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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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Chapel inside of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ

Here is another unique scaffolding job.  It just goes to show you that when you think you’ve seen it all - think again.  Here is a chapel inside of a hospital, and not just any hospital, mind you.  This is in the heart of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey. And what makes this even cooler is that the altar literally sits directly below the statue of the blessed Mother.  It’s 6 floors beneath the giant statue but it’s very close to being directly beneath her; pretty darn cool if you ask me.  And you remember the Superior blog about saving...

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Have scaffolding but aren’t sure how to use it?

Let Superior Scaffold train your workers on the proper use of that equipment. It sounds really simple, but every year we get photos like this one.  Our experts are the best in the business and can quickly train you on the safest way to utilize the equipment. Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 to set up On-Site training or a class at our facility. We are the scaffold industry leader in the tri-state area and with over 50 years in the business, and an impeccable safety rating, we know a thing or two about proper end user training. Safety and use training is...

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Our Lady of Lourdes blessed morning photograph

Superior Scaffold estimator Pat McAndrew was at Our Lady of Lourdes medical center early last week and snapped this gem of the Mother Mary statue in her full glory.  Yes, it's an iphone picture but you can clearly see that she's up and beaming once again. I particularly like the halo at the top. Pat was at the medical center for another scaffold install we are doing up "air" (as they say in Philly).  I'll get you details on that just as soon as them become available. Until then - enjoy. You can read the original article about saving our Lady of Lourdes here: And...

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Superior scaffolds St. Mary’s Ukranian Church, Mcadoo, PA

When  St. Mary’s Ukranian Church in Mcadoo, PA needed a scaffolding company to erect scaffold for painters to restore the exterior luster of their beloved church - they turned to Superior Scaffold.  Our experience with historic buildings, churches and structures has made us the tri-state leader in the scaffolding industry. The contractor wanted a stair tower to access the scaffold and a nice sized storage deck.  And to eliminate ascending the scaffolding from the ground each time, Superior constructed a special walkway across the roof. You will see the photos below but I think this Youtube video gives the best visual description. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_a1wYxucO8 At...

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