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Scaffold Bridge for Disguised Substation in Avalon, NJ

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Now, what do I mean by disguised? Check this out.  This a rendering of what the new Peerman electrical substation in Avalon, NJ will look like.

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How cool is that? A house!!! Not some giant, nasty looking, electrical, transformer filled, barbed wire nightmare. No. This is a working substation/house with a balcony, windows, a garage, landscaping and more. This might be common practice but it’s the first I’ve seen of it. And I dig it, baby.

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So that leads us to just what is Superior Scaffold doing on this project? Well, take a look at the job site. This is a far cry from the glory of the finished renderings – but in due time, my friends, due time.

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They are currently constructing the new building and we were called in to erect a scaffold bridge from the old substation, up and over, into the new one. Crews working on this Atlantic City Electric job needed a way to get down into the new building safely.  If you look carefully at this photo you can see the trench, rebar, cement, dirt, and other obstacles that stood in their way.  

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We erected a scaffold bridge using system scaffolding that’s 4’ wide X 31’ long X 13’ high. It also incorporates a stair tower, deck, plank, guard rails, ladder and more.

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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.

You can read more about the substation here:

Call Superior today at (215) 743-2200 for all your scaffolding, scaffold needs. Ask for Tommy – he’ll take care of you. Yeah, baby…

 

 

 

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Carry that heavy load: Shoring at New Jersey DOT Maintenance Building

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The NJ Department of Transportation is replacing 4 giant windows and lintels at their maintenance garage at 1959 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, New Jersey and called Superior Scaffold to supply the necessary shoring equipment.

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For those who don’t know what a lintel is – a lintel is defined as a structural horizontal block that spans the space or opening between two vertical supports often found over portals, doors, windows, and fireplaces.

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So to do the job, there are 3 needle beams per 9’ X 9’ window to carry the roof and the wall above. There are two shoring towers per window, one on each side of the wall to carry the needle beams.

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You can see in the photos the exterior towers and the interior towers constructed from hi-load shoring frames. The needle beams pass directly through the building and are supported on each side by steel beams that sit on the u-heads on top of the towers.  This holds the weight of the building above it so crews can replace the lintels below.

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Each tower is 4’ wide, 7’ long and 15’ high.

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They are also in the process of re-roofing the building so our towers had the added weight of the crew and their equipment.

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Beside the usual access challenges, the biggest was how to erect the tower around the flag pole out front of the building. In the end, it was decided to go right up next to it. Worked like a charm.

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Call Superior Scaffold today for all of your shoring and scaffolding needs. Ask for Pat, he’ll get you set up. Visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more samples and information.

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I’ll put up a few shots of the finished building when I get them.

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In honor of both the NJ Department of Transportation and Superior Scaffold’s shoring department (that carries that heavy load) – I present to you a song that fits both perfectly.

 

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Scaffolders

“I’m gonna live for the music
give it everything you got
live for the music
you know you’re gonna find a lot
to ease your mind”
                                Bad Company

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Superior Scaffold rocks people’s troubles away every day and even some nights. Yes, it’s our job to ease the minds of our clients and their audience so they can do what they do best.

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We not only protect the customers from the myriad of construction projects that can go on but we also allow businesses to remain open while said project rocks on.

Consider us the “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Scaffolders” of the tri-state area.

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And how do we do it?  By composing the best scaffolding for the job.  Just like this overhead protection (canopy) at Jacobs Music in Center City, Philadelphia, PA. It’s not big, it’s not fancy but it looks great and, most importantly, it does the job. Not only did we provide a sidewalk shed (using scaffold frames, steel beams, aluminum beams and debris panels) but if you look carefully there is a small section of shoring as well.  It was all part of their facelift to give the storefront more exposure with new windows and entryway.

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We also put a Jacobs Music banner on the ends of the canopy – insuring customers knew exactly which proprietor was behind the stage (so to speak).

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This allowed Jacobs Music to rock on!

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You can see the finished results here.  On this job, you could say that we lived for the music.

In all fairness, they are a refined piano merchant so with that I give you…

In their day, these guys were the true rock stars!

To learn more about Jacobs Music – click here.

And if you need the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Scaffolders” call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

 

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Cantilever Scaffold on 28 Floor, Philadelphia, PA

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This is an update to our earlier cantilever post at 3601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (many more photos and a video tour).

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If you recall, Superior Scaffold was called in to help crews get to the decorative steel structure on the outside of the top of this new building construction at 3601 Market Street.

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But how could we get them and their equipment out far enough to work safely on this structure at the top of the building?

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A cantilever scaffold from the floor below.  For those of you not familiar with a cantilever system it’s basically a way to use leverage to extend out so the weight of the new deck is  supported by the floor below.

