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Emergency Scaffolding – Why you need Overhead Protection!

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I wanted to show this job because it’s very important to see why we erect overhead protection systems.

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Our emergency services team was called out to install this canopy around the entire perimeter of the building. Engineers and inspectors had seen that the façade was actually pulling away from the structure and wanted this sidewalk shed put into place while they booked crews for the repair work.

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It’s a good thing they called us. Because a few days after we installed it, there was a storm with pretty high winds and it actually blew sections of the façade off of the building and sent them crashing down on the overhead protection system we installed.

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These pieces fell from the 12th and 14th floors, respectively. I can only imagine the damage they could have done if there were people underneath and our canopy was not in place.

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You can actually see a corner of the façade material that penetrated the corrugated steel on our canopy.

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And in this shot, you can see how the falling debris dented their entryway. The façade looks to be a fake brick, stucco and mesh type of composition.

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Harrison Plaza is located in North Philadelphia and is a 16 story high-rise building consisting of 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments and is occupied and heavily trafficked throughout the day. These overhead protection systems can actually save lives and prevent serious injury.

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After this initial exterior failure, engineers called out our emergency services team and we were back on the job within 12 hours extending the size and scope of the canopy to protect the residents while the work commences.

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I will get shots of the new expanded version in the upcoming weeks.

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Again, this is why it’s important to have a qualified company install your emergency overhead protection system. Give Superior Scaffold a call at (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more of our work.

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As always, here’s a groovy little gem that describes what went on inside the building after we installed our canopy. Yes, not only was the exterior having an issue but one of the units inside caught on fire.

Here’s a CBS news story about the fire.  See our scaffold in the background.

 

 

 

 

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Scaffolding for 14th/15th Century Buddhist Murals at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – vibration mitigation

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It’s not often that we get a call for scaffolding one project right next to another but that’s just the case here.  We are currently providing scaffolding and shoring all over the demolition of Penn Tower for the new Patient Pavilion at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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It’s a massive job that we will be blogging about soon.

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But the unique thing about this job isn’t just that it’s located directly behind Penn Tower at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology but it’s that we were called in to provide scaffolding services for restoration crews to dismantle two giant 16 foot tall 14th/15th century Chinese Buddhist wall murals from a Ming Dynasty monastery.  These murals were reported to have come from Guangshengsi Monastery in southern Shanxi Province, China.

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And what’s even crazier is that they are being moved because of the demolition of the building right next door.  Yes, you heard right.  These giant murals are just two of thousands priceless artifacts that are being moved so the vibrations from the heavy equipment next door doesn’t damage them. They, among others, are being moved into storage for safe keeping while the old building comes down and the new hospital complex goes up.  It seems that the old Penn Tower and the Museum are in such close proximity and share the bedrock and they are particularly worried about the vibrations when crews start digging down for the footers.

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Vibration specialists have been called in and monitoring sensors have been placed throughout the museum to keep a vigilant eye.  You can read about that here at the museums blog.  Senior conservator, Lynn Grant, and her team of specialist have had a giant task on their hands.

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So, you see, this job isn’t as massive in size as the Penn Tower demolition but it’s just as important. These murals were brought into the Museum in the early 20th century in pieces and then assembled onto a type of scaffolding themselves to keep them in place.  When the murals were taken off of the monastery walls, they were assembled into larger panels and backed with plaster and wood for support. These larger panels are the separate segments visible today.

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We had to provide scaffolding behind the murals so crews could get access to detach each panel one by one and move them into storage.  And although it seems straight ahead, there isn’t much room back there AND we could only get the scaffold through a tiny trap door at the base of the mural.

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Above left, see top estimator, Pat McAndrew, about to open the 2 foot by 2 foot access port.  And in the shot to the right, Lynn Grant shows us just how small it is.
 
It was through that access way that our crew had to hand in and assemble this scaffold.  Originally we were thinking standard 9 foot trees but given the size of the opening and the limited room behind the mural we went with 6 footers.  We also added 6’ steel and wood plank giving crews access to the entire elevation of the mural.

