I love to see our guys get creative with a scaffolding design. Not because they want to but because the location dictates the layout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One 45’ long and the other 50’.
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.
Crews installed stair towers for access and steel decking to create these platforms on the top floors.
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.
This job just goes to illustrate the creativity needed sometimes to accomplish your access challenge.
Superior Scaffold is always up for that challenge. Call us today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Tom or visit www.superiorscaffold.com
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
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