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We have been all over the exterior of the Firestone Library, on the Princeton campus, doing renovations so this time I thought I’d take you inside.

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Just like our work on the outside, Superior Scaffold was brought in by GC, Massimino Building Corp. to give access to the entire ceiling area at the entrance of the library.

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Crews needed to demo the old ceiling to replace and upgrade ductwork directly above the entryway and lobby.

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The biggest challenge was that the ceiling encompassed the entire entrance/exit of the library and it had to remain open for students the entire time work was being done.

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The other challenge was that our work deck also needed to be outside of the entryway with as few legs as a possible so people could get through the doors easily.

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How did our guys accomplish this? By erecting a work deck in two sections roughly 40’ wide by 56’ long with long trusses spread between system scaffold legs to distribute the weight.

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This allowed the legs to be put strategically for the least bit of interference with pedestrian traffic.

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The work deck was skip plank and plywood and allowed crews to get to every inch of the ceiling for work.

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Here you can see the new ceiling going up. It’s a super sturdy and enclosed work space.

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We are proud of the work we’ve done in and around the Firestone Library and for Princeton University. This was another job that went off on time and on budget. If you are in the area, I urge you to stop by and check out this historic building. It’s really quite something to see.

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And as always, if you need access, scaffolding, scaffold call Tommy at 215 743-2200 today and he’ll educate you on the possibilities. Or log on to www.superiorscaffold.com to see more work.

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And I couldn’t resist today’s musical number. It’s from Animal House and has more to do with college than a library but it’s classic.

And since we are talking about a library – how about this classic clip from Star Trek.

 

 

 

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Rodin College House at U Penn, Suspended Scaffold, Mast Climbers and Canopy

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The sister skyscraper to Harnwell and Harrison House is getting a much needed facelift after forty years of weathering the elements. (You can read all about the Harwell renovation job we did here last year on our blog.)

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This uniquely shaped building at 3901 Locust Walk is a 25-story apartment complex that houses roughly 820 residents and is part of the university’s student housing.

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Superior Scaffold was called in to give masonry restoration crews total access around the entire structure.

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We did so by providing ten swing stages or suspended scaffold platforms on three sides of the building, and also by installing one large twin mast climber (MC-3615)…

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and two single master climber units (MC-10) on the remaining side where there were recessed areas.

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Here is a close up photo of what is being repaired all over the exterior of the building.

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Over time, water got into small cracks in the concrete that caused the rebar to rust and expand and then crack and blow out the cement.

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For that reason, crews cut out the old, disintegrating pieces of concrete and rusted rebar and replaced it with new.

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After the repairs were made they repainted and resealed the concrete.

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We also provided this overhead protection system, or canopy, at the front entrance to keep pedestrians safe as they entered and exited the building.

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This job was rocked out on a deadline beginning when the students moved out and completed by the time they moved back in a few months later!

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I will get a photo of the completed job, but until then, here’s a shot of the finished sister building, the Harnwell House. You can see what amazing work they did; this building looks like new.

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If you need access for masonry or exterior repairs call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

Here is more the Rodin College House.

And for your entertainment we present classic John Belushi.

 

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3 Story Loading Platform & Debris Chute, Wilmington, DE

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We normally talk about building a loading/work platform or a debris chute but not a combo loading platform and debris chute in one.  Well here it is – a combo platform at CSC (Corporate Service Company) in Wilmington, DE.

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Our customer called Superior Scaffold and asked if we could come up with a solution to load material into the building while at the same time allowing debris to be moved out.  And this is what we came up with. You see, this ain’t our first rodeo folks (see below).  But this one is constructed from shoring posts and hi-load frames and not system scaffold. That is because of the weight of the material being brought into the building. It needed to support heavier loads of everything necessary for the construction of the interior (skids of equipment, drywall, studs, electrical, mechanicals, etc).

You’ll also notice that the lower floors have steel beam support joists, for that very reason. The top has aluminum beams.  And obviously, there is a fantastic debris chute attached to the left side that allows access at each level.

Below, see the free-standing combo loading platform and debris chutes.  

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Yes, I said chutes!  Take a look at this beauty we erected for a major technology company a few years back. They were striving for a zero carbon footprint and wanted everything recycled on the job.

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This platform was constructed out of system scaffold that had 3 debris chutes that went into individual recycling collection dumpsters.

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How cool is that – striving to recycle all waste from a construction project!  You don’t realize just how much is generated on a single job.  So there you have it, two great examples of loading platform & debris chute combos.

If you need access solutions of any kind call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Tony P… He’ll hook you up. Or you an visit www.superiorscaffold.com to see more samples of our work.

And no post would be complete without our musical interlude. This is just perfect for today – for no other reason than I couldn’t get it out of my head. Earworm time.

 

 

 

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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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Jacob’s Ladder – Superior Scaffold’s material moving hoist system.

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Now, we all know that the biblical version of Jacob’s Ladder is the bridge between earth and heaven as dreamt by Jacob and described in the Book of Genesis. The significance of that ladder was obviously greater than our version of Jacobs Ladder. But our ladder, if you will, or hoist at Jacobs Music (in Center City, Philadelphia, PA) moves heavy material from the earth skyward to its position on the façade of this structure and even to the roof of the building.

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Using a Patriot 1000 material hoist rigged atop of system scaffold at the top of our canopy and on the roof, masonry crews from Knapp Masonry are able to position super heavy pieces of marble anywhere on the façade of the building.

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As you recall, Superior was sent out on an emergency call a while back when it was discovered that pieces of the façade were falling off. Our emergency services crew quickly erected an overhead protection system or canopy to protect customers and pedestrians. We also erected an access scaffold to get inspectors and crews up to see the damage so a plan could be developed for the repair work.  