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And on top of everything, we had to be super careful to not touch or damage the mural in any way.  We specialize in working with delicate historic buildings and structures and this was no different.  We’ve done sensitive work in the Museum before helping install 1700 year old Roman Mosaic tiles exhibit – read about it here.

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But before crews can remove the panels, conservation specialists like Emily Brown have to stabilize the ancient mud and paint.  Here she applies a dilute adhesive to secure unstable paint on the surface.

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The murals are painted on a mud surface and follow a basic mud-ground-paint construction pattern.  Essentially, there are two different mud layers under these Buddhist murals.  But I won’t get into too much detail; these conservators are the experts and here’s a link to an article that can explain just what these beautiful murals are made out of and how they are preserving them for generations to come.

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Founded in 1887, the museum first opened at its present site in 1899. It houses some of the world’s great archaeology treasures encapsulating and illustrating the early cultures of ancient Babylonia, Egypt, China and Native America, dating from as far back as 2600 B.C.

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Superior scaffold was proud to lend a hand with these ancient artifacts – and to help make way for the new patient pavilion next door.  It just goes to show how no job is too big or small for us.  We pride ourselves on our ability to work with delicate objects and structures.

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We hope that Penn’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and its vast collection of artifacts are all safe and sound and not affected by the demolition next door.

This is a tremendous Museum and should be seen by everyone in the Philadelphia area.

If you need scaffolding or access around or to a delicate object, situation, or structure, call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Pat, or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.  No job is too big or small.

Here are a few additional links including a video news story on the situation.

Conservator Emily Brown documents some of her findings during this move.

A news story from Philly.com.

Channel 6 News story covering the protection of the artifacts.

A great article from Penn Medicine News about moving the murals.

Here are a series of blog posts from the Museum. 

Wrong era but you knew I had to do this… Enjoy.

 

 

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Birds of a Feather. Scaffolding around nesting Peregrine Falcons

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This is certainly a first for us in our 65 year history. We’ve erected scaffold just about everywhere and to all kinds of timetables. But we’ve never had to build scaffolding around the schedule of mating peregrine falcons.

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Photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC). The nest in Manayunk, PA looks very similar to this one.

It seems that the steeple of the Church of St. John the Baptist in Manayunk is the nesting place for a pair of peregrine falcons and also a protected sanctuary designated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Management (say that 3 times really fast).  Peregrine falcons were originally cliff-nesting raptors so this steeple, high above Manayunk acts as a suitable replacement.

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When Joseph Dugan called Superior Scaffold to help them in the renovation of the this 1890’s church we had more to worry about than just the condition of the historic building and power lines right next door.

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We had the fate of two falcons and their young in our hands as well. The job was actually planned around the nesting time of the falcons. We had to work closely with the PGCBOWM to insure that our scaffold was erected and dismantled by a certain time so crews could repair, repoint and replace the heavily damaged portions of the church and steeple before the falcons came back to roost.

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We needed to get renovation crews to the top of the steeple first so work could be completed there by February and then taken down in time for the returning falcons to nest.

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At the same time, work was being done all around the bell tower, church, and clock faces (that are also being refurbished).

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Once the steeple work was finished we dropped our scaffolding down 3 stories leaving the top of the steeple open and accessible for the birds.

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The masonry work that the guys from Joseph Dugan did on the repairs is awesome. Just look at some of the pics.

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Besides the falcons, we had several other issues we had to worry about like the high tension power lines just across the street, the high winds for the netting, and even a giant banner that went up when the Pope visited Philadelphia.

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We used system scaffold and then netted the entire project for containment. We also put up an overhead protection system workers could come and go as needed.

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And like the falcon, we gave crews complete access around the church. Just look at how we constructed scaffolding over and around these incredible decorative spires and objects.

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The architecture is truly amazing here.

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They just don’t make buildings like this anymore and that’s why they are so important to keep up and around so future generations can see just what amazing craftsmanship went into these structures.

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I wish they built them like this today.

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If you look carefully, you can see the Manayunk bridge / aka Green Lane Bridge in the background.

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And just to the side of the church is the Septa Manayunk/Norristown line.

