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Superior Scaffold is on the cover of the May/June issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine!

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I just want to Celebrate another day of living!!!  Superior Scaffold is proud to be on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine! 

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And like previous issues, there’s a beautiful centerfold in the middle!

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The article is about our suspended scaffold work on 205 Race St. in Old City and features our innovative dual rigging system. Check it out by clicking any of the photos!

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We hung the moon for multiple trades on this job. Click on any of the images to see the article in its full resolution or visit our Google Photo Gallery to see tons of great shots.

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A great big thank you to Miss Cathee and the crew at SA Magazine and the SAIA for the incredible work they do!

And if you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access on any project call Bob, the king of swing, at (215) 743-2200 today! He will take care of you.  Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

Today’s musical selection is to celebrate the fact that I’m not paralyzed and have a bright future like all of you out there!

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Transport Platform, Mast Climbers, The Residences at Mid-Town Park, 9th & Orange, Wilmington, DE

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Superior Scaffold does its part to help the rejuvenation of Wilmington’s central business district. We provided our TP-2500 transport platform and several mast climbing units to help BPGS construct this $75 million, 231 unit luxury apartment complex in downtown.

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The Residences at Mid-Town Park, located at 820 N. Orange St, are getting high end amenities such as 12,000 square feet of retail space, a 511 space parking garage, demonstration kitchens and dog-washing stations in each unit. The Residences also will feature an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and screening room.

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It’s all in the plan to create change in the struggling central business district to where people both live, work and play on Market Street. The once vibrant area is now getting a much needed shot in the arm with housing, restaurants and offices.

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Superior was brought in not only to give crews access with our multiple, heavy duty MC-3615 mast climbers but also provide equipment and personnel to each floor using our new TP-2500 transport platform. The combination of the two provided the necessary firepower to keep this job running on time and on schedule.

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Our transport platform went in first to provide crews and equipment to each floor. The Superior TP 2500 is a versatile, dual purpose, rack and pinion transport platform designed for the safe transportation of material and personnel both inside and outside of buildings.  The modular design allows our transport platforms to be adapted to customer’s needs with a variety of car sizes, loading capacities (up to 5,000 lbs), and variable speed configurations from 29.9 FPM to 80 FPM. It was brought in because of its versatility and the ability to safely deliver lots of equipment to each floor. And as the building grew we were able to add sections of the mast to get it to the new floors.

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The mast climbers were brought in to help the crews get access to install the new exterior wall panel system. It’s a pretty cool and innovative system. Take a look at the photos. We used the MC-3615 mast climbers because they are able to carry as much as 8,000 pounds on one unit and are perfect for this type of application. We chose these units so the crews could make repeated lifts up and down with the heavy sections of panels to be installed on the exterior of the building. Some traditional scaffold was used on the opposite side where crews were doing to lighter façade work.

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All told we had 6 mast climbers around this two building structure all working simultaneously to complete it. It’s not the biggest project but given the amount of space and time we had to work with it’s a very cool building with awesome potential. And it gave us the perfect opportunity to use our brand new transport platform.

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We have to give a shout out to the honorary Mayor of Wilmington, our very own estimator, Anthony Pini. For twenty-five years he has been helping the companies in this area with their access solutions. And with the new revitalization he is keeping us jumping and has earned his namesake – Mayor of Wilmington. All kidding aside, Superior is proud to be working with the Buccini/Pollin Group, one of Wilmington’s biggest developers, on this two-year project.

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The revitalization of this historic area is something to see. We know this luxury apartment complex is just the beginning for further growth, change and development in the area.

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Here’s a rendering from the other end of the project.  If you need access, scaffolding, scaffold or anything just call Tony P (honorary Mayor of Wilmington) and he’ll take care of you.  (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

And for our musical number we are going way back to 1985 – I couldn’t resist – as cheesy as it is.  Ha.
And yes, I’m back!

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Superior Scaffold helps expand network gateway for US and Europe

Yes, you heard correctly. Superior Scaffold is an integral part linking domestic network carriers and fiber routes on the east coast and also several transatlantic submarine cable systems.

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Wait, we are just a scaffolding company – right?  No, we are much more than that – we are now a carrier neutral international conduit for all things network and colo in the high tech world – a fancy way of saying that we are a scaffolding company to the stars. What we really are is a company that makes these connections possible by providing scaffolding that allows crews to install new fiber, electrical, HVAC etc to companies that actually make those connections.