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The initial thought was a traditional cantilever system using aluminum beams, stringers and joists like we’ve done many times before… but smarter heads prevailed and proposed this system scaffold cantilever. It’s lighter, easier to set up, and more efficient. Crews needed to get to the outside of this super structure to skin it and finish it. You can see in the wide shot the shiny metal structure at the top of this building.  We’ve essentially created a new floor around the exterior of the top of this building that will allow crews to get up to the next level.

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The pictures are a kind of chronological progression from nothing to starting to skin the exterior of the steel structure.

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Sit back and enjoy the view.  It’s a pretty radical job that’s proving to be a win, win for all of the trades involved.

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This is what estimator Pat McAndrew saw that allowed him to make the determination that we needed a cantilever scaffold for access.

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And this was the floor beneath the decorative steel structure that would house the cantilever scaffold.

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Here is it with Rich and crew starting the assembly process.

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Some great shots of Rich getting this scaffolding built and in place.  I will have video to add to this blog in a few days.

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You can see that crews had to build multiple levels for this cantilever.

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This gives you a view of how the scaffolding allowed crews to reach the top of the steel structure.

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This photo really shows the top of the structure and how far around the cantilever went.

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And from the ground you can really see just how large it was.  This was a U shaped design with a 220 foot long run on the 36th street side by a 40’ run or return on the Market Street side and then a 12’ run on the Filbert Street side. Each one of the decking planks also has to be tied down so it won’t shift or lift in the wind.

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This picture shows the work progressing down the steel structure.

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Here you can see the detail that went into erecting the cantilever.

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This gives you a good perspective on how the cantilever worked with the decking on top.

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It provides a super stable, safe, work platform for all the trades up there.

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Crews are starting to skin the exterior of the structure.

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I couldn’t fit all of the photos here in the blog but there are tons of pictures of this project on both our flickr and picassa pages.  Go there to check out all of them.

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And finally, here you can see crews getting to the underside of the steel structure.

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I will add more pics once it’s completed and I will keep you up to date as this job progresses.

Check out the video tour!

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If you need specialty scaffolding solutions call Pat at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 and he’ll take care of you.  Or you can visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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This 28-story mixed-use development will consist of ground floor retail space, five levels of parking to accommodate 201 cars, and 23 floors of residences. The 363 residential units will be a combination of studio/efficiency and one- and two-bedroom apartments. A rooftop amenity level with an outdoor pool deck is also planned.

http://www.gundpartnership.com/3601-Market-Street-Philadelphia

http://www.intechconstruction.com/current.php?mode=1&id=106

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/220822691.html

GC – INTECH Construction
Sub: Component Assembly

 

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Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, Renovations & Scaffolding

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Saint Mark’s Church, at 1625 Locust St., is undergoing some renovations and called Superior for the scaffold support and access it needed. The church was founded in 1847 and actually built between 1848 and 1849 and as an historic building needed the utmost care when completing said renovations. Superior Scaffold has a long history of exemplary work on historic buildings and structures in the tri-state area so they were the logical choice.

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These upgrades were being done in phases and Superior needed a way to get the many disciplines (roofers, masonry crews, windows, painters, and the like) to their destinations.

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An elaborate combination of system scaffold & frame scaffold was used in this design.  I also wanted to show you a few pictures of our crew and truck(s) outside so you can get an idea of what to expect when they roll up to your location.

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The truck(s) will pull up front and block off any unwanted access so that crews can take inventory and unload for the job.

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Here you see the guys getting the materials off the truck and up to their designated location.

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The steep roofs and many angles of the church made it a challenge to scaffold.

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Extra care was taken all around the job because of the delicate nature of the structure itself. Superior’s crews are very cognoscente of their surroundings and are skilled at keeping even the smallest items intact while erecting scaffolding.

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Another challenging access point was the chimney. It sat very close to the sidewalk so Superior had to devise a way to get crews up while protecting the traffic down below. Engineer, Mike Leone, created a scaffold frame system that sat on top of the canopy. The canopy frames would provide the support for the 40’ tall scaffold system while also providing the walkway for pedestrians.

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Two stair towers were also erected around the church to give crews access to different areas.

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There was even a 70’ run of system scaffold down the South (Locust) side giving masonry and painting crews access.

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It was another successful job by Superior Scaffold at an historic building. Call Mike, at (215) 743-2200 if you have work on an old or historic building that needs scaffold, scaffolding, he will take care of you. Visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more samples or information.

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Some additional information about Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church here:

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, at 1625 Locust St, Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an Episcopal church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. It is part of the Diocese of Pennsylvania.