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But again, the main concern was working closely with the Bureau of Wildlife to hit their deadline so the falcon’s nesting period wouldn’t be interrupted. There is a really cool article here that details the study going on and the bureau’s attempt the reintroduce them back into the wild.  And here’s a link to the PA Department of Environmental Protection and a webcam where you can see nesting peregrine falcons live.

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Courtesy of the Audubon Society

I had no idea that they are the word’s fastest animal and can dive at speeds of 230mph – making them one bad ass predator! They love to hunt pigeons and that’s one of the main reasons for their protection – they help control that ever growing population. They are also known as the duck falcon and unbeknownst to me, they swoop down with such speed and actually smash into their prey with their breastbone basically knocking them senseless so they can then can then kill them. They also have a special nodule on their beaks that port air when they dive at speeds over 230 mph so their lungs don’t explode from in taking too much oxygen. Wow.

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I must admit, when I climbed all the way up the scaffold, over 200 ft in the air, with great anticipation, to see the area designated for nesting birds I was shocked when I finally got there. No disrespect to the birds or the Pennsylvania Wildlife Bureau but I was expecting a giant cage-like contraption up there. And what I got was this – about the size of two shoe boxes.  But I guess that’s all they need.  And it’s a glorious view for them overlooking historic Manayunk and the Schuylkill river.

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Crazy to think that two birds and their young could nest in there but then I remembered that the peregrine falcon is on the smaller side, about the size of a crow.

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It was interesting to me that our entire scaffold job (and Dugan’s repair work) was predicated upon the mating habits of two birds.

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In the end, we got the crews up and out in our allotted time frame, the work looks awesome, there were no issues – and the birds should be coming home to roost in the next few weeks!

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Work on the clock faces will continue on into the coming months as well as more repair work around other parts of the church. I’ll try to report back on whether the falcons were successful in their mating this year.

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If you need scaffolding, scaffold, shoring, overhead protection call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more of our work.

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Here’s a cool video about the peregrine falcon. Enjoy.

And for Pat – How to make a trillion dollars playing 3 chords… (thanks to Pat for also providing many of the photos in this post)

And some more information about the church and Peregrine’s.

http://tailsofbirding.blogspot.com/2014/02/peregrine-falcon-philadelphia.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John_the_Baptist_Roman_Catholic_Church,_Manayunk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manayunk_Bridge

 

 

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An article by Superior Scaffold is featured in Construction Today Magazine!

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It’s official.  Someone’s ego is sufficiently inflated.  It seems that our very own marketing director has been moonlighting for the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association).  The latest issue features an article written by him – no pen name, no alias, no nom de plume to hide his identity just 3 big pages of well written prose and nifty photos crafted around the concept of “Like a Thief in the Night.”

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The article details just how a scaffolding company (Superior Scaffold) goes about working on historic structures, erecting thousands of pounds of aluminum and steel without damaging the existing facade or outlying grounds.  It’s quite a feat, actually, if you stop to think about it for a minute.

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Check out the rest of the article below.  Or you can click here to open the PDF and see it in it’s full glory.

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Now, don’t tell mister ego – but the article was pretty entertaining and very easy to read.  And only those of us close to the machinery know that he also took the photos.  I’m going to recommend that he change his name to Captain Egostar and write any future articles under that alias so there is no conflict of interest.  We really hope that he sticks to his day job but we all know how those frustrated writers can be.  One taste of success and they are off dancing in their tutus and dreaming of greener pastures – or in this case larger erections.

Seriously, congrats to big E – and an even bigger shout out to the GBCA and Construction Today for including his article.  We are, and have been, proud members for a long time.  I urge all of you to check out the article, publication and their website.

And if you need scaffolding, scaffold, swings, shoring on any of your projects, whether regular or historic call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

It’s amazing how much these guys look like Captain Egostar…

And for Pat…

And for a member of the BAM world tour – here you go, babe.

 

 

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Superior Makes Access, Lift & Handlers Magazine Top 20 Mast Climber Issue!!!

