Canopy

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Under Armour needed sidewalk overhead protection

When the Under Armour corporation needed protection – who did they call?  Yup, Superior Scaffold. The company that makes heat protection and sun protection sport and fitness wear called Superior to erect an overhead protection system or canopy or sidewalk shed, whatever you’d like to call it, at their new store in Center City at 1529 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.  And we gladly obliged.  Hey, they protect us everyday with our Superior Scaffold logo shirts so it was the least we could do for them. This was kind of unique too, in that we erected our canopy with one leg sitting on...

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Bringing baby back (Bell, not ribs) 1631 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

This great looking old structure was known as the Bell Telephone Building back in the day.  But in the early 1980's the government broke up what was one of the largest monopolies in US history.  This effectively took what was the Bell Telephone System and split it into entirely separate companies that would continue to provide telephone service.  They would be known as baby Bells.  But we are here to talk about our suspended scaffold on this Baby Bell Building. Click on that link to see what it looked like as restoration started. This 17 story high-rise was built in 1915 and showcases that good old fashion...

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A house of many colors… Declaration (Graff) House, Jefferson House Scaffolding

This is the house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, that all important document that would birth a nation.  Jefferson rented several rooms at the home of Jacob Graff, Jr, a local bricklayer - thus, the one of many names for this house.  And what’s crazy is that it’s a reproduction!  The original structure was built in 1775 and then torn down at some point.  This red-brick house at Seventh and Market streets was reconstructed in 1975. Superior Scaffold was called in to provide scaffold support and overhead protection so crews could repaint and repair all of the woodwork...

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Suspended Scaffold & Canopy at Kennedy House

  It’s 2017 people and we are “swinging” for the fences.  Yes, I just said that.  We are just glad that the weather is good and we can keep our clients happy. We’ve written about our work at the Kennedy House several times before, once for another canopy for some exterior repairs (you can read about it here) and the other time for our emergency services team protecting pedestrians (read about it here). This time we are here about the swing stages and canopy for the masonry repair and painting going on the exterior of this building.  MPG (Masonry Preservation Group) has been doing a great job diligently bringing...

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Rodin College House at U Penn, Suspended Scaffold, Mast Climbers and Canopy

The sister skyscraper to Harnwell and Harrison House is getting a much needed facelift after forty years of weathering the elements. (You can read all about the Harwell renovation job we did here last year on our blog.) This uniquely shaped building at 3901 Locust Walk is a 25-story apartment complex that houses roughly 820 residents and is part of the university’s student housing. Superior Scaffold was called in to give masonry restoration crews total access around the entire structure. We did so by providing ten swing stages or suspended scaffold platforms on three sides of the building, and also by installing one...

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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...

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Customer installed rental equipment, suspended scaffold, swings, work platform

We talk a lot about the jobs we do; mostly, those we design, deliver and erect.  But we need to recognize a giant portion of our business and customer base – and that’s the customer installed rental equipment. This is one of those jobs. It’s where a client (or customer) will call Superior Scaffold and request a specific type of scaffold or equipment like these swing stages.  We will pull the order, deliver it to the jobsite and then pick it up again once they are finished. We have many clients who install and operate our equipment.  There is a caveat, however, and...

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Thrill of victory canopy (on Jersey Barriers) in Old City!

Spanning the globe to bring you constant variety of Scaffold.  And this is certainly the thrill of victory – because in the shadows of the Ben Franklin Bridge sits a unique feat of engineering.  A canopy!  All right, calm down all you adrenaline junkies out there (you know who you are – Bee) I’ll get to the point.  This isn’t just your ordinary canopy, no.  This one sits on top of Jersey Barriers.  “How you doin’?” Is this the first time we’ve ever done these?  No.  And it won’t be the last but it is unique and something fun to see to...

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Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency Entrance Canopy

This is cool.  You get to actually see some photos of the guys erecting an overhead protection system.  Superior Scaffold has several canopies around this Bryn Mawr Hospital complex, but let’s focus on this one for now.  It’s at the emergency entrance where the ambulances pull up and drop off.  There is construction going on all around this place.This overhead protection system probably seems quite normal but there a few unique features to it that I need to point out.  First, let’s describe some of it as we see the guys erecting it.We start by having the equipment delivered to...

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1818 Market – Canopy, Overhead Protection, Variations on a theme

I know. It’s a canopy, an overhead protection system, a sidewalk shed, something that protects pedestrians as work goes on overhead. But you know me, I always look for the uniqueness in everything I report on – and this is no different. Sure, if you are driving past or walking underneath you will just think, “wow, that’s a really clean, well built, thing of beauty.”  That’s what we hope everyone says.This 40-story skyscraper in downtown Philadelphia is undergoing some major renovations including a façade restoration and window enhancements, of which Superior Scaffold was a part.  But I wanted to point...

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