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Iconic PNB letters come down in Philadelphia via helicopter

Sunday was a big day in downtown Philadelphia as the skyline was forever changed.  The giant PNB letters that adorned the top of the majestic, 28 story, Philadelphia National Bank building for almost a half a century were brought down via helicopter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzqgEjetnj8 This isn't the first time crews tried to get the 16' tall, 3000 lb letters down.  They attempted it back in August but were only able to remove 3 letters in a four hour span.  This time they removed all of the remaining 9 letters in just around 45 minutes.  The helicopter landed the letters onto waiting trucks just...

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The Sterling House (part 2) – “Can’t you hear me knocking?”

We showed you the brilliant landing platform on the 30th floor of the Sterling House Apartments (18th & JFK) in our previous blog.  See it here: It's a bird.  It's a plane.  No, it's a crane landing platform?  (part 1)  and I promised to bring you the second part.  So here it is… Overhead sidewalk protection all around this building. It's a multipurpose overhead protection system (as you will see in the following pics) not only did it have to provide protection for the pedestrians around this busy apartment building but it also had to provide support for our swing staging all...

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Superior Scaffold Rental Department: Rent, lease and buy scaffolding

It's true.  We rent just about everything.  Many people know Superior Scaffold as a premiere scaffolding company that designs and implements scaffolding and access solutions for all types for customers and general contractors.  But for those of you who don't know we also have a top notch rental department where you can get all kinds of equipment for just about any project.   Here, let Dave give you a quick run down. http://youtu.be/Ke5ysKMzC-4 So whether you are a general contractor, a do it your-selfer, or a regular scaffolding guru - we have you covered.  I thought I'd feature a few items from frame...

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Double Wide, frame vs. system scaffold – when to use

At first glance, what do you see?  A double-wide canopy spanning the entire sidewalk? If you did - you would be correct but there is more to it than meets the eye.  You don't think we would just toss up a double wide sidewalk shed using our famous 767-00 "Philly" frames would you?  Of course not.  What you have to remember is that this a large span we have to cover so the facade resoration can go on overhead.  And there are certain regulations that are mandated by our state as to the amount of weight this canonpy must support.  In...

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Superior Scaffold Shoring up the Mid-Atlantic

Can you say needle beam?  I just love that word.  Needle beam, needle beam, needle beam. Did one just appear? It did.  (See the photos below.) That is a needle beam.  I know, like me, you probably thought it would resemble an actual needle but no.  It’s just a term that the engineers like to throw around loosely anytime a beam needs to be put through something for support. Here’s the actual definition of needle beam from the free dictionary:  in shoring, the horizontal cross timber which goes through the wall or a pier, and upon which the weight of the wall rests, when...

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Triple the action for Superior Scaffold at the Old Dublin Pike Bridge in Doylestown, PA.

The stone arch bridge was originally constructed back in 1875 and then rehabbed in 1947.  So it was time for a reconditioning - seems that this old bridge still has over 5,000 cars travel over her every day in Doylestown, PA.  Crews needed a way to support the structure and to get into the arches to repair the stones and masonry while keeping the road open above.   This was the challenge for Superior Scaffold.   First order of business was diverting the river through two of the arches so one could be fairly dry while the scaffolding was erected.  Then, once...

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Superior Scaffold to provide scaffolding support for Philadelphia Energy Solutions turnaround at old Sunoco refinery.

Superior Scaffold has entered into a deal with Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), to provide scaffolding support for a turnaround at their large Philadelphia plant.  This is the Point Breeze refining complex – which is the old Sunoco plant in South Philly. Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) is the longest continuously operating refinery on the East Coast, processing 330,000 barrels of crude oil per day into various refined products. Superior will provide all of the necessary scaffolding support during this shutdown.  “Our guys are currently working with PES planning and organizing the massive turnaround so everything goes smoothly,” said Lou Collins, Superior Scaffold estimator....

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Amazing uses for scaffolding. Calpine energy turbine repair.

Every now and then, a really cool use for scaffolding comes across my desk, and this is one of those times.  Maybe I’m just genuinely curious as to how stuff works but I thought I’d pass this along. This is the top of giant electric turbine at the Calpine Energy, Delta, PA power plant.   The plant is a state-of-the-art, combined cycle, power generating plant powered mainly by natural gas.  The plant consists of 8 electric generators – and these photos are of one of those turbines!  Basically, these gigantic turbines spin around at amazing speed to produce electricity for cities and...

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A unique before and after look at Boathouse Row repair, Philadelphia, PA

Superior Scaffold at Bachelors Barge Club (Est 1853), Philadelphia, PA.    Bachelors boathouse #6, (built in 1893) is repairing part of the exterior of their house on Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse row.   Superior provided canopy protection for the side of the building while erecting system scaffold above - so crews could get access to the spots that needed repairing without hindering daily operations.   This is a unique opportunity to see a before and after view of the repair process.  As you can see in the first series of photos taken by Superior estimator, Pat McAndrew, there are large cracks in the facade...

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