convention with lots of activities and seminars – they really are a great group of people and should get a shout out – so I am shouting out!

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The theme is obviously racing so let’s lets get started.

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The Superior Scaffold crew arrived, loaded our gear into the hotel and then immediately went out walking around.  There is an elaborate canal system on the edge of the city where people can walk, paddle and ride through a maze of open space and artistic endeavors. 

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Both the art museum and the history museum are right down in this area and are kind of woven in around this vast array of sidewalks and canals. 

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Worth checking out if you make there.

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Day one we started at the convention meeting vendors and looking at new products.  Here our crew examines the new offerings from the Bee Access / Altrex booth.

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And then, our scaffold crew was up and ready to rock the Scaffold Builder’s Challenge.  Here, Nick Pantalone, Chris Rickets, Drew Watson, Rich DeTora and coach Kenny Foreman get ready to throw down.

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The challenge started and our guys rocked the house…

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The drawings where so complicated this year that none of the three teams could erect and dismantle the scaffold in the 2 hour time allotment.  And to make matters worse, our team stuck in one wrong  tree and had to dismantle and reassemble almost the entire scaffold. 

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Well, even with that mistake the Superior Scaffold team was only :38 seconds behind the winning team…

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We ended up finishing second.  Good job in the blazing heat guys!  Yes, it was hot out there!

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Had we had time to dismantle I think our guys would have probably kept their title. 

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Day two offered a powerful showing of information as our own safety and suspended scaffold specialist, Shawn MacDonald participated in a seminar with Tom DeJong, from Bee Access and Motti Yitzhaki from Wire Rope Works Messilot LTD,  on “Wire rope in a suspended scaffold application”.

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The convention was a great success!  We got to make new friends, connect with old colleagues and make new memories.

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The crowning achievement was probably the Bee Access race themed party at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  I will admit, it was really cool getting to walk under the pagoda and out onto the race track! The evening started with a bus trip from the hotel to the speedway.  You can see the old bricks leading into the pagoda and to the racetrack, some of the most hallowed ground in motorsports history. 

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We got an all access pass to the inner working area of the raceway.

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Inside, they had the new pace car in view for us all to see…

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But the real treat was the 3 cars lined up on the track that would hurl us around the famed Indy 500 racetrack at close to 130mph!

This was a great thrill.  I must admit I took 3 laps with 3 different drivers! 

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The night continued with dinner on the veranda of the pagoda high above the track and then music and dancing.  Thank you everyone at Bee Access for putting on a great party and capping off an incredible trip to Indianapolis.

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The convention finished strong with the president’s gala and awards dinner.

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It was one of the last gatherings of all convention attendees. 

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The Superior Scaffold crew had a great time in Indianapolis and at the SAIA annual convention.  We look forward to next year’s event in Montreal July 23 – 26, 2017.

You can see the entire photo album here, if you like.

And I’m going to let the Rock City boys from New York give you the musical interlude today.

Oh, okay I’ll throw this in as well…

 

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1818 Market – Canopy, Overhead Protection, Variations on a theme

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I know. It’s a canopy, an overhead protection system, a sidewalk shed, something that protects pedestrians as work goes on overhead. But you know me, I always look for the uniqueness in everything I report on – and this is no different. Sure, if you are driving past or walking underneath you will just think, “wow, that’s a really clean, well built, thing of beauty.”  That’s what we hope everyone says.

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This 40-story skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia is undergoing some major renovations including a façade restoration and window enhancements, of which Superior Scaffold was a part.  But I wanted to point out of few cool features on this job that you might not get to see on your average ordinary canopy. Okay, let’s take the craftsmanship off the table, because that’s a given. This is an interesting combination of both frame scaffold and system scaffolding to create one giant cohesive layout.

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Let’s start with the double-wide canopy out front. Using our biggest, walk-thru, canopy frames, side-by-side, bridged with steel beams we covered the entire width of the sidewalk for all of the pedestrian traffic (and there is a bunch of it). You can read about why we do this verses system scaffold here.

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But that’s not all – look at the system scaffold we erected around the courtyard and into the side entrance to the building. There’s debris netting on both sides to create a nice chute that takes people directly inside and under the next section of overhead protection.

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And we are just getting started. Hold onto your seats because look at the elevated system scaffold we erected over the parking garage.

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We also used aluminum beams and debris netting on top of the panels. And we carried it over the loading dock entrance!

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You want more? You got it. Look to the right of this photo and you’ll see our system scaffold erected above the subway entrance. I’d be lying if I didn’t say we actually do this a lot. But it’s still cool.

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And for the last and probably the most important for the client…

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Custom blue debris panels on top of the canopy where they also added their address and some adverts for the businesses inside. This is a feature I wanted to point out because it does make a real visual difference to help tie into the over-all color scheme of the building itself. We normally use our bright red debris panels but you can ask for custom colors – so don’t be afraid people. If you don’t ask – you don’t get.

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So there you have it. I don’t remember who said, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Well, I think on this job if you take the time to look you can see the extra in ordinary.

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Thanks to the Beneficial Bank Place and Masonry Preservation Group for allowing Superior Scaffold to be a part of this restoration job.

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If you need access, scaffold, scaffolding or overhead protection for your project call Superior today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.

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And this is for all of you rock ‘n’ rollers out there. Fitting for the job… Enjoy.

And for you classic music aficionados… (GB and KT)

 

A bit more on 1818 Market:

Located on the corner of Market and 19th Streets, the building, also known as 1818 Market, includes efficient 30,000 square foot floor plates, high ceiling heights, and above-standard parking. The property offers ground-floor retail, including the popular Marathon Grill with outdoor seating in its plaza.

