Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – New 178,000 square foot advanced care pavilion
Penn Medicine began construction on their new 178,000 square foot advanced care pavilion (Powelton Avenue and N. 38 Street) and called swing stage specialist Bob Sarkisian at Superior Scaffold to provide the suspended scaffold necessary to get the facade work done.
It’s fun for me to see an illustration and then show some photos of what it looks like along the way. Check these out.
Image Courtesy of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
This is an enormous job with many phases. We have had as many as 25 swings on and around the building (including inside the elevator shafts) at any one time.
The new pavilion is set to open in January of 2015 so work is being done around the clock.
This is a three step process for our crews – first the vapor barrier had to be put up, then the blue board (panels) and then the final facade of the building.
And like any job there were challenges we had overcome. The first was getting roof clearance by elevating the beams – and you can see from our on the job photographer, Charles “Chad” Larzelere, we did just that. It’s not often we show what the job looks like from the top when we talk about swings but these photos give you a bird’s eye view.
We also had to line up all of the platforms (in sequence) so the crews could complete the work without having to move the entire rig.
And last, we added porch brackets on the backside of the swing stages so the panels could be loaded on and moved to their specific locations.
If you look at the center of the swing staging you will see the bracket.
Superior is proud to be a part of this massive expansion. Here are some photos of out suspended scaffold on the back of the building.
We will keep you updated as the building progresses.
So if you have a project that requires suspended scaffold – call Superior Scaffold at (215) 743-2200 and ask for the “Sultan of Swings” – Bob Sarkisian, he can design a system for your needs no matter how large or small.
And as a little treat for all of you swing fans out there…
Here are some details about the new building from the Penn Med website – as well as a video detailing their new pavilion.
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