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Superior Scaffold takes the podium at World of Concrete (WOC) 2024 – SAIA’s Scaffold Builder’s Challenge

Eight of the biggest, baddest scaffold companies in the United States entered the SAIA’s Scaffold Builder’s Challenge, at the 2024 Las Vegas World of Concrete, to vie for the title of best scaffold builder.  Each company sent a team of four erectors and one captain to compete in a challenge that not only graded for speed but also safety and sound building practices. The challenge was held indoors this year, probably a good thing, because it rained for two solid days in Las Vegas!  Yep.  So much so that many people including myself had flight delays coming into the city.  The...

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3 Floating Walls – Dell Music Center – Scaffolding, Containment Wrap & Tie-Down System

When I first walked on site to take the pictures of the Dell Music Center, I was blown away. I have never seen anything quite like the many steel tie-backs, like marionette strings, holding a scaffold down. I had to take a minute and think about all of the engineering and imagine everything that went into this design. As I wondered around the building and saw the other anchors and tie-down methods being employed on 3 sides of the stage it really stood out as something unique. It's not the biggest job we completed last year but it was probably the...

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Under the Milky Way – Sacred Heart Church Scaffolding

So there’s this really cool church in Bridgeport PA, called Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  But wait, is it in Bridgeport or Swedesburg, PA?  It’s listed as both with the same address in "the Google".  How can this be?  I was confused so I had to do some digging, since my resident historian, Pat, has retired. Turns out, Swedesburg is a neighborhood or village (as they say on Wiki) in Upper Merion Township, PA that lies in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Whereas Bridgeport, PA is a borough in Montgomery County and only a few miles from Swedesburg.  And Bridgeport, PA is approximately 6...

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Weathering the Storm. Scaffolding 600 N. Campus Dr., Rowan University

This giant facade restoration and coping replacement job at 600 N. Campus Dr at Rowan University weathered the storm and came out looking new again.  What do I mean by that?  It was the end of winter and for some strange reason we got an inordinate amount of rain making parts of erecting this job challenging but as you can see from the photos our guys completed the task and it looks fantastic. Because of the size and shape of the building we scaffolded it, using system scaffold, in three phases.  We started on one end and then worked our way...

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A Christmas Mystery – Bryn Mawr Chimney Scaffolds

I thought it would be fun for you guys to tell me about this job.  The first person who can correctly tell me who this job is for, the GC and the salesman gets some free Superior swag! Superior employees are unfortunately NOT eligible for this Christmas mystery. And if you want to tell me more about the job - feel free.  All I can say is that it looks great, as always. Good luck everyone and have a wonderful Holiday Season. Respond to: info@superiorscaffold.com and put Christmas Mystery in the subject line. And if you need scaffolding, access or solutions call (215) 743-2200 or visit...

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Rowan University, 5 story skylight scaffold and work deck

This is one of those jobs where I think I’ll let the photos do the talking. I will say, that when I went to take pictures, the building superintendent for Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, told me that our guys where extremely accommodating and that he was blown away at how they were able to build a five story scaffold in and around all of the obstacles and still allow students and faculty to get to their locations. [ngg src="galleries" ids="66" display="basic_thumbnail" thumbnail_width="300" thumbnail_height="300" thumbnail_crop="0" images_per_page="32"] I think his comment about sums it up. Thanks to Rowan University and W.J. Gross, Inc. for...

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Reading Terminal Market (East Side) An intricate maze of scaffold

This is one of those jobs that blows my mind. It’s not huge, but it took a lot of ingenuity to get it done.  Premier Building Restoration is renovating the entire exterior of the Reading Terminal Market and this side has been challenging, to say the least.  We won the prestigious GBCA Scaffold Project of the Year award for our work a little to the left of this job.  You can read all about it here.  In that job, we had to create a suspended scaffold rig that sat on the parking garage next door.  On this job, we had to erect...

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Scaffolding a legend. Lucy the elephant, Margate NJ

You can’t miss her. They say you can see her from eight miles away. She’s big, bold, beautiful and a survivor!  Lucy the Elephant, the six-story tall piece of zoomorphic architecture located in Margate, NJ, is a national landmark constructed of wood and tin sheeting featuring several rooms accessed through staircases in her legs. She was built in 1881 by James V. Lafferty to promote real estate sales and attract tourists to Margate and the Jersey Shore. And boy has she delivered. As the world’s oldest surviving example of zoomorphic architecture, she is getting a major facelift. Lucy the Elephant is having...

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Scaffolding Drexel University Main Building – The “Great Court”!

This building is a fantastic example of old world craftsmanship. Completed in 1891 it features some the coolest artwork on the 35 foot tall archway entrance to the main building on Chestnut Street – known as the “Great Portal”.  Just look up and you’ll see 12 relief medallion portraits of leaders in their various fields, from Galileo to Newton, forever emblazoned on the building’s Italian Renaissance stucco representing the wide of array of disciplines taught at the university.  Now, with that said, we are doing work on the inside of the main Drexel University building on the Great Court that still...

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Spring Garden Street bridge, hanging bridge platform

Here is a really cool and really long hanging bridge scaffold job on the Spring Garden Street bridge in Philadelphia, PA.  It’s a 690 foot-long highway bridge that crosses the Schuylkill river below Fairmont Dam.  It connects West Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Museum of art and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  It is the fourth bridge at this location. I’m going to put a link to the history of the bridge because it’s fascinating how many different structures have been built there since 1812.   The Spring Garden Street Bridge and its sister bridge, The Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Bridge, opened in 1966 to...

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