 

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Stairway to Heaven (Hi-Load tower and Material Hoist)

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Crews install new hand-cut, Golden Jerusalem Limestone stairs at the Rodeph Shalom synagogue.

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The challenge was how to get the 25 treads, at 800 pounds each and 8 feet long, from their shipping crates set onto the staircase inside the building.

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The solution, from Superior Scaffold, came in the form of two high-load scaffold towers with an 18’ long steel beam running in between them, then incorporating a Hi Tech Patriot 1000 cable hoist to do the lifting.

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The hoist was able to travel along the steel beam to pick up the heavy stairs and then move them over to the particular position and then lower them down into place.

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Each stair was dollied inside from the exterior staging area and set down near the hoist.

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This setup was done in two stages: the first actually having one of the stair towers standing directly on the staircase to set the lower sandstone stairs and then the second stage was moved up above the staircase to set the upper stairs.

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Here you can see the crew putting the Patriot 1000 into place on the steel beam.

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The hoist would then lower the massive stairs into place where crew members would use a concrete adhesive to permanently set them.

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This incredible upgrade goes with the unique motif of the rest of Rodeph Shalom that was inspired by the great Synagogue of Florence, Italy. It is one of the only synagogues in the United States that retains the Byzantine-Moorish style.

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Each stair was hand cut from Golden Jerusalem limestone and was 5.5” high X 1’ 2” wide X 8’ 2” long and shipped from Jerusalem.

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They were staged out in this courtyard and moved inside using a dolly (come-a-long) and straps.

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The scaffolding had engineered drawings to make sure the weight calculations were correct. The general contractor was Intech and the sub was Belfi Brothers.

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Superior Scaffold was proud to be a part of this prestigious project.

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Call Pat at (215) 743-2200 for your next scaffold/scaffolding, access project – he will take care of you. You can always visit www.superiorscaffold.com

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Our material hoists are great for this type of project.

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Rodeph Shalom is a Reform congregation in Center City Philadelphia. It is welcome all who come to explore or deepen their connection to Judaism and God.

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For more information on Rodeph Shalom visit: http://rodephshalom.org/

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Breathing new life into 4601 Market St. – Negative Air Enclosures

A more appropriate title would be: Sucking Old Life Out of 4601 Market.

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Say what?

The former Provident Mutual Life Insurance campus is going to be turned into a new headquarters for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Health Department, and City Morgue.

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As part of the redevelopment, Superior Scaffold is providing scaffolding support for the negative air enclosures.

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Yep, you heard correctly.  Negative air enclosure – it essentially creates negative air pressure in the building while crews are doing asbestos abatement work.  The contaminated air in the building gets sucked out through these large chutes that Superior Scaffold erected (then skinned or wrapped) and down through giant filters at the bottom.

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Why?

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The contaminated or bad air is removed from the building as crews work.  Superior erected a system scaffolding out of the side of the building, down to the ground, that was then skinned to create giant air ducts or chutes.

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This was a creative way to get large sections of air out of the building through two large tunnel like structures.

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Bad air out. Good air in.  Bam.

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Call Tony P at Superior Scaffold today at 215 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for solutions to your next project.

More on 4601 Market Street.

http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet/2013/12/20/what-s-going-on-at-4601-market

http://www.abatement.com/pdf/directional-airflow.pdf

 

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Two tiered scaffold platform system – Academy House lobby

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I love to see our guys get creative with a scaffolding design. Not because they want to but because the location dictates the layout.

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This multi-tiered, multilevel scaffolding in the lobby at the Academy House Condominiums was just that kind of project from the base all the way up four stories.

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Crews needed to get to up to the plaster ceiling, 4 floors up inside the entry way, as part of their new remodel. Sounds like an easy job – until you look at the contour of the atrium and the amount of access they needed.  You can see from the photos that there weren’t many right angles in there, not to mention all of the pillars, beams, staircases, recessed balconies and more.

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Superior Scaffold designed a 2 tiered system scaffold to fit into the tightest of corners. It was 50’ wide by 85’ deep and 4 stories tall.

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And to complicate the overall design there needed to be two decks (2 tiers) at two different elevations at the top for crews to reach the ceiling to complete their work.

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One 45’ long and the other 50’.

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You can see the amount of workspace we afforded crews on the 2 levels.  These photos are scaffolding and work platforms 4 stories up.  The atrium opens up to this common area in the back of the complex.

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Crews installed stair towers for access and steel decking to create these platforms on the top floors.

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There were a few intricate build maneuvers to accomplish this design. For instance, the use of some 6’ horizontal trusses supported by 6’ diagonals making a bracket extension or cantilever and then wired to the pillar to keep from moving.

