electric Tag

Superior scaffold, scaffolding, system scaffold, work deck, pa, nj, de, rowan university

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...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, lucy the elephant, margate, nj, new jersey, superior scaffold, work deck, historic, restoration

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...

Read More
superior scaffold, drexel university, work deck, painting, repair, philadelphia, pa, nj, de

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...

Read More
superior scaffold, Philadelphia, hanging bridge scaffold, scaffolding, river, bridge, work deck, platform, electrical, steel, iron, pa, de, nj

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...

Read More

Multiple access units at Parkway Condominium Complex, 2601 Pennsylvania Ave.

Like many of the older buildings in Philadelphia this one needed a total masonry restoration. After years of being exposed to the elements parts of the masonry needed to be cleaned, repaired and even replaced. You’ve seen many of the before and after photos on our blog and it’s just truly amazing what these crews can do to revitalize and preserve an old building. Sometimes they make it look better than brand new. Joseph Dugan, Inc is one of the finest in the business and we are always proud to provide them with the equipment necessary to revitalize these older structures. When it...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction today, magazine, press, GBCA

The Pavilion, Penn Medicine, Multiple Stair Towers

This is one of those jobs where I can let the pictures do the talking. It's a giant project and just seeing the scope is inspiring. The Pavilion will be a new hospital facility that will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms in a 1.5 million square foot, 17-story facility. I’ll  include the finished rendering so you can see what it's going look like. I will say that we have had 8 – yes – 8 stair towers in this massive hole over the past year in various locations and we will be erecting the 9th this week. Several...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction today, magazine, press, GBCA

Send me your money – Overhead protection and suspended scaffold at 1900 Market St.

It goes like this. You take your hard earned cash and give it to a stock broker who promises to make you a rich man. He says, “stick with me son, you’ll be farting through silk.” And since you don’t know jack about stocks and bonds only that you’ve seen these arrogant young punks driving around in Maseratis, Teslas and Ferraris you assume that they know what they are doing. So, against your better judgment - you send him your money. Maybe you check in with him maybe you don’t, but a few months later he calls and says, "wow we are...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction, GBCA, SADV, Armor Masonry

New Construction, The Alexander, 1601 Vine St. 14 swing stages!

New building construction.  That’s not something you see us writing about at Superior Scaffold.  We tend to show you the work we do renovating the classic old buildings.  But we actually do quite a bit of new building construction.  I just tend to focus on the old architecture because they make really pretty pictures.  Ha.  Don’t tell my boss. But when the guys at Armor Masonry brought us along for this job we thought it was a great opportunity to showcase some really complicated work on the Alexander – a new 32-story residential tower located on the North side of Center City. It’s...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist

Say Something. 1617 JFK Blvd., Canopy, Overhead protection around entire block!

Most of my posts are written and then I come up with the musical theme but this one was written the other way around.  I heard the song and thought it was fantastic but when I saw the video it just moved me.  It's one of the coolest combinations of film and music I've seen in a long time. (scroll to bottom) This is one beautiful job – you can’t deny.  When you see it you just know it is quality, love, and beauty.  Since this is a blog and the idea is to Say Something about the work we do and...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction today, magazine, press, GBCA

Forrest Theatre restoration makes the pages of Construction Today Magazine!

There comes a time in every man's life when they reach the pinnacle of their career and this is it for Superior Scaffold's very own estimator, Pat McAndrew. The good people at the GBCA and Construction Today Magazine have published an article about one of  his jobs!  Admittedly, this is one really cool project.  We've got scaffolding 5 stories high inside the Forrest Theater erected around the audience seats.  We provided the painting and restoration crews with a work deck to access the entire perimeter and the ceiling. We also provided scaffold and access in the attic - above the plaster ceiling...

Read More