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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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Train kept a’ rollin’ all night long – Amtrak Hamilton Station rocks a new platform

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Superior Scaffold was called out to build an 1100 foot long temporary train platform at the Amtrak Hamilton Station in Trenton, NJ.

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Not only did crews have to work around the trains speeding past them at 85mph every 15 minutes but they had to work at night (in the dark) over a very busy weekend. (4,700 passengers per day) Imagine just getting your rhythm working when the whistle blows and you have to stop everything and wait for a passing train – every fifteen minutes. Ouch.

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But look at the work our crews did!  It integrates seamlessly into the existing platform. Had I not pointed this entire thing out – you probably wouldn’t have noticed and just boarded your train like you do everyday.

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Amtrak is upgrading the electrical lines above track number 1 so they called on Superior to build a temporary platform OVER the tracks extending to track 2 where patrons could board and exit the trains from the open and running track number two.  Look at how awesome the deck looks!

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The platform we built is 1100 feet long, 12’ wide, and 3’ 6” high. There are some pretty cool engineering specs going on under those planks. Superior engineer, Mike Leone, designed it to handle a load of 150 psf. Crews used 12’ long steel beam stringers and bypassed aluminum joists at 28” cc.

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The deck sits on top of the joists and is 2’X10’ pressure treated wood.

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In this photo you can really see the work put into the scaffold substructure. It’s a system scaffold comprised of 20” long cut trees with starter collars and jacks. And if you look carefully, you can see the banding that holds the entire structure down to the tracks themselves to keep it from moving. Each bay (8’ wide X 7’ wide) was strapped down for wind uplift.

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There was also extensive work agreeing on an adequate clamping system both for the steel beam stringers as well as for the aluminum joists. The jacks rested on a continuous stack of three 2”x10” fire retardant wood sills nailed together.

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We worked with the contractor on the anchoring system; we provided custom ties from Fazio Steel for anchoring into the existing concrete piers.

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And that’s how you construct a temporary train platform.

Remember, when you need to keep the trains a rollin’ call Superior Scaffold at 215 743-2200 and ask for Tommy (TuTone 8675309) Creighton.

And for you train buffs – of all types not just the commuter variety – this is for you.  And probably one of the greatest versions of this song EVER recorded!  Turn it up LOUD.  If this doesn’t want to make you go out and build something – or tear down something, for that matter, I don’t know what will.  Enjoy.

And my all time favorite southern rock band, Blackfoot, burning down the house – Train, Train.

 

From Wiki:

Trenton Transit Center, formerly known as Trenton Rail Station, is the main passenger train station in Trenton, New Jersey. It is the westernmost stop in New Jersey on theNortheast Corridor. It is the terminus for New Jersey Transit trains to and from New York City and SEPTA Trenton Line Regional Rail trains to and from PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, and an intermediate station for Amtrak trains traveling between the two cities along the Northeast Corridor.

 

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Stop and smell the construction site – Philadelphia, PA

I am a reminded of a quote by Prince Phillip, “I declare this thing open – whatever it is,” while opening a new annex at Vancouver City Hall…  Now, why you say?  Well, because when I first saw this – I really didn’t pay much attention to it – other than what it would seem to be, on the outside; a couple of  mast climbers and some overhead protection. (which really worked well – see pic 5)

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But if you dug deeper into the first photo you would see, as I did, a much more complex set of circumstances at play here.  Not only did Superior Scaffold master estimator, Tom Cruise, aka Tony Pini, have to get the mast climbers up to the sky and into the stratus to do facade restoration but he had to build a custom entryway that would allow delivery trucks to maintain their daily routes in and out of the back of The Dorchester Apartments.

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So, you will see two different levels of overhead protection going on here.  Subtle, yes, but there nonetheless.  If you look carefully, there are two sections of the loading dock that needed constant access, the main dock and smaller trash pickup area.  And then the mast climbers sit on top of the overhead protection – all out of the way.

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If you actually take a minute to stop and smell the roses or construction dust – you might see something deeper than it appears on the surface.

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Like this shot.  Seems simple right?  You bet.  The debris netting that is put up to capture falling debris and prevent it from landing on the ground has done it’s job.

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Here you can also see the single mastclimber MC-10 (with platforms) on the left that fits nicely into the smaller recessed area of the building.  And to the right is the larger mastclimber that provides access to the entire wall and even around the corner with the added return.

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I am reminded of this quote:  “Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.”
Oscar Levant

The Dorchester on Rittenhouse Square sits directly in the middle of the world famous Rittenhouse Square, 226 West Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 546-1111

People just rave about The Dorchester – but don’t take my word for it – or mine… read this:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-dorchester-condominiums-philadelphia

And if you should require custom built overhead protection while doing facade repair or mast climbers call Superior Scaffold (215) 743-2200  or go to www.superiorscaffold.com