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Article in ALH Magazine features Superior Scaffold’s Amtrak 30th Street Station job

The latest issue of Access, Lift and Handlers magazine features an article on the scaffolding at Philadelphia’s Amtrak 30th Street station. Lindsey Anderson does a wonderful job covering the challenges involved with this large scaffold project.  This is a long term project with many phases to come.  We will keep you updated as things unfold.Click the Magazine cover to read the article.And again, thanks to Lindsey for featuring Superior Scaffold in ALH.Read about all of our scaffold, scaffolding jobs at www.superiorscaffold.comor call (215) 743-2200 to see what we can do for you. #scaffolding#scaffold#rental#rent#superiorscaffold#restoration#inspection#contstruction#facade#masonry#canopy#protection#howto#erection#install#emergencyservices#masonry#suspendedscaffold#mastclimber#workplatform#canopy#philly#philadelphia#pa#electrical#2157432200#pa#de#nj#ny#md#rents#sales#design#erection#dismantle#deliver#swingstaging#swings#stages#shoring#USA#nationwide#national#top10#electric#electrical#painter...

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Superior Scaffold wins big at the SAIA Scaffold Builders Challenge

A 1st Place win for the Superior Scaffold team at the Scaffold and Access Industry Association annual convention.A big shout out to the best scaffold building crew on the east coast for blazing a superfast time of 43 minutes 59 seconds, up, down and racked for a system scaffold in the ballroom at the Loews Philadelphia.  The final tally was 133 points for our team.  We beat worthy competitors – Vertical Access (56 minutes 50 seconds / 128 points), followed by Safway and Brand finishing in that order.Our team of Rich De Tora, Tomas Cotto, Nick Panatalone and Chris RickettsWasted no time in setting the...

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Shine on: Shoring at Bob’s Discount Furniture

This is a great opportunity to show you before and after shots.This is the new construction for Bob’s Discount Furniture store in Deptford Township, NJ. I’m not exactly sure if they took over a building that was designed for someone or something else but Bob’s decided, heck, they needed to open up the front and sides of this storefront to let light shine on through.Well, as you can see, they needed a way to support the building while they cut the giant openings out of the bricks (façade) for the new glass and headers.Superior Scaffold was called in to design...

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Scaffold Bridge for Disguised Substation in Avalon, NJ

Now, what do I mean by disguised? Check this out.  This a rendering of what the new Peerman electrical substation in Avalon, NJ will look like.How cool is that? A house!!! Not some giant, nasty looking, electrical, transformer filled, barbed wire nightmare. No. This is a working substation/house with a balcony, windows, a garage, landscaping and more. This might be common practice but it’s the first I’ve seen of it. And I dig it, baby.So that leads us to just what is Superior Scaffold doing on this project? Well, take a look at the job site. This is a far...

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Carry that heavy load: Shoring at New Jersey DOT Maintenance Building

The NJ Department of Transportation is replacing 4 giant windows and lintels at their maintenance garage at 1959 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, New Jersey and called Superior Scaffold to supply the necessary shoring equipment.For those who don’t know what a lintel is - a lintel is defined as a structural horizontal block that spans the space or opening between two vertical supports often found over portals, doors, windows, and fireplaces. So to do the job, there are 3 needle beams per 9’ X 9’ window to carry the roof and the wall above. There are two shoring towers per window, one...

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Cantilever Scaffold on 28 Floor, Philadelphia, PA

This is an update to our earlier cantilever post at 3601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA (many more photos and a video tour).If you recall, Superior Scaffold was called in to help crews get to the decorative steel structure on the outside of the top of this new building construction at 3601 Market Street.But how could we get them and their equipment out far enough to work safely on this structure at the top of the building?A cantilever scaffold from the floor below.  For those of you not familiar with a cantilever system it's basically a way to use leverage to...

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Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, Renovations & Scaffolding

Saint Mark's Church, at 1625 Locust St., is undergoing some renovations and called Superior for the scaffold support and access it needed. The church was founded in 1847 and actually built between 1848 and 1849 and as an historic building needed the utmost care when completing said renovations. Superior Scaffold has a long history of exemplary work on historic buildings and structures in the tri-state area so they were the logical choice. These upgrades were being done in phases and Superior needed a way to get the many disciplines (roofers, masonry crews, windows, painters, and the like) to their destinations. An elaborate...

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Stairway to Heaven (Hi-Load tower and Material Hoist)

Crews install new hand-cut, Golden Jerusalem Limestone stairs at the Rodeph Shalom synagogue. The challenge was how to get the 25 treads, at 800 pounds each and 8 feet long, from their shipping crates set onto the staircase inside the building. The solution, from Superior Scaffold, came in the form of two high-load scaffold towers with an 18’ long steel beam running in between them, then incorporating a Hi Tech Patriot 1000 cable hoist to do the lifting. The hoist was able to travel along the steel beam to pick up the heavy stairs and then move them over to the particular position...

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Two tiered scaffold platform system – Academy House lobby

I love to see our guys get creative with a scaffolding design. Not because they want to but because the location dictates the layout.This multi-tiered, multilevel scaffolding in the lobby at the Academy House Condominiums was just that kind of project from the base all the way up four stories.Crews needed to get to up to the plaster ceiling, 4 floors up inside the entry way, as part of their new remodel. Sounds like an easy job – until you look at the contour of the atrium and the amount of access they needed.  You can see from the photos...

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Cantilever scaffolding 28 floors up at 3601 Market Street

How would you describe working 28 floors up, protected by only your safety harness…?  I’ve seen it but luckily I don’t have to be the one assembling it. I have the utmost respect for our crew guys that do this everyday. It can get hairy “up air” so our guys have to be extra careful. Winds and elements can have a big effect on erection. Superior Scaffold was called in to help crews get to the steel super structure on the outside of the top of this new building construction at 3601 Market Street. If you look to the top right of...

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