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Nothing’s easy – The Road from Israel to South St. Philly for the famous LOD Mosaic

On January 26th, Superior Scaffold was proud to help bring to the East Coast one of the most incredible Roman Mosaics ever unearthed.  The challenge to get them inside the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology was something of an engineering marvel taking scaffolding teams, crane operators, art curators, engineers, and scores of people. But first…      A real-life “Cover up”. In 1996, workmen constructing a new highway in Lod, Israel (near modern-day Tel Aviv), made a shocking discovery: a 1,700 year old Roman mosaic under the surface of the road. At that time, the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted a rescue...

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A smoking hot expansion at Holt’s Cigar Company

When you are in Philly and you want a Cigar there is only ONE name - Holt's Cigar Company in Center City.  Founded in 1898, Holt's has been synonymous with the region's finest imported premium handmade cigars. Nothing defines Holt's Cigar Company more clearly than its Center City Philadelphia flagship retail location where for a hundred years, cigar lovers have flocked to the friendly confines and relaxing atmosphere of the company's quality cigar shop. The ambiance and aromas, as well as one of the nation's largest walk-in humidors and luxurious smoking lounge attracts thousands of cigar aficionados and novices alike to...

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Going off the deep end with scaffolding…

The Princeton Medical Center at Plainsboro, NJ is adding on to their illustrious hospital with two new rehabilitation pools.   The crews needed to get access to the ceiling to do some repairs and additions.  Well, with swimming pools spanning the entire room it makes it a bit difficult to reach up that high. So they called Pat McAndrew at Superior Scaffold and said, “Help.”   Since they had spent most of their budget on these incredible pools they were looking for a low cost alternative to just scaffolding the entire pools all the way up to the ceiling.   They also wanted to...

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Scaffolding the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Philadelphia, PA

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern), a state-of-the-art cancer hospital in Philadelphia, has been offering patients integrated, patient-centered cancer care since 2005. When they needed the best multi-trade scaffold to complete their renovation they called Superior Scaffold. Not only did they need to get glazers, carpenters, painters and inspectors access to the exterior of the structure but they needed to wrap the top half of the building with weather protection so they could work through the winter elements.  It’s a pretty common practice for the cold months.  It really helps keep the elements out while keeping a...

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Shoring up the Ben Franklin Museum, Philadelphia, PA

The new Benjamin Franklin museum just off of 4th & Market in an area known as “Franklin Court” is under way.  This will be Philadelphia’s newest exhibit about Ben Franklin and when completed, the new Benjamin Franklin Museum will be underground! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] The exterior or top of the Benjamin Franklin Museum.[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ben Franklin Museum - new concrete slabs and support steel.[/caption] Yes, an underground museum.  And that’s all well and good but it posed some real challenges when it came time to do the expansion.  You just can’t take a hundred and fifty year old building...

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Truly amazing 4 story shoring project in Princeton, NJ

[slideshow] Surprise, surprise, surprise.  I walked into this old building thinking I would find a few dirty post shores holding up a section of calapsing entryway or maybe even a portion of cieling that needed support but what I found was truly amazing. Now, shoring isn't the most glamourus sector of the construction industry - relegated to dusty old basements and haunted houses deep in the underbellies where ghosts and spiders live...

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Creative Scaffolding Solutions at Eisenhower Middle School, Norristown, PA

We get this call quite a bit.  And even though it’s a smaller job, we wanted to show you what can be done when there doesn’t not seem to be an easy solution. The good people at Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy were installing a new HVAC unit and couldn’t figure out how to make the tie-in at the top safely using their ladders and scissor lifts, so they called Superior Scaffold. Superior estimator and creative guru, Pat McAndrew, quickly devised a solution that put system scaffolding on either side of the unit and then added an access ladder and 2...

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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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