A unique before and after look at Boathouse Row repair, Philadelphia, PA
Superior Scaffold at Bachelors Barge Club (Est 1853), Philadelphia, PA.
Bachelors boathouse #6, (built in 1893) is repairing part of the exterior of their house on Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse row. Superior provided canopy protection for the side of the building while erecting system scaffold above – so crews could get access to the spots that needed repairing without hindering daily operations.
This is a unique opportunity to see a before and after view of the repair process. As you can see in the first series of photos taken by Superior estimator, Pat McAndrew, there are large cracks in the facade of the structure. And you can see just where they are located on the building and where crews will have to get access to affect repairs.
It’s Pat’s job to estimate the amount of man and materials it will take to finish the repairs. And in many instances, it’s also his job to configure the best scaffolding approach to access the job.
Here, he chose 767 Philly frames to construct a canopy (sidewalk shed) over the entryway so Bachelors members could use the building on a daily basis while work continued overhead. This is a great way to keep business as usual for the buildings being worked on while creating a very stable platform for the work crews to complete their tasks above.
Pat also chose a series of system scaffold on top of the canopy to create different levels, in essence, for better access. He also added a hoist and access ladders on the ends giving the scaffolding two separate levels. It’s all very stable and easy to get equipment up and down.
We will provide you with the finished photographs once the work is complete.
If you need an estimate for anything scaffold related (scaffolding, scaffold services, shoring, facade work, inspection) just give Pat a call. He’s one of the best in the business. (215) 743-2200.
A brief history of Bachelors Barge Club.
The club originally housed its boats in a wooded shack on the north side of the Schuylkill River constructed for the imposing sum of $67.85. Today its over 150 members row out of a stately brick boathouse constructed in 1893 on the original site, now known as #6 Boathouse Row. The boathouse is also home to four high school rowing programs and the Wharton Graduate Crew.
Bachelors Barge has hosted high school rowing on a continuous basis since 1948 when Lower Merion initiated a rowing program. Lower Merion was subsequently followed by Harriton High School, The Baldwin School, and Conestoga High School in that order. Wharton Graduate is the most recent tenant to join Bachelors Barge however they have historical ties to the club going back to 1864 when George W. Wharton was an active member.
Home of Drexel crew.
Boathouse Row is a historic site located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, just north of the Fairmount Water Works and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It consists of a row of 15 boathouses housing social and rowing clubs and their racing shells. Each of the boathouses has its own history, and all have addresses on both Boathouse Row and Kelly Drive (named after famous Philadelphia oarsman John B. Kelly, Jr.).