April 2015

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Cantilever Scaffold on 28 Floor, Philadelphia, PA

This is an update to our earlier cantilever post at 3601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (many more photos and a video tour).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.But how could we get them and their equipment out far enough to work safely on this structure at the top of the building?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...

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Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, Renovations & Scaffolding

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. 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. An elaborate...

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

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

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

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