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Scaffolding & Shoring – Working at the Car Wash

Everyone knows that I like to bring the cool jobs to light no matter how large or small they might be, and this one certainly fits. It’s pretty amazing to think that this car wash works around the clock 365 days a year. I had no idea that this rental car company (at Philadelphia International Airport) washed so many cars in a month.  It's non stop!  I guess it makes sense with cars constantly being rented and turned back in. If something were to happen to the building it would be nearly impossible to shut it down for repairs. Well, that’s exactly...

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Superior Scaffold tackles difficult Christiana Hospital Expansion in Newark, DE

Anyone who has been through an injury or watched a loved one struggle through a disease knows the incredible patience, love and support everyone must have. And this is especially true when trying to diagnose and treat someone. It takes patience as doctors experiment with treatments they have used in the past and patients see how their bodies react to those medications or modalities. Hospitals are an interesting mix of emotions for me. You see I’ve spent a fair amount of time in them. On one hand you have the very western medicine approach to saving, preserving, longing a life or...

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Superior Scaffold – Can’t Touch This!

  At first glance, this mixed bag of tricks seems as fresh as a pair of MC Hammer pants. It looks like they used as many different access disciplines as possible to protect and erect a structure. But further examination proves otherwise. When they decided to erect an apartment complex where the old parking lot used to be they didn't think they would have to work around one lone structure. And part of the deal was that they couldn't touch that building at all. So what do you do? You bust a move and call Superior Scaffold and we come up with a legit...

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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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3 Story Loading Platform & Debris Chute, Wilmington, DE

We normally talk about building a loading/work platform or a debris chute but not a combo loading platform and debris chute in one.  Well here it is - a combo platform at CSC (Corporate Service Company) in Wilmington, DE. Our customer called Superior Scaffold and asked if we could come up with a solution to load material into the building while at the same time allowing debris to be moved out.  And this is what we came up with. You see, this ain't our first rodeo folks (see below).  But this one is constructed from shoring posts and hi-load frames and not system...

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Put your weight on me (or Mirror Mirror) Shoring at Moorestown, NJ High School.

I’ll be the first to admit that among the scaffold disciplines, “shoring” isn’t necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing.  Most of the time it’s relegated to the dark dingy crawl spaces deep underground but every now and again we get to shed some light on this creature from the underworld.    This time, we have a mirrored image on the exterior so you can actually see what normally goes on in the inside!  Yes, this pillar of shoring, if you will, is replicated on the inside of the school - with the exception of the additional floor supports. Superior Scaffold was called out...

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Shoring and scaffolding Dodge Hall, Princeton University

When the good folks at Princeton University decided to add a new elevator to Dodge Hall, and had to remove an entire interior support wall to install it, they called Superior Scaffold to shore up the entire inside of the building. Dodge is one part of Murray-Dodge Hall and was constructed in 1900. The two buildings are joined by a cloister. Not a term you hear much anymore - cloister. And for those who don’t know, a cloister is a covered walk, open gallery, or open arcade running along the walls of buildings and forming a quadrangle or garth. So...

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Shoring Peermont Substation, Avalon, New Jersey, Phase 2

This is phase 2 of a really unique electrical substation in Avalon, NJ. You really need to read the original story first to really grasp the “coolness” of this. Click on the pic or here:Phase two for Superior Scaffold entails shoring up the sub-floor or grating so that crews can drive their heavy machinery over it while constructing the structure of this building.  And by heavy machinery I’m thinking scissor lifts and such as they add the structural steel to the foundation. Obviously, this isn’t going to be just an ordinary house that sits near the beach.  In a nutshell, they...

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Shoring for Willow Grove Sears massive remodel

Superior Scaffold is providing the shoring for this massive 3 story renovation of the Sears store at the Willow Grove Park Mall. This enormous remodel is being done to open up the store, change the current layout and split it into two separate businesses.  But in order to do so they must move escalators, elevators and staircases. And because they have to cut through the concrete slabs on all 3 levels they are also having to beef up and add new structural steel, new footers and support columns to carry the weight.  And that's where Superior comes in.  (this is a view...

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