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After that inspection, they determined not only were portions of the façade in disrepair but portions of the large marble panels needed to be replaced.

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And in order to do that Superior had to come up with another solution to get the material from the ground up to the façade. Originally, a material hoist was to be added to get the marble up from the ground in between the scaffold and building itself. But our resident “King of Swing” Bob Sarkisian devised a monorail system to not only get the material up in between the building and the scaffold but to also get it anywhere on the façade and onto the roof where crews could work with it and store excess material. See the pics. It’s really a brilliant idea using system scaffold, steel beams and a Patriot 1000 material hoist.

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Here you can see crew members placing one of the heavy marble panels using the material hoist to get it into place.

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So not a ladder, per say, but a super intelligent way to move heavy material from the earth to the sky and even to a façade at Jacobs Music.

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And if you need solutions to move material call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

 And what post would be complete without some Rush for your listening pleasure.

 

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Shoring for Willow Grove Sears massive remodel

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Superior Scaffold is providing the shoring for this massive 3 story renovation of the Sears store at the Willow Grove Park Mall. This enormous remodel is being done to open up the store, change the current layout and split it into two separate businesses.  But in order to do so they must move escalators, elevators and staircases. 

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And because they have to cut through the concrete slabs on all 3 levels they are also having to beef up and add new structural steel, new footers and support columns to carry the weight.  And that’s where Superior comes in.  (this is a view up from the 1st floor)

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These photos really show how Superior’s hi-load shoring frames support the sections of the floor above and below while the work is being done.

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We provided 4’ and 2′ frames.  Some of the 2’ frames were used where we had to get the shoring right up next to the walls.

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Here you can see where they were digging holes for new footers.  This job is being done in phases so the shoring towers will be moved around as the new concrete is being poured and the steel is being added.

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When it is all said and done the Sears store and Auto Center will continue to operate in 96,000 square feet on the lower level and European fashion retailer Primark will lease approximately 77,500 square feet, mostly on the second level.

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If you need shoring, scaffold or scaffolding call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Pat.  He will take care of you.  Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

 

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Scaffolding is our baby – 500 Walnut, Philadelphia, PA

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We don’t just broadcast the giant jobs around here. They all have a very important place in our heart, like our children. We’ve designed them, traveled with them, built them, and then put them out into the world where they must stand alone.

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I thought I’d put this up because we normally show you a canopy or overhead protection system that is at the base of a building protecting pedestrians from the work going on overhead.

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But this is a little different. It’s a canopy at a new construction site. And it’s not on the sidewalk but in the street. And because of that we added Jersey Barriers for added protection (to act as a curb, if you will).

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We erected this 60’ long beauty with one leg of the canopy actually resting on the barrier itself. The other leg is sitting on the curb where the normal sidewalk is located.

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This gem is located in the most historic square mile in America.  Independence Hall is directly across the street.

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We added a steel fence material to the both sides and the developer put a nice screen print graphic over that.

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The idea here is to keep that walkway open and protect the pedestrians while the new construction takes place.  Here you can see why crews needed to use the existing sidewalk.

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Our little baby is out there doing its part to make the world a better place; and how proud we are as parents.

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Just ask Pat. He’ll tell you. And if you have any scaffolding needs give him a call at (215) 743-2200. Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

 

 

 

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Emergency Services to the rescue at 1805 Walnut St.

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Crews were renovating the Alison Building, in Rittenhouse Square, and discovered a piece of the parapet was falling off.  The building was built in 1924 and is being revamped for 19 super high-end luxury apartments.

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Superior Scaffold got the call Friday afternoon and had a crew on the scene within hours. The decision was made to install a 40’ long, double-wide canopy (sidewalk overhead protection system) the next day.

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The sidewalk shed was completed using our 767 Philly frames, steel and aluminum beams, and 3 foot high debris panels.  Barneys placed their placards on the panels to let customers know they were open for business.

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The canopy sits at the entrance of the building where the Barnes & Noble and Barneys New York, needs to be open daily for patrons. Superior specializes in keeping businesses and sidewalks open while work goes on overhead.

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Part two of this project involved extending the overhead protection an additional 40’ after inspectors noticed damage to one of the flagpoles that are anchored to the façade. We also installed an 8’X8’ stair tower and then a 20’ tall system scaffold on top of the canopy to allow crews to repair the flagpole. I will see if I can get some pictures of that.

This entire episode reminded me of the old Underdog cartoon where he was always called to save the day!  Best theme song ever.

If you need someone to save the day, call Superior Scaffold.  Our emergency service crews are the best in the business. Call (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

 They did have 2 different versions of the open.

 

 

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Construction Today Magazine features Superior Scaffold Job

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A big shout out to the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) who featured Superior Scaffold and our work at the Amtrak 30th Street station in their latest issue.

Construction Today Spring 2015-2 

Click on any of the images to read the entire article.  It details many of the challenges faced when putting up a scaffold canopy (overhead protection) that will have to stand the test of time for up to 10 years.

Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.

 

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Article in ALH Magazine features Superior Scaffold’s Amtrak 30th Street Station job

The latest issue of Access, Lift and Handlers magazine features an article on the scaffolding at Philadelphia’s Amtrak 30th Street station. Lindsey Anderson does a wonderful job covering the challenges involved with this large scaffold project.  This is a long term project with many phases to come.  We will keep you updated as things unfold.

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Click the Magazine cover to read the article.

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And again, thanks to Lindsey for featuring Superior Scaffold in ALH.

Read about all of our scaffold, scaffolding jobs at www.superiorscaffold.com
or call (215) 743-2200 to see what we can do for you.

 

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