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I’ll be honest, I’d never heard the term “Carrier Hotel”. I first assumed it was an illegal operation for drug mules and international espionage types – but further research revealed that a “Carrier Hotel” is the term used by telephone networks for the place to house their highly sensitive, expensive telephony/computer equipment. In computer terms it would be called a colocation facility or Colo (data center) where data communications media converges and is interconnected.  It’s not a hotel in normal terms but a hotel where companies rent rooms for their gear (offsite of their location) to make connections all over the world.

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401 North Broad was originally constructed in 1931. The property was redeveloped into a major carrier neutral facility between New York and Virginia and serves as a major hub for traffic, as well as an interconnection point between carriers service providers and enterprise customers.  The building is also a gateway to long haul fiber in the region and offers direct access fiber routes to Europe.  New owners are doing a massive expansion and capital improvement to the tune of $70million.

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What we did is provide the system scaffold framework, as part of their $70 million improvement, so crews could install steam lines and electrical conduit from the upper rooftop down to the lower roof – along the wall where you see our scaffold. Our crews initially erected the 14’ long X 3’ wide X 90’ tall scaffolding from the 5th floor up 90 feet to the roof.  We also decked it every 6′ 6”, as you can see from these pics, to allow access all the way up the walls.

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Then the client needed us to install top rigging so crews would have a way to hoist the heavy pipe and conduit up so they could drop them into their chases (brackets).

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The biggest challenge for us was the circuitous route our guys had to take loading in the equipment and getting up to the lower roof.

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So you see we really are a networking connectivity company – connecting our clients with top notch solutions and results.

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So if you need to be connected with a live human that can provide solutions for your job or project – call (215) 743-2200 today and ask for Pat. He’s our resident networking guru. Or log onto www.superiorscaffold.com and look around. We have something for everyone.

You can read more about the expansion here:

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/03/06/new-owners-philadelphia-carrier-hotel-401-north-broad/

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/New-owner-pledges-70M-to-401-N-Broad-telecom-upgrade.html

 

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Shoring & Scaffolding at Forever 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here you can see crews widening an entranceway.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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Suspended Scaffold & Overhead Protection at Rittenhouse Plaza, Philadelphia

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Deep in the heart of Philadelphia’s most prestigious historic district (Rittenhouse Square) is this gem of a pre-war building called Rittenhouse Plaza at 19th and Walnut.  The historical structure of this building is being preserved to retain the integrity of the original design (1926).

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Superior Scaffold was called in to help get crews all around the perimeter of this 21 story art deco building while they give it an extensive exterior restoration.  Our experience working with historic buildings gave us the upper hand in designing a suspended scaffold plan to get crews onto the facade.  Bob Sarkisian, V.P. of Suspended Scaffolds worked extensively with the client on the best approach to complete this job.  Ultimately, there were multiple suspended scaffolds working simultaneously to finish the job.

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Because it the building’s design and limited access to the roof area, Sarkisian spent many hours working with the clients designing the rigging and platform layout for utmost access and safety.  You can see in this photo where he had to place the outriggers and counter weights to balance the suspended scaffolds.  If you look carefully at some of these other photos around the back and sides you can see the swings and the outriggers.

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And in these photos you can see the shape of the building and how the staging was building to accommodate the corners (to get the most real estate for crews)

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Superior also designed a fully functional overhead protection system that allowed the work to continue overhead while everything went on business as usual down below.

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Crews were able to complete the restoration work on time and within budget helping make the Rittenhouse Plaza shine to its proper glory.

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Some fun facts about The Plaza:

*The building is a Co-Op and not a condominium.
*1901 Walnut St. is finished in an Art Deco Style, and has one of the most visually interesting lobbies in town.
*When first constructed in the 1920’s, the building was designed in such a way that it basically could be split down the middle,
and would be the same on both sides. Two elevator banks, serving 3 units per floor.
*Elevators were manned until the mid 1990’s…today, they are fully automated 🙂

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Superior Scaffold hangs a whopper of a job at Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY

This is a monstor of a job.  We promised some photos and since we, at Superior Scaffold, keep our promises – here they are.

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It’s hard to believe that this all hangs 40 feet ABOVE the entire gaming room floor while people are hustling and bustling about underneath.

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They sit above the interior that is the size of 2 full length football fields.

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These wings or fingers are 300 and 400 feet long!

