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Scaffold & Access Magazine features Superior Scaffold Mast Climber Job

Thanks to SA Magazine and SAIA for publishing an article about our mast climbers at 2300 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA.  Click on any of the photos or right here to read the article in full resolution. And if it's in the cards for you to need scaffolding, mast climbers, swings or shoring call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com. And who better to sing about knights and horses and tarot cards than Mr. Ronnie James Dio. (RIP).  Enjoy. https://youtu.be/oxtV7V3Qh0s         #scaffold #scaffolding #rental #rent #superiorscaffold #restoration #inspection #construction #facade #masonry #canopy #protection #howto #erection #install #emergencyservices #masonry #suspendedscaffold #mastclimber #canopy #philly #philadelphia #pa #electrical #pa #de...

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Transport Platform at Broad and Walnut, University of the Arts

This is one of those serendipitous situations where everything just falls into place. Our estimator, Tony P, was talking to C. Erickson & Sons about a job and they asked if we had an elevator, like a Buck Hoist, for their project at Broad and Walnut. They needed a way to get men and material in and out without using the interior elevators. “Well, actually we have something better,” said Superior’s Tony P. “We’ve got a TP-2500 transport platform that will let you bring personnel and material up and down without the need of a professional operator. It’s perfect for this...

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Superior Scaffold tackles difficult Christiana Hospital Expansion in Newark, DE

Anyone who has been through an injury or watched a loved one struggle through a disease knows the incredible patience, love and support everyone must have. And this is especially true when trying to diagnose and treat someone. It takes patience as doctors experiment with treatments they have used in the past and patients see how their bodies react to those medications or modalities. Hospitals are an interesting mix of emotions for me. You see I’ve spent a fair amount of time in them. On one hand you have the very western medicine approach to saving, preserving, longing a life or...

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Scaffolding Firestone Library Lobby, Princeton University, NJ

We have been all over the exterior of the Firestone Library, on the Princeton campus, doing renovations so this time I thought I’d take you inside. Just like our work on the outside, Superior Scaffold was brought in by GC, Massimino Building Corp. to give access to the entire ceiling area at the entrance of the library. Crews needed to demo the old ceiling to replace and upgrade ductwork directly above the entryway and lobby. The biggest challenge was that the ceiling encompassed the entire entrance/exit of the library and it had to remain open for students the entire time work was being...

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Unique Scaffold Applications, SEPTA Cantilever, Temple Rock Wall

Now each of these could be its very own post but I thought I’d combine them into one article of cool scaffold jobs. The idea is to show two interesting applications for scaffolding that you might not have considered. Let’s start with this cantilever work deck at the newly renovated Arrott Transportation Center (originally the Margaret-Orthodox-Arrott station and formerly named Margaret-Orthodox station). Try saying that five times really fast. It is an elevated railway station on SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line, located above the intersection of Frankford and Oxford Avenues, in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As you can see from the pics we had to erect scaffold inside a decorative steel tower that would allow...

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Higher ground, Penn Medicine Canopy, 34th & Convention Center Blvd

We’ve been all over this project and most of our work has seemed to come in and around the giant hole where Penn Tower once stood (and is now the home of the massive Penn Medicine Pavilion). But this bridge column canopy or overhead protection system at 34th and Convention Center Blvd really stood out. First, because it was on higher ground and second because it was a beautiful piece of work. Stretching 135’ long by 8’ wide with a 300 lb. per sq/ft rating this canopy ran parallel to Convention Center Boulevard and beneath the pedestrian walkway and new steel for...

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Take me to Funky Town, Canopy & Suspended Scaffold, 25 S. Stockton St., Trenton, NJ

This funky building sits on the corner of S. Stockton and E. Front St. I liked how symmetrical it looked. I’m not sure what’s inside but just from the outside it reminded me of one of the old radio buildings from the thirties. Check out the crazy radio tower on the top. RKO came immediately to mind but I know that this is modern. So what was Superior Scaffold doing there? We provided roughly 150 feet of canopy or overhead protection on each side and a swing stage (suspended scaffold) so masonry restoration crews could get to every inch of the façade....

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Judgement Day, Scaffolding 402 E. State St., Trenton, NJ

“I won’t run the guilt is mine. Too long denying all my crimes. Face what I deserve. Here comes Judgement Day!"  (song below) Lots of indictments lately so I thought this post and song would be fitting. Seems that nobody wants to admit guilt in anything anymore no matter how complicit. What happened to honesty, honor and integrity? Instead, it’s all about how can I cover my own butt and not spend one single day in jail. Now, we could have a huge philosophical discussion about how wealth and influence tends to sway the judicial system but I won’t go there. Let’s just hope that...

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It’s a mystery to me. Scaffolding Conwyn Arms, Bryn Mawr, PA

I do know a Bronwyn… so I had to hit the google and see just what is the definition of Conwyn. Here’s what I found. _______________ Yep. Nothing. I couldn’t even get to the root of the word. So I looked up Bronwyn and this is what it said: English language feminine given name, which is an anglicized variant of the Welsh name Bronwen, meaning bron ("breast") and gwen ("white, fair, blessed)". Left with really no answer as to what exactly Conwyn Arms meant, I turned Superior Scaffold’s resident nerd, estimator, history buff, and garbage collector, Pat, to see what he knew. And I’ll...

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Check it out! Post installation inspection – Canopy, Penn Medicine

This isn’t a big job but it has a very important distinction. If you look closely at the pictures you will see Superior’s Safety Director, Shawn MacDonald, doing a post installation inspection on this overhead protection system (canopy). Now, why is this important? Well, it’s part of our safety protocol and it insures the utmost safety for the contractors, subs and pedestrians. On the surface, this is a regular system scaffold canopy with debris panels and interior lighting but at it’s core it’s a pedestrian safety super structure. These things are made to withstand a tremendous amount of stress from all angles. It’s...

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