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The annual top 20 Mast Climber issue of Access, Lift & Handlers is out and Superior Scaffold cracked the Top 20 nationally!!!!

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There is a great article and our very own CEO, Guy Bianchini, is quoted in several paragraphs (which I have highlighted for your viewing pleasure).

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I urge you all to read it here or check out the PDF version here. (It’s big and bold.)

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And then go to www.superiorscaffold.com and check out all of the scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, mast climber and other projects we have worked on.

And if you need access of any kind give us a call at (215) 743-2200 today.

“It’s a new day – and a better day coming!”

And some funky grooves for the big celebration!

 

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17th & Locust Overhead protection and Suspended Scaffold

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Here is a very tall canopy that Superior Scaffold provided for the restoration project at 17th & Locust on the back side of the Radisson Blu Plaza Warwick Hotel.  Now that’s a mouthful… Whew…

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And not only did we erect the overhead protection but we also provided Joseph Dugan the swing stages necessary to complete the total restoration of the exterior.

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I love it when we can show just a few shots of our crew assembling the job so you can see just want goes into a system canopy like this one.

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I will get shots of the canopy traveling all the way down the front of the hotel entrance.  But what you see here on the corner of 17th & Locust is a system canopy or sidewalk shed that not only protects pedestrians but also keeps businesses open and running.

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This particular section runs the entire block down Locust and gives pedestrians access to both the Prime Rib and the Coffee Bar while the restoration goes on overhead.

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In the following shot you can actually see our suspended scaffold resting on top of the canopy.

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And if you look at the other wide shot you can see our swing close to the top of the building where crews are performing their restoration tasks.

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This canopy incorporates systems scaffold, steel and aluminum beams, debris panels, U-heads, diagonals, and more.

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The extra height was needed to span the awnings at different elevations.

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If you need sidewalk protection (canopy, sidewalk shed, overhead protection) or swings or suspended scaffold for your next restoration project call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

And for a mellow vibe today – 2 cats from Philly. 

 

 

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Step right up. Step right up. You won’t believe your eyes…

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This is a unique one. Take a close look at the photo.  What do you see?

This classic looking building was built in 1830. Or was it? Wait. The façade of the building, known as the Pennsylvania Building (Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company), was built in 1830 but the actual building was demolished in 1971 and the façade was preserved as a screen in front of the newer office building.

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But that’s not all folks. Step right up and tell me what else you notice about this building?  Got it?

Look at the address. 508-10 Walnut St., crazy – it takes up two spaces with one address. I bet the postmen pull their hair out with that one.

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Okay – so what does any of that have to do with Superior Scaffold and the job we did there? Well, here’s the skinny on this job. I’ve got pictures of the overhead protection we provided to keep the building open while crews worked overhead using our swing stages. Now, the cool thing about suspended scaffold we employed there was that we used porch brackets to access the recessed areas. I can only tell you about them and point you to another post that actually shows you what they are because I didn’t get any photos of them in action (I know – lame – sorry – but it does happen from time to time when I get out to shoot photos).

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Crews were caulking, patching and repointing the building to make it look glorious again and repair any damage that needed to be fixed.

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Now, I can tell you about the canopy we erected out front. It was build using our 767 Philly frames and used our awesome red debris panels and incorporated our wonderful yellow warning banners! But it did keep the building(s) open for business as usual as work went on overhead.

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(warning – duplicate image – I know I blabbed to much text – oh well)

Bam. Another rock ‘em sock ‘em atta’ boy job well done.

And we will do the same for you! Just pick up the phone and call (215) 743-2200 today and ask for Bob “King of Swing” Sarkisian and he will set you up wit everything you need to get the job done right.

And what post would be complete without this little gem O’ tha day:

and LIVE…Wow!!!

And for your carnival freaks…

 

 

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All the World’s a Stage – St. James at Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA

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All the world’s a stage at the St. James in Washington Square, PA. At one time Superior Scaffold had 8 suspended scaffolds (swing stages) on the exterior of this 45 story high-rise.

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This good looking apartment complex sits along Walnut St. and W. Washington Square and is the 12th tallest building in Philadelphia.  With it’s massive glass windows it has great views of the entire city.

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Using our Altrex modular staging with BisoMac 210 and PC1 hoists we got crews access to all levels of the exterior for concrete patch work and repainting.

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If you look carefully, you will see that the first two stories are actually several historic 19th-century buildings that lined Walnut Street. These buildings included three Federal-style rowhouses built in 1807 called York Row and were designed and included into the St. James’ architecture.

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We also erected a system scaffold canopy all around the base of the building giving both pedestrians and delivery access at all times.

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They took the nifty idea of decorating the debris panels with their advertisements for the building. It’s a great idea that more people should ask us about.

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Call (215) 743-2200 and ask for Erik or Shawn for more information.  They will take care of you.

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The luxury residential skyscraper has a sparkling new look and will be ready for years to come.

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If you’d like to make your world a stage (a swing stage) or need suspended scaffold or even overhead protection like the one you see here call Bob at (215) 743-2200. He will take care of you.

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And if you are making your world a stage – you’d better bring these boys along for the ride! (one heck of a Live album).

 

 

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Scaffolding the massive front desk at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City

Superior Scaffold was proud to take part in the renovation of the 50 foot long front desk at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.  It was a great opportunity to provide a unique scaffolding platform for a renowned California artist to complete his work.  It’s all part of the casinos $13 million revitalization.

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The artist, who will remain anonymous, was installing a series of delicate glass pieces behind the new front desk and we had to provide enough of a working platform to get the job done.  This job was done in two phases – this is the second phase.  It’s over the main entrance desk so we had to design it in a way keep to the desk open and operational 24 hours a day during the entire process.

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The scaffolding was 20’ wide by 50’ long by 8’ high and had to actually straddle the desk in a semi-circle configuration.  We used a combination of system scaffold, plank, ladders, and much more.  They needed an extra wide working platform so we decked it as a double wide.   All of the material had to be brand new since it was going to be seen by the customers checking into the hotel and casino.  You can see the care we took to protect the delicate marble flooring.

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The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City offers an unparalleled travel experience on the East Coast. The 2,000 room stylish casino-hotel, located at Renaissance Pointe, presents a destination designed to rival those once found only in cities such as New York City and Las Vegas.

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And here’s a musical interlude from the Boss about Atlantic City…

GC – KHS & S Contractors Inc

 

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Shoring Peermont Substation, Avalon, New Jersey, Phase 2

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This is phase 2 of a really unique electrical substation in Avalon, NJ. You really need to read the original story first to really grasp the “coolness” of this. Click on the pic or here:

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Phase two for Superior Scaffold entails shoring up the sub-floor or grating so that crews can drive their heavy machinery over it while constructing the structure of this building.  And by heavy machinery I’m thinking scissor lifts and such as they add the structural steel to the foundation. Obviously, this isn’t going to be just an ordinary house that sits near the beach.  In a nutshell, they are upgrading the power service to this upscale neighborhood and are disguising it as a residential home. 

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And in order to shore up this grating (subfloor) we had to use giant 4X6 pieces of lumber as joists.  We used 1′ and 3′ system legs (trees) with jacks (both top and bottom) U-heads, and more to shore up the platforms.

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You can see we had to get creative and use a combination of equipment.

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The biggest challenge was working in a 48” tall space. Our guys had to get everything down in there, assembled, leveled and tested. We even had to support some of their existing steel joists.

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It’s going to be a pretty cool disguised electrical substation once it’s finished.

Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 for all of your shoring, scaffold, scaffolding needs or visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more samples of our work.  Ask for Tommy – He’ll take care of you.

And what post would be complete without a musical interlude?

 

 

Some details on the station:

The surrounding upscale residential area has grown substantially in the last several years and has caused the existing substation and transmission lines serving this area to be near their load capacity. This is a substation and we are subcontractor for Ray Angelini, Inc. who is installing the conduit in the new structure.

The existing 23kV substation must be re-built at 69kV to accommodate this load growth and to allow for continued growth in the area. The new substation will benefit the entire 7-mile Island and areas surrounding the causeways to the mainland.

 

 

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