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Superior Scaffold featured in latest issue of Construction Today Magazine

As it turns out, you don't have to be a new app or program or piece of equipment to be innovative.  You just need see things like Bob does.  For years he has tackled some of the most challenging projects up and down the east coast. Bob has the uncanny ability to look at a job, that no one can figure out, and come up with a truly unique way to get it done.  Who is Bob?  Read the article (by clicking any pic) and then see some of his innovative work documented on our blog to find out.   Thanks to everyone...

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We’d like to thank everyone on our team who contributed to making this unique job a success. If you haven’t about the job, click this link, it’s really an interesting project and a unique solution. Thanks to GMI Contractors and GC, INTEC for bringing us along on this project. As always, thanks the GBCA who does an incredible job for everyone in our industry!

Superior Scaffold wins the Best Specialty Contractor at the 2022 GBCA Construction Excellence Awards!

We are proud to be the winner of the GBCA’s 25th Anniversary Construction Excellence Awards for Best Specialty Contractor for our project: Arthouse Monorail, Hoist and Swing System. We’d like to thank everyone on the team who contributed to making this unique job a success.  If you haven’t read about the job, click this link, it’s really an interesting project and a unique solution. Thanks to GMI Contractors and GC, INTECH for bringing us along on this project. As always, thanks the GBCA who does an incredible job for everyone in our industry! Congratulations to all of the winners at the 2022 CEA! And for this...

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Suspended scaffold, canopy and more at 510 N. Broad

From a hole in the ground to a new mixed use apartment complex.  LVL North, at 510 N Broad, offers an artful blend of stylish apartments and luxury living.  At least that’s what their website says. No matter how you say it, this complex situated in Philadelphia’s “avenue of the arts” neighborhood will certainly create some buzz when it’s completed. Superior Scaffold was called in early on this project by GC, Clemens Construction, to give access support along the way.  We started with a stair town in the hole when they broke ground and then erected a canopy/overhead protection system all the...

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Superior Scaffold wins 5th GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award

Superior Scaffold is proud to win the GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award for the Reading Terminal Market Swing Solution. Each year the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) recognizes the highest quality of workmanship and building innovation by Philadelphia area companies and we are honored to be included. Judges reviewed each nomination for workmanship, project management details, originality, innovative elements, and special techniques or materials. The project in a nutshell - there was virtually no way to get restoration crews to the side of the Reading Terminal Market building safely.  So Superior Scaffold's Bob Sarkisian came up with a radical idea that...

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Mission Impossible: Scaffolding the Dome on top of the Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City

Ahhhhh, so here we are, 33 stories above the famed beach at Atlantic City.  On top of the world-famous Tropicana Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hotel & Casino.  Did I say on top?  I believe I did.  And not metaphorically either, but physically.  Why, you ask?  Well, today we are showing you one of those insanely crazy suspended scaffold designs that Superior Scaffold’s, Bob Sarkisian, came up with to solve a problem. And let me be the first to say, “this job looks much easier than it really is.”  If my boss would let me fly a drone or pilot a small helicopter like...

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301 S. Broad Street – Arthaus monorail, hoist and swing system

This one is spectacular.  It really is something to see.  I’m just the guy who gets to climb around on things (like a kid on a jungle gym) and take photos but I was blown away.  Maybe it was the fact it was 47 stories up?  Maybe it was that I got to see our crew guys casually strolling on the edge of the world carrying giant aluminum beams on their shoulders with nothing protecting them except a harness?  I don’t know.  Maybe it was truly the scope of the job?  Or it might have been a combination of everything.  I’ve been...

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Reading Terminal Swing Solutions

When Premier Building Restoration needed access the to the side of the Reading Terminal Market building for restoration, they realized they had a big challenge on their hands.  There wasn’t much room and the lower roofs didn’t have the structural steel to support a big scaffold, or any scaffold for that matter. To top it off, the dome-like curved roof and jutting cornice wouldn’t allow traditional roof rigging. So how could they get their crew to the facade of the Reading Terminal Market to restore windows, masonry, pointing, caulking, you name it? They called Superior Scaffold. And as Bob, “King of Swing”, Sarkisian was...

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The Quiet Beatle

In these uncertain and trying times, we at Superior Scaffold Services are doing everything possible to insure the safest and most effective way to erect your scaffold job.  We follow all of the ever-changing CDC, OSHA, and GBCA safety recommendations and pass each certification so that we can provide you the safest, up to date solutions. Alas, the world is a-changin’.   So, I thought to myself, how could I do my part to keep everyone safe in these troubled times.  And then, BAM!  It hit me.  The best thing I could do is blog about jobs that took place BEFORE COVID19!  Woo Hoo. ...

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Fishy, fishy, fishy, fish – Wahoo’s, Swings, Overhead Protection System & Canopy Extravaganza

I love it when a client takes something that might not really belong at their location and makes it their own. That’s just what the good people at Wahoo’s on Chestnut Street did. Life gave them tilapia and they turned it into tuna. Look at how they added their own decorative touches. Now, this wasn’t a walk in the park for our “King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian, either. Watts Restoration was doing a total revamp of the exterior of building at 3180 Chestnut St. and needed a way to keep the pedestrians and the customers at the outdoor dining area safe while they...

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