Market Street Men of Steel – Cantilever Scaffold
The new owners of 1101 Market St. wanted to make some changes to the entryway and needed to give crews access to a hard to reach area. This section is literally cut into the entrance to the Aramark Tower (now the Jefferson Center) four stories up.
Superior Scaffold was called in by GC, Clemens Construction, to create a cantilever scaffold where the base would sit inside the lobby of the building but would allow crews to work out under the section extruding from the building. Our cantilevered work deck had to support everyone from iron workers putting in the new steel, to carpenters, finishers, electricians and more – truly a multi-trade scaffold.
The system scaffold, cantilever was roughly 30’ long and 20’ high with a 5’ cantilever at the top and a work deck on top of that.
The tricky part was that we had to go out 5 feet from where the base was placed in the lobby. To support the weight we had to take it straight up – and then using jacks on the bottom of the standards – we literally jacked the scaffold up and pinned it to the ceiling to hold it in place.
I love it when a job comes together. Needless to say, that it went off without a hitch and the new owners are happy with the remodeled entryway.
If you need scaffolding, shoring or a cantilever, call Tommy at 215 743-2200 today and he’ll take care of you. Visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.
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