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Henry Hall, Princeton University

Henry Hall, Princeton University Superior was called in to erect and dismantle a system scaffold for work on a parapet wall. The challenge was to build scaffolding on roofs and provide roof protection on the 200 year old building. Superior also had to deck one solid level around all the parapet walls. We also provided a 1000 pound basket hoist on the job, including all overhead door protection. This scaffolding had a ladder and gate access. Scaffolding that rested on the ground had a plywood base around the perimeter and the rest of the scaffolding had debris netting. The building had to...

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Brown Hall, Princeton University

Brown Hall, Princeton University As part of their new green initiative, Princeton University is also upgrading Brown Hall, which was designed in 1890 and has served as an upper-class dormitory for many years. This renovation will create a new building portal (archway) in the south facade of the structure allowing a new point of access and egress from Brown’s interior courtyard. Superior was brought in to install & dismantle shoring posts and beams on all 4 floors, also the basement, bathrooms, and archway. Granite stairs will eventually connect the higher elevation of the interior courtyard with the lower exterior walkway. The new archway...

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The Friendship Gate, System Scaffold, Work Deck, Platform

The Friendship Gate 10th & Arch St., Philadelphia, PA Superior Scaffold was chosen to help with the extensive renovation. The giant Friendship Gate is the only authentic gate in the United States built by Chinese artisans. In 1983 the gate was made in Tianjin, China and shipped to Philadelphia. Wear and tear on the gate has dulled its original luster. Artisans from China are giving this amazing design from the “Ching Dynasty” a complete make over. Scaffold Highlights: Superior used 14' Aluminum trusses to span Arch Street. Scaffold allows artisans to touch all parts of the arch. Superior used water filled Jersey Barriers to...

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Kennedy Memorial Hospital, System Scaffold, Enclosure, Wrap

Kennedy Memorial Hospital Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, NJ was doing an entire facade renovation.  An enclosure system was used around the entire building to help keep the warmth in and the debris from traveling around the hospital grounds.  It was a dual purpose enclosure because most of the work was taking place in the cold winter....

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Parc Rittenhouse – Cantilever 3 Floors

Parc Rittenhouse Sullivan Construction needed to add three floors to the top of the Parc Rittenhouse building in downtown Philadelphia and knew of Superior's experience with high exposure cantilever scaffolds. We had successfully completed a 10th floor cantilever system around three sides of Philadelphia's historic Victory Building. Utilizing shoring towers inside and aluminum beams jutting out the windows, Superior was able to lay a solid work deck around the entire 17th floor of the building. We then erected a 45' high systems scaffold to allow worker access to each of the floors as they were constructed....

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Children’s Hospital

Children's Hospital When L.F. Driscoll asked us to design a 90' high, totally enclosed negative pressure wrapped, systems scaffold tower for the front of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we said "No problem". Then they told us the scaffolding had to be completely free standing (to allow the installation of a continuous glass panel system)! So Superior's engineers designed a 90'high scaffold with 2 attached backup towers (widening and stabilizing the base) which tied only to a roof system of concrete weights. The system was rated to handle high wind loads and provided a safe work environment with a minimum of disruption...

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Comcast Center – Suspended Scaffold Work Platforms

Comcast Center When asked to provide ceiling access for the enormous atrium in the newly built Comcast Tower, Superior's Bob Sarkisian thought of a revolutionary solution; Design and erect 6 high capacity suspended scaffold platforms, each strong enough to carry up to 3500 lbs. - a far less costly solution than a supported scaffold. Men and material could be loaded on to the scaffold from each floor and the ground. Remote motor operation allowed an operator to raise and lower each platform independently....

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Rodeph Shalom Sanctuary Restoration

Rodeph Shalom Sanctuary Restoration The Architect Team of Becker Winston Architects and Martin Jay Rosenblum, R.A. & Associates needed a unique solution to restore Rodeph Shalom Sanctuary so they turned to Superior Scaffold. Superior devised a system that allowed renovations to take place all the way around the sanctuary as well as four stories up in the dome. This saved time, money, and valuable access to very hard to reach places. Superior's intricate design allowed them to renovate this historic landmark without compromising it's magnificent architectural integrity. The renovation was so successful that the project team won the 2006 American Institute of Architects...

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