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Toyota, Superior Scaffold, the Philly auto show and Vermont? An update.

I wanted to follow up on a post we did last month about the ramp we built for Toyota at the Philly Auto Show.  I didn't have the photos at the time but now I do and boy are you in luck!   These picks are after the skeleton was erected and just as the dirt was bing poured. It's not everyday that you get to see the behind the scenes workings of an auto show, especially one where they constructed a ramp and obstacle course to test their vehicles. The previous blog can be seen here (on how the ramp was constructed) Let...

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Superior Scaffold Rental Department: Rent, lease and buy scaffolding

It's true.  We rent just about everything.  Many people know Superior Scaffold as a premiere scaffolding company that designs and implements scaffolding and access solutions for all types for customers and general contractors.  But for those of you who don't know we also have a top notch rental department where you can get all kinds of equipment for just about any project.   Here, let Dave give you a quick run down. http://youtu.be/Ke5ysKMzC-4 So whether you are a general contractor, a do it your-selfer, or a regular scaffolding guru - we have you covered.  I thought I'd feature a few items from frame...

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Adapting to the building’s shape – innovative solutions at The Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

The angled exterior design of the Rittenhouse Hotel by architect Donald Reiff allows stunning views of Rittenhouse Square and the city below but poses an interesting challenge for crews that need to work on the facade of the building. Traditional wisdom would say hang a work cage and move it ten thousand times or a standard platform across the jutting corners and try your best to reach in to work on the windows.  But that's where traditional wisdom ends and sheer innovative genius begins. The guys at Superior Scaffold wanted something safer and more cost effective.  And sometimes when we come up...

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Double Wide, frame vs. system scaffold – when to use

At first glance, what do you see?  A double-wide canopy spanning the entire sidewalk? If you did - you would be correct but there is more to it than meets the eye.  You don't think we would just toss up a double wide sidewalk shed using our famous 767-00 "Philly" frames would you?  Of course not.  What you have to remember is that this a large span we have to cover so the facade resoration can go on overhead.  And there are certain regulations that are mandated by our state as to the amount of weight this canonpy must support.  In...

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Emergency Scaffold Services – Canopy and facade restoration

Here's the deal.  Nobody likes to hear the word emergency.  Not even us at Superior Scaffold.  But the truth of the matter is that life does happen and we can help. Sometimes things just wear out or a truck backs into something or water leaks in.  But when it happens to your building, property or project we are there.  We are one of the few scaffolding companies that have an emergency services line set up just for this type of event.   (215) 743-2200.  And in most times we can be onsite within hours assessing the situation and implimenting a plan to...

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How to erect a canopy – Aramark Tower, Philadelphia

It's not every day that you get to see just how we erect a sidewalk shed (canopy).  We usually concentrate on the finished product and how well the client liked our work.  But today is another story.  You get to see just what it looks like before, during and after we install overhead protection on a job site.  We are going to look at the work done in the middle of one of Center City's busiest intersections at 11th and Market - the Aramark Tower. Crews usually start at night to avoid the massive traffic that will ensue during the daytime.  In this...

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Superior Scaffold ramps up for Toyota at the Philly Auto Show

Toyota set up an indoor track complete with traction ramps, water hazards, sand traps and suspension bumps giving the user the ultimate car buying experience. Patrons are invited to ride along inside the new line up of Toyota vehicles to get a real world idea of how they will perform. Toyota contacted Superior Scaffold to build the ramp that would test the climbing and traction control of their vehicles. We jumped at the chance. The ramp is 8’ high by 14’ wide and 53’ long. ...

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How to add floors to an existing building – high exposure cantilever scaffold

This is amazing to me.  How do you add 3 floors to an already existing building?  You probably haven’t thought about that before.  I know that I hadn’t but the people at Superior Scaffold have many times.  In downtown areas space is a valuable commodity so sometimes the only place to expand is up. But this leaves a myriad of challenges.  The biggest one being how do we do all of the necessary heavy work outside of the building that needs to be done?  Well, by creating working space outside of the area being built. And in this case at the Parc...

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Suspended Scaffold & Overhead Protection at Rittenhouse Plaza, Philadelphia

Deep in the heart of Philadelphia’s most prestigious historic district (Rittenhouse Square) is this gem of a pre-war building called Rittenhouse Plaza at 19th and Walnut.  The historical structure of this building is being preserved to retain the integrity of the original design (1926). Superior Scaffold was called in to help get crews all around the perimeter of this 21 story art deco building while they give it an extensive exterior restoration.  Our experience working with historic buildings gave us the upper hand in designing a suspended scaffold plan to get crews onto the facade.  Bob Sarkisian, V.P. of Suspended Scaffolds...

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Scaffolding support for facade and masonry restoration @ First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

Superior Scaffold is proud to be working on the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Philadelphia. We are providing scaffolding support for a complete facade and masonry restoration on this church constructed after the civil war. Superior was called in because of our experience working with historic buildings, especially ones that might have delicate or sensitive objects.  This particular church was no different - they have one of the most extensive stainded glass window collections on the east coast.  See it here. The First Presbyterian Church also has some beautiful artifacts and spires at the top of their steeples that required a special touch. We...

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