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What this project entails is getting crews up underneath the ceiling while the casino remains open for business as usual so they can get the new HVAC and mechanicals installed.

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The solution came in the form of what is called a multi-point suspended scaffold.  It’s not only wide, but stable enough to hold equipment, rolling towers, HVAC piping, etc.

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These giant work platforms actually hang from chains from the arched trusses at the ceiling.  It’s netted in so nothing can fall off of the sides and its sturdy enough to support just about anything you can put onto it.

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We’ve done these before (see blog on Hanging bridge platform) but never at this scale.

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The ceiling has giant arches which of course curve and give different elevations along that curve.  So the challenge for our crews was to get the lengths of chains correct over the entire spans of this platform while they were assembling them to keep the platform perfectly level.

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The segments had to hang at different elevations from the trusses to accommodate the particular ducting and venting going on up there.  Some lengths would be 20 feet while others would be 10 and so forth.  But once our guys go the proper lengths in place the platform was installed, level and sturdy.

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Here is a video so you can see in real time what these platforms look like.

There aren’t many comapanies that can or will undertake an immense job like this.  Our star estimator, Anthony Pini, made it his personal mission to come up with solutions to solve this engineering problem – and his team succeeded without incident.

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The new HVAC and mechanicals are installed and everyone at the Seneca Niagara Casini can literally breathe easier!

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Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 for solutions to your unique scaffolding project.  Ask for Tom Cruise, AKA Tony Pini.


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How to have a positive experience with a setback – Porch brackets at 1900 Rittenhouse, Philadelphia

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It’s time to pay tribute to the outsiders in our company.  Yes, it’s the swing department.  In fact, I hate to admit this but they came up with that very clever headline.  I wish I could take credit for it but I can’t.

Is our swing department the “bad boys” of the company?  You tell me?  In their spare time all they do is race cars (fast cars) build hot rods, snowmobile through the frozen tundra (very fast) talk about driving fast, and taking chances.  Have you detected a theme here?  All except for the one VW building hippy who just likes to putter around at 50 brake horsepower thinking he’s going really fast…  But then again, he’s got the pop-up camper lid and big screen TV in case he wants to take a nap.  He’s the exception. (Also the one who came up with the headline – not to name names) He actually said, “Some might think that in this day and age of airbags and crumple zones driving a vintage VW bus is kind of  living on the edge.”  He’s a rebel..

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I just thought about it for a second – and maybe I’m bestowing too much onto their “bad boy” image.  It seems to me that the regular scaffold guys are just as loony.  I mean, you would have to be to climb around on the outside of buildings held on only by a harness and your brute strength.  At lest the boys in the swing department have a (sort of) cage to protect them AND motors to elevate them up and down whereas the scaffolding men have to climb up and down under their own power.  Hmmmm.

I guess this debate could rage on for pages.  Can we at least agree on one thing?  No matter what reputation our guys have off the job – they do some pretty incredible work and they won’t take chances with safety.

Which brings us to the actual job.

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I posted this because this isn’t something you see everyday.  While doing facade restoration and window replacement at the high rise at 1900 Rittenhouse Square – our guys at Superior Scaffold used 3 foot and 6 foot porch brackets to allow contractors access to the setback facade of the building without having to reach out dangerously or make additional drops  in work cages.

What are porch brackets, you ask?  They are those unique pieces that so handily clip right into the Altrex staging that fill the gaps.   In the photo above you can see one single 3 foot section on the left and two (3’ sections side-by-side) to make the 6’ section. They not only save time and money but also make it much safer for crews while working on buildings with setbacks and bump outs.

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This 50’ section of staging spans the entire façade and fits perfectly on either side of the window balconies.  The porch brackets allow workers direct access to the façade in one sweep.  This superior scaffold is also rigged with the Bisomac 210 hoist for super strength and reliability.  We can give a shout out to our supplier BeeAccees who provides us with all of these cool items.  This just goes to show how versatile accessories like porch brackets can be when planning out a restoration project.

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In this photo you can see the guys working on the windows actually standing on the porch brackets.  Without them it would be an infinitely harder job and certainly more time consuming.

So, as the debate rages on – swing department = “bad boys” or not – we can be assured that the crews of this job at 1900 Rittenhouse had a positive experience with a few setbacks!

A bit of history on 1900 Rittenhouse:  1900 Rittenhouse Square Apartments is a historic high-rise building on Rittenhouse Square in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was built 1923–1926. The 58-meter-tall, 18-story building has been converted to condominiums.

