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Shoring up the Ben Franklin Museum, Philadelphia, PA

The new Benjamin Franklin museum just off of 4th & Market in an area known as “Franklin Court” is under way.  This will be Philadelphia’s newest exhibit about Ben Franklin and when completed, the new Benjamin Franklin Museum will be underground! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] The exterior or top of the Benjamin Franklin Museum.[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ben Franklin Museum - new concrete slabs and support steel.[/caption] Yes, an underground museum.  And that’s all well and good but it posed some real challenges when it came time to do the expansion.  You just can’t take a hundred and fifty year old building...

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Truly amazing 4 story shoring project in Princeton, NJ

[slideshow] Surprise, surprise, surprise.  I walked into this old building thinking I would find a few dirty post shores holding up a section of calapsing entryway or maybe even a portion of cieling that needed support but what I found was truly amazing. Now, shoring isn't the most glamourus sector of the construction industry - relegated to dusty old basements and haunted houses deep in the underbellies where ghosts and spiders live...

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Creative Scaffolding Solutions at Eisenhower Middle School, Norristown, PA

We get this call quite a bit.  And even though it’s a smaller job, we wanted to show you what can be done when there doesn’t not seem to be an easy solution. The good people at Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy were installing a new HVAC unit and couldn’t figure out how to make the tie-in at the top safely using their ladders and scissor lifts, so they called Superior Scaffold. Superior estimator and creative guru, Pat McAndrew, quickly devised a solution that put system scaffolding on either side of the unit and then added an access ladder and 2...

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Amazing underground scaffolding

This is one of my favorites.  Yes, it’s technically under a building – the Philadelphia VA Medical Center but it’s still underground.    Superior Scaffold set this up so crews could get to the electrical underneath the floor of the hospital. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUiBZuxoPMc But that’s not the half of it.  Getting the equipment into and beneath the hospital building was the major challenge.  Check out the video for what was involved.          Superior salesman Tom Creighton did a bang up job estimating the layout and materials to make this happen.  Not only is it under the building but it’s on a radical inclined as well.          Crews had to...

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A renovation for the ARCH Building at University of Pennsylvania

[slideshow] Superior Scaffold salesman, Anthony Pini rocked the house on this job at the University of Pennsylvania’s ARCH Building (Arts, Research and Culture House) in Philadelphia, PA.   Not only did he meet the client’s needs on every phase, but he went so far as to bring the crews coffee and donuts on several occasions.  He’s is certainly the king of customer service for Superior Scaffold.      This is a very deceptive job from the outside because it’s shrouded from trees, signs, and netting.  It masks the major renovation going on both inside and outside of this historic building.  Built in 1929, it...

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How to change a light bulb – Scaffolding style

How do you change light bulbs on the ceiling above a giant spiral staircase that descends several floors? You can see the light fixtures just out of reach from the railing in the shot.  Sure, you could dangle precariously from several extension ladders, or you could cautiously lean over the edge while your coworker holds onto your belt loop while you reach with all of your might to grasp the super hot bulb and pray that you didn't piss them off in the past.   But then, how would you get to the recessed ones directly in the center?  Hmmmm???  Or...

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Shoring up the AAA Mid-Atlantic Headquarters Building, Philadelphia, PA.

Superior Scaffold was called in to provide heavy-duty shoring for the New AAA building conversion into apartments.  And when we say heavy duty, we mean it.  The design for this 4 story building calls for adding an additional 8 FLOORS!!! Wow. The building at 21st and Market (2040 Market) was built in 1968 and was a 5 story structure (including a floor of underground parking) PCM Property Group and their architects Stephen Varenhorst Architects needed the best in the business when they had to shore up the existing structure, remove the old columns and replace them with new, even larger supports. Superior salesman,...

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Scaffolding walkway at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

Here’s a nifty little job.  Something you might not see everyday: An Interior Canopy. Now, you might be asking yourself, why would Superior Scaffold put something that is normally outside on the sidewalk, inside a hospital?    It’s simple, really – Chestnut Hill Hospital needed to remain open for business while repair crews replaced the skylights in the entire lobby and vestibule.  By putting what amounts to a canopy or sidewalk shed inside, doctors, patients, visitors and guests can all pass safely through the entrance while work continues overhead. It’s business as usual, as we say in the...

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Superior Scaffolds for Jesus

America for Jesus, (One Nation Under God, Inc.) called Superior Scaffold to provide the scaffolding for their giant assembly at the Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA Friday 9.28 (7pm – midnight) and Saturday 9.29 (9am – 5pm).             Superior was called in to provide much of the scaffolding support including 10 giant towers spread out all acrros the giant mall.  Eight of those towers are for speakers, lights and video units and 2 are for speakers and cameramen who will be videotaping the events.   2000 pound counter weights were added the bottom of the towers to help anchor...

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