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1760 Market – Swings and Canopy for window work

This office building between Rittenhouse Square and the new Comcast tower at 18th and Market is getting some window work done.Superior Scaffold provided the overhead protection system that runs down 18th and Market Street side of the building.  It’s a beautiful creation of system scaffold, steel and aluminum beams, topped with debris panels.  And it’s all for the protection of the many pedestrians that travel through that area daily.Superior also provided Premier Building Restoration crews with the Altrex swing stages (suspended scaffold) that allowed them to do the window caulking on both sides of the building.The building is getting a...

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Dancing & Scaffolding on Plymouth-Whitemarsh Swimming pool

Dancing on the swimming pool?  What?  Only if you have a retractable hardwood and steel pool cover like back in the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rha-6qG4OQ And unless you are Jesus, you are going to get wet.So what, pray tell, do we mean by this statement?  Well, have a look.Our scaffold geniuses, led by Nick Lazer, erected this massive rectangle of scaffold inside the giant Plymouth-Whitemarsh pool so work crews could tear down the old ceiling and mechanicals.Our crew delicately worked with the slope of the pool, from shallow to deep end, to provide an amazingly stable “Dance Floor” or work platform for the crew...

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Shoring and scaffolding Dodge Hall, Princeton University

When the good folks at Princeton University decided to add a new elevator to Dodge Hall, and had to remove an entire interior support wall to install it, they called Superior Scaffold to shore up the entire inside of the building. Dodge is one part of Murray-Dodge Hall and was constructed in 1900. The two buildings are joined by a cloister. Not a term you hear much anymore - cloister. And for those who don’t know, a cloister is a covered walk, open gallery, or open arcade running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth. So...

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Emergency Scaffolding – Why you need Overhead Protection!

I wanted to show this job because it’s very important to see why we erect overhead protection systems.Our emergency services team was called out to install this canopy around the entire perimeter of the building. Engineers and inspectors had seen that the façade was actually pulling away from the structure and wanted this sidewalk shed put into place while they booked crews for the repair work.It’s a good thing they called us. Because a few days after we installed it, there was a storm with pretty high winds and it actually blew sections of the façade off of the building...

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Scaffolding for 14th/15th Century Buddhist Murals at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – vibration mitigation

It’s not often that we get a call for scaffolding one project right next to another but that’s just the case here.  We are currently providing scaffolding and shoring all over the demolition of Penn Tower for the new Patient Pavilion at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.   It's a massive job that we will be blogging about soon. But the unique thing about this job isn’t just that it’s located directly behind Penn Tower at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology but it’s that we were called in to provide scaffolding services for restoration crews to dismantle...

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Birds of a Feather. Scaffolding around nesting Peregrine Falcons

This is certainly a first for us in our 65 year history. We’ve erected scaffold just about everywhere and to all kinds of timetables. But we’ve never had to build scaffolding around the schedule of mating peregrine falcons.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="590"] Photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC). The nest in Manayunk, PA looks very similar to this one.[/caption]It seems that the steeple of the Church of St. John the Baptist in Manayunk is the nesting place for a pair of peregrine falcons and also a protected sanctuary designated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission Bureau of Wildlife Management (say...

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An article by Superior Scaffold is featured in Construction Today Magazine!

It's official.  Someone's ego is sufficiently inflated.  It seems that our very own marketing director has been moonlighting for the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association).  The latest issue features an article written by him - no pen name, no alias, no nom de plume to hide his identity just 3 big pages of well written prose and nifty photos crafted around the concept of "Like a Thief in the Night."The article details just how a scaffolding company (Superior Scaffold) goes about working on historic structures, erecting thousands of pounds of aluminum and steel without damaging the existing facade or outlying...

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Superior Makes Access, Lift & Handlers Magazine Top 20 Mast Climber Issue!!!

The annual top 20 Mast Climber issue of Access, Lift & Handlers is out and Superior Scaffold cracked the Top 20 nationally!!!!There is a great article and our very own CEO, Guy Bianchini, is quoted in several paragraphs (which I have highlighted for your viewing pleasure).I urge you all to read it here or check out the PDF version here. (It's big and bold.)And then go to www.superiorscaffold.com and check out all of the scaffold, scaffolding, shoring, mast climber and other projects we have worked on.And if you need access of any kind give us a call at (215) 743-2200...

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17th & Locust Overhead protection and Suspended Scaffold

Here is a very tall canopy that Superior Scaffold provided for the restoration project at 17th & Locust on the back side of the Radisson Blu Plaza Warwick Hotel.  Now that’s a mouthful… Whew…And not only did we erect the overhead protection but we also provided Joseph Dugan the swing stages necessary to complete the total restoration of the exterior.I love it when we can show just a few shots of our crew assembling the job so you can see just want goes into a system canopy like this one.I will get shots of the canopy traveling all the way...

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Bridge over troubled Water or Water under troubled bridge – Swings and Canopy

Okay, I know I’m reaching but that’s the way I do things around here. You see, the water or “crick” as my salesman pal, Patrick "Laddy" McAndrew, calls it is just fine as are the bike, walking and horse paths.  It’s the Walnut Lane Bridge in Philadelphia, PA that’s in a bit of trouble. I mean, heck, wouldn’t we all be at that age? Completed in 1908 that would put our gorgeous work of art at 108 years old and probably in need of a facelift. So that’s what they are doing, giving the old girl a facelift. And you have...

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