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Construction Today Magazine publishes article by Superior Scaffold

Shawn MacDonald, Superior’s Safety & Training Manager, points out that many companies that rent scaffolding are unknowingly violating OSHA regulations.  He addresses the elephant in the room and offers a tremendous solution to all safety directors in the area. Read the article and learn why you must have a competent person inspect your scaffolding prior to each work shift. It’s an informative and entertaining read.  Let’s just hope that being a published author doesn’t go to his head.  A shout out to Lauren and the people at the GBCA for all of the great work they do! If you would like Competent Person...

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Je suis tombé amoureux de Montréal – Or Just Send Cash! SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition

Or as the French say, coup de foudre, roughly translated to thunderbolt or it unexpectedly and suddenly seduced you – or me in this case.  I fell in love with this city.  There was something about it that I’m sure the locals can verbalize better than I.  Montreal has an old world feel mixed with a modern charm and French accents.  Who could want more?  Did I mention those accents?  Is it just me or were they out of this world? (just listen to the music cuts at the end to see what I mean). Okay, maybe I’m biased about this particular...

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It’s WINTER this summer at the Philadelphia Zoo!

Just when you think it’s too hot to go outside head over to Philadelphia Zoo for some frozen fun and experience a magical snow destination--WINTER. Tube down Snow Leopard Slope, a 120-foot-long, 20-foot-high, snow-covered incline built by Superior Scaffold. Make snow angels or toss a snowball or two in Snow Zone, a free-play area for all ages. Or head into Polar Bear Pavilion designed specifically for little snow tots Inside, kids can sled down a smaller version of the large ramp, make snow castles and play in the snow. Which ever area you choose to visit it’s all about having fun in the heat this summer and learning about the connection...

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Superior Scaffold hangs the moon for multiple trades at 205 Race Street

  Bridge on Race is a new high rise apartment building designed for modern living in Old City.  The look is elegantly contemporary in a neighborhood with some of the oldest streets and structures in the country.  Rising above the adjacent Ben Franklin Bridge, it boasts incredible city, river and skyline views. Superior Scaffold is not one to judge the artistic quality of a structure or how it captures the zeitgeist of American culture.  It is our job to send in the biggest and the best suspended scaffold equipment in the business to help crews get the job done! Our modular suspended scaffold work...

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500 Walnut St., Suspended Scaffold and Canopy, Ultra-Luxury Housing

There aren’t too many companies that can say they’ve had a hand in constructing one of the most expensive Ulra-Luxury housing buildings in Philadelphia. This property boasts one of the most expensive penthouses that has been sold (even before the building was completed) at almost $18 million dollars. Yes, that’s million. Wow. But I guess you get unprecedented views of the city like the Delaware River stretching up to the Betsy Ross Bridge - to South Jersey - to Independence Mall and more. Superior Scaffold was called to provide access to the exterior of this 26 story luxury building so crews could...

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Superior Scaffold is on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine!

Superior Scaffold is proud to be on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine! And there's a beautiful centerfold in the middle! The article is about our scaffold and shoring work on the Divine Lorraine Hotel renovation. There are some awesome photos showing just how complicated this job was.  Click on any of the images to see the article in its full resolution. A great big shout out to Miss Cathee and the crew at SA Magazine and the SAIA for the incredible work they do! And if you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access on any project call Tom at (215) 743-2200...

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Let it go. My Self-Awareness lesson.

So, it happened again.  Yep.  And this time I got mad and thought I’d write about it.  And the worst part is it affects YOU.  Yes, YOU the viewer/reader of this blog because it involves some of the most incredible jobs you will NEVER get to see.  That’s right – NEVER get to see. This is for all of you who have tasted glory and held it in your hands, only to have it snatched from your grasp by some evil creature with nasty talons.  I am not going to name names here but there have been several in the last...

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Swinging from the rafters at the Forrest Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

These are the jobs that make my life fun!  Who gets to climb above the illustrious plaster dome of the Forrest Theater, 5 stories above the audience seating area?  Superior Scaffold does!  And a little later, I'll show you just what our guys had to go through to get a job like this done. This is all part of the massive renovation the Forrest Theater underwent.  We also erected a giant scaffold to get crews to the underside of the ceiling.  You can read about it here.  I took most of these photos while the job was still being built. The plaster...

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Just doin’ our job. Sidewalk Overhead Protection, Westbury Apartments, Philadelphia, PA

So you find yourself walking through the city or maybe you are just driving around searching for the latest, greatest restaurant or fortune teller to make your night or day that much more spectacular. Because isn’t that what life is all about?  For living!  When was the last time you had your fortune read?  Or are you like me and want to make your own way and not let anyone dictate just what your reality might be. Either way, it’s your life.  You choose.  You are doing it!  What does this have to do with scaffolding and overhead protection?  Well, little did you know...

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Down in a hole – Penn Tower Walkway and Overhead Protection

Superior Scaffold installed a 200 foot long walkway/loading dock with overhead protection right next to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology building.  It is adjacent to the massive hole where the old Penn Tower used to sit. It serves a dual purpose; giving access to the loading docks of the museum and also providing a way in to the new structure coming out of the ground.  We erected a bridge column canopy or overhead protection system. The GC laid down the pilings and structural steel foundation for us to build upon.  We put our aluminum beams down and then decked...

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