Bryn Mawr Hospital Office Building North – Canopy, Overhead Protection System
This is the second post of many about our overhead protection systems at Bryn Mawr Hospital. As I mentioned in a previous post, Bryn Mawr Hospital is undergoing a massive $200 Million, 200,000sf Patient Pavilion addition and Superior Scaffold was called in to provide scaffolding support.
This 205 foot long system scaffold canopy runs along the front side of the North Medical Office building to the garage entrance and provides a walkway for patients and pedestrians who would typically enter on the other side of the building.
They are currently being re-routed from the other side of the building due to the fact that the bulk of the new construction is happening there and the walkway no longer exists.
This is one of those cool instances where I can actually show you some during and after pictures. HSC Builders & Construction Managers, the GC on the job, required some really cool stuff with this sidewalk shed. Because it’s going to be up for an extended period of time they actually paved the grass area and created a new walkway that comes around from the parking garage.
They had subcontractor Blasz Construction put some long term additions onto it as well; if you look carefully, you can see they added soffit and fascia, a more permanent fluorescent lighting system, gutters, and downspouts.
Once the canopy was finished, they added landscaping and grass to complete the project.
It looks great and will be a fully functional addition for several years until the new building is completed.
There is one great feature that I wanted to point out in this post. It’s the tie-in, or drop-in anchor system we use all the time. This type of system provides a way for us to anchor the scaffold or canopy to the building for added stability. I normally don’t get really clear pictures but here you can see just how it’s attached.
We drill a hole into the mortar joint , place a 3/8” anchor into the hole, and then use a set tool that flares the back open. That secures a post to the building so that we can then tie in with our scaffold using an eye hook.
We then add a spreader to the eye hook and then a knuckle to that. It’s a push pull type system which adds a ton of stability to the structure and is easy to take down and patch once the scaffold is dismantled.
We are proud to provide overhead protection at Bryn Mawr Hospital and will be back with another addition, as we have several more on the premises.
If you should need a canopy or overhead protection of any kind call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.
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