 

 

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Construction Today Magazine features an article by Superior Scaffold

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Superior Scaffold is proud to have an article in the new Construction Today Magazine about our work with Vibration Mitigation at the Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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In a nutshell, the article details how Superior Scaffold was called in to provide access to help dismantle two giant, 16 foot tall, 14th/15th century Chinese Buddhist murals in preparation for the demolition of the building right next door. Click on any of the pics to read the article.

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These giant murals are just two of thousands of priceless artifacts that are being moved so the vibrations from the heavy equipment next door doesn’t damage them.  Click here or on any of the pics to see the article in full glory.

You can click here to see the original story on our blog.

A big thank you to the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) and their crew for making this article a reality and providing a much needed resource in our industry.

For all of your scaffolding, scaffold and access needs call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

And of course, a musical interlude to help break up the day!  Squeezy, this one’s for you!

 

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The Philadelphian Suspended Scaffold & Canopy

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This is a giant job at The Philadelphian, a luxury condominium building located (2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130) just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway directly across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Superior Scaffold provided restoration crews, from Joseph Dugan, with swing stages (suspended scaffold) necessary to get them all over the exterior of the building.  They were doing masonry repair, metal cleaning, balcony repair and railing revitalization.

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Those of you who know me (KT, GB, PM) all know what a jib-jabber I can be but I really think today I’m just going to let the pictures do the talking.

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Oh… and we also installed a system scaffold, overhead protection (canopy) around most of the building. 

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It’s a great looking job and we are proud to help provide access to the exterior of this building.

For all of your scaffolding, scaffold and access needs call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.

And for that one very special person on the BAM word tour…

 

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1760 Market – Swings and Canopy for window work

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This office building between Rittenhouse Square and the new Comcast tower at 18th and Market is getting some window work done.

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Superior Scaffold provided the overhead protection system that runs down 18th and Market Street side of the building.  It’s a beautiful creation of system scaffold, steel and aluminum beams, topped with debris panels.  And it’s all for the protection of the many pedestrians that travel through that area daily.

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Superior also provided Premier Building Restoration crews with the Altrex swing stages (suspended scaffold) that allowed them to do the window caulking on both sides of the building.

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The building is getting a new look to attract tech companies and others looking for a great place to live, work and play in the area west of Broad Street.

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For all of your scaffolding, scaffold and access needs call Superior today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

For your listening pleasure…

 

 

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Dancing & Scaffolding on Plymouth-Whitemarsh Swimming pool

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Dancing on the swimming pool?  What?  Only if you have a retractable hardwood and steel pool cover like back in the day.

And unless you are Jesus, you are going to get wet.

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So what, pray tell, do we mean by this statement?  Well, have a look.

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Our scaffold geniuses, led by Nick Lazer, erected this massive rectangle of scaffold inside the giant Plymouth-Whitemarsh pool so work crews could tear down the old ceiling and mechanicals.

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Our crew delicately worked with the slope of the pool, from shallow to deep end, to provide an amazingly stable “Dance Floor” or work platform for the crew to operate from.

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So, you see, you can dance on the swimming pool without divine intervention.

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This large 42’ X 75’ system scaffold including steel plank and covered with plywood runs the entire length of the swimming pool.  The top surface or work platform is 16’ above the pool deck.

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The biggest challenge was working with the slope of the pool from the shallow end through the deep end.

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This is a substantial renovation of the entire pool area including the ceiling, mechanicals, electric, windows, façade and more. It’s all part of the $40 Million revitalization of the entire school and grounds.

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It went so well and provide such good access that we are dancing on another pool at Upper Moreland High School. I’ll have pics of that job coming soon.

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For all of your scaffold, scaffolding and access needs call Superior Scaffold at (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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And in honor of this job I present…

 

 

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Shoring and scaffolding Dodge Hall, Princeton University

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When the good folks at Princeton University decided to add a new elevator to Dodge Hall, and had to remove an entire interior support wall to install it, they called Superior Scaffold to shore up the entire inside of the building. Dodge is one part of Murray-Dodge Hall and was constructed in 1900. The two buildings are joined by a cloister. Not a term you hear much anymore – cloister. And for those who don’t know, a cloister is a covered walk, open gallery, or open arcade running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth. So you want to play that game, do you? Okay. A Garth is an open space surrounded by cloisters. Ha.

On with the scaffolding news!

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As you might think, taking away an entire support wall from the basement to the roof for a new elevator shaft might leave the integrity of the building in question. So we came in and shored up both sides for the entire 4 floors.

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The right side was built out of system scaffold from basement up to roof. The left side had a 16′ opening for new elevator pit. We had to span both sides of opening with shoring (post shores & hi-load frames) on the 2nd and 3rd floors to pick up the roof joists. We used 20′ steel beams to span the 16′ opening. The difficulty came when trying to get the 20’ beams inside the building. We had to take out the third floor window and fly them in with a crane.

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Since everything from the basement to the roof was pretty much supported by our shoring, not only did our engineer, “Iron” Mike, have to take into consideration the normal weight loads but because this was up in the middle of winter he had to calculate in the additional weight of snowfall for any given storm.


Photo courtesy of the Princeton Photo Archives.

The only real issue our guys had was maneuvering the equipment through the stairs on the lower level, and flying in the steel beams. Otherwise, this job went off like a dream working with GC – Massimino Construction Group.

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We pride ourselves on our work with historic buildings and this was no different. For shoring, scaffolding, mast climbers or access of any type call Superior today at (215)743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more of our work.

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