If you need a positive experience with a few setbacks call Superior Scaffold today – (215) 743-2200.

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Triple the action for Superior Scaffold at the Old Dublin Pike Bridge in Doylestown, PA.

The stone arch bridge was originally constructed back in 1875 and then rehabbed in 1947.  So it was time for a reconditioning – seems that this old bridge still has over 5,000 cars travel over her every day in Doylestown, PA.  Crews needed a way to support the structure and to get into the arches to repair the stones and masonry while keeping the road open above.

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This was the challenge for Superior Scaffold.

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First order of business was diverting the river through two of the arches so one could be fairly dry while the scaffolding was erected.  Then, once that was built, the water had to be diverted again so the second, and then third arch could be constructed.

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The next challenge was how to best shore up the arches so work could be completed but also support enough weight for heavy machinery traveling the road over head.  Superior engineer Bob Robinson decided on 20k scaffold frames to hold up the shoring beams and wood supports.  It allowed the road to remain open for business while construction crews completed the work below.

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It’s a unique way to solve the problem and keep a major thoroughfare open.

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The job went off without a hitch and the mighty river is flowing once again and cars are happily traveling over the old bridge in Buck County.

Call Superior Scaffold at 215 743-2200 or go to www.superiorscaffold.com for all of your scaffolding and shoring needs.


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Bend Me, Shape me – Superior Scaffold swings at the CityView Condos

Who would have thought that the 1960’s cult hit from the band The American Breed would have been a perfect fit for this suspended scaffold job at the CityView Condos.  But once you see what Superior Scaffold can do with modular swing stages you will understand the significance of,  “Bend me, Shape Me”.

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Every now and then you run into a job that doesn’t have a flat surface – like here at 2001 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19130.  The building is unique, in that, it has 45 degree corners.  This poses a challenge for most contractors trying to do any façade or window work.  But with our staging we helped the contractors configure this job with the least amount of suspended scaffold.

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We have the ability to configure the swings to almost any shape.

Thanks to our friends at Logo-BeeAccess w Superior Scaffold who provide us with the necessary equipment to make that happen.  Take a look at some of these photos.

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This particular building has a total of 8, 45 degree corners and is approximately 240 feet in length.  We were able to cover then entire building using 6 suspended scaffolds.

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Superior scaffold also provided 400 ft of overhead protection.

So the next time you hear:

Bend me, shape me
Anyway you want me
Long as you love me
It’s all right
Bend me, shape me
Anyway you want me
You got the power to turn on the light

Think about Superior Scaffold’s ability to custom fit any swing to access those hard to reach areas.

And for those nostalgia people – check out these videos.

(the back and white version) 

 

If you prefer color – it’s here…

No mics, no horns, no orchestra… crazy stuff…


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Superior Scaffold and the historical Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ

This neat old church at 1064 Penn Ave, in Wyomissing, PA, that began its life in 1909, needed some repairs to the high vaulted plaster ceilings – so they called Superior Scaffold.

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Photo courtesy of Ed Reneger

Superior is known for its skill working with historical buildings and the care it takes around one of a kind artifacts and structures.  This was no different.  We had to construct some cool system scaffolding up, over and around pews, alters, and priceless objects at Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ

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The ceiling was divided into sections with flying buttresses, so the layout had to be spot on accurate.

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We used system scaffold with joists and plank to not only get to the hard to reach places but to also build a solid platform or dancefloor for the workers.

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The steep, sloped, plaster ceilings had new sheetrock added over the old plaster, and then they were textured and painted.

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This gave the old girl the dress up she needed for the next 100 years.

We were proud to bring our skills and experience working with historic buildings to Bausman Memorial United Church of Chris.

Here are some articles detailing Superior Scaffold’s work with historic buildings:

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Independence Hall
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Our Lady of Lourdes

A little history on this church.

Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ is part of a denomination which is a merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States.

Construction of a small church began in 1909 and it was dedicated in 1911. As the congregation grew, members decided to complete the church building with an addition begun in 1922. The completed building was dedicated in 1924.

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Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ is a church of diverse learners seeking answers to life’s questions based on the teachings of Christ. We nurture each other with respect, share with each other as family, and engage God and others in worship, music, study and in service. Every Sunday we offer Church School programs for all ages at 9:00 a.m. and gather for worship at 10:15 a.m.

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