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This job just goes to illustrate the creativity needed sometimes to accomplish your access challenge.

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Superior Scaffold is always up for that challenge. Call us today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Tom or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

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I will get some photos after the job is completed to show you just what the interior of this lobby looks like.

GC – INTECH Construction

Equipment: System scaffold, scaffolding, stair towers, steel deck, horizontal truss, aluminum deck, wood plank

 

Info on Academy House Condominiums:

https://plus.google.com/115485271392432191975/about?gl=us&hl=en

http://www.thecondoshops.com/listing/the-academy-house/

 

 

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Mast Climber & Suspended Scaffold at Parkway Condos

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The luxurious Parkway condos at 2601 Pennsylvania ave., Philadelphia, PA needed to give crews access to the entire façade of their building, for repointing, masonry and window work, so they called Superior Scaffold.

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This was a perfect time for our resident Mast Climber & swing stage expert, Bob Sarkisian, to snap some photos of just what goes into erecting a mast climbing job.

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This is our heavy duty twin mast climber (MC-3615) capable of holding as much as 8,000 pounds on one work platform. The mast sections are light compared to other heavy duty climbers, only 110 lbs. easily installed by two men with no need for a crank up hoist.

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Crews remove the equipment from the truck and get the necessary pieces put together.  It is positioned near the spot where the towers will go.  Here you see the masonry guys locating a suitable anchor (wall tie-off) for the mast, directly into the building – behind the bricks.

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Each mast section is positioned and then the deck is put in place.  The deck then hoists each section of the mast to the next position where it’s placed by crew members – essentially leap frogging its way up the entire face of the building until the last section is anchored at the top.

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Then the mast climbing platform can run up and down as needed to complete the work.

 

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This is a great way for crews to get at the entire façade of the building with all of their gear, equipment and supplies.

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The other part of this job wasn’t accessible via mast climber so we used suspended scaffold instead. You can see just how nicely the Altrex modular swing stage fit into that recessed section of building.

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Working in tandem with the swing stages and mast climber crews will be able to get access to the entire façade and complete the necessary work.

If a mast climber or swing stage might work for your project call Superior Scaffold today and ask for Bob – at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

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Cantilever scaffolding 28 floors up at 3601 Market Street

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How would you describe working 28 floors up, protected by only your safety harness…?  I’ve seen it but luckily I don’t have to be the one assembling it. I have the utmost respect for our crew guys that do this everyday. It can get hairy “up air” so our guys have to be extra careful. Winds and elements can have a big effect on erection.

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Superior Scaffold was called in to help crews get to the steel super structure on the outside of the top of this new building construction at 3601 Market Street.

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If you look to the top right of the photo provided by the GC – Intech – you can see where our cantilever system was being installed.

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This 28-story mixed-use development will consist of ground floor retail space, five levels of parking to accommodate 201 cars, and 23 floors of residences. The 363 residential units will be a combination of studio/efficiency and one-and two-bedroom apartments. A rooftop amenity level with an outdoor pool deck is also planned.

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The initial thought was a traditional cantilever system using aluminum beams, stringers and joists like we’ve done many times before… but smarter heads prevailed and proposed this system scaffold cantilever. It’s lighter, easier to set up, and more efficient.  Crews needed to get to the outside of this super structure to skin it and finish it.  You can see in the wide shot the shiny metal structure at the top of this building.

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One of the benefits of using system scaffold is that the base structure or shape can be assembled on the existing floor and then shoved/lifted out into place, and then the other components can be added on.

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This was a U shaped design with a 220 foot long run on the 36th street side by a 40’ run or return on the Market Street side and then a 12’ run on the Filbert Street side. Each one of the decking planks also has to be tie wrapped or tie down so it won’t shift or lift in the wind.

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Some other challenges included the fact that the buck hoist (also referred to as Construction Hoist, Personnel and Material Hoist, Man-Lift, Temporary Elevator, Material Lift, Rack & Pinion Hoist,  etc) was being used all day so our crew had to wait until after hours to load in the equipment.

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If you need access to hard to reach places call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

Some more info on this building:

This 28-story mixed-use development will consist of ground floor retail space, five levels of parking to accommodate 201 cars, and 23 floors of residences. The 363 residential units will be a combination of studio/efficiency and one- and two-bedroom apartments. A rooftop amenity level with an outdoor pool deck is also planned.

http://www.gundpartnership.com/3601-Market-Street-Philadelphia

http://www.intechconstruction.com/current.php?mode=1&id=106

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/220822691.html

GC – Intech Construction
Sub: